Richard Maxwell Volin

Richard Maxwell Volin

Protecting your career and business in Virginia, Maryland, and DC

Falls Church, VA

  • user-graduate Education The George Washington University Law School
  • Experience 25 years of experience year
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Offers Free Consultation & Video Conferencing

Practice Areas

Employment Law
Business Law
Arbitration & Mediation
Employment Law

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • District of Columbia
    District of Columbia Bar

Working hours

  • Monday: 8 AM - 6 PM
  • Tuesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
  • Wednesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
  • Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM
  • Friday: 8 AM - 6 PM
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

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I help employees with important career choices. I guide them through employment offers as well as separation agreements and releases, non-competes, non-solicitations, and other restrictive covenants. If you are transitioning employment, I work with you to protect your rights and your future.I also help entrepreneurs start, grow, and protect their businesses. Forming a company begins long before filing paperwork with a state agency. Owners need to understand their initial operations, and have a plan for growth. I guide business clients through that critical process.I advise on entity type and draft organic documents, such as operating agreements, shareholder agreements, and bylaws. I also build strong contracts between companies and their employees, independent contracts, customers, and vendors. As outside general counsel, I work with business clients on a host of issues that they will face during their journey.I have 20+ years of litigation experience. I know how critical it is to prepare for the possibility of disputes, but also how disruptive litigation can be to someone's personal and professional life. I make every effort to avoid formal proceedings if there is a better avenue to resolution.When formal proceedings become necessary, I represent my clients with commitment and passion. I have prosecuted claims for individuals and businesses in state and federal courts, and in arbitration and mediation. I have also defended challenges to corporate and individual conduct.

Professional Experience

  • Attorney
    Volin Employment Law, PLLC
    2017 - Current

Professional Associations

  • Virginia State Bar


  • The George Washington University Law School
    J.D. (1996)
    1993 - 1996


  • Is it wrongful termination not to renew an employment contract in Maryland?
    VEL Employment Blog
    June 11, 2020
Legal Answers
  • Q. When an attorney takes a case on contingency, do they usually get paid more than if they do it on an hourly rate?
    A: If you are asking whether an attorney that WINS a contingency case gets paid more than if the attorney had simply taken the case on an hourly basis, then the answer is: It depends on the math. A quick win requiring very few hours would probably result in a contingency fee higher than the hourly rate the attorney could have collected. On the other hand, if the case takes a long time to litigate and win, then the attorney may have been better off charging his/her hourly rate.
    May 20, 2020


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