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Virginia Civil Lawsuit Filings Increase in 2022


Civil lawsuit filings in Virginia’s General District Courts increased 9% during 2022. The biggest increase? Unlawful detainer (eviction) filings. Meanwhile, civil lawsuit filings in Virginia’s Circuit Courts decreased, with domestic case filings (including divorces) seeing a notable decrease. Full data from the Supreme Court of Virginia can be found here & here.

If you or your organization are served with a civil lawsuit, don’t make any decisions about how to proceed before talking with a trusted attorney in your area. Offit Kurman attorneys are available to advise and counsel you. Reach out to Anders Sleight | Offit Kurman today to discuss your specific situation.


Anders Sleight is an experienced trial attorney with a knack for helping clients reach efficient resolutions.  An experienced commercial litigator, Mr. Sleight has represented businesses, banks, credit unions, servicers, property owners, agencies, and individuals throughout Virginia and the District of Columbia. As a result, he has developed an intimate knowledge of local practices and judges, which he uses to assist and advise clients from case initiation through trial.