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. 

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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