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Jonathan R. Bronley

 

Jonathan R. Bronley is the owner of Bronley Law, PLLC, and he is licensed to practice law in Virginia.  Mr. Bronley's primary areas of focus are complex trust and estate litigation, probate and estate administration, representation of executors and other fiduciaries, estate planning, guardianship proceedings, capacity and elder care issues, and proceedings before the Offices of the Commissioners of Accounts.  Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Bronley had the unique experience of serving as a law clerk, then Staff attorney, for the Honorable John H. Rust, Jr., Commissioner of Accounts for Fairfax County, which allowed him to observe and aid in the decisions of hundreds of commissioner hearings.  Mr. Bronley also represents and advises individuals, businesses and institutions who are injured, wronged, taken advantage of, or otherwise find themselves in need of representation or advice.  Mr. Bronley regularly appears in court on his clients' behalf and he is routinely appointed by local judges to serve as Guardian ad litem to protect the interest of incapacitated adults, infants, and individuals with disabilities.

Mr. Bronley earned his Juris Doctorate degree from George Mason School of Law in Virginia in 2009 and he received a B.S. in Finance and Business Management from the State University of New York at Albany in 2006 where he graduated Summa Cum Laude.  Mr. Bronley is admitted to practice in all Virginia State Courts, the infamous "rocket docket", otherwise known as the Federal Eastern District Court of Virginia, and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.  He is a member of the Fairfax Bar Association and he served as co-chair of its Trusts and Estates section from 2013-2015.  

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Thomas J. Craven

 

Tom Craven counsels individual and corporate clients litigating disputes in Virginia and other state and federal jurisdictions. His primary focus is trust and estate disputes, but he has litigated and otherwise advised clients in a wide variety of areas ranging from commercial contract and high-tech intellectual property disputes to claims of defamation and constitutional law violations. Tom’s representations encompass a broad array of industries from financial services and cryptocurrency to environmental, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and agriculture. His cases span numerous jurisdictions, mainly the federal District Courts for the District of Columbia and the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, as well as Virginia and other state courts, and international and domestic arbitrations.

 

Tom also has extensive experience representing clients in government investigations and enforcement actions, having conducted internal investigations for clients in the U.S. and across Europe, Africa, and the Middle East related to economic sanctions regulations (OFAC), the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), False Claims Act, prescription drug pricing, and insider trading. In addition, Tom has represented foreign sovereigns in various capacities, serving as counsel in an investment treaty arbitration and related enforcement proceeding, coordinating legal services for a large contingent of foreign dignitaries and staff during an extended official state visit, and managing cases across the country on behalf of foreign students accused of criminal conduct and facing deportation.

Practice Focus

  • Trust & Estate Litigation

  • Commercial Disputes

  • Business Entity Formation

  • Legal & Regulatory Compliance

 

Education

  • George Mason University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, senior notes editor, George Mason Law Review, 2009

  • University of Illinois at Chicago, B.A. 2002

 

Bar & Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia, 2010

  • Virginia, 2009

  • U.S. Dist. Ct., Dist. of Columbia

  • U.S. Dist. Ct., E. Dist. of Virginia

  • U.S. Dist. Ct., W. Dist. of Virginia