Paul M. Falabella


Professional Experience

Mr. Falabella is a partner with the firm. He concentrates his practice primarily in the areas of employment discrimination, employment and business torts, civil rights, and employment contracts. Mr. Falabella has been named to the Virginia Rising Stars list in the field of Employment & Labor by Super Lawyers. 

Sample Decisions

  • Vergès v. Virginia Highlands Cmty. College, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 68546 (W.D. Va. 2016) (denying motion to dismiss national orgin discrimination and breach of contract claims) 
  • Devine v. City of Hampton, 2015 U.S. Dist LEXIS 177158 (E.D. Va. 2015) (denying motion to decertify FLSA collective action) 
  • Morrison v. Fly, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 54397 (E.D. Va. 2014) (denying motion to dismiss race discrimination claims) 
  • Campbell v. Hampton Rds. Bankshares, 925 F. Supp. 2d 800 (E.D. Va. 2013) (granting remand on issue of first impression) 
  • Carter v. Hunt, 83 Va. Cir. 265 (Franklin Co. Cir. Ct. 2013) (finding Plaintiffs stated Bowman wrongful termination claim) 
  • Askew v. Collins, 283 Va. 482 (2012) (upholding $350,000 defamation verdict) 
  • Rogers v. City of Richmond, 851 F. Supp. 2d 983 (E.D. Va. 2012) (denying summary judgment on state law and FLSA overtime claims) 


  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Richmond School of Law, 2010
    • ABA/BNA Award for Academic Excellence in Labor & Employment Law
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Contracts; Employment Discrimination
    • ABA Representation in Mediation Competition, National Champion (2009)
  • B.A., cum laude, University of Richmond, 2007


  • Virginia (2010)
  • U.S. Virgin Islands (2013)
  • U.S. Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

Professional Activities

  • Virginia Interfatih Center for Public Policy, Board Member (2017-present)

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Richmond Bar Association
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Virginia Employment Lawyers Association
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association

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