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Intentional Tort Attorney

Have you suffered due to an intentional act? We can help!

Intentional Torts in Northern Virginia

If you or a loved one has suffered mental or physical damage due to an intentional or harmful act, it may be in your best interest to obtain legal representation. You have rights under the law that allow you to seek compensation.

The compassionate team of professionals at Brien Roche Law will work hard to bring you the closure and justice you deserve.

Intentional Tort Cases We Handle

An intentional tort is a wrongful act that was done on purpose. We have helped countless individuals over the decades seek justice for their injuries. Let the compassionate and powerful voice of our law firm advocate for your legal rights.

Some common intentional torts include:

  • Defamation
  • Conversion/Theft
  • Assault & Battery
  • Fraud

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Frequently Asked Questions

Generally speaking, we must show that the other person acted with intent to cause harm or that their actions were so dangerous, and reckless, that they should have known that harm would result.


There are several types of intentional torts. They may be personal: intentional infliction of emotional distress, false imprisonment, defamation, fraud, assault, and battery. They may be property-related: conversion and trespass.


They differ from claim to claim.  In general they involve:

  1. Intent.
  2. Causation.
  3. Damage.

Typically, you have two years to file a claim for some intentional torts but with some claims it is one year.


When most people think of “false imprisonment,” it often has to do with locking someone inside a room and not providing them with an exit. However, there are other types of false imprisonment, such as someone pointing a gun at another person and saying: “If you move an inch, I will fire.”