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THOMAS K. PLOFCHAN, JR

THOMAS K. PLOFCHAN, JR

Thomas K. Plofchan, Jr.  is the principal of Westlake Legal Group, a full service law firm located in Sterling, Virginia.  Mr. Plofchan’s practice has been located in Virginia since 1993.  He is admitted to the Virginia State Bar, and is authorized to practice before all courts and administrative agencies of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the United [...]

Wrongfully Accused: VA Drivers Convicted of Charge That Is Not A Crime

Wrongfully Accused: VA Drivers Convicted of Charge That Is Not A Crime

Posted by Thomas K. Plofchan, Jr. In a turn of events that is particularly embarrassing for the Commonwealth, it has recently been reported that a number of Virginia localities have been ticketing, convicting, and fining motorists for a charge that, though alleged to be illegal, does not actually violate Virginia law. In this instance, the law in question is Virginia Code § [...]

Bankruptcy Law: Filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy Law: Filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Posted by Thomas K. Plofchan, Jr. When considering bankruptcy, it is imperative that one considers all of the options available and the unique, intricate aspects of each.  In this particular post, we will explore the characteristics of one of the most popular forms of bankruptcy–Chapter 7.  In particular, we will focus on the process through which ones files [...]

Bankruptcy Law: Filing Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy Law: Filing Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Posted by Thomas K. Plofchan, Jr. NOTE: All of the policies and procedures addressed below are based on the standard practices of Westlake Legal Group and are not intended to be construed as anything other than such. To begin with, it is important to understand that a Chapter 13 case follows the same initial process as [...]

Let the People Tweet: NLRB Condemns Illegal Social Media Policy

Let the People Tweet: NLRB Condemns Illegal Social Media Policy

For all those out there suffering under the abject tyranny of their employer’s oppressive social media policy, hope is on the horizon.  According to a report published last month by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the social media policies enforced by a number of Virginia employers may be overly broad, and therefore unenforceable. The Board’s [...]