Fielding Douthat is a member of Woods Rogers’ Labor and Employment and Business and Corporate teams and serves clients from the firm’s Richmond office.

Fielding counsels employers on internal investigations, litigation avoidance and management, employee relations (hiring, discipline and termination), reductions in force, labor relations, independent contractor relations, and compliance with federal, state and local employment laws.

He also has experience litigating issues relating to the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Title VII, the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, and similar state laws. For clients whose employees work under collective bargaining agreements, Fielding handles all facets of labor litigation, including representing management in grievances, arbitrations, unfair labor practice proceedings, and bargaining matters.

Law & Politics magazine recognized Fielding as a Virginia Super Lawyer for Employment Law and Virginia Business magazine named him a “Legal Elite” for Labor/Employment Law.

In addition to his labor and employment practice, Fielding works on residential and commercial land use matters. He has litigated cases involving cellular telephone tower leases, easements, timber contracts, business torts, commercial contracts and general liability matters.

Fielding is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College and the University of Richmond School of Law. While in law school, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the University of Richmond Law Review and was a member of the Moot Court Board and McNeill Law Society.

Attorney Perspectives

Speaking Engagements

  • Richmond SHRM | 2022 Legal Update
    March 17, 2022
  • Rotary Club of Western Henrico | VA Employment Law Update
    July 27, 2021
  • Richmond SHRM | Six Months In: How Has the New Administration Affected Employers?
    July 20, 2021
  • Richmond SHRM | 2020 Legal Update: Hot Topics and Practical Advice
    February 20, 2020
  • Virginia Association of Community Service Boards: HR Leadership Meeting | HR Legislative Update (Including Cannabis Regulations in Virginia)
    January 21, 2020

Seminars + Events

  • 40th Annual Labor & Employment Webinar Series
    October 7 – November 4, 2021
  • HR LifeLine: 2020 Labor & Employment Webinar Series
    Every Thursday in October, 2020
  • 2019 Labor and Employment Seminar Series
    October 2 - November 5, 2019