As with other fields, the practice of law has become more focused.  Many law firms now limit their practice to specific areas such as personal injury, domestic relations, or real estate matters. Personal injury law is complex and evolving. Your opponent is a sophisticated, well funded insurance company with excellent legal counsel. We believe the field has developed to the point where an attorney with a focused personal injury law practice can make a difference. As with any other occupation, an attorney may find it difficult to be a "jack of all trades."

First, a focused firm likely has handled more injury or death cases, and therefore will have a more established track record with insurance companies. Second, it is not only the number of cases handled by an attorney, but the number of cases which an attorney has litigated in our court system and tried to juries. When evaluating injury cases, insurance companies look at the attorney's litigation and trial history. A focused law firm or attorney is more likely to have an established history.  The decision to hire any attorney or law firm must be based on your own comfort level. You should get this after the first consultation. When discussing your case, we encourage you to ask the "tough" questions. Test your attorney's knowledge and experience. After all, you've been hurt through someone else's wrongdoing, and are now facing a sophisticated insurance company. You deserve that assurance of competence.

Andrew Thomas
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Civil litigation attorney in Virginia and is AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

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Working with Andrew and his team has been--without exception--one of the most pleasant, productive, and professional experiences of my adult life. I was seriously injured in an accident in July, 2018, in Virginia. I was driving a company vehicle that was registered in Maryland, for a company that was based in Wisconsin. And I live in New Jersey, where my personal vehicles are insured. The several jurisdictions involved presented a very unique case that demanded an experienced and nuanced strategy. I found Andrew Thomas (of Dulaney, Lauer, & Thomas) through some online research. And it is noteworthy that Andrew has worked the other side of the aisle--he used to work with insurance companies. Andrew took on my case with the assurance that he would work it with no less energy than he does each of his cases. At each turn, and with each question I had, Andrew and Paralegal Misty kept me informed, returned my calls, provided detailed explanations, and kept me feeling like I was in the loop and there was an eventual end to our journey. Nearly five years after the accident, we settled out of court for a significant sum in recognition of my personal injuries. The settlement was much more than I had expected. And without Andrew & Misty, I am sure the award would have been much less. If you are looking for professionalism, knowledge, dedication, answerability, responsiveness, integrity, and human-level communication from a personal injury attorney--look no further. You have found him. Thank you, Andrew and Misty. Gary Daley
I'm grateful for all your work . . . Roger V. (Remington, VA)