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Civil Discovery in Virginia, 5th Ed

Publication Year: 2017
Practice Area: Litigation/Trial Practice

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Civil Discovery in Virginia penetratingly analyzes every aspect of discovery that a civil litigator in Virginia will confront, as well as tactics for both the party seeking discovery and the party protecting a client’s privileged or sensitive material. Looking only through court opinions to find answer to somewhat esoteric questions can be challenging and burdensome—this book will eliminate or at least seriously minimize that need.


Wyatt B. Durrette, Jr., DurretteCrump PLC, Richmond.
Wyatt B. Durrette, Jr., editor of this handbook, is a practicing attorney in Richmond, Virginia, where he currently serves as president of DurretteCrump PLC. He received his undergraduate degree in mathematics from Virginia Military Institute (1961), his law degree from Washington & Lee University, cum laude (1964), and a master’s degree in political science from the Johns Hopkins University (1966). In law school, he was a member of the law review, received American Jurisprudence Awards for Excellence in Sales and Evidence, won the Burke Oral Argument Competition, and was chosen to serve as Chairman of the Moot Court Team.

Mr. Durrette served three terms in the Virginia General Assembly, where among other committees and commissions, he served on the House Courts of Justice Committee for six years. Mr. Durrette has lectured at numerous CLE programs, including the 1992 program entitled “Hands-On” Evidence and Trial Practice, which received the award for Best Program Idea at the 1993 annual meeting of the Association for Continuing Legal Education. Mr. Durrette specializes in commercial and complex litigation and is the immediate past Chairman of the Business Litigation Section of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and of the Business Torts Section of the American Trial Lawyers Association. He is listed among Virginia’s Legal Elite, Top 50 Super Lawyers in Virginia, and Best Lawyers in America. In 2010 he received the coveted Hunter W. Martin Professionalism Award from the Richmond Bar Association, and he was recently named a Fellow in Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honorary society. He has Martindale-Hubbell’s AV-Pre-eminent rating and is a member of the Boyd-Graves Conference and the Professional Faculty for the VBA’s Professionalism Course required for all new attorneys in Virginia. He is a member of the bars of Virginia and the District of Columbia and has been admitted to practice in numerous state and federal courts, including several United States Circuit Courts of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.

David D. Hopper

Table of Contents:

 Title and Copyright
 Chapters and Authors
 About the Editor and Authors
 Forms on Disc: Instructions and Table
Chapter 1 - Planning and Using Discovery
Chapter 2 - Scope of Discovery
Chapter 3 - Interrogatories
Chapter 4 - Inspection of Documents, Things, and Places
Chapter 5 - Initiating and Preparing for Depositions
Chapter 6 - Taking and Defending Depositions
Chapter 7 - Depositions Used and Taken in Other States
Chapter 8 - Physical and Mental Examination of Persons
Chapter 9 - Discovery of Experts
Chapter 10 - Requests for Admission
Chapter 11 - Judicial Supervision and Enforcement
Chapter 12 - Key Discovery Principles
Chapter 13 - Discovery in the Digital Age
 Table of Authorities