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Charles W. Sickels

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Phone: 703-925-0500

3925 Chain Bridge Rd #402
Fairfax, Virginia 22030

Best Lawyers - Sickles Mr. Sickels has over 30 years of extensive experience in medical malpractice, personal injury and business litigation. Medical cases have involved the diet drug Ephedra, toxic brain injury from discogram and polypharmacy in psychiatric malpractice. In the area of business litigation, he has a successful history of working with business owners to plan, structure and guide their business organizations, often serving as general counsel to meet the planning, transactional and litigation needs of his clients. Chuck has handled diverse matters such as shareholder's disputes, post-employment covenants (not to compete), 'Rico' claims and contract litigation. His case, Paramount Pest Control v. Rector, et al. is still recognized as a leading decision on post-employment restrictions in Virginia.


J.D., American University Washington College of Law, 1974
magna cum laude

B.A., Michigan State University, 1969
cum laude

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice In all State and Federal Courts in Virginia and the District of Columbia
The U.S. District Court of Maryland
The Supreme Court of the United States
Professional Activity
  • Board of Governors, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (1992 to the present)
  • Neutral Case Evaluator, Virginia 19th Judicial Circuit
  • Member of the Virginia State Bar, Fairfax County Bar, District of Columbia Bar associations
Previous Experience
  • Chairman, Board of Zoning Appeals, Town of Herndon
  • U.S. Army, 18th Airborne Corp., Fort Bragg, N.C.
  • Legislative Assistant, U.S. Senator Robert Griffin, Senate Minority Whip
Community Service
  • Fairfax Nursing Center volunteer, 16 years
  • Board of Directors, Alliance for the Physically Disabled, legal advisor
  • Group leader, Apologetics Coordinator and Instructor, McLean Bible Church

Named,  Best Lawyers in America
Named, Ten Leaders in Law, Northern Virginia

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