Brad focuses his law practice on civil trials and appeals, including business litigation, personal injury and wrongful death, construction disputes, creditors’ rights and business-to-business collections. He represents clients in all state and federal trial and appellate courts, in bankruptcy matters, before administrative agencies, and in mediation and arbitration. He is one of a small percentage of Richmond attorneys admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.
Brad often handles cases that are unusual or don’t fit a pattern. Because of his strong track record representing clients in difficult and unique matters, many of his clients are referred to him by other lawyers and law firms across Virginia. He can provide local counsel services for out-of-state parties with cases in Virginia’s state or federal courts. His clients include injured persons, individuals, business owners, entrepreneurs, developers, realtors, construction companies and subcontractors.
Some of Brad’s representative matters include acting on behalf of clients who were defrauded by a small web-based mortgage lender; forging a settlement for a client victimized by a hospital fire so as to improve quality of life both for the client and for her Down’s Syndrome child; managing the accounts receivable of a client’s debtor so as to generate funds used to pay the client; unearthing evidence of and proving financial fraud by a client’s business partner, winning a high six-figure judgment including recovery of punitive damages and attorney’s fees, and continuing until all amounts due were actually collected; defending a general contractor against claims of project mismanagement, so as to get the contractor all the money it had sought; and recovering full compensation for an auto accident victim with post-concussion syndrome.
In many cases, clients have first come to Brad facing threats to their personal finances, or even to the survival of their businesses. His track record makes them lifelong clients. The process begins by working with the client to understand the problem and its potential impact, then defining an achievable goal that will meet the client’s needs, developing a strategy to reach that goal, and implementing that strategy to reach the goal on a financially sound basis.
Brad was formerly a member of the Virginia General Assembly, serving in the House of Delegates (2002-2006), where he sat on the Courts of Justice; Health, Welfare & Institutions; and Counties, Cities & Towns committees. He served as a member of the Virginia Housing Commission and the Mandated Health Benefits Commission and in several other appointed public service roles.
In his spare time, Brad now co-manages a travel baseball program for high school players talented enough to pursue college scholarships and professional opportunities, helping them to reach their goals as well. Before that, Brad spent many years helping younger players to develop their skills so that they could play at the high school and collegiate levels.
Brad’s convictions on being a strong lawyer align with his principles of baseball: To succeed requires a lot of thinking and work before game time, in order to be prepared for whatever challenges may be encountered.
- Business and Personal Litigation
- Personal Injury, Accidents, and Wrongful Death
- Personal Disputes
- Construction Disputes
- Collections and Receivables Management for Businesses
- Founder and senior attorney of Marrs & Henry, 2012-present
- Co-founder and head of litigation, Meyer, Goergen & Marrs, P.C., 1991-2012
- Associate attorney, Martin, Meyer, Rothenberg, Goergen & Henley, 1985-1991
- University of Virginia, J.D., 1985
- College of William & Mary, A.B., 1982
Honors and Awards
- Selected numerous times to Virginia Business Magazine’s annual list of Virginia’s “Legal Elite”
- Rated “av” (highest rating for legal skill, highest rating for legal ethics) by Martindale-Hubbell
- Honored by Governor George Allen with “Bradley P. Marrs Day” on his birthday in 1997
Boards and Activities
- Richmond Bar Association
- Builders’ Exchange of Virginia, Board of Directors (2011-13)
- Chesterfield Bar Association
- Chesterfield County Escheator (1994-1996)
- Virginia State Bar
- Virginia Child Day-Care Council (1995-2001)
- Virginia Council of CEO’s