|VA||Authorized to practice law||1984||02/13/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Lawyers List||Coastal Virginia Magazine||2015|
|Legal Elite Construction Law||Virginia Business Magazine||2008|
|Legal Elite - Labor and Employment||Virginia Business Magazine||2005|
|Phi Betta Kappa||Phi Betta Kappa Society||1979|
|Partner||Wolcott Rivers Gates||1984 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Virginia Beach Bar Association||N/A||1985 - Present|
|Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association||N/A||1985 - Present|
|Virginia Client Protection Fund Board, VSB||Chairman||2008 - 2010|
|Virginia Client Protection Fund Board||Member||2004 - 2009|
|Virginia Board of Professional Occupational Regulation||Board Member||1995 - 1999|
|Virgina State Bar, Second District Disciplinary Committe||Member, and Chair Subcommittee||1990 - 1993|
|Act II Jewelry v Zhu, Mu Ying||Jury Verdict $848,818|
|See all legal cases|
|Virginia Business Magazine, Guide to Doing Business In Virginia||Should I be a Corporation or a Limited Liability Company||2007|
|William & Mary Law School||N/A||Juris Doctor||1983|
|State University of New York, Stony Brook||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1980|
|Seminar||Employee Benefits Compliance Audit||2011|
Posted by Shelby
Words can't describe the wonderful service I have received from Barry and his associates. Over the last year and a half he has assisted me with business matters including setting up new companies, negotiating contracts, developing an employee manual and advised on various other business matters. He has also assisted me with purchasing personal property, selling property, setting up estates and living wills. I have never worked with a lawyer that is as quick to complete work, respond to emails and return calls as Barry is. I look forward to continuing to work with Barry on legal matters. Barry is an exceptional attorney, very knowledgeable, trustworthy and truly a pleasure to work with!
Posted by Deborah
Years ago Mr. Dorans was referred to us when we were working with another attorney who specialized in family law rather than real estate, which primarily was the area for which we had need. That referral was likely the best professional referral we've ever had. Mr. Dorans has become a most trusted adviser based upon his vast knowledge in the field as well as his demonstrated moral and ethical compass. We continue to this day to appreciate our good fortune to have his legal services.
Posted by anonymous
Mr. Dorans assisted me with general business advice as I launched a new public accounting firm and also advised me regarding my non-compete agreement. He was very knowledgeable, accessible and responded promptly with insightful comments on various non-compete issues.
Webb Basnight, Divorce and separation Attorney
I endorse this lawyer. I have practiced law with Mr. Dorans for many years and I have found him to always be one of the very best in litigation, business law, and commercial transactions. He is exemplary in character, of the highest integrity, and gentlemanly in demeanor. He is extremely knowledgeable in his profession, respected by his peers and the judiciary, and effective with the results in cases which he handles. If there is a "gold" standard among attorneys, Mr. Dorans is that.