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Brian G. Muse

5425 Discovery Park Boulevard
Suite 200
Williamsburg, Virginia 23188
Phone:  757.941.2802
Fax:  757.941.2879


Brian focuses his practice on counseling, mediating, arbitrating and litigating matters involving employment issues such as discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour claims. He has also successfully litigated business tort matters involving non-competition agreements, non-solicitation agreements and corporate trade secrets in multiple states and jurisdictions.  Brian also has extensive experience representing businesses in Federal lawsuits alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act's Public Accommodation and Access requirements.

He counsels employers to assist them in avoiding litigation and governmental investigations. This includes providing onsite training and seminars to clients addressing anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policies, and drafting and reviewing employment contracts and handbooks. He is also a member of the firm's newly created Affordable Care Act team, which focuses on helping employers of all types and sizes successfully implement changes currently and soon-to-be required by the nation’s unprecedented healthcare reform initiatives.

Classes and Seminars Taught

  • Adjunct Professor, William & Mary Law School, 2013
  • Complying with Wage & Hour Law, Associated Builders & Contractors of Virginia, March 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • The Affordable Healthcare Act Law: How Will It Affect You and Me?, IAWP 64th Annual Professional Development Conference, May 2013
  • Learning to Think and React Like a Seasoned Employment Lawyer, Virginia Bar Association
    Annual Meeting, January 2007

Legal Experience

  • LeClairRyan, Williamsburg and Richmond, Virginia, 2006 – present
  • Kaufman & Canoles, Williamsburg, Virginia, 2006
  • Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald, L.L.P., McLean, Virginia, 2004 – 2006
  • Hogan & Hartson LLP, McLean, Virginia, 2001 – 2004

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Society for Human Resource Management
  • Associated Builders & Contractors of Virginia: Member, Educational Committee


  • Listed among the "Legal Elite" by Virginia Business magazine in Labor/Employment, 2012-2014 
  • Recognized as a Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Star by Law & Politics magazine for Employment & Labor, 2010-2015
  • Editorial Board, William & Mary Law Review, 2000–2001


  • J.D., College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, 2001
  • B.A., American Government, with distinction, University of Virginia, 1998

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit