Jim Thorsen’s practice has focused on complex civil litigation for over thirty years. He represents individuals in serious personal injury cases, including medical malpractice, as well as employees and executives in major areas of employment law such as EEOC matters, whistleblower claims, wrongful termination, non-competes and contracts. Jim also represents individuals in the fields of civil rights laws, First Amendment issues, defamation law, malicious prosecution, and domestic relations.
Jim has received a number of honors in the areas of employment law and civil litigation for many years. He has been recognized by his peers and listed in Best Lawyers in America® since 2008. In the 2017 edition of Best Lawyers in America®, Jim was selected in the areas of Employment Law and First Amendment Law. Jim has also been included in Virginia Super Lawyers® since 2006 and most recently he was included in the 2018 edition as a Super Lawyer in Employment Litigation and Personal Injury-General. He has been selected as Legal Elite by Virginia Business Magazine for many years and he is rated AV®-Preeminent™ by Martindale Hubbell. Jim is sought after as a speaker in his practice areas and he has been a frequent lecturer for Virginia State Bar Continuing Legal Education programs since 2009.
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