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Yama A. Shansab - Principal

 
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Yama A. Shansab - Principal

Since 1998, Yama Shansab has practiced law in Northern Virginia. He has handled complex, high-stakes civil cases at the trial and appellate levels, and has successfully represented plaintiffs and defendants in multi-million dollar cases. As part of his business practice, Yama represents companies and key personnel in contract reviews, drafting, and negotiations. He also has experience in estate and tax planning for high net worth individuals and the administration of large, multi-jurisdictional trusts and estates.

Yama has an AV (Preeminent) rating in Martindale-Hubbell. In 2011-2016, Virginia Business Magazine named him part of the “Virginia Legal Elite.” In 2013, Yama was recognized under "Business Litigation" in the Washington, DC Super Lawyers – Rising Stars Ed. In 2007-2009, and in 2012, he was recognized by Virginia Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Ed. In 2009, Yama was named a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America™, a trial lawyer honorary society limited to one half percent of all attorneys based on their effectiveness and accomplishments in litigation at the trial and appellate levels, as well as a superior ethical reputation. From 2009-2012, Yama served as a member of the Virginia State Bar's Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Course Faculty, along with some of Virginia's most prominent judges and lawyers. He has also served as a member of the Virginia State Bar’s Professionalism Course Committee. Yama lectures regularly for Virginia CLE and has published various articles, including in the Investment Lawyer and Fairfax Bar Association Journal. He currently produces the Virginia Fiduciary Law Blog.

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Practice Areas
  • Trials, Appeals, and Arbitration
  • Business, Contract and Tort Litigation
  • Consumer Fraud and Warranty Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Estate and Trust Litigation, including Will Contests
  • Fiduciary Duty Litigation
  • Federal Tax Litigation, including IRS Audits
  • Real Estate Litigation, including Condemnation (Eminent Domain)
  • Business Law and Contracts
  • Estate Planning, Probate Law, and Taxation

Education

  • J.D., William & Mary School of Law; recipient of an Alumni Scholarship and the T.C. Clarke Law Fellowship
  • B.A., magna cum laude and Alpha of Phi Beta Kappa, College of William and Mary
 

Honors and Recognition

  • AV-Rated (Preeminent) in Martindale-Hubbell
  • “Virginia Legal Elite,” in Virginia Business Magazine
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, Trial Lawyer Honorary Society
  • Faculty, Virginia State Bar Professionalism Course
  • Virginia and Washington, DC Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Ed.
  • Barrister, American Inn of Court

Current Affiliations & Admissions

  • Virginia State Bar
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar - Civil Litigation Section
  • Virginia State Bar - Trusts and Estate Section
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • U.S. Tax Court
  • U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia

Legal Activities and Leadership

  • Virginia State Bar, Professional Course Committee
  • Fairfax County Model Judiciary Program - Fairfax County Circuit and General District Courts
  • Judge, George Mason University Law School, Moot Court Board
 
     
 
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