Valerie Ann Teachout, Esq.

Valerie Ann Teachout, Esq.: Attorney with Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch, P.C.


Ms. Chastain is admitted to practice in both the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Virginia. In addition, Ms. Chastain is admitted to practice before the following courts: United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia; United States District Court, Western District of Virginia; and the United States District Court, District of Columbia.

Ms. Chastain's practice areas include public and private sector employment law, discrimination and harassment, medical leave, disability issues, and severance agreements.

On December 9, 2015, Ms. Chastain taught two workshops for the National Business Institute's Employment Law Seminar. In the "Managing Employee Leaves of Absence" workshop, she discussed various aspects of the FMLA, ADA, Title VII, and USERRA, including the qualifying reasons for leave under each statute, special considerations for intermittent leave, notice obligations, and reinstatement rights. In the "Dealing with the Troubled/Troubling Employee" workshop, she discussed the importance of consistently-applied employee discipline plans and proper documentation to avoid disparate discipline claims, and what courts consider to be acceptable restrictive covenants in separation agreements.

Ms. Chastain currently serves on the DC Bar Steering Committee for Labor and Employment.

The District of Columbia Bar, Employment and Labor Section; Virginia State Bar; The Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Co-Chair; Employment Law Forum; The Washington Metropolitan Employment Lawyers Association

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Consumer Law
  • Employment Law
  • Employment Disability Discrimination
  • Family and Medical Leave Act

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
202-331-9260  Phone
866-879-6171  Fax
Year of First Admission:
U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit; Commonwealth of Virginia; U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia; District of Columbia; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
The Missouri Bar; Virginia Bar Association; Virginia State Bar; DC Bar
Birth Information:
Kansas City, Missouri, October 4, 1965
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover
  • Fixed Hourly Rates

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