Affectionately referred to as the “Rocket Docket”, the Eastern District of Virginia is a jurisdiction unlike any other in the country. With four divisions, located in Alexandria, Richmond, Newport News, and Norfolk, the Rocket Docket is nationally recognized as the fastest moving District Court within the federal judiciary. The Rocket Docket regularly sees a wide variety of civil cases, including government contracts disputes, immigration contests, and intellectual property litigation. Regardless of the subject matter, a case pending in the Rocket Docket can be expected to go from filing to trial in less than 12 months, demanding the ability to efficiently produce quality work on a strict and short deadline.
With more than 15 decades of combined experience and over 4,000 combined Court appearances, the Miles & Stockbridge Virginia Litigation Team understands what it takes to successfully navigate the Rocket Docket and has handled matters in the following areas:
Between the numerous former law clerks who served in the Rocket Docket and the many other attorneys who currently take leadership roles within that bar, this team’s unique insight into the Eastern District of Virginia helps Miles & Stockbridge advocate for its clients every day.