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Craig J. Curwood

Craig J. Curwood represents clients in all types of employment litigation including workplace discrimination, sexual harassment, FMLA, FLSA, USERRA, workplace violence, defamation, class action and multi-plaintiff discrimination and wage/hour claims. Craig also advises and represents executives and high-level employees involved in disputes over employment contracts, severance packages, and non-compete agreements. On behalf of public-sector employees, he handles administrative grievances at the federal, state, and local levels.

Virginia Super Lawyers magazine named Craig to its "Rising Stars" list of the "top young attorneys in Virginia” in the field of employment and labor law for the years 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012.  In 2013 Super Lawyers recognized him as a top plaintiffs' attorney in "Employment Litigation". Virginia Business magazine named him among “The Legal Elite, Top Lawyers in Labor/Employment” for 2009, 2011, and 2012.   These honors resulted from a survey of Virginia lawyers seeking their opinions of the top attorneys in Virginia.

In May 2005, Craig received the Legal Information Network for Cancer 2005 Krista Latshaw Pro Bono Award for his pro bono service on behalf of Richmond’s cancer community. Serving LINC since 1999, he has represented numerous cancer patients and their families dealing with various employment law issues, including FMLA, ADA, ERISA, and short-term and long-term disability benefit claims.

Craig is a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Virginia Bar Association, and Richmond Bar Association.

Craig enjoys spending his non-working hours with his wife and two young sons.  Though he doesn't get out as much as he used to, he enjoys hiking and mountain biking on the trails in Forest Hill Park and the James River Parks system in Richmond.


  • University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., 1999
    • Recipient of the ABA/BNA Award for Academic Excellence in Labor and Employment Law
  • James Madison University, B.S. (English and Political Science), 1995
  • Iona Preparatory School, New Rochelle, NY, 1991


  • Virginia, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia


Philip J. Dean

Philip J. Dean joined the Curwood Law Firm as an Associate in 2013.  Philip’s practice includes advising and representing employees in all types of employment related matters including unpaid overtime and misclassification under the FLSA, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and public employee grievances.

Originally from Galax, Virginia, Philip graduated from the University of Richmond School of Law in 2013. While in law school, Philip worked in the Senate of Virginia, and for one summer worked in the UK Parliament.  At graduation, Philip won the 2013 BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor and Employment Law.  Prior to law school, Philip worked for several years in the financial industry.  Philip received his B.A. (History), magna cum laude, from Virginia Commonwealth University.


  • University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., 2013
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, magna cum laude,  B.A. (History), 2005


  • Virginia, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia



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The Curwood Law Firm is located in downtown Richmond, Virginia and is able to litigate cases in state or federal courts throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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