The Local Rules for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia require that all pleadings filed on behalf of a client be signed by a member in good standing of the bar of the Bankruptcy Court. And although the Local Rules allow for the admission pro hac vice of out-of-state attorneys, local counsel must be included on all pleadings and all out-of-state attorneys must be accompanied by a member of the bankruptcy bar at all hearings conducted in the Court. See Local Rules 2090(E)(2)(A) and 5004-1(B). It is therefore essential to have local counsel in any case or proceeding where lead counsel is not a member of the bankruptcy bar in the Eastern District of Virginia.
Redmon, Peyton & Braswell’s offices are a convenient 3-minute walk to the Martin V.B. Bostetter United States Courthouse in Alexandria, Virginia.
The Firm’s Bankruptcy Practice Group is uniquely qualified to serve as local counsel in any case or proceeding pending in the Bankruptcy Court’s Alexandria Division. Our partner Gordon Peyton has extensive experience as a Bankruptcy Trustee in the Alexandria Division. Robert Marino, a past-President and long-standing Board member of the Northern Virginia Bankruptcy Bar Association, with over twenty-five years of experience as a bankruptcy practitioner, frequently serves as local counsel in bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings pending in the Alexandria Division. Mr. Marino, former counsel at an AmLaw 100 law firm, has been recognized consistently among the Legal Elite as one of the premier bankruptcy attorneys in the D.C. metropolitan area. His practice areas include litigation in the bankruptcy court and the representation of creditors in bankruptcy matters.