At Pikrallidas & Associates, we doggedly represent our clients' best interests to maximize their recovery for the damages caused by another person's negligence or wrongdoing.
Here is a sampling of the settlements and verdicts we have achieved.
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Selected case highlights
The following actual case synopses are actual results and represent some of the work of John L. Bauserman, Jr., Esq. of Pikrallidas & Associates. Please note that fictitious client names have been used to preserve client privacy.
- Represented a 76-year-old grandmother, Adele M., in a successful enforcement action to re-establish regular visitation with her four grandchildren after the custodial mother had illegally fled overseas and withheld the grandchildren in defiance of the existing court order.
- Filed a petition for modification of custody on behalf of non-custodial mother, Anne S., and obtained a court ruling granting Anne primary physical custody of her young son. The son had primarily lived with Anne for his first three years of life, until the father tricked her into visitation, but then withheld their son without disclosing the child’s whereabouts to the mother. The father also made false complaints against Anne to Child Protective Services to gain an unfair advantage in his custody case. The father initially won primary custody of the son after spending $100,000 in legal fees pursuing his case. Anne then retained Pikrallidas & Associates and John L. Bauserman, Jr., as her new legal counsel. John represented her in successfully obtaining modification of custody and restored primary custody of Anne’s son to her.
- Appealed a termination of parental rights order to the Virginia Court of Appeals on behalf of a father, Greg G., who had two young children. The children’s mother’s rights previously were terminated because of persistent drug use. With John’s representation, Greg won a reversal of the lower court’s decision. The father’s parental rights were fully restored.
- Won custody of two pre-teen daughters for a mother , Sue B., after her children already had been removed from her care and custody because of false allegations of abuse and malicious misdemeanor criminal complaints made against Sue by the father, after she spanked one of the children. The father made the complaints against Sue in order to gain an unfair advantage the already ongoing divorce case. In this case, which involved separate criminal, civil and administrative actions, John obtained dismissal and acquittal of the criminal charges against Sue. Then he successfully defended her in the administrative process against bogus charges of major abuse and neglect. Finally, he was able to win primary physical custody of both daughters for Sue.
- Represented a blue collar father, Thomas M., in a contested custody and divorce case against the white collar, U.S. government employee mother, who held a security clearance and also had two masters’ degrees. With John’s representation, the father was able to achieve his goal of equal shared (50-50 joint) custody of his two pre-teen daughters at a contested hearing of three days duration, over the strong objection of the mother.
- Litigated a disputed claim brought by the Virginia Division of Child Support Enforcement (VA DCSE) against a father, Preston T. (a former NFL player and former deputy sheriff), in which the DCSE erroneously claimed that Preston owed child support arrears of $74,000 to the mother. John was able to prove that Preston actually had equal, shared custody of his two young teenaged daughters during the time period that the arrears supposedly were incurred. With John’s legal assistance, Preston demonstrated to the Court that the claim for arrears was completely erroneous and instead that Preston actually was owed $3,500 in child support by the mother. John also simultaneously represented Preston in obtaining sole custody of his two daughters, after the mother breached their joint custody court order and secretly withdrew the children from school in Fairfax County, relocated more than 50 miles away and then repeatedly interfered with and denied the father’s contacts with the children.
- Represented an Asian immigrant mother, Chrissie T., in a hotly disputed custody case against her physically and mentally abusive husband for custody of their toddler son. John vigorously and successfully defended Chrissie from malicious allegations of child abuse by the father, when he unsuccessfully attempted to obtain a bogus civil protective order against Chrissie. Then John obtained sole legal and sole physical custody for Chrissie of her son after a two-day contested custody hearing.
- Defended a father, J. R., against false allegations of child sex abuse and malicious criminal complaints of assault and battery of his two young daughters. John was able to win acquittal for J. R. in the criminal cases. John next successfully defended J. R. from a petition for a civil protective order filed against him by Child Protective Services. Afterwards, John still was able to work with the investigating police detective and the Child Protective Services’ case worker to demonstrate conclusively that the mother was lying about the abuse and coaching the children. John eventually had the police detective and case worker testify as willing witnesses for the father at the final custody hearing, at which the court ruled in J.R.’s favor and restored all of his visitation and parenting rights. Eventually the father regained equal shared custody of his children.
- John represented a young mother, Shelley C., to obtain a civil protective order granting her a stay-away/no contact order against the abusive father, and granting her sole legal and sole physical custody of the parties’ children.
- On behalf of wife, Linda C., a stay-at-home mother and part-time worker in a twenty years’ marriage, John defended and litigated the divorce case to obtain child custody, permanent spousal support, child support, an award of wife’s marital share of husband’s military pension, health insurance benefits, and an award of the marital home as part of a larger award of equitable distribution.
- Represented a surgeon, Robert S., in obtaining custody of his seven-year-old year old daughter from the mother, after he had been a non-custodial parent for two years. After Robert’s two prior legal counsels from prestigious Richmond area law firms told Robert that his custody case was hopeless, Robert retained John and Pikrallidas & Associates. John was able to help Robert prove in court that the mother was addicted to prescription drugs and was engaging in risky behaviors which endangered the parties’ young child. The court granted Robert sole legal and physical custody of his daughter.
- Wrote and filed Amicus Curiae (“Friend of Court”) legal briefs on behalf of the Children’s Rights Council in the Virginia and Minnesota Supreme Courts in support of joint custody for fit and proper parents. John is the former past President of the Board of Trustees of the Children’s Rights Council and remains a current member of the Board of Trustees.
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