Stephen H. Moriarty II

Locations:

3201 Jermantown Road
Suite 600
Fairfax, Virginia  22030
Phone: 703.352.1900
Fax: 703.352.5293
25 Library Square
Salem, VA  24153

Phone: (540) 857-0600

shmoriarty@chadwickwashington.com

Biography

Steve Moriarty is a principal in the firm’s Fairfax office. He also meets with Roanoke-area clients at the Salem office. Steve has represented community associations since 1984, focusing on dispute avoidance and resolution, and trying cases in state and federal courts across Virginia. He served in the Fairfax Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office from 1981 to 1984 and has taught at the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy in Ashburn, Virginia. He was a contributing author of Condominium and Homeowner Association Litigation: Community Association Law and has written articles for Quorum Magazine.

Focus areas in community association law

  • General counseling and representation
  • Condominium warranty disputes
  • Rules and covenants enforcement
  • Contract negotiations
  • Bylaw interpretation and amendments

Education

Admitted

  • 1981, Virginia
  • 1998, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • 2002, U.S. Supreme Court

Professional associations

Honors

Career history

  • Law Offices of Gary V. Davis, 1989 – 1991
  • Hyatt & Rhoads, 1984 – 1989
  • Fairfax County Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney, 1981 – 1984

Notable cases

  • Grillo v. Montebello, 243 Va. 475 (Virginia Supreme Court, 1992)
  • Bloomingdale, et al., v. Lake Holiday Country Club, Inc., Ch. 98-64 (Frederick County Circuit Court, 1998)
  • Wyndham v. Oulton, Ch. 99-001468-00 (Henrico County Circuit Court; writ denied, Virginia Supreme Court, U.S. Supreme Court)

Seminars and teaching

  • Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy
  • Adjunct instructor 1997 – present
  • Legal instructor, 1994 – 1996
  • “Hiring Service Providers,” WMCCAI 2008 Expo

Articles

  • “Condominium and Homeowner Association Litigation,”  Community Association Law, Wiley Law Publications, 1987
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