Virginia lawyer Lee Berlik devotes his practice largely to business litigation, defamation claims (libel, slander, and cyber-bullying), non-compete agreements, and trade-secret disputes. He spends most of his time handling cases in Fairfax County, Loudoun County, and federal court in Alexandria.
After a survey of judges and lawyers throughout Virginia and the District of Columbia, Martindale-Hubbell awarded Lee Berlik the nation's highest and most prestigious legal rating, AV, putting him in the top 3% of all United States litigation attorneys. In both 2012 and 2013, Virginia Business Magazine recognized Lee Berlik as among the best litigation lawyers in Virginia, including him in its annual list of Virginia's Legal Elite. And in 2014, he was selected to the exclusive Virginia Super Lawyers list in the category of business litigation, an honor bestowed on fewer than five percent of Virginia attorneys. Lee is active on social media and is the author of two law blogs, www.VirginiaLitigationBlog.com and www.VirginiaDefamationBlog.com.
Areas of Law and Practice
|Areas of Law||Areas of Practice|
|Appellate Practice||Civil Appeals, Criminal Appeals|
|Business Law||Business Arbitration, Business Associations Law, Business Cooperatives, Business Crimes, Business Development, Business Dissolutions, Business Enterprises, Business Estate Planning, Business Formation, Business Fraud, Business Litigation, Business Mediation, Business Organization, Business Planning, Business Regulation, Business Reorganization, Business Start-Ups, Business Succession Planning, Business Successions, Business Syndication, Business Taxation, Business Torts, Business Transactions, Business Transfers, Business Trusts, Business Valuation, Buy-Sell Agreements, Buying and Selling of Businesses, Closely Held Business Estate Planning, Closely Held Business Law, Closely Held Business Taxation, Complex Business Litigation, Cooperative Taxation, Emerging Business Law, Emerging Growth Companies, Entrepreneurial Business Law, Family Business Law, Family Business Mediation, Family Business Successions, International Business Law, International Joint Ventures, Joint Ventures, Limited Liability Company Law, Minority Business Law, Pass-Through Entities, Private Business Law, Privatization, Professional Practices, Small Business Law, Sole Proprietorships, Strategic Alliances, Trade and Professional Associations, Trade Association Law|
|Communications and Media||Broadcast Applications, Broadcast Licensing, Broadcast Production and Distribution, Broadcast Radio, Broadcast Regulation, Broadcast Station Transfers, Broadcast Television, Broadcasting Law, Cable Communications, Cable Franchising, Cable Programming, Cable TV, Cellular Communications, Cellular Fraud, Cellular Radio, Cellular Telephone, Communications Common Carrier, Communications Finance, Communications Law, Digital Communications, FCC Licensing, FCC Regulation, International Communications Law, International Telecommunications Law, Mass Media Law, Public Broadcasting, Radio Common Carrier, Satellite Communications, Telecommunications Competition, Telecommunications Contracts, Telecommunications Finance, Telecommunications Law, Telecommunications Leasing, Telecommunications Licensing, Telecommunications Regulation, Wireless Communications|
|Contracts||Contract Drafting, Commercial Contracts, Contract Fraud, Contract Litigation, International Commercial Contracts, International Contracts|
|Fraud||Art Fraud, Automobile Fraud, Civil Fraud, Fraud, Identity Theft, Odometer Tampering|
|Internet Law||Content Licensing, Cybersquatting, Digital Signatures, Domain Name Infringement, Domain Names, E-Commerce, E-Commerce Taxation, Electronic Security, Internet Crimes, Internet Insurance, Internet Liability, Internet Licensing, Internet Litigation, Web Site Development|
|Labor and Employment||Affirmative Action, Age Discrimination in Employment, Americans with Disabilities Act, Caregiver Discrimination, Child Labor Law, Civil Service, Collective Bargaining, Confidentiality Agreements, Covenants Not To Compete, Employee Discipline, Employee Drug Testing, Employee Leasing, Employee Privacy, Employee Rights, Employer Intentional Torts, Employer Liability, Employer Rights, Employment Arbitration, Employment at Will, Employment Breach of Contract, Employment Civil Rights, Employment Claims, Employment Class Actions, Employment Contracts, Employment Defense, Employment Disability Discrimination, Employment Discrimination, Employment Law, Employment Litigation, Employment Mediation, Employment Practices Liability Insurance, Employment Rights, Employment Termination, Equal Employment Opportunity Law, Executive Employment Law, Executive Severance Contracts, Executive Transfers, Fair Employment Practices, Fair Labor Standards, Family and Medical Leave Act, Federal Employment Law, Harassment, Human Resources Law, International Employment Contracts, International Labor Law, Labor Antitrust, Labor Arbitration, Labor Law, Labor Legislation, Labor Relations, Labor Strikes, Management Employment Law, Management Labor Law, Minimum Wage Law, National Labor Relations Act, National Origin Discrimination, Negligent Hiring, Noncompete Litigation, Noncompetition and Non-Solicitation, Agreements, Outsourcing, Personnel Policies, Personnel Training, Pregnancy Discrimination, Prevailing Wage Litigation, Public Sector Collective Bargaining, Public Sector Employment Law, Public Sector Labor Relations, Reductions in Force, Restrictive Covenants, Retaliatory Discharge, Security Clearances, Sexual Harassment, Title VII Discrimination, Unfair Labor Practices, Uniformed Services Employment, and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), Union Contract Negotiations, Union Elections, Union Labor Law, Union Organization, Wage and Hour Class Actions, Wage and Hour Law, WARN Act, Whistleblower Litigation, Workplace Violence, Wrongful Termination, Wrongful Termination Defense|
|Libel, Slander and Defamation||Defamation, Libel and Slander, Libel Defense, Media Libel|
|Litigation||Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Complex and Multi-District Litigation, Complex Litigation, Defense Litigation, E-Discovery, Federal Civil Litigation, Federal Litigation, International Litigation, Long-Arm Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, Trial Practice, U.S. Supreme Court Litigation|
|Media Law||Newspaper Law, Publishing Contracts, Publishing Law|
|Partnership Law||Family Limited Partnerships, Family Partnerships, Limited Liability Partnerships, Limited Partnerships, Partnership Dissolution, Partnership Formation, Partnership Organization, Partnership Syndication, Partnership Taxation|
|Privacy Law||Information and Privacy, Privacy and Publicity, Privacy Litigation, Right of Privacy, Right of Publicity|
|Torts||Civil Liability, Intentional Torts, Mass Torts, Tort Defense, Tort Liability|
|Trade Secrets||Theft of Trade Secrets, Trade Secret Misappropriation|
- District of Columbia, Virginia
Owner / Managing Attorney | BerlikLaw, LLC
Formed BerlikLaw in 2009, Formerly practiced with a large Boston-based firm and a large Atlanta-based firm.
J.D. cum laude | American University
B.S., high honors | Rochester Institute of Technology
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Reston, Virginia, Fairfax County
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