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McClanahan Powers ® is a Virginia-based Law Firm specializing in civil litigation, general business counsel, IP, data privacy & estate planning.
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Practice Areas

Business Services

Our attorneys apply their legal skills and expertise to assist business clients in determining strategies to aid...

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Business Services

Contracts

Our attorneys use their knowledge and expertise to craft tailored contracts to their client's specific needs. When drafting...

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Contracts

Intellectual Property

Intellectual property (IP) predominantly refers to certain intangible assets, such as copyrights, trademarks...

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Intellectual Property

Info & Data Privacy Protection

It's important to know how and when you use your client's information and online...

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Info & Data Privacy Protection

Lawsuits & Disputes

Have you been served a Complaint? Want to know if you have a case? Our litigation attorneys can discuss your options on...

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Lawsuits & Disputes

Local Counsel

The firm assists all types of businesses and individuals nationwide as local counsel in litigation through multiple court systems...

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Local Counsel

Trusts & Estate Planning

Our attorneys understand the financial considerations of estate planning...

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Trusts & Estate Planning

Firm Highlights

Zach Miller

McClanahan Powers is pleased to announce Mr. Miller successfully defended his clients, obtaining a defense verdict, in a complex case involving claims of conversion and gross negligence in a two-day jury trial at the end of June.

Dirk McClanahan

Mr. McClanahan was selected to the 2019 Virginia and Washington D.C. Super Lawyers Rising Star List.

Claudia Lopez-Knapp

McClanahan Powers, PLLC is excited to announce the addition of Claudia Lopez-Knapp as an Associate Attorney. She joined the firm in February.

Tristin Tran

Through his hard work and eagerness to learn, McClanahan Powers is excited to announce the promotion of Tristin Tran to Paralegal. He will be primarily working with Mr. McClanahan and Mr. Miller.

Zach Miller

McClanahan Powers is proud to announce in January, Mr. Miller became a Managing Partner.

Palmo Ghale

McClanahan Powers, PLLC is delighted to announce the promotion of Palmo Ghale to Paralegal. Ms. Ghale will help Mr. Powers and Mrs. Harris with client matters.

Zach Miller

Mr. Miller was selected to the 2019 Virginia and Washington D.C. Super Lawyers Rising Star List.

Robert Powers

Mr. Powers taught a CLE on April 3, 2019 on Successful Hiring and Recruitment Steps as a part of the Human Resource Law From Start To Finish seminar hosted by NBI.

Robert Powers

Mr. Powers was selected to the 2019 Virginia and Washington D.C. Super Lawyers Rising Star List.

We built our reputation by taking care of yours

The attorneys at McClanahan Powers, PLLC are experienced and knowledgeable business attorneys, who can identify potential issues and deal with any matters that may arise as you start, maintain and grow your business.

We assist all types of businesses (limited liability companies (LLC), corporations, partnerships, sole proprietorship, nonprofit organizations, and other business entities) through the startup process of planning, registering, building, and protecting their business interests. As your business grows, we ensure compliance issues are avoided and your business is protected. With emerging regulations for Information and Data protections for consumers, our attorneys stay up to date with recent changes to support your business.

Our knowledge of Intellectual Property (copyrights, trademarks, patents, and trade secrets) helps us register and protect your ideas. Whether you are in the early stages of developing your idea or have encountered unauthorized copying or infringement of your protected work, our attorneys can assist with the registration or litigation process.

Our attorneys’ strong legal knowledge combined with a custom-tailored approach to each case protects your interests. As your attorneys, we will thoroughly investigate your case from every angle to provide sound advice and, if needed, aggressive litigation. Contact us today to discuss your case.

McClanahan Powers Attorneys Named to Washington D.C. Rising Star List
We are extremely pleased and excited to announce that many of our attorneys have been independently selected as Super Lawyers Rising Stars in Washington D.C., in addition to their Virginia awards for 2019.
Contesting a Will in Virginia
If you have recently lost a loved one and are surprised or confused by the terms of his or her will, there’s a good chance that you’ve considered whether you can take legal action.
Protecting and Enforcing Personal Loan Agreements
A loan agreement does not have to involve a bank or other financial institution, such as a mortgage loan. In fact, many loan agreements are between two individuals, two businesses, or combination of the two. It is routine for banks and other financial institutions to perform both ...
Virginia Contract Interpretation: Defined Terms
Whether lengthy and extremely sophisticated or short and straightforward, contracts are simply the expression of two or more parties. In many cases, a skilled contract drafter can make even the most complex provisions of a contract understandable.