This is not the last time I will write this.

Dear Virginia employee:

   If you want to know if your non-compete is valid, please call us
   (a) before you sign in
   (b) before you decide to quit
   (c) when you get a cease and desist letter
   (d) they day you are served with a lawsuit

We will gladly assist you in any of the above situations.

We cannot assist you however, at 4pm on Friday, when the response to the lawsuit is due – next Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday.

We cannot help you when you have a hearing scheduled in the next 7 days.

Nor can we help you when you have already missed deadlines, filing dates etc.

We want to help you protect your rights and fight unfair non-compete agreements. However, this takes time and we have to evaluate your case individually – no two are the same.

So please give us time to help you….

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