Gregory S. Bean is a litigator who focuses his practice in estate and trust litigation, general commercial litigation, real estate litigation, employment litigation, community association representation, bankruptcy, and personal injury insurance defense (including general tort liability, premise liability, automobile accidents, and products liability).
Mr. Bean’s employment practice includes defending employers in a variety of employment litigation matters, including discrimination and retaliation claims. He works on cases arising under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
His estate litigation practice includes bringing and defending challenges to wills and trusts. He also assists in interpretation of wills and trusts and bringing and defending claims against executors and trustees for breach of fiduciary duties.
Mr. Bean’s bankruptcy practice includes representing commercial and individual creditors in a variety of bankruptcy matters, including filing proofs of claim, defendant objections to proofs of claim, instituting proceedings for involuntary bankruptcy, representation in adverse actions, and seeking relief from automatic stays. Mr. Bean has defended national businesses, financial institutions, and insurers, including in the defense of actions for violation of the automatic stay.
Mr. Bean’s commercial and real estate litigation practice includes assisting businesses in dispute resolution and litigation, including helping commercial tenants obtain and collect on judgments, evict tenants, and interpret contract language. He assists residential landlords in disputes with tenants. Mr. Bean also advises community associations on their general legal matters and litigating matters involving covenant enforcement and collections actions.
Throughout his career, Mr. Bean has represented multiple national auto insurance companies, hotels, product manufacturers, and local municipalities in a variety of civil litigation matters. He specialized in representing insurance companies accused of mishandling personal injury claims and accused of bad faith insurance practices. He has also handled high-value product liability cases in both federal and state courts.
Additionally, Mr. Bean provides pro bono representation on behalf of children with special education needs.
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia
- Williamsburg Bar Association
- Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys: Vice-Chair of the Corporate & Commercial Litigation Section