Craig A. Steckley

Craig Steckley was admitted to the Virginia Bar in 2006. He received his B.A., cum laude, from the University of Richmond in 2003 and his J.D. from Tulane University in 2006. Mr. Steckley practices in the areas of civil litigation, alternative dispute resolution including both arbitration and mediation, and general business entity representation.

Mr. Steckley’s specific practice areas include real estate contract disputes, general contract disputes, breach of contract actions, homeowners’ association covenant disputes, commercial lease disputes, unlawful detainer actions, corporate dissolution actions, economic and business torts, tortious interference with contracts/business expectancy actions, personal torts and torts to property, conversion of funds actions, trespass actions, actions for assault/battery, actions for false imprisonment, invasion of privacy actions, actions for defamation/libel/slander, malicious prosecution actions, actions for negligence, actions for fraud, and fraudulent conveyance actions.

Mr. Steckley’s experience includes achieving an award for nearly $1,000,000.00 for a developer in King George County, Virginia in a real estate contract dispute and the successful defense of a counterclaim for several hundreds of thousands of dollars in the same action (second chair); a judgment for tens of thousands of dollars for a well-known local bank in a conversion of funds action in Fairfax County, Virginia (first chair); the successful defense of a multi-million dollar claim against a part owner of a well-known local car dealership for tortious interference with business expectancy (second chair); the successful argument in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia for vacating an arbitration award valued at hundreds of thousands of dollars (second chair), and the successful representation of numerous commercial landlords in unlawful detainer actions and other commercial lease disputes.

Mr. Steckley’s work, "MGM v. Grokster: A Disincentive for Technological Responsibility," was published in the Tulane Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property. In addition, Mr. Steckley has had articles published on the subject of the 5th Amendment’s eminent domain clause and the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Kelo v. City of New London. Mr. Steckley is admitted to practice in the Virginia state courts and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. He is a member of the Virginia State Bar and the Fairfax Bar Association.

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Practice Areas:
Civil Litigation, Alternative Disupute Resolution, Business and Corporate Law, and Commercial Real Estate Transactions