Knicely & Associates

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Williamsburg, Virginia

Courthouse, Williamsburg, VA Credit: Bradley Jones


Bruton Parish Church, Williamsburg

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Colonial Courthouse, Williamsburg

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Governors Palace, Williamsburg, VA Credit: Larry Pieniazek


News & Events

Over the years, the attorneys affiliated with The Knicely Law Firm have made numerous presentations to, and are recognized by, various professional and community groups. More recent items that are newsworthy will be shared below on this website.

New Article on 2013 Virginia Eminent Domain Constitutional Amendment

Firm attorney James J. Knicely and attorney Francis A. Cherry, Jr., of Randolph, Boyd Cherry & Vaughan, of Richmond, have published in the Winter 2016 edition of The Real Estate Law Journal, an 80 page article entitled “Eminent Domain Reform: The “Virginia Way.” The article sets forth the extended legislative history of the Amendment and […] Read More »

Knicely Presents at 10th Annual Eminent Domain Seminar in May

James J. Knicely served as a panelist at the 10th Annual CLE International Eminent Domain Seminar held on May 5-6, 2016, at the Tides Inn, Irvington, Virginia. Knicely and Program Co-Chair Joshua Baker discussed the topic of “Rare, Unique and Unusual Easements” in the context of eminent domain practice. Knicely was a previously panelist at […] Read More »

Knicely Argues Case Before the Supreme Court of Virginia

On Thursday, January 14, 2016, attorney James J. Knicely represented Stephen and Marta Tvardek before the Supreme Court of Virginia in their appeal of a ruling of the James City County Circuit Court. The lower court upheld a 2008 Amendment to the Powhatan Village Homeowners Declaration severely restricting the rental of residential housing in the […] Read More »

Knicely Speaks to Rutherford Institute Interns

James J. Knicely was a guest speaker on July 22, 2013, at the Rutherford Institute as part of its Summer Speaker Series. Knicely spoke on the topic of “Liberty and Security” focusing on the recent Free Speech decision by the United States Court of Appeals in Tobey v. Jones, 706 F.2d 379 (4th Cir. 2013), […] Read More »

Luther to Clerk for Federal Appeals Court Judge

Robert Luther III is leaving the firm to accept an appointment as law clerk to United States Court of Appeals Judge Daniel A. Manion in South Bend, Indiana. Judge Manion was nominated by President Ronald Reagan and confirmed by the Senate as an appeals court judge for the Seventh Circuit in 1986. Commenting on Luther’s […] Read More »

Knicely Speaks at 2013 Eminent Domain Seminar

James J. Knicely was a panelist at the Annual CLE International Eminent Domain Seminar held at the Tides Inn, Irvington, Virginia, on April 25, 2013. Knicely and Eminent Domain Lawyer Henry E. Howell, III, shared a session entitled “Quick-Take Primer,” discussing how the procedure works for condemnors, ways in which condemnees may challenge it and […] Read More »

Virginia State Bar General Practice Section Awards Knicely 25th Annual Tradition of Excellence Award

Attorney James Knicely was awarded the 25th Annual Tradition of Excellence Award by Virginia State Bar General Practice Section at its Annual Summer Conference in Virginia Beach, Virginia, on June 18, 2011. The award "recognizes a lawyer who embodies the highest tradition of personal and professional excellence" and has "enhanced the esteem of general practice attorneys in Virginia." Read More »

Knicely Publishes Eminent Domain Law Update

The May 2011 Issue of the Fee Simple, The Newsletter of the Virginia State Bar Real Property Section, includes an article written by James Knicely entitled "New Developments and Proposals for Change in Virginia Eminent Domain Law" discussing recent developments in eminent domain law in Virginia. Read More »

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