C. Michael DeCamps

C. Michael DeCamps: Attorney with Sands Anderson PC
  • Shareholder at Sands Anderson PC
  • Bank of America Center, 1111 East Main Street, Suite 2400, Richmond, VA 23219-3500
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A thoughtful and creative advisor, Mike DeCamps helps employers, executives, and businesses of all sizes resolve workplace and business conflicts. Mike understands the importance of assessing and resolving issues efficiently and timely, but remains a valuable resource when businesses are faced with complex employment or commercial litigation. As your legal partner, he addresses your business needs with a keen, in-depth knowledge of employment law and commercial disputes.
Mike supports resolving your workplace and business issues before they escalate, and will serve your business interests with intensity and care. He offers consultative guidance on issues including:

•employment contracts
•restrictive covenants
•retaliation claims
•workplace policies and procedures
•wrongful discharge
•wage and hour disputes

Mike also brings his talents to a wide range of other civil litigation disputes including commercial, contract, local government, and personal injury matters. Mike enjoys giving back to his community and has done pro bono work for several non-profit and community organizations.

Mike is a shareholder, member of the Litigation Group, and chair of the firm’s Employment team. He joined Sands Anderson in 1986.


• Best Lawyers in America
2009 - present
•Virginia Business magazine “Legal Elite” in Labor/Employment
2001 - present
• Super Lawyers
2006 - 2010, 2013 - 2016


News by C. Michael DeCamps

•DOL Gives Employers a Break on Paying for Some Intermittent Leave
•U.S. Supreme Court Says Auto Service Advisors Exempt From Overtime Pay
•Screen for Success: The Importance of Legal Compliance in the Hiring Process
•Employment Law Alert: New Overtime Rules Won’t Take Effect on December 1
•Employers Head Into Overtime Preparing for New Wage and Hour Rules
•NLRB Continues to Allow Certain Rude and Aggressive Employee Behavior as Protected Concerted Activity
•2016 Virginia Employment Law Pocket Guide
•Supreme Court Gives Conciliatory Nod to the EEOC’s Duty of Conciliation

News About C. Michael DeCamps

•23 Sands Anderson attorneys named to 2019 Best Lawyers list
•Workplace Harassment Prevention Trainings & Seminars
•2018 Virginia Employment Law Pocket Guide
•Thirty-Three Sands Anderson Lawyers Named to 2017 Virginia Business Legal Elite
•20 Sands Anderson PC Attorneys Named to 2018 Best Lawyers List
•Thirty-One Sands Anderson Lawyers Named to 2016 Virginia Business Legal Elite
•Seventeen Sands Anderson Lawyers Included in 2017 Best Lawyers
•Twenty-One Sands Anderson Attorneys Included in 2016 Super Lawyers List
•Sands Anderson Speaking Engagements through June 2016
•Thirty Sands Anderson Attorneys among 2015 Legal Elite

Favorite Book

•Parting the Waters: America in the King Years 1954-1963
by Taylor Branch

Professional Highlights

•Defended and prosecuted class action wage and hour lawsuits and federal WARN Act Claims
•Defended several Virginia localities in claims brought by citizens or trade associations challenging administrative or regulatory actions involving civil rights and employment issues
•Represented a corporation owning a nationally known tourism site in the resolution of corporate governance disputes
•Represented a national real estate developer in defense of fraud and breach of contract claims involving an urban retail center

Community Service

•Board of the Fan District Association
•Leadership Metro Richmond
•Richmond Ambulance Authority
Past Vice Chairman, Board of Directors
•West Richmond Little League
•Senior Warden for his church

Speaking Engagements

•Lectures and conducts training sessions for employers, trade associations, and bar groups
•Organizes and presents on Employment Law topics in Richmond and other locations throughout Virginia

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Litigation
  • Business Litigation
  • Government
  • Labor & Employment
  • Automotive Dealers
  • Privately Held & Small Business
  • Manufacturing

Education & Credentials

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1998, Richmond, VA 23219-3500
University Attended:
University of Virginia, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, 1972
Law School Attended:
University of Virginia, J.D., 1975
Year of First Admission:
Virginia; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth and Federal Circuits; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Professional Affiliations

•American Bar Association (Employment Law Section)
•Bar Association of the City of Richmond
•Defense Research Institute
•Virginia Bar Association
•Virginia State Bar

Birth Information:
Arlington, VA, 1950
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express
  • Fixed Hourly Rates

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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Richmond, Virginia

  • Richmond, VA
    Bank of America Center , 1111 East Main Street, Suite 2400
    Richmond, VA 23219-3500

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