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Joy C. Fuhr

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Practices
Education
  • William & Mary Law School, JD, Order of the Coif, Issue Editor, College of William and Mary Administrative Law Review, 1992
  • Princeton University, BA, 1984
Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
Affiliations

Member, Virginia Bar Association

Member, American Bar Association

Member, Bar Association of the City of Richmond

Member, Defense Research Institute

Member, Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys

Member, National Association of Women Lawyers

Joy has a national litigation practice that has focused on defending commercial, public nuisance, environmental, toxic tort and product liability claims. For more than 15 years she has served as national counsel and represented a Fortune 100 Company in state and federal courts throughout the country. She is also the national chair of the McGuireWoods Women Lawyers Network and a member of the firm’s Board of Partners.

She joined McGuireWoods after serving as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert F. Chapman on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.

As a member and co-captain of the Princeton University Varsity Women's Tennis Team, Joy was a four-time recipient of the Leon Lapidus Most Valuable Player Award. She was a four-time First Team All-Ivy selection in singles and three-time First Team All-Ivy in selection in Doubles. Joy was a two-time NCAA Division I All-American. She played for several years on the WTA Tour and is a member of Princeton’s Silver Anniversary Team. 

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Represented alcoholic beverage manufacturers, distributors and retailers throughout the country in obtaining federal and state licenses and permits.

County of Santa Clara v. Atlantic Richfield Co. Public nuisance action brought by counties and municipalities throughout the state of California against former manufacturers of lead pigment and lead paint seeking abatement.

Godoy v. E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., 319 Wis.2d 91, 768 N.S. 2d 674 (2009). Personal injury claim against former manufacturers of lead pigment seeking damages for alleged cognitive deficits and behavioral problems. Argued appeal before the Wisconsin Supreme Court on behalf of all defendants.

State of Ohio v. Sherwin-Williams Company. Public nuisance action brought by Ohio Attorney General against the former manufacturers of lead pigment and lead paint seeking state-wide abatement.

Thomas v. Mallett, 285 Wis. 2d 236; 701 N.W.2d 523 (2005). Personal injury claim against former manufacturers of lead pigment seeking damages for alleged cognitive deficits. Defense verdict rendered October 2007.

City of Toledo v. Sherwin-Williams Company, No. CL 200606040 (Court of Common Pleas of Lucas County, Ohio). Public nuisance action filed by the city against former manufacturers of lead pigment and lead paint seeking city-wide abatement.

State of Rhode Island v. Lead Industries Association. Public nuisance action brought by the Rhode Island Attorney General against former manufacturers of lead pigment and lead paint seeking state-wide abatement.

In Re: Lead Paint Litigation, 191 N.J. 405, 924 A.2d 484 (2007). Public nuisance action filed by twenty-six municipalities throughout New Jersey against former manufacturers of lead pigment and lead paint seeking abatement.

City of Chicago v. Am. Cyanamid Co., 355 Ill. App.3d 209, 823 N.E.2d 126 (2005). Public nuisance action filed against former manufacturers of lead pigment and lead paint seeking city-wide abatement.

City of St. Louis v. Benjamin Moore & Co. Public nuisance action filed by the city against former manufacturers of lead pigment and lead paint seeking city-wide abatement.

Spring Branch Independent School District v. NL Industries, Inc., 2004 Tex. App. Lexis 5577 (2004). Claim brought by school district against former manufacturers of lead pigment and lead paint seeking district-wide abatement.

Phillips v. E.I. du Pont de Nemours. Personal injury claim filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama seeking damages for alleged exposure to lead paint.

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Author, "Connecticut v. AEP: The New Normal?," Natural Resources & Environment, Volume 24, Number 4, Spring 2010
Author, "Applicability of EPA’s and Washington State’s Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rules for Agriculture, Livestock and Food Processing Operations," American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy and Resources Agricultural Management Committee Newsletter, Vol. 13, No. 4, December 2009
Author, "EPA Proposes Additional Limitations on OP Pesticides to Protect Salmon and Steelhead in the Pacific Northwest," American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy and Resources Pesticides, Chemical Regulation, and Right-to-Know Committee Newsletter, Vol. 11, No. 1, December 2009