There is no requirement that someone send you a cease and desist letter before they file suit against you.

In fact, you don’t have to receive any warning at all… the lawsuit is enough.

So, ignore those uninformed people that tell you any of the following untruths about non-compete agreements in Virginia:

  1. they are not binding
  2. you will get notice before you get sued
  3. they can’t prevent you from working – its a right to work state

Etc. Etc.

Call us before you get a lawsuit if possible… and if not, the minute you are served. Failure to respond within a certain period of time could have very terrible consequences.

Lauren Ellerman

Lauren Ellerman

In 2011, Lauren Ellerman was named "Young Lawyer of the Year" by the Roanoke Bar Association for her work in the community. To speak with Lauren about your personal injury case, contact her at