Mr. Oakley is a shareholder who practices out of the Chesapeake office and is a member of Poole Mahoney PC's litigation team. He focuses his litigation practice in land use and environmental law. Mr. Oakley holds a degree in geology and worked for a geophysical consulting firm before attending law school. His background as a geologist provides him with invaluable insight into environmental regulatory issues. Mr. Oakley is able to assist his clients to negotiate various state and federal environmental laws and regulations. He is a member of Poole Mahoney's brownfield remediation team which seeks to restore formerly contaminated and blighted properties into land suitable for economically beneficial uses. Additionally, he has extensive experience in the areas of commercial litigation, premises liability, products liability, insurance defense, condemnation/eminent domain, § 1983 defense, land use approvals, complex litigation, real estate litigation and commercial and residential landlord-tenant litigation. He has been repeatedly selected as a Virginia Rising Star by Richmond magazine, Virginia Super Lawyers in Environmental Law. Mr. Oakley was admitted to the Virginia Bar in 2006 and the North Carolina Bar in 2009. He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia and the Eastern and Western Districts of North Carolina.
Am. Zurich Ins. Co. v. Amundson, 2009 Va. App. LEXIS 150, No. 2748-07-1 (March 31, 2009).
Avalon, Inc. v. Canter, 2007 Va. App. LEXIS 366, No. 1356-07-1 (Oct. 2, 2007).
Gilmore v. Wise, 72 Va. Cir. 353, (2006).
Holmes v. Reid, 80 Va. Cir. 514 (Va. Cir. Ct. 2010)
McCoy v. EHM Constr., Inc., 2011 Va. App. LEXIS 170, No. 2542-10-1 (May 17, 2011).
Meeks v. Circle South, Inc., 79 Va. Cir. 469 (2009).
Mineo Corp. v. Rowe, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 101479, No. 2:07-cv-57-H (E.D.N.C. Sept. 8, 2011).
Mineo Corp. v. Rowe, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 22304, No. 2:07-cv-57-H (E.D.N.C. March 4, 2011).
- University of Georgia (B.S. Geology 2002)
- University of Denver Sturm College of Law (J.D. 2005)
- Virginia State Bar
- North Carolina State Bar
- Virginia Beach Bar Association
- Chesapeake Bar Association
- Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
- Local Government Attorneys of Virginia
- Greenbrier Family YMCA Board Member
- Chesapeake Rotary Club