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ATTORNEY NATHAN VELDHUIS SELECTED APPELLATE EXPERIENCE
Samantha Nicholson v. Commonwealth of Virginia, Record No. 0371-18-2 (February 19, 2019) (Court of Appeals of Virgnia, on brief amici curiae) (Currently Pending before the Virginia Court of Appeals).
Fiorucci v. Chinn, 764 S.E.2d 85, 2014 Va. LEXIS 144, (October 31, 2014) (Supreme Court of Virginia, on brief amicus curiae)
Barnett v. The Byrd Theatre Foundation, 287 Va. 291, 754 S.E.2d 299 (February 27, 2014) (Supreme Court of Virginia, on brief amicus curiae)
Allied Concrete Co., et al. v. Lester, 285 Va. 295, 736 S.E.2d 699 (January 10, 2013) (Supreme Court of Virginia, on brief Appellant/Appellee)
Wakole v. Barber, 283 Va. 488, 722 S.E.2d 238 (March 2, 2012) (Supreme Court of Virginia, on brief, amicus curiae)
Knicely v. Hyde, 2011 Va. LEXIS 137 (June 2, 2011) (Supreme Court of Virginia, on brief for Appellant)
Spear v. Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, settled while pending in the Supreme Court of Virginia, (May 2010) (on brief, amicus curiae)
Clark v. De Veciana., 276 Va. 555; 2008 Va. LEXIS 118 (October 31, 2008) (Supreme Court of Virginia, on brief amicus curiae)
Jackson v. Hartig, et al., 645 S.E.2d 303, 2007 Va. LEXIS 96 (June 8, 2007) (Supreme Court of Virginia, on brief for Appellant) (petition for rehearing denied)
Isbell v. Commercial Investment Assoc., Inc., 644 S.E.2d 72, 2007 Va. LEXIS 52 (April 4, 2007) (Supreme Court of Virginia, on brief amicus curiae)
Castle v. Lester, 272 Va. 591, 636 S.E.2d 342 (November 3, 2006) (Supreme Court of Virginia, on brief amicus curiae)
Kollman v. Jordan, 269 Va. 569, 612 S.E.2d 203 (April 22, 2005) (Supreme Court of Virginia, on brief for Appellee)
Nathan is an Attorney and Counselor at Law who is peer-reviewed AV by Martindale Hubbell (the highest possible peer-reviewed rating for Legal Ability and Highest Ethical Standards) and who has been peer-reviewed and selected as a Super Lawyer, a position reserved for only the Top 5% of all Attorneys, and who is ranked 10/10 by AVVO (National Attorney rating entity and peer to peer and attorney to client connection service). He has spent his entire career representing persons and family members and friends of individuals who have been injured or killed through no fault of their own, by the negligence of other people, corporations and the state and federal governments.
In starting the firm with Howard, Nathan brings with him significant experience throughout the Commonwealth, including from interning for the Hon. B. Waugh Crigler, United States Magistrate Judge for the Western District of Virginia while in law school directly to practicing at Tremblay & Smith, PLLC in Charlottesville, Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen’s Fredericksburg office and DiMuro Ginsburg in Alexandria, Virginia.
Nathan has practiced his entire career in all manner of federal and state personal injury cases from “fender benders” resulting in injuries that don’t heal as quickly as a person or members of their family might hope, to major and catastrophic motor vehicle, trucking and motorcycle collisions resulting in deaths, catastrophic physical injuries, emotional and mental injuries, and taking on large nursing home and long term care facilities for injury and death of patients, and the likes of Walmart and other massive corporations, major chain restaurants, service stations and grocery stores in cases involving slip-and-falls and trip-and-falls.
Nathan has a proven track record of sucess handling personal injury cases in federal court. Many times these are cases which are begun by other attorneys, which are subsequently removed from state court to federal court, and are referred to the Law offices of Veldhuis & Bullock because of the firm’s unique expertise in aggressively prosecuting federal personal injury cases. These are cases (which many Virginia lawyers withdraw from, or send to the Law Offices of Veldhuis & Bullock as soon as they are sent to federal court, because of the extreme procedural complexities of federal court) involve cases against huge Trucking Companies, involving terrifying trucking crashes caused by the negligence or aggressiveness of the truck drivers, along with cases against the likes of Walmart, Lowe’s, and other massive corporations. These giant Companies virtually always remove cases from state court to federal court where Nathan has a demonstrated track record of success spanning 15 years, notwithstanding the ever-changing procedural complexities of federal court in both the Eastern District of Virginia (the so called, “Rocket Docket”, because it is one of the fastest moving Judicial Districts in the entire country), and in the Western District of Virginia, and, in conducting his busy federal personal injury practice, has been able to recover significant amounts of money for his clients.
Nathan has served on the Board of Directors of SARA (the Sexual Assault Resource Agency), in Charlottesville, Virginia, and aggressively pursues cases involving rape and sexual assault in massage parlors, doctors’ offices, child care facilities and hotels all the while ensuring the utmost sensitivity and discretion in handling such horrifying and deeply personal matters with the utmost care and professionalism. Continuing his passion for teaching students and helping give a voice to those whose voice is often silenced, Nathan also spent 13 years teaching the Mental Health Law Clinic at the University of Virginia’s School of Law in conjunction with the Legal Aid Justice Center.
Nathan served on the Board of Directors Of the Brain Injury Association of Virginia and continues to litigate tirelessly on behalf of persons sustaining Traumatic Brain Injuries as a result of motor vehicle collisions, tractor trailers and violent slips-and-falls. Nathan is committed to stamping out life-changing and illegal wrongs that result in persons’ injuries and deaths caused by state and federal governmental entities, including state hospitals, mental health facilities and law enforcement.
Nathan also aggressively represents people in the areas of Professional Malpractice resulting in life-changing, and life-ending damages, including Legal and Medical malpractice cases. Nathan champions the rights of those persons who are victim of violations of civil rights, protected under the United States and the Virginia Constitution, in addition to cases involving defamation/libel/slander.
He has 15 years of experience exclusively representing citizens and their families and loved ones throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, from Charlottesville, to Fredericksburg and Northern Virginia, to Richmond, and in the District of Columbia.
Nathan is admitted to practice law in: The Fourth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals, The Eastern and Western Federal District Courts of Virginia, All Circuit and General District Courts in Virginia, and The Superior Courts of the District of Columbia.
Nathan received his Juris Doctorate Degree from George Mason University School of Law immediately after earning his Master of Arts Degree in Biomedical Ethics from the University of Virginia Graduate School of Arts Sciences.
Nathan is currently serving as Chair of the Virginia State Bar’s largest section, the Litigation Section Board of Governors. In addition, Nathan is also a member of the Virginia State Bar’s Standing Committee on Legal Ethics which develops and maintains The Rules of Professional Conduct which governs all attorneys in Virginia, and which writes Legal Ethics Opinions interpreting those rules to educate lawyers to comply with the Rules. Nathan is also a past Member of the Board of Governors of the Virginia State Bar’s Young Lawyers Conference.
In addition to his leadership work with the Virginia State Bar, Nathan is also the Past-President of the Virginia Trial Lawyers’ Association Young Trial Lawyers’ Section and currently serves as a member of the Board of Governors of the Virginia Trial Lawyers’ Association. Nathan is a graduate of the Virginia College of Trial Advocacy, and later served as Chair of the College. Nathan is also a member of the American Association for Justice, a nation-wide network of top Plaintiffs’ lawyers.
Nathan is also an elected member of the Boyd-Graves Conference, a highly selective invitation-only exclusive conference of select attorneys and judges throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, charged with studying numerous areas of civil law practice and with making recommendations to changes to the Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia, the Code of Virginia, and discussion and analysis of Virginia Supreme Court and other Virginia Courts to be submitted as advisory to the General Assembly and the Virginia Supreme Court.
GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ARTS SCIENCES
Master of Arts, Biomedical Ethics
Activities & Affiliations
Virginia State Bar Litigation Section, President
Virginia State Bar Standing Committee on Legal Ethics, Board Member
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governors Member
Boyd-Graves Conference, Elected Member
Bar Admissions and Licenses
Virginia State Bar
Washington DC Bar
U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Howard Bullock has lived in Richmond, Virginia for over 25 years and is a founding member and partner of The Law Offices of Veldhuis & Bullock. Howard is committed to protecting the rights of those injured by the negligence of others, through no fault of their own, and dedicates his practice to all manner of personal injury cases including, for example, motorcycle accidents, car accidents, truck accidents, slips and trips and falls and wrongful death.
Howard enjoys being in the courtroom and has significant experience in the in both General District and Circuit Court’s throughout the Greater Richmond area and Virginia. Howard strongly believes in the civil justice system and is passionate about fighting to achieve the best possible results for his clients.
Howard attended Hampden-Sydney College where he majored in History with a minor in Rhetoric. Howard is also a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity where he served as the Community Service Chairman. Howard attended law school at Saint Thomas University in Miami, Florida.
While attending law school Howard served as a Judicial Intern with the Honorable Abby Cynamon, Eleventh Judicial circuit court of Miami, Florida.
Howard is licensed to practice law before all Courts in the Commonwealth of Virginia including U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia. Howard currently serves as a District Representative for the Third District for the Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference. He is a member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and the American Association for Justice. Howard has also been voted to the National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40, an invitation only professional organization composed of the top civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers from each state or region who are under the age of 40.
Outside of work, Howard enjoys fishing, traveling, snowboarding, and spending time on the water.
SAINT THOMAS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
OXFORD UNIVERSITY, ENGLAND (SUMMER 2009)
Activities & Affiliations
American Association of Justice, Member
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Member
Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference, District Representative for the Third District
Bar Admissions and Licences
Virginia State Bar
U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia