Knicely & Associates

Attorneys at Law

Williamsburg, Virginia

Courthouse, Williamsburg, VA Credit: Bradley Jones

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Bruton Parish Church, Williamsburg

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Royal Crest, WIlliamsburg

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Colonial Courthouse, Williamsburg

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Governors Palace, Williamsburg, VA Credit: Larry Pieniazek

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Notable Cases: James J. Knicely

Commercial: In Re: Great Lakes Hotel Associates, 159 B.R. 667 (Bankr. E. D. Va. 1992) (Bankruptcy); Lawler v. Schumacher Filters America, Inc., 832 F. Supp. 1044 (E.D. Va. 1993) (Choice of Forum), Servis v. Hiller Systems, Inc., 54 F.3d 203 (4th Cir. 1995) (Admiralty); Baker v. Raytheon Engineers & Constructors, Inc., 1996 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 5354 (E.D. Pa. 1996) (Commercial); Williamsburg Peking Corporation v. Kong, 619 S.E.2d 100 (Va. 2005) (Commercial); Tvardek v. Powhatan Village Homeowners Association, Inc., ___ S.E.2d ___ (Va. 2016).

Administrative: Doe v. Virginia Board of Dentistry, 2000 WL 1617985 (Va. App. 2000) (Administrative); Goad v. Virginia Board of Medicine, 580 S.E.2d 494 (Va. App. 2003); (2003) (Administrative); Doe v. Virginia Board of Dentistry, 662 S.E.2d 99 (Va. App. 2008) (Administrative); Bamaiyi v. Virginia Board of Nursing, 2013 Va. App. Lexis 142 (Va. App. 2012) (Administrative – Unpublished).

Free Speech: Stewart v. D. C. Armory Board, 863 F.2d 1013 (D.C. Cir. 1988) (Free Speech); Thate v. D. C. Armory Board, 804 F. Supp. 373 (D. D.C. 1992) (Free Speech); Aubrey v. City of Cincinnati, 815 F. Supp. 1100 (S.D. Ohio 1993) (Free Speech); Aubrey v. Cincinnati Reds, 841 F. Supp. 229 (S.D. Ohio 1993) (Free Speech); Pruitt v. Wilder, 840 F. Supp. 414 (E.D. Va. 1994) (Free Speech); Tobey v. Jones, 706 F.3d 379 (4th Cir. 2013) (Free Speech).

Establishment Clause: Smith v. Albemarle County, 895 F.2d 953 (4th Cir. 1990) (Establishment Clause); Peck v. Upshur County Bd. of Educ., 284 F.3d 274 (4th Cir. 1998) (Establishment Clause); Forsyth County, North Carolina v. Joyner, 653 F.3d 341 (4th Cir. 2011) (Establishment Clause – Amicus Curiae Brief).

Free Exercise: Presbytery v. Florio, 40 F.3rd 1454 (3rd Cir. 1994) (Free Exercise); Horen v. Commonwealth, 23 Va.App. 735 (Va.App. 1997) (Free Exercise); Roberts v. Roberts, 586 S.E.2d 290 (Va. App. 2003) (Free Exercise); Orr v. City of Chesapeake, Record No. 0598-13-1 (Court of Appeals of Virginia) (Free Exercise).

Eminent Domain: 1902 Atlantic Limited v. United States, 26 Cl. Ct. 575 (1992) (Eminent
Domain)

Personal Injury: Doe v. Zwelling, 620 S.E.2d 750 (Va. 2005)(Personal injury)

Public Law: Baliles v. Mazur, 224 Va. 462 (1982) (Bond Validation),

U.S. Supreme Court: Mr. Knicely is the principal author of over 20 amicus curiae briefs and/or has filed petitions for certiorari in the following cases in the U. S. Supreme Court, from 1981-2010 as follows:

Amicus Curiae Briefs: Amicus Curiae Briefs: Town of Greece, New York v. Galloway, 572 U.S. ____ (2013); Snyder v. Phelps, 562 U.S. 443 (2010); Christian Legal Society v. Martinez, 561 U.S. 661 (2010); City of Pleasant Grove v. Summum, 555 U.S. 460 (2009); Morse v. Frederick, 551 U. S. 393 (2007); Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood of New England, 546 U.S. 320 (2006); Cutter v. Wilkinson, 544 U. S. 709 (2005); Zelman v. Simmons-Harris, 536 U. S. 639 (2002); Board of Education of Kiryas Joel v. Grumet, 512 U.S. 687 (1994); Lamb s Chapel v. Center Moriches Sch. Dist., 508 U.S. 384 (1993); Cruzan v. Director, Missouri Dep’t of Health, 497 U.S. 261 (1990); Turnock v. Ragsdale, 492 U.S. 916 (1989); Webster v. Reproductive Health Services, 492 U.S. 490 (1989); U.S. Catholic Conference v. Abortion Rights Mobilization, Inc., 487 U.S. 72 (1988); Board of Airport Comm’rs of City of Los Angeles v. Jews for Jesus, Inc., 482 U.S. 569 (1987); Hobbie v. Unemployment Appeals Com’n of Florida, 480 U.S. 136 (1987); Witters v. Washington Dept. of Services for the Blind, 474 U.S. 481 (1986); Bowen v. Roy, 476 U.S. 693 (1986); Bender v. Williamsport Area School District, 475 U. S. 534 (1986); Wallace v. Jaffree, 472 U.S. 38 (1985); Lynch v. Donnelly, 465 U.S. 668 (1984); Widmar v. Vincent, 454 U.S. 263 (1981).

Petitions for Certiorari: Nurre v. Whitehead, 09-671; McComb v. Crehan, 08-1566; Turner v. City Council of the City of Fredericksburg, Va., No 08-518; Lee v. York County School Division, No. 07-140); DeBauche v. Trani, No. 99-1009; Presbytery of New Jersey v. Whitman, No. 96-1156.


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