Our Firm's History


We provide creative, efficient solutions to complex employment issues every day. Ms. Bertini has been committed to this work for the past 30 years. Our team is dedicated to bringing you excellent customer services with all of your employment needs. Bertini Law was established as a firm of litigators dedicated to serving clients with a variety of legal needs in the employment and personal injury sector. We strive to provide representation in a courteous and prompt manner and rely on our reputation as attorneys with integrity and experienced courtroom skills. We understand that our clients are sometimes new to the legal process, and we know our role includes guiding each client to an understanding of the process. At Bertini Law we are actively involved in various organizations of lawyers and judges. We believe these contacts allow us to remain informed of the latest developments in the law. Our experienced staff is committed to client service and understands that each case and each client is important to the firm. Lisa Bertini and Andrea Ruege have obtained successful results for our clients throughout all of Virginia, particularly in the Tidewater and Hampton Roads areas. 

We have represented clients in State and Federal Courts in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Hampton, Newport News, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Williamsburg, Richmond, Isle of Wright, and the Eastern Shore.

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Georgetown University

Georgetown University

Lisa A. Bertini practices at the boutique employment firm of Bertini Law, P.C., in Virginia Beach, and specializes in employment discrimination work. She earned her J.D. from William & Mary Law School and her B.A. from Georgetown. During the first half of her career she represented only employers and companies in employment litigation. Once she opened her own firm she began to specialize in representing employees.

Ms. Bertini’s practice is substantially dedicated to seeking to remedy workplace discrimination and to ensure that employees are treated in a non-discriminatory manner in the workplace, without regard to race, gender, disability, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation. She regularly tries cases in the federal court in Norfolk. She has served as Bar Council for the Virginia Bar and is active in Virginia Employment Lawyers Association, National Employment Lawyers Association and the Virginia Bar Association Employment and Labor Section Council. Ms. Bertini is the author of the chapter, Key Considerations for Plaintiff’s Attorneys in Employment Discrimination/Harassment Litigation in the book Inside the Minds: Representing Employees in Discrimination Cases (Thomas Reuters, 2012)

William & Mary Class

William & Mary Class

Ms. Bertini has been named one of the Top 25 Female Lawyers in Virginia for five consecutive years, one of the Top 50 Female Lawyers in Virginia for five consecutive years, as well as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Virginia for the past three years by Super Lawyers Magazine®. She has also been named among The Best Lawyers in America in the area of Labor & Employment Law every year since 2010. Ms. Bertini guest teaches a class on Mediation at her Alma Mater. She sits on the Board of The Holocaust Commission, which helps promote an understanding of the uniqueness and magnitude of the Holocaust, its unfolding stages, and its critical lessons in the Tidewater region of Virginia.

Ms. Bertini is a member of the bar in Virginia, Texas, and District of Columbia. Ms. Bertini is a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America and is a member of the Trial Law Institute and the Diversity Law Institute.

Ms. Ruege is a member of the Virginia Bar.

CASE RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE; INDIVIDUAL CASE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE UNDERTAKEN BY BERTINI LAW, PC OR ITS ATTORNEYS