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Blaire H. O’Brien


Blaire is a native Virginian who brings extensive courtroom and governmental experience to her representation of public and private entities and their employees in litigation throughout the Commonwealth.  She began…

Briana M. Jackson


Briana joins Harman Claytor after graduating from William & Mary Law School. She joins the firm as an associate. Briana’s practice focuses on the defense of civil litigation matters including…

M. Scott Fisher


Scott Fisher was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. He has a broad and diverse litigation practice, which includes the areas of transportation, premises, products, commercial, construction, employment, civil rights,…

On March 21, 2019, Governor Northam signed Senate Bill 1619 into law, changing what remedies are available to a court faced with a potential litigant or a party who has recklessly deprived another party of evidence. The new statute provides: A party or potential litigant has a duty to preserve evidence that…

Leslie A. Winneberger


Leslie joined Harman Claytor in January 2018, after working at another Richmond firm for fifteen years. She concentrates her practice in civil defense litigation, primarily defending local governmental officials and employees…

In Travelers Indemnity Company of America v. Portal Healthcare Solutions, LLC, the Fourth Circuit recently affirmed a federal district court’s determination that a class action lawsuit arising out of a medical records safekeeping firm’s alleged failure to safeguard confidential medical records triggered an insurer’s duty to defend under a policy that afforded coverage…

Melissa Y. York


Missy, a Richmond, Virginia native, joined Harman Claytor in October 2014 after practicing at Morris & Morris for six years. She focuses her practice on defending school boards, as well…