Cortland Putbrese


Cortland’s practice primarily focuses on complex commercial litigation, intellectual property, products liability, insurance coverage, employment, bankruptcy, and political law matters. He also represents clients in nationwide alcohol beverage control licensing and regulatory matters and has handled tobacco litigation defense matters.

Cortland has extensive experience representing and advising Fortune 500 companies in multimillion-dollar lawsuits in state and federal courts across the country. He is highly skilled in all aspects of the pretrial and trial stages of litigation, and he has represented various foreign corporations, including companies in Japan, Germany, and China, and worked with counsel around the globe. In addition, he routinely counsels start-up companies and assists them with their business planning and legal needs. Prior to joining Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig, Cortland practiced with a major international law firm.

Cortland served as an adjunct professor at the University of Richmond School of Law for almost eight years, where he taught first-year students. He has authored various publications, including serving as a contributing editor for the Tort Law Desk Reference: A Fifty-State Compendium. His observations on national and Virginia politics have appeared in the Daily Telegraph (London, England), Aamulehti (Finland), Washington Examiner, and Richmond Times-Dispatch newspaper


211 Church Street S.E.
Leesburg , Virginia , 20175
United States

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