R. Peyton Mahaffey

R. Peyton Mahaffey

McCandlish & Lillard, P.C.
  • Business Law, Products Liability
  • Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, Virginia
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Summary

R. Peyton Mahaffey is the President, Managing Partner, and a member of the Executive Committee of McCandlish & Lillard, and has actively litigated business, corporate and commercial matters on a continuing basis since 1980. He has broad experience as a trial lawyer and lead counsel in state and federal cases, as well as arbitration and mediation. He has tried numerous jury and non-jury cases, written and argued several appellate briefs to the Virginia Supreme Court and Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and been the principal attorney on a number of reported state and federal decisions.

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Products Liability
Additional Practice Areas
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Contracts
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • General Business Litigation
  • Litigation
  • Mortgage Law
  • Negligence
  • Pharmacy Litigation
  • Premises Liability
  • Torts
  • Trade Secrets
  • Trusts and Estates Litigation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
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Virginia
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U.S. Bankruptcy Court
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U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
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U.S. District Court
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Virginia Supreme Court
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Professional Experience
President, Principal
McCandlish & Lillard P.C.
Current
Education
University of Virginia School of Law
J.D.
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University of Virginia
B.A. (1977)
Honors: with High Distinction
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Professional Associations
American Bar Associations
Member
Current
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Fairfax Virginia Civil Litigation Council
Member
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Virginia State Bar
Member of the Fifth District Grievance Committee
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Board of Governors, Young Lawyers Section
Member
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Northern Virginia Young Lawyers Association
President
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Author of "Division in Kind," Point of Beginning, Vol. 26, No. 2 (2000)
Author of "Seller Beware - The Impact of Prospect Development Company v. Bershader on the Sale of Real Estate in Virginia," The Fee Simple, Virginia State Bar Association, Real Property Section, Volume XX, Number 1 (1999)
Author of "State Variations of Commercial Law," Commercial Law Digest, (1994).
Author of "When is Raiding a Competitor's Employees Illegal?" Virginia Business Law Journal (1996);
Author: "McCandlish and Lillard 1908—: Celebrating 100 Years of Tradition, Innovation and Results,"
Lecturer: Fairfax Bar Association CLE Program, November 4, 1998.
Lecturer: Recovery of Attorney's Fees in Civil Cases in Virginia: "The American Rule' and Its Exceptions
Lecturer: Virginia Bar Association 111th Winter Meeting, 2001; "Covenants Not to Compete,"
Listed in "The Legal Elite," Litigation, December 2000—, Virginia Business Magazine
Named to "Top Lawyers," Washington Metropolitan Area, Washingtonian Magazine, December 2004.
Named to: "Super Lawyers," Business Litigation, Richmond Magazine, June—;
Reported Cases: American Title Insurance Co. v. Burke & Herbert Bank & Trust Co., 25 F.3d 1038 (4th Cir. 1994)
Reported Cases: Cox v. Com., 227 Va. 324, 315 S.E. 2d 228 (1984)
Reported Cases: Fullerton Aircraft Sales and Rentals, Inc. v. Beech Aircraft Corp., 842 F.2d 717 (4th Cir. 1988)
Reported Cases: McIntyre v. Crouch, 23 F.3d 402 (4th Cir. 1994)
Reported Cases: Norton 72 Ltd. Partnership v. Resolution Trust Corp., 962 F.2d 7 (4th Cir. 1992)
Reported Cases: Prospect Development Co., Inc. v. Bershader, 258 Va. 75, 515 S.E. 2d 291 (1999)
Reported Cases: Sibay v. Sibay, 101 F.3d 695 (4th Cir. 1996);
Contact & Map
11350 Random Hills Road, Suite 500
Fairfax, VA 22030
USA
Telephone: (703) 273-2288
Fax: (703) 273-4592