Nadeem B. Bohsali
Associate | Richmond »
Nadeem B. Bohsali
Associate | Richmond »
Nadeem’s practice focuses on representing individuals, businesses, and government entities in transportation, products, premises, and general liability matters in state and federal courts throughout Virginia and the District of Columbia. Before joining Harman Claytor, Nadeem served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Randall G. Johnson, Jr. and the Honorable Rondelle D. Herman in the Circuit Court for the County of Henrico.
Professional Honors & Activities
- Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
- Defense Research Institute
- Richmond Bar Association
- Young Lawyers Division
- Henrico County Bar Association
- Successfully defended a Fortune 200 restaurant chain at trial in a premises liability case by arguing that the Plaintiff failed to establish negligence, the existence of an unsafe condition, or failure to warn of an unsafe condition, resulting in a defense verdict at trial.
- Successfully defended an industrial vehicle supplier and a crane operator at trial by arguing that the Plaintiff failed to establish an initial showing of ordinary negligence, or negligence under the theory of res ipsa loquitur, resulting in a defense verdict at trial.
- Successfully defended an automotive repair shop at trial in a case related to the installation of a remanufactured engine, resulting in a defense verdict at trial.
- Successfully defended a luxury auto repair shop at trial in a case related to work performed on a Mercedes Benz by cross examining the plaintiff and demonstrating the auto repair shop was not the cause of any of the claimed damages, resulting in a defense verdict at trial.
- Successfully defended a Police Officer and a Police Detective in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia from claims of gross negligence, malicious prosecution under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, and malicious prosecution under Virginia Common Law.
- Successfully defended a Law Enforcement Officer in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on a Motion to Dismiss, resulting in dismissal with prejudice of Fourth Amendment constitutional claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and state law malicious prosecution claims arising from protective searches, limited investigative detentions, and searches incident to arrest.
- Successfully defended building owners where Plaintiff alleged that one or more bricks fell from the top of the building and struck Plaintiff on the head as he was walking on the sidewalk below, resulting in dismissal of a $1,495,000.00 public nuisance claim. Limited the extension of two longstanding Virginia Supreme Court decisions relating to the scope of public nuisance claims for falling objects and the public right of way.
- Successfully defended a Virginia regional jail in a breach of contract case brought by a former employee related to the payment of training expenses by arguing that the former employee had breached the employment agreement, resulting in a finding that the former employee was required to repay the training expenses for which she sued the Jail.
- Successfully defended the driver of a vehicle alleged to have collided with a telephone pole, resulting in a dismissal with prejudice of the property damage claims asserted against the driver.
- Successfully opposed a Motion to Take Judicial Notice of Google Maps “Street View” images in a premises liability case, resulting in a Virginia Circuit Court finding of first impression that Street View images were inadmissible because they are not sufficiently verifiable and corroborated for the court to accept the accuracy of the conditions depicted in the images.
- Successfully defended a Virginia School Board from claims brought by a prospective candidate for a teaching position who alleged his employment offer was improperly rescinded, by arguing the school board was immune from liability and that Virginia Law prohibited the School Board from hiring an individual previously convicted of a barrier crime.
- Successfully defended a Virginia town from an alleged slip-and-fall personal injury case by arguing the town was immune from liability as a matter of law, resulting in a pretrial defense verdict.
- Successfully defended a Virginia animal shelter from a lawsuit involving an animal adoption where the plaintiff alleged the adopted animal contracted an illness while in the shelter’s custody by arguing for a pretrial dismissal all five claims asserted against the shelter.
- Successfully defended a Virginia town from a property damage case where a Plaintiff homeowner alleged that a stray baseball struck a window in their home during a recreational event, resulting in a dismissal with prejudice.
- Successfully defended a gas station in a slip-and-fall premises liability case, resulting in a dismissal with prejudice.
- Successfully defended a Virginia town in a personal injury case by dismissing a case on appeal to the Circuit Court on a Motion to Strike, resulting in dismissal due to lack of jurisdiction.
- Successfully defended three police officers sued in the Circuit Court for Albemarle County. Secured dismissal of the Complaint with prejudice on grounds that the Complaint failed to state a legally cognizable claim against any of the police officers, and received a pre-filing injunction which precluded the Plaintiff from filing suit against any of the named defendants without leave of court.
- Successfully defended owner of a gas station in connection with an alleged slip-and-fall injury, resulting in dismissal with prejudice of a personal injury case.
- Successfully defended an ambulance authority and ambulance driver in connection with an alleged motor vehicle collision by arguing both defendants were immune from liability under the doctrine of sovereign immunity, resulting in dismissal with prejudice of a personal injury case.
- Successfully defended a local government employee in connection with a final default judgment order entered against him by challenging the validity of service of process, resulting in the judgment being reopened, declared void, and vacated.
- Successfully mediated a business dispute between members of a Limited Liability Company, resulting in continued operation of the LLC.
The cases referenced above do not represent the lawyer’s entire record. Each case must be evaluated on its own facts. The outcome of a particular case cannot be based on past results.
- College of William & Mary, BS, 2016
- University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2021
- CALI Excellence for the Future Award – Virginia Civil Procedure
- Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society
- Richmond Journal of Law and Technology
Bar & Court Admissions
- Virginia State Bar, 2021
- District of Columbia Bar, 2023
- United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia