Cortland manages the Richmond, Virginia office of Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, a mid-Atlantic law firm with offices spanning several states. Prior to joining the firm, Cortland practiced with a major international law firm. He has extensive experience representing and advising Fortune 500 companies in multimillion-dollar lawsuits in state and federal courts across the country. Cortland has also represented various foreign corporations and worked with counsel around the globe. His practice focuses on commercial litigation, products liability, intellectual property, insurance coverage, employment, alcohol beverage control, and political law matters. He also counsels start-up companies and assists them with their business planning needs.
In addition, Cortland has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Richmond School of Law. He has also authored various publications, including serving as a contributor to the U.S. State Trademark and Unfair Competition Law publication and the Tort Law Desk Reference: A Fifty-State Compendium. His observations on politics have also appeared in the Daily Telegraph (London, England), Aamulehti (Finland), Washington Examiner, and Richmond Times-Dispatch newspapers.
Recently, the Governor of Virginia appointed Cortland to the Board of Corrections, which oversees the Virginia Department of Corrections. In 2007, the Attorney General of Virginia selected him to serve as special counsel to represent the state in certain cases. The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry Commissioner has also appointed him as the state’s special counsel for the purpose of collecting monies owed to employees.
Cortland received his J.D. from the Washington and Lee University School of Law. He also graduated with high distinction from the University of Virginia, where he received his undergraduate degree.