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Raighne C. Delaney

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Education

The George Washington University Law School, J.D. with honors, 1995

  • Articles Editor, The Environmental Lawyer

Temple University, B.A., cum laude, 1989

United States Army Intelligence Center & School, Military Intelligence Officer Basic Course, 1989 and Strategic Debriefer & Interrogator Course, 1992

National Trial Advocacy College, 1998

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Virginia, 1995
  • District of Columbia, 1996
  • Maryland, 2001
  • U.S. Supreme Court
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Raighne (pronounced "Renny") Delaney is a shareholder with Bean, Kinney & Korman. He practices in the area of general civil litigation. He has prosecuted and defended numerous cases in the following areas: real estate litigation, business litigation, government contracts and construction litigation.

Raighne is a LEED Accredited Professional, with knowledge of the construction, design and operation of green buildings.

Prior to attending law school, Raighne 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.

Honors

Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers in Business Litigation, 2014 - present

Virginia Super Lawyers in Business Litigation, 2013 - present

Virginia Business, Legal Elite in Civil Litigation, 2009

Virginia Business, Legal Elite in Appellate Law, 2016

Virginia Lawyers Weekly, Leader in the Law, 2009

Virginia Super Lawyers, Rising Star in Business Litigation, 2007

AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow

Experience

  • Represented the developer in an Establishment Clause challenge to the construction of a government funded $50 million affordable housing project erected over a church. 
  • Represented the developer and twice reversed the trial judge’s refusal to enjoin a local government from considering a zoning appeal filed by a business competitor in hopes of preventing the client from receiving a $230 million government contract. 
  • Represented the purchaser of a website and received a $1.14 million jury award for the purchaser in a software failure case, the first case ever decided under the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act. 
  • Represented a homeowner and reversed the trial court’s decision to allow on a first position judgment lien in the first reported case in America in which the equitable subrogation doctrine was applied to a purchaser.
  • Represented the appellant and reversed the trial court’s decision that a convicted murderer lost all interest in jointly owned real property.
  • Represented a protestor before the GAO in a dispute over a $15 million contract to haul hazardous cargo for the Army and ultimately, his client was awarded the contract.
  • Represented a franchisor in a three week bench trial after which the trial court dissolved a preliminary injunction against the franchisor and then permitted the franchisor to enforce restrictive covenants against franchisees. 
  • Represented and obtained a security clearance for an applicant before the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals despite the applicant’s admissions of false statements and improper personal activity.
  • Represented the property owner in a condemnation action, along with other law firms, and defended allegations that the owner did not own the property in question.  The property owner was able to obtain a $36 million settlement. 
  • Represented the plaintiff manufacturer in a dispute over whether IED jammers manufactured for use by NATO in Afghanistan were built to the required top secret specifications.  The manufacturer obtained a $2.1 million settlement with the general contractor and an additional non-monetary settlement with the designer, essentially making the manufacturer whole.

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Professional & Community Affiliations

American Bar Association (Vice Chairman, TIPS Title Insurance Litigation Committee, 2012 – Present)

Virginia State Bar (Disciplinary Board, 2009 – 2012)

Alexandria Bar Association

Arlington Bar Association

Alexandria Masters Soccer League, Inc. (Board of Directors, 2009 – 2013; Commissioner, 2010 – 2011; Treasurer, 2009 – 2010; Secretary, 2011 – 2013)

Army Navy Country Club (Board of Governors, 2012 – Present)

Community Criminal Justice Board, City of Alexandria, Virginia (2005 – 2013; Chairman, 2006 – 2013)

Virginia Board of Correctional Education (2008 – 2012; Vice Chairman, 2010 – 2012)

Beyond the Suit

Raighne can be found on a golf course, soccer field or tennis court when he isn’t litigating on behalf of individuals, businesses and title insurance companies.