Theodora   Stringham
Principal

Contact

Phone: 703.745.1849
Fax: 703.745.1835
Mailing: 8000 Towers Crescent Drive ,
Suite 1500 , Tysons Corner , VA   22182
Linkedin: Theodora Stringham

PRACTICE FOCUS

Theodora Stringham assists individuals, businesses, and organizations with growing successfully while minimizing liability. Focusing on real estate and personnel needs, Ms. Stringham executes sustainable plans for real estate development and employee matters. She provides comprehensive representation for everyday growth issues, including, but not limited to, re-zonings, site plan approvals, eminent domain/valuation concerns, employment discrimination, and disciplinary issues. Ms. Stringham's scope of representation ranges from identifying potential liability and providing counseling/trainings, all the way through representation at trial.

Ms. Stringham has extensive trial experience. She litigates complex land use disputes, including but not limited to, eminent domain/condemnation matters, boundary line disputes, easement, zoning, access, and valuation concerns. She has served as a fee counsel for the Virginia Department of Transportation and has also provided representation to individual landowners and developers alike.

Ms. Stringham also provides litigation support for employment issues. She provides trial representation for discrimination issues, non-compete matters, contract disputes, and disciplinary/termination concerns. Having previously represented both employees and management, she is available to provide employment counseling aimed at reaching workplace resolutions in a direct and effective manner.

Focused on preventing future issues and minimizing impact to resources, Ms. Stringham believes in solutions-oriented representation. She is the author of the bimonthly blog “Real Developments in Virginia” which provides practical tips for individuals and businesses developing in Virginia and Washington, D.C.

Ms. Stringham currently serves as the Chair of the Real Estate Practice Section of the Fairfax Bar Association. Committed to serving the community through pro bono work, she serves as a regular volunteer with the Fairfax County Bar Association’s Neighborhood Outreach and Employment Panel Programs.

PUBLICATIONS

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • “Land Use Law: Current Issues in Subdivision Annexation and Zoning,” National Business Institute, Fairfax, VA July 10, 2018
  • “Road and Easement Law from A to Z: Common Road and Access Problems and Solutions,” National Business Institute, Washington D.C. April 9, 2018
  • “Sexual Harassment Prevention and Remediation,” Employee seminar, Bethesda MD March 7, 2018
  • Presenter at Fairfax Bar Association event, Real Estate in Your Practice Area, February 2018, Tysons Corner, Virginia

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • President's Award, Fairfax Bar Association, recognizing outstanding service to the Bar, 2018
  • Rutgers Law School Award for Pro Bono Excellence, 2011

Education & Admissions

  • B.A., magna cum laude, Rutgers University
  • J.D., Rutgers School of Law – Camden
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • New Jersey
  • Eastern District of Virginia

Activities

  • Fairfax Bar Association, Chair, Real Estate Practice Section
  • Northern Virginia Women Attorney Association, Community Outreach Committee
  • Volunteer Attorney, Northern Virginia Pro Bono Law Center

Posts

"Take a “Tip” from the 9th Circuit: Not All Employee Hours Are Eligible for FLSA Credits"

A tip can go a long way. In the United States, the voluntary act of leaving a gratuity is not…

"Virginia Employers: Employers and Family Medical Leave – Key Tips for Compliance"

The Family Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) places affirmative obligations on private employers with more than 50 employees and…

"What’s Really Confidential in Business?"

In the modern wireless world, businesses are always connected. Whether it be email, web conferences, or phone calls, employers and…

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