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Philip Harvey is a partner at Harvey Law Offices, PLLC with nearly 40 years of experience handling civil litigation and appeals in Virginia and Washington DC. Mr. Harvey appears regularly before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, known as the “Rocket Docket” because of its fast-paced proceedings.

Mr. Harvey earned his law degree cum laude from Harvard University. He spent most of his career at large international law firms before founding the firm.

With his commanding stature, disarmingly calm demeanor and exceptional knowledge of the law, Mr. Harvey is an imposing figure in the courtroom. He is also known for his dry sense of humor, passion for WWII history and love of good cigars and sports cars.

Significant Cases

  • Represented Romanian construction firm in breach of contract case concerning work in the Green Zone in Baghdad
  • Defended national law firm successfully against breach of contract claims brought by former partner through summary judgment, affirmed on appeal by the Virginia Supreme Court
  • Defended law firm successfully against claims of professional malpractice and breach of fiduciary through trial and appeal
  • Won plaintiffs’ verdict in multi-million dollar federal securities fraud case
  • Represented investor in successful suit against start-up technology company in federal court in Virginia
  • Represented owner in federal court in Virginia concerning construction of $500,000,000 corporate headquarters
  • Represented national law firm in breach of fiduciary duty and business tort case brought by former partners in the District of Columbia
  • Obtained dismissal of claims against Am Law 100 law firm and former partner for breach of fiduciary duty and patent infringement
  • Represented clients in class actions involving securities fraud and ERISA, obtaining favorable settlements or outright dismissal
  • Defended national real estate developer successfully in multi-million dollar broker’s fee trial in the District of Columbia
  • Helped lead internal investigation of officers of publicly traded company after allegations of accounting fraud and subsequent bankruptcy of company and parent
  • Represented national accounting firm in investigation conducted by bankruptcy trustee of defunct securities broker
  • Successfully defended lender liability cases for financial institutions through trial and appeal and successfully prosecuted fraudulent conveyance action for commercial lender in federal court in Virginia
  • Represented restaurant franchisor in national trademark infringement action, achieving very favorable settlement

*Every case is unique and previous results do not predict or guaranty similar results in other cases.

Legal Experience

  • Harvey & Binnall, PLLC – Alexandria, Virginia
    Partner, 2014 to 2021
  • Fiske & Harvey – Alexandria, Virginia
    Partner, 2007 to 2014
  • Venable LLP – Vienna, Virginia
    Partner, Litigation Division 2000 to 2006
  • Shaw Pittman, LLP (now Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP) – Washington, DC
    Partner, Litigation Group 1987 to 2000
    Associate, Litigation Group 1978 to 1987