Theodora   Stringham
Principal

Contact

Phone: 703.745.1849
Fax: 703.745.1835
Mailing: 8000 Towers Crescent Drive ,
Suite 1400 , 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 has significant appellate experience, having previously argued before the Supreme Court of Virginia.

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.

Ms. Stringham believes in solutions-oriented representation, focused on preventing future issues and minimizing impact to resources. 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 and Vice President for Marketing and Public Relations for the Northern Virginia Society for Human Resources Management (NOVA SHRM). She is committed to serving the community through pro bono and serves as a regular volunteer with the Fairfax County Bar Association’s Neighborhood Outreach and Employment Panel Programs.

PUBLICATIONS

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • HR Academy (Northern Virginia SHRM), Tysons, VA September 2019
  • Road Easement Law from A to Z (National Business Institute), Fairfax, VA July 2019
  • Drug Testing Employees in a Complex Legal Landscape (Offit Kurman), Fulton, MD June 2019
  • 12th Annual Eminent Domain Conference (CLE International), Irvington, VA May 2019
  • Resolving Easement and Boundary Problems (National Business Institute), Fairfax, VA April 2019
  • Real Estate in Your Practice Area (Fairfax Bar Association), Reston, VA February 2019
  • Eminent Domain/Condemnation in Virginia (Fairfax Bar Association), Tysons Corner, VA January 2019
  • Troubleshooting Employee Issues for Property Management Professionals (Offit Kurman), Webinar, November 2018
  • The Creative and Proactive Use of Employee Handbooks to Minimize Liability (Offit Kurman), Tysons Corner, VA October 2018
  • Virginia Legislative Update 2018: Real Estate (Fairfax Bar Association) Fairfax, VA September 2018
  • 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
  • Society of Human Resource Management, Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations
  • Northern Virginia Women Attorney Association, Director at Large
  • Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law, Washington, DC Chapter, Membership Committee
  • Northern Virginia Pro Bono Law Center, Volunteer Attorney
  • Virginia State Bar, Real Property Section

Videos

Webinars

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Posts

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