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Durrette Challenges Gerrymandering in Richmond Times Dispatch Op-Ed
As a former legislator and gubernatorial candidate, it’s fair to say that Wyatt Durrette has a good inside knowledge of Virginia politics and their effect on how voting districts are drawn. As chairman of the bipartisan Citizens Constitutional Amendment Drafting Committee, he challenged “the abuse of redistricting power by both parties” in a Richmond Times Dispatch op-ed essay.
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As Chair of the Board for Comfort Zone Camp, DAGG Attorney Christine Williams Welcomes Co-Founder’s Return to the Organization
Twenty years after co-founding Comfort Zone Camp, Lynne Hughes is returning as CEO, effective October 22. And Christine Williams, who chairs the nonprofit’s board and is a DAGG attorney, is leading the welcome.
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Virginia Lawyers Weekly Names Wyatt B. Durrette Jr. to Inaugural Virginia Lawyers Hall of Fame
In a June 12 ceremony at downtown Richmond’s John Marshall Hotel, DAGG principal Wyatt B. Durrette Jr. will be one of 33 attorneys inducted into Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s first-ever class of the Virginia Lawyers Hall of Fame.
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The Latest Skirmish in a 206-year-old Battle Against Gerrymandering
A little over two centuries ago, in 1812, Massachusetts governor Elbridge Gerry signed a law creating a state senate district shaped to favor Democratic-Republican candidates over Federalist opponents. This year, a legal challenge to what nonpartisan organization OneVirginia2021 claims are 11 oddly shaped legislative districts – six in the Virginia Senate and five in the House of Delegates – reached its final round before the commonwealth’s Supreme Court.
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$4 Million Settlement Brings Closure to Tragic Accident
It was just supposed to be a pleasant boating trip. Graham McCormick was visiting his friend John Randolph (Rand) Hooper in Lancaster County last August. When the two were enjoying a ride in Hooper’s father’s powerboat on the Rappahahannock River, the boat struck something underwater, knocking McCormick into the river, where he drowned to death. Representing Hooper’s parents, Christine Williams, a DAGG attorney specializing in complex litigation, worked to negotiate a settlement.
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Four Changes for the Better (You're looking at one of them)
Our new website is the first change. And it’s here because of the other three changes. We’ve changed our name to Durrette, Arkema, Gerson & Gill because Frederick Gerson is now a partner. As a business and transactional attorney who also specializes in Intellectual Property, Mr. Gerson offers new expertise and capabilities to entrepreneurs, startups, and businesses of all sizes.
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