Elaine Bredehoft Biography – Elaine Bredehoft Wiki
Elaine Bredehoft (full name Elaine Charlson Bredehoft) is an American attorney and partner at Charlson Bredehoft Cohen Brown & Nadelhaft, P.C. Ms. Bredehoft, a native of Thief River Falls, Minnesota, has been practicing law since 1984. In 1984, Ms. Bredehoft joined Walton & Adams in Reston, where she handled many different kinds of cases and legal matters. She made partner by age 30. Then she founded her own firm in 1991 in Fairfax.
Ms. Bredehoft is admitted to practice in Virginia and in the District of Columbia, and in the federal trial and appellate courts for those jurisdictions. She has also served as counsel in matters before the United States Supreme Court, and has served as an Arbitrator and Mediator at the request of counsel in multiple jurisdictions. Ms. Bredehoft regularly provides litigation, business and employment advice to corporations, high level executives and employees, relating to employment, severance, restrictive covenant and stock agreements, and other issues that arise. Ms. Bredehoft continues to actively litigate in the federal and state courts in the Metropolitan Washington DC Area.
In 2003, Ms. Bredehoft received the honor of being inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers, recognizing the top 1% of attorneys in each state; in 2005, Ms. Bredehoft was inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, recognizing the top 500 trial attorneys in the United States under the age of 70; and in 2007, Ms. Bredehoft was chosen as a member in the Litigation Counsel of America, an honorary society comprised of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers, and was named a Senior Fellow in 2015.
Ms. Bredehoft served by invitation of the Virginia Supreme Court as a faculty member of the Virginia State Bar Professionalism Committee; was an invitee by a Federal Court Judge to the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference in 1997, 1998 and 1999, resulting in her becoming a permanent member; was a ten year member of the Boyd-Graves Conference – a group comprised of judges, legislators, and lawyers advising the legislature on legal ramifications of statutory construction; was a member of the governing Council of the Virginia Bar Association Section on Labor and Employment Law from 1994-2008; served as vice-chair of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Annual Meeting in 1997 and 1998; and is a Master of the George Mason Inns of Court, now emeritus. Formerly a principal of the McLean, Virginia firm of Walton & Adams, P.C., she has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Virginia Bar Association Young Lawyers Division; has served on the Virginia Governor’s Commission On Women and Minorities In the Legal System; and was Chairperson of the Virginia Model Judiciary Program.
Ms. Bredehoft has been honored for many years with recognition in multiple publications, including being voted by her peers as one of the “Top Ten Attorneys in Washington,” “Top Ten Attorneys in Virginia,” and one of the top ten “Super Lawyers” in the Washington, Baltimore and Virginia areas. Ms. Bredehoft has been a frequent lecturer for Continuing Legal Education programs all over the country, but primarily in Washington DC and Virginia, covering topics addressing all aspects of trial, business and employment law practice.
Elaine Bredehoft Education
Ms. Bredehoft graduated from Lincoln High School in 1977. She was awarded her B.A. degree from the University of Arizona in speech communication in 1981 and her J.D. degree from the Columbus School of Law of the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., in 1984.
While in high school, she was captain of both the debate and golf teams. She served in the Student Senate and was selected “Most Likely To Succeed.” In her college days at Arizona, Elaine was active in intercollegiate debate, including National Debate tournaments where she won several national tournament awards. At law school she was the associate editor of the Catholic University Law Review and a member of the Student Advisory Panel. She had legal internships and clerkships at both the Appellate Division of the Social Security Administration and the enforcement branch of the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission.
Elaine Bredehoft Law Firm
Attorney Elaine Bredehoft is a partner at Charlson Bredehoft Cohen Brown & Nadelhaft, P.C. The firm has consistently been recognized as one of the Best Law Firms in the Washington DC metropolitan area. The firm primarily acts as trial counsel in state and federal courts, as well as in arbitrations and mediations, but also frequently provides advice on non-litigated matters.
The firm’s practice focuses largely in the areas of employment, torts and business-related litigation. The firm specializes in cases involving employment discrimination and retaliation, civil rights violations, sexual harassment and assault, whistleblower rights, wrongful termination, defamation, fraud, tortious interference with contractual relations, negligence, assault and battery, conspiracy, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The firm also handles breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty cases.
The firm has also successfully and litigated business-related torts, such as theft or improper use of confidential and proprietary trade secrets, battles over stock options and other equity holdings, change in control agreements, complex employment agreements, shareholder oppression, and restrictive covenants, such as non-compete and non-solicitation provisions.
The firm has represented individual and corporate clients from the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. Individual clients include high level executives and management employees negotiating employment or severance agreements or litigating against their companies, to employees at all levels who have suffered discrimination or other damages arising out of the employment relationship. Corporate clients include banking, mortgage, insurance, medical, technology, and multi-faceted service organizations. This experience uniquely positions the firm and its attorneys to understand and evaluate all aspects of your case from differing perspectives to obtain the most advantageous outcome for our clients.
Elaine Bredehoft Mountain Dew
Her diet Mountain Dew habit is legendary. She brings coolers of the citrus-flavored, caffeinated soda to court, drinking it in the hallway during breaks. In the past, client Gary Davison, who won a stock options battle against his ex-employer, brought cases of soda to her office and stacked the cans on top of a table to create a diet Mountain Dew Christmas tree.
“If someone took diet Mountain Dew off the market, she would be a ruined woman,” client Alan Jackson said in a past media interview. “It keeps her going.”
Elaine Bredehoft Age
Elaine Bredehoft’s age is unclear.
Elaine Bredehoft Husband
Is Elaine Bredehoft married? She has been married twice. She was married to her first husband John M. Bredehoft until the end of their marriage in 1998. She married her second husband, Keenan Frank, in 2002. In February 2006, Bredehoft completed ground school in February with her husband, Keenan Frank, to learn how to fly a plane.
Elaine and then-husband John M. Bredehoft quickly became employment law specialists after the Virginia Supreme Court in 1985 carved the first exception to Virginia’s “at will” employment principle. In Bowman v. State Bank of Keysville, the court recognized that there were some circumstances in which people could claim they were wrongfully discharged.
Elaine Bredehoft Children
Elaine Bredehoft has two daughters with ex-husband John M. Bredehoft. She coached her daughters in soccer and basketball when they were teenagers.
Elaine Bredehoft Family
Elaine Bredehoft was born as one of seven children and is the only one to follow in the footsteps of their father, Curtis Charlson, who was a small-town general practitioner. As a teen, Bredehoft helped out in his office. She told Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine that the experience “was enormously helpful later, but I didn’t realize it at the time.” She never watched him try a case since her father didn’t want her to miss school. Her father, retired in Texas.
Elaine Bredehoft Salary
Elaine Charlson Bredehoft has been practicing law since 1984 (over 37 years). The hourly rates charged by attorneys with 20+ years of experience in Northern Virginia are $505-820, as set forth in Vienna Metro LLC v. Pulte Home Corp., 2011 US. Dist LEXIS 158648 (ED. Va. Aug. 24, 2011) (Lee, 1). Elaine Bredehoft’s salary is under review.
Elaine Bredehoft Net Worth
Attorney Elaine Bredehoft’s net worth is estimated to be $5 million.
Elaine Bredehoft Instagram
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