Our partner Joseph L. Duvall was a Virginia native and a well respected criminal defense and trial attorney who did not shy away from intense courtroom litigation. He was a former President of the Fairfax Bar Association and active in local politics. Joe retired from the firm at the end of 1993 and died in 2008.
Our partner George P. Blackburn, Jr. retired from the firm in 1989. George was raised in Texas and developed a Virginia connection by graduating from the Virginia Military Institute. He was a decorated US Marine Officer who fought at Guadalcanal, served with the Corps in the Vietnam War and who had a distinguished career as a JAG, retiring at the rank of General. Thereafter, he served with distinction as an attorney in Fairfax County. George grew up with the law, his father serving over the years as both a Judge and the Attorney General for the State of Texas. George died in 2006.
Thomas J. Harrigan retired from the firm in 1999 and moved to the Southwest United States.
In April of 1989, the firm moved to its present location at 10511 Judicial Drive in the City of Fairfax. The firm became one of the first (if not the first) professional limited liability companies to be formed in the Commonwealth of Virginia under the name of Duvall, Harrigan, Hale & Downey, P.L.C. on January 1, 1993. The firm of Hale Carlson Penn, who continuously practiced together since 1982 merged with the firm of Baumgartner-Pohlman on March 1, 2009 with the firm adopting its current name of Hale Carlson Baumgartner.
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