Raighne C. Delaney
2300 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 700
Arlington, VA 22201
Raighne (pronounced "Renny") C. Delaney is a shareholder with the firm. He practices in the area of general civil litigation. He has prosecuted and defended numerous cases in each of the following areas: real estate litigation, business litigation, government contracts and construction litigation. Mr. Delaney is a LEED Accredited Professional with knowledge of the construction, design and operation of green buildings.
Mr. Delaney is licensed to practice law in Virginia, the District of Columbia and Maryland. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as various U.S. federal courts.
In 2010, Mr. Delaney received the rating of “AV” Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest peer review rating that is given. In 2009, Mr. Delaney was named a “Leader in the Law” by Virginia Lawyers Weekly for advancing the law, improving the justice system and setting the standard for other lawyers. Also in 2009, Virginia Business magazine named him one of “Virginia’s Legal Elite,” in the category of Civil Litigation. He is a fellow in the honors society, Litigation Counsel of America, and was recognized in the March 2010 issue of Litigation Commentary and Review for representing a manufacturer regarding the sale of roadside bomb jammers for use by NATO in Afghanistan.
Mr. Delaney has published "Nimby! The Views at Clarendon Project and Litigation 2004-2011," The Fee Simple, May 2011 (with Jonathan C. Kinney), "The Drafting of Property Settlement Agreements: DeMayo v. DeMayo - A Cautionary Tale", The Fee Simple, May 2011 (with James W. Korman), "Top 10 Claims for 2009," VLTA Examiner, Winter 2010 (with B.Davis), “Damages under the Virginia Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act,” Journal of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Dec. 2009 (with D. Temeles) and “The Effect of Electronic Filing of Cover Sheets in Virginia,” The Fee Simple, Nov. 2007 (with B. Davis). He has given presentations on "Settlement Agent Liability" before the Title Insurance Committee of the American Bar Association in 2010, “Errors and Omissions Insurance Policies in the Context of Settlement Agent Liability,” before the Title Insurance Committee of the American Bar Association in 2009 and on “Representing Claimants in Pro Bono Employment Cases,” before the District of Columbia Bar in 1997.
Before attending law school, Mr. Delaney served as an officer in the U.S. Army and his awards include the Army Commendation Medal with Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (for the invasion of Panama) and the Parachutist Badge.
Mr. Delaney holds a Bachelor of Arts with honors degree from Temple University. He received his law degree, with honors, from the George Washington University Law School, where he served as an Articles Editor on the student law journal, The Environmental Lawyer.