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Hampton, Virginia is among the oldest cities in the United States. It was established in 1610 as one of the Seven Cities of Hampton Roads, and today ranks as the sixth most populous city in Virginia with a population of over 145,000. Money Magazine recently ranked Hampton as one of the best places to live. Hampton is home to a variety of military enterprises, including Fort Monroe, Langley Air Force Base, NASA Langley Research Center, and the Virginia Air and Space Center.
Hampton lawyers practice many areas of law, especially maritime and admiralty law given Hampton’s waterfront location. In addition, because of a growing business and industrial sector, attorneys in Hampton practice business, employment, labor, and personal injury law. Further, Hampton attorneys are also experienced in family law.
The Virginia legal system is divided into the General District and a Circuit Court system. The General District court system is one of limited jurisdiction which hears civil cases involving controversies up to $15,000 and questions related to traffic infractions and misdemeanors. In addition, in each city and county in Virginia there is a Circuit Court system which hears all civil and criminal cases. The Circuit Court hears all cases in excess of $15,000 in addition to cases related to family matters. Hampton is in the 8th Judicial Circuit of Virginia.
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