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J. Douglas Cuthbertson

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


Doug Cuthbertson is a partner in the firm’s Business Litigation Group. He focuses on financial and insurance disputes, having represented banks, credit card issuers, and insurance companies for almost 20 years. His practice encompasses civil litigation involving federal consumer credit protection statutes, retail banking and deposit products and services, business torts, fraud, insurance coverage, and other insurance-related matters.

Besides financial disputes, Doug handles commercial cases under a number of federal and state statutes and common laws. His clients are individuals and businesses in many different industries, such as real estate, construction, wholesale trade and transportation. Admitted to practice in all of the Washington, D.C.-area courts, Doug often acts as local counsel for businesses litigating in the Nation’s Capital.

Before he became a lawyer, Doug was a professional editor. He edited corporate communications and medical research manuscripts at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and was the managing editor of the University of Richmond newspaper, The Collegian.

Reported Cases

  • Gross v. Wright, 185 F. Supp. 3d 39 (D.D.C. 2016)
  • MVB Bank, Inc. v. Stifel Bank & Tr., 164 F. Supp. 3d 825 (E.D. Va. 2016)
  • Rivera v. Rosenberg & Assocs., LLC, 142 F. Supp. 3d 149 (D.D.C. 2015)
  • Murdoch v. Rosenberg & Assocs., LLC, 875 F. Supp. 2d 6 (D.D.C. 2012)
  • Crews v. S & S Serv. Ctr. Inc., 848 F. Supp. 2d 595 (E.D. Va.), aff’d sub nom. Crews v. S&S Serv. Ctr. Inc., 474 F. App’x 370 (4th Cir. 2012)
  • DCFS USA, LLC v. D.C., 820 F. Supp. 2d 1 (D.D.C. 2011), aff’d, No. 12-7073, 2013 WL 500820 (D.C. Cir. Jan. 17, 2013)
  • DCFS USA, LLC v. D.C., 803 F. Supp. 2d 29 (D.D.C. 2011)
  • Domonoske v. Bank of Am., N.A., 705 F. Supp. 2d 515 (W.D. Va. 2010)
  • In re Marshall, 307 B.R. 517 (Bankr. E.D. Va. 2003)

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

  • American Bar Association – Business Law (Consumer Financial Services Committee), Litigation and Tort, Trial & Insurance Practice Sections
  • Federal Bar Association, Northern Virginia Chapter
  • Alexandria Bar Association


  • Recognized in Washington D.C. & Baltimore’s Top Rated Lawyers of 2015 by The American Lawyer in the area of Commercial Litigation
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale–Hubbell
  • Recognized as a Virginia Super Lawyer® Rising Star by Law & Politics magazine in Business Litigation and Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, 2007, 2009 – 2010



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

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court