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Lee E Berlik

About me

Lee regularly represents emerging and established technology
companies, banks, and other small and large businesses in complex
commercial litigation involving contracts, intellectual property, trade
secrets, business torts and various statutory violations in both state
and federal courts.


Lee joined the firm after leaving Boston-based Mintz Levin Cohn
Ferris Glovsky and Popeo, where he worked for six years. Prior to
working for Mintz Levin, Lee was a litigator in the Tysons Corner
office of Troutman Sanders.


Lee grew up in The Netherlands and spent some
time in upstate New York before settling down in Northern Virginia,
where he has stayed since 1993. He now lives with his wife and three
children in Leesburg, Virginia.


In his spare time, Lee can be found
playing tennis, skiing, biking, or dabbling in photography.  He has coached several Loudoun Soccer teams and is currently a volunteer sponsor of the Washington and Old Dominion Trail.



Languages spoken: Dutch

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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
    21 years
  2. Libel: 40%
    18 years
  3. Lawsuits & Disputes: 10%
    21 years



Hourly ($290-385/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Benjamin Weaver Glass III

    Lee is a very smart lawyer and his website has a ton of information that you should review before deciding to hire a lawyer for your business litigation disputes. He had developed particular expertise in the law of defamation, libel and slander


    Benjamin Glass Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Horace Van Smith

    I met Lee several times while practicing in Loudoun County. And each time I saw him in court, I was impressed with his calm, thoughtful approach. Lee is a fine attorney and I endorse him.


    Horace Van Smith Divorce and separation Attorney
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Contact info

BerlikLaw, LLC

1818 Library Street
Suite 500
Reston, VA, 20190

BerlikLaw, LLC

1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1500
McLean, VA, 22102

BerlikLaw, LLC

312-F E Market St
Leesburg, VA, 20176



DCActive 199807/10/2016
VAAuthorized to practice law199603/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2012
AV Peer Review Rated (preeminent)Martindale-Hubbell2012
AV Peer Review Rated (preeminent)Martindale-Hubbell2011
AV Peer Review Rated (preeminent)Martindale-Hubbell2010
AV Peer Review Rated (Preeminent)Martindale-Hubbell2009
BV Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Outstanding Newsletter AwardAmerican Bar Association2002
Outstanding Alumnus AwardRochester Institute of Technology2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing MemberBerlikLaw, LLC2009 - Present
PartnerDunlap, Grubb & Weaver, PLLC2006 - 2009
AssociateMintz Levin2000 - 2006
AssociateTroutman Sanders1998 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association for JusticeMember2008 - Present
Loudoun County Bar AssociationParliamentarian, 2008; Member, other years1997 - Present
Virginia Bar Association, Civil Litigation SectionMember1995 - Present
Fairfax Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1995 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
MIZ Engineering, Ltd. v. Noble Security, Inc.N/A
Rescue Phone, Inc. v. Enforcement Technology Group, Inc.Favorable settlement
Vision III Imaging, Inc. v. Bacs Design, Inc.Favorable settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Virginia Defamation Law BlogDefamation of Character: Libel and Slander Law in Virginia2013
The Virginia Defamation Law BlogVirginia's Insulting Words Statute2012
Virginia Business Litigation Lawyer BlogVirginia Consumer Protection Act Enforced Against Roofer2010
UCC, Commercial Contracts and Business Law CenterVirginia Government Contractor Accused of Business Conspiracy2010
UCC, Commercial Contracts and Business Law BlogPay-When-Paid Clauses Enforceable in Virginia2010
Virginia Business Litigation Lawyer BlogLoudoun County Judge Rejects Bright-Line Test for Work Product Protection2009
Virginia Business Litigation Lawyer BlogTrademark Litigation Between Coke and Pepsi Enters Another Round2009
Virginia Business Litigation Lawyer BlogWhat is Harassment?2009
LexisNexis Litigation Resource CenterBig Changes To The Federal Rules Of Civil Procedure2009
Virginia Business Litigation Lawyer BlogDiscrimination Against Hispanics By Nordstrom Leads to Settlement2009
UCC, Commercial Contracts and Business Law CenterPleading Defamation by an Employer in Virginia Isn't Easy2009
Annual Review of Developments in Business and Corporate LitigationEmployment Law (contributor)2006
National Law JournalABA Proposal Muddies Pretrial Publicity Waters1994
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Rochester Institute of TechnologyProfessional and Technical CommunicationsB.S., high honors1992