Andrew Bodoh, Esq.

Andrew T. Bodoh, Esq. Associate

Thomas H. Roberts & Associates, P.C.
105 S 1st Street Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 783-2000 ext 110
(804) 783-2105 fax

 

Bar Admissions:

  • Virginia - 2010

Education:

  • 2007 - Bachelor of Arts - History & Political Science
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Christendom College
  • Front Royal, Virginia
  • 2010 - Juris Doctorate
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Ava Maria School of Law
  • Naples, Florida

Court Admissions:

  • All Virginia Courts
  • United States Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
  • United States District Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Notable Cases:

  • Liverman v. City of Petersburg, 2015 U.S. Dist. Lexis 120323 (Sept. 9, 2015)
  • Denton v. City Council for the City of Hopewell, 2015 Va. Cir. LEXIS 191 (Dec. 21, 2015)
  • State Farm Fire & Cas. Co. v. Franklin Ctr., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 47051 (E.D. Va. Apr. 4, 2014)
  • Smith v. Commonwealth, 286 Va. 52, 54 (Va. 2013)
  • Wagner v. Land, Record No. 121869 (Va. S. Ct., 2013) (unpublished)
  • Harmon v. Ewing, 285 Va. 335, 336 (Va. 2013)
  • Artis v. Commonwealth, Record No. 018-13-2 (Va. Ct. App., 2014) (unpublished)

FOIA Cases - Samples:

Case Issue Outcome
Ewing v. Harmon Law enforcement records and technical violations of FOIA After Supreme Court review, prevailed in part.
Barrett v. Bogley FOIA application to Humane Investigators Circuit Court rules FOIA does not apply
Artis v Dixon Use of federal exemption Settled - Attorney fees paid
Liberty Guard Inc. v. City Council for the City of Fredericksburg Emergency injunction in General District Court to prevent closed session Injunction denied
Cambell v. Hoch & Cambell v. Madison County Board of Supervisors Failure to timely respond, excessive costs Costs reduced
Everett v Town of Waverly Failure to timely respond, use of various exemptions Mandamus issued for documents, costs awarded, penalty suspended
Roberts v. Virginia Lottery Failure to provide complete documents, use of work product exemption Court permits use of exemption, but orders public records not previously supplied must be provided
Denton v. Hopewell City Counsel Closed meeting to discuss elections Court determines exemption does not apply

Publications:


A Virginian's Guide to FOIA

 

Letter to the Editor, “Change Virginia’s FOIA to increase transparency,” Wash. Post (Sept. 28, 2015), available at https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/change-virginias-foia-to-increase-transparency/2015/09/28/076178fa-63b1-11e5-8475-781cc9851652_story.html

 

Op. Ed., “Bill might dilute FOIA’s impact,” Daily Press (January 15, 2015), available at https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/change-virginias-foia-to-increase-transparency/2015/09/28/076178fa-63b1-11e5-8475-781cc9851652_story.html

 

Biography:

 

Andrew Bodoh has distinguished himself as a creative litigator in cases involving Constitutional law and civil rights, insurance coverage, appeals, and defamation. He also regularly represent citizens in cases involving the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which governs citizens’ access to public records and public meetings in Virginia. He is the author of A Virginian’s Guide to FOIA (2015).

 

Andrew Bodoh is a 2010 graduate of Ava Maria School of Law in Naples, Florida. He graduated Magna Cum Laude. During his senior year in law school, he was Editor and Chief of the Ava Maria Law Review. Andrew also distinguished himself as the best oral advocate in the 2010 intramural trial competition.

 

After passing the Virginia bar exam, practiced in Fredericksburg, Virginia before joining the law firm of Thomas H. Roberts & Associates, P.C., where he represented clients in civil and criminal law as well as in bankruptcy matters.

 

Mr. Bodoh is married with one child.

 

Community Involvement and Interests:

 

Andrew is a member of the Chesterbelloc Debate Society at Christendom College. He serves as elected President on the Board of Directors for the Ave Maria Alumni Association. He is a fellow with the Blackstone Legal Fellowship with the Alliance Defense Fund, a member of the Knights of Columbus, and a parishioner and lector at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church. He enjoys studying history, science, and sociology.