Volin Employment Law, PLLC helps employers thrive in business from formation to exit, and guides employees through their careers from offer letters to separation agreements.



Smart Start-Up

Start your business properly and determine each owner's rights and obligations.

Entity Selection and Formation

Operating Agreements. Shareholder Agreements, and Bylaws

Counseling on leasing, licensing, permits and insurance


Contracts and Culture

Build employment and business contracts, and help create a respectful workplace.

Employment counseling on workplace culture

Employment agreements, offer letters, handbooks and policies, separation and release agreements

Tailored restrictive covenants, including non-competes, non-solicits, and NDAs

Business contracts with customers, vendors, and other partners


Dispute Avoidance and Resolution

Minimize the risk of disputes, and secure representation when you need it most.

Dispute avoidance counseling

Mediation and arbitration

Agency proceedings

Business disputes, including breach of contract, torts, and statutory violations

Litigation in state and federal courts in Virginia, Maryland, and D.C.



Fair Contract Terms

We review and help you negotiate the contracts that have the biggest impact on your career.

Offer letters and employment agreements

Stand-alone agreements and policies

Settlement and release agreements

Severance payments

Freedom to Work

We help you understand and negotiate the restrictions on how you work, and advise you on your options.

Non-compete agreements

Non-solicitation agreements

Non-disclosures agreements (NDAs)

Non-disparagement and non-interference clauses

Understanding Rights and Claims

We work with you to identify possible claims and your options moving forward.

Violation of workplace rights

√ Wrongful termination

Discrimination, harassment, and retaliation

Breach of contract and tort claims

√ Mediation, arbitration, and litigation in state and federal courts in Virginia, Maryland, and D.C.


Below are the areas in which we can help you.

Business Formation and Growth

Starting with the right strategy and company structure, and guiding business clients through each phase of growth.

Employment Counseling

Minimizing disruptive disputes by guiding employers through ever-changing federal, state, and local employment laws.


Building strong agreements with employees, independent contractors, customers, vendors, and other business partners.

Employment and Business Disputes

Representing business clients in litigation, arbitration, and mediation regarding employment or business disputes.

Offer Letters and Agreements

Helping new employees understand the terms and restrictions in offer letters and new employment agreements.

Restrictive Covenants

Counseling clients on non-compete, non-solicitation, and other restrictions that impact their business and careers.

Separation Agreements

Helping draft, negotiate and revise the terms that protect your business and career upon employment separation.

Workplace Rights

Helping employers and employees understand, comply with, and address disputes regarding unlawful harassment, discrimination, or retaliation.


Below are some client testimonials and attorney endorsements. We are proud to have earned each one.


"Rich was key in working through an emotionally charged matter. . . . His attention to detail is excellent. I believe his strategy significantly improved the final outcome. Highly recommended."

 - John C.

"Of 30 years of experience in working with many attorneys. . . . Rich Volin has been one of the smartest with a brilliant tactical mind, keen attention to details and complete dedication to his client's needs . . ."
- Sanjay S.
"Rich is a fantastic employment lawyer. . . . His knowledge of employment law is superb, he hunted down the precedents and wrote powerful communications that turned my situation around."
- David S.

"I believe that Richard’s unique combination of tenacity, knowledge, and interpersonal skills yields excellent results, and I would not hesitate to work with him again."

- Gary R.


"Getting a business up and running presents numerous challenges and obstacles to navigate. . . . Rich provides the greatest value for the communication, transparency, and attention to detail his firm offers."



"Rich Volin is excellent. He reviewed my ten-year, franchise renewal agreement and offered a variety of suggestions to provide business and financial independence. . . . He is a creative thought partner and I am grateful he is a resource."

- Sandra H.


"I run a people-based business and having Rich as a resource is very relieving. Highly recommend."

- Phil H.


"I've referred employment cases to Richard, trusting that his empathy, in-depth knowledge of the law, and experience would serve the client well."

- Richard D.


"Rich is a thoughtful and approachable attorney who is well-respected in the Northern Virginia legal community. . . . I would not hesitate to recommend a business owner to Rich for legal advice or litigation representation."

- Kathryn L.


"I have volunteered with Rich for many years. . . . I recommend Rich to anyone with questions regarding labor and employment law matters."

- Michael L.


"Rich is a thoughtful, insightful lawyer who is often able to approach a difficult issue with a fresh perspective to keep the litigation moving forward."

- Adam S.


"I strongly recommend Rich for startup transactional and business litigation work. He's also a great asset, if you're established and in career transition."

- Elliott A.


Contact us by email or schedule a phone consultation at time that’s convenient for you. You can also use our contact form.
We will keep any information you submit confidential, even if you do not retain us. 

Volin Employment Law, PLLC
313 Park Avenue, Suite 200A
Falls Church, VA 22046
(703) 988-1460