Founding Partner Mary Burkey Owens and Associate Erica L. Giovanni Named to 2014 Legal Elite

Posted on December 11, 2014 in General News

MIDLOTHIAN, VA (December 11, 2014) – The law firm of Owen & Owens is proud to announce that founding partner, Mary Burkey Owens, and associate, Erica L. Giovanni, have been selected by their peers to be included in Virginia Business magazine’s 2014 Legal Elite.
All licensed Virginia attorneys are eligible to vote for the Legal Elite,

Founding Partners Joe Owen and Mary Burkey Owens Named to Best Lawyers in America

Posted on August 27, 2014 in General News

MIDLOTHIAN, VA (August 27, 2014) – The law firm of Owen & Owens is proud to announce that two of its founding partners, Joe Owen and Mary Burkey Owens, have been selected by their peers to be included in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Since it was first published in 1983,

Partner Sam Kaufman Elected President of MathScience Innovation Center Foundation Board

Posted on August 08, 2014 in General News

MIDLOTHIAN, VA (August 8, 2014) – The law firm of Owen & Owens is proud to announce that partner Samuel J. Kaufman was recently elected president of the MathScience Innovation Center Foundation Board. He is a director of the foundation board, and he assumed his position as president beginning July 1,

All Four Partners from Owen & Owens Named to 2014 Virginia Super Lawyers

Posted on June 16, 2014 in General News

MIDLOTHIAN, VA (July 16, 2014) – The law firm of Owen & Owens is proud to announce that W. Joseph Owen III, Mary Burkey Owens, Samuel J. Kaufman and Kimberly A. Skiba – Rokosky were all voted by their peers for inclusion in the 2014 edition of Virginia Super Lawyers®. Mary Burkey Owens received the added distinction of also being named one of the Top 50 Richmond,

Do I Need Title Insurance?

Posted on April 14, 2014 in Commercial Real Estate, Commercial Representation

So you’re buying your first house? Be prepared to be hit with an avalanche of foreign terms, various fees and strange requirements. One of those various fees is for a policy of title insurance. Typically, you will be borrowing money from a lender to purchase your house, and thus, you have no option other than to buy a title insurance policy for the lender.

What You Should Do If You Suspect Malpractice

Posted on March 28, 2014 in Personal Injury, Personal Representation

Some of the most difficult cases to prosecute are medical malpractice and nursing home malpractice cases. The Virginia General Assembly have put in place some significant legal hurdles, which favor the medical profession in some way but result in the attorney carefully evaluating these cases early in the process. This is not always a bad thing.

Deferred Disposition in a Criminal Case

Posted on March 18, 2014 in Criminal Defense, Personal Representation

Don’t Blow a Second Chance
Sometimes a defense attorney is able to land her client a chance to have a charge dismissed or reduced by persuading the court or making an agreement with a prosecutor. The court generally wants something in exchange for this. Often a court will order a defendant to attend a class,

LLC v. Sole Proprietorship

Posted on March 13, 2014 in Commercial Representation, Corporate Law

Many people come to me with the same question: “I am in the process of starting a small business but I am not sure if it’s worth forming a separate entity for my business. What should I do?” There are several different types of business entities that can be created to protect both you and your business from any number of issues that may arise.