Jesse M. Suit III
Kalfus & Nachman, P.C.
Virginia is a coastal state with many ports, which means that handling Jones Act cases and admiralty law is a specialty at Kalfus & Nachman. Jesse Suit is one of the most experienced Jones Act lawyers practicing in Virginia. He has handled hundreds of maritime cases for injured brown and blue water seamen, fishermen, and other maritime workers. He has defended clients who have worked at Norfolk International Terminals, Portsmouth Marine Terminals, Newport News Marine Terminals and APM Terminals, as well as other ports across the country. Jesse is an advocate for safety in the maritime and the admiralty industry and has lectured on maritime, product liability and evidentiary issues at both the local and national levels. Jesse has been featured on the Hampton Roads Show "Legal Matters" to discuss maritime and cruise ship industry issues. [Video goes here] Jesse also is the lead attorney on our catastrophic injury team. He has helped resolve numerous 7-figure multi-million dollar cases and several 8-figure multi-million dollar cases. Many of the companies that he has fought are mentioned on our website. His practice at Kalfus & Nachman assists people in several states, including Virginia, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. Jesse received three American Jurisprudence Book Awards (top grade in the class) while in law school.
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  • Admiralty and Maritime
  • ATV Accidents
  • Auto Accident
  • Birth Injuries
  • Boating Accidents
  • Brain Injury
  • Burn Injury
  • Bus Accidents
  • Cruise Ship Accidents/Injuries
  • Defective Drugs
  • Dog Bite/Animal Bite/Attacks
  • Emergency Room Errors
  • Jet Ski Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Snowmobile Accidents
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Surgical Errors
  • Train Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
Lawyer Addresses
State Address 1 Address 2 City Zipcode
Virginia 870 N. Military Hwy. Ste. 300 Norfolk 23502
Work Experience
Position From To
Kalfus & Nachman 2000 present
University(ies)/Colleges Attended
University Name Degree Majors Year
Wake Forest University Bachelor of Art - 1982
Law Schools
Law School Name Degree Year
Tulane University of Law LLM - Master of Law 1987
Loyola University of Law Juris Doctor 1985
Jurisdictions admitted to practice
State License status Year acquired
Virginia - 1989
LA - 1985
Languages spoken
  • English
Military Service: No
Professional Association Memberships
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Virginia Trail Lawyers
  • American Associaton for Justice
  • Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
Speaking Engagements
Presentation Name Conference Date
Trial Lawyers and Structured Settlements Ringler Radio 2014
Product Liability Claims American Association for Justice 2012
Legal Matters Hampton Roads Show - WAVY News 10 2011
Awards and Credentials
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers (Virginia)
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Super Lawyer Designation
  • BBB Accredited Business
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