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Elaine Charlson Bredehoft founded Charlson Bredehoft Cohen & Brown, P.C., known then as Charlson Bredehoft, P.C., in April of 1991. This AV-rated firm concentrates on civil litigation in Virginia and the District of Columbia and engages in an active trial practice in the federal and state courts.

Charlson Bredehoft Cohen & Brown, P.C.’s litigation and consulting practice focuses largely in the areas of employment and business-related litigation. The firm has successfully litigated cases ranging from business-related torts such as defamation, battles over stock options, change in control agreements, complex employment agreements, and covenants not to compete, to cases such as employment discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, whistleblower, civil rights violations, wrongful termination, fraud, tortious interference with contractual relations, negligence, assault and battery, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, conspiracy, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and less frequently, medical malpractice.

The firm has represented individual and corporate clients from the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. Firm clients include executive-level and management employees, such as chief executive officers, chief operating officers, chief financial officers, corporate counsel, as well as employees of all levels who have suffered discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, unfair treatment, adverse employment action, termination, or other action or damages arising out of the employment relationship. While the firm primarily acts as trial counsel in state and federal courts, as well as in arbitration and mediation, the firm also provides advice on non-litigated matters.


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