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J. Douglas Cuthbertson

2318 Mill Road
Suite 1100
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Phone:  703.647.5925
Fax:  703.647.5975


Mr. Cuthbertson represents clients in all phases of civil litigation with an emphasis on insurance liability defense, including premises liability, automobile liability defense, professional liability, as well as insurance coverage and commercial disputes. Mr. Cuthbertson also has broad experience in creditors’ rights, banking and consumer financial services litigation. He has testified before members of Congress on the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, and has represented student loan guarantors as amici curiae before the U.S. Supreme Court, concerning the undue hardship discharge for educational loans in bankruptcy. In addition, Mr. Cuthbertson handles cases involving contracts, business torts and fraud. He represents clients in state and federal courts throughout Virginia and the District of Columbia, as well as in arbitration and mediation.

Legal Experience

  • LeClairRyan, Alexandria, Virginia, 2011 – Present
  • Miles & Stockbridge P.C., McLean, Virginia, 2001 – 2011
  • Sands Anderson PC, Richmond, Virginia, 1999 – 2001
  • McGuireWoods LLP, Richmond, Virginia, 1997 – 1999

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Alexandria Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association


  • Recognized as a Virginia Super Lawyer® Rising Star by Law & Politics magazine in Business Litigation and Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, 2007, 2009 – 2010

Related Industries


  • J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 1997
  • B.A., University of Richmond, 1993

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia