Marina is a civil litigation associate in the firm’s Products Liability and Asbestos practice groups. Her practice focuses on defending railroads, product manufacturers, and asbestos defendants in state and federal court. She has appeared as co-counsel in cases involving FELA suits, toxic tort suits, products liability cases, and other general litigation matters. Marina regularly drafts dispositive motions and motions in limine, and has successfully argued several pretrial motions in state court.

During law school, Marina won Best Brief during her school’s Intra-Scholastic Moot Court Competition and later served on the Moot Court Executive Board. Her team made the semi-finals of the American Bar Association’s Moot NAAC Regional Moot Court competition and received a top brief award. Marina also served as the Senior Manuscripts Editor of the Public Interest Law Review, and she was an active member of the school’s Trial Advocacy Board. 

She interned for the Honorable Judge John Gibney in the Eastern District of Virginia, as well as in the Office of the Chief Staff Attorney at the Supreme Court of Virginia. Prior to law school, Marina clerked at a boutique defense firm in Charlottesville, Virginia.

    • Education

      • J.D., University of Richmond School of Law, magna cum laude, Order of the Barristers, Moot Court, 2020
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      • The Order of Barristers
        National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
        Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
        Defense Research Institute
        Norfolk Portsmouth Bar Association
    • Admitted to Practice

      • Virginia 
        United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
        Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Marina G. Batalias Associate Willcox & Savage, P.C. (757) 628-5556 (757) 628-5566
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