Jason W. Konvicka
A tireless advocate, Jason has built a distinguished career representing personal injury victims for more than 20 years. As a founding member of the firm's Medical Malpractice division, Jason has been instrumental in its success both in and out of the courtroom. Jason's keen interest in complex medical and technical issues and his natural instincts as a trial lawyer have enabled him to achieve numerous record-setting jury verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients.
In 2017, Jason was honored with induction to the exclusive International Academy of Trial Lawyers, a fellowship of elite trial lawyers representing both sides of the Bar, where he was recognized for his standards of integrity, honor, and courtesy in the legal profession.
Jason has been named Best Lawyers' 2018 Richmond Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs "Lawyer of the Year." This honor is particularly significant as only one attorney from each practice area and metropolitan area can be named “Lawyer of the Year.” This designation reflects the high level of respect he has earned among leading attorneys in Virginia for his ability, professionalism, and integrity.
In 2016, Jason and partner Chris Guedri obtained a $42 million settlement for three men who were seriously burned and the family of one man who was killed as a result of a workplace explosion. This recovery was the largest personal injury settlement in Virginia during 2016. In 2014, Jason obtained a $22 million settlement on behalf of a boy who suffered paralysis and brain injuries in a crash with a dump truck. This recovery is the largest personal injury settlement in Virginia history involving a vehicular accident according to Virginia Lawyers Weekly.
In 2013, Jason obtained a $25 million jury verdict for a client who was misdiagnosed for a heart condition. This verdict is the largest medical malpractice verdict in Virginia state court history. In 2009, Jason obtained an $8 million jury verdict for a client who was severely injured in a bus accident case—the largest personal injury verdict in the state of Virginia for that year.
Jason's practice also includes complex injury cases involving wrongful death, traumatic brain injury, hypoxic brain injury, bus accidents, spinal cord injury, complex regional pain syndrome, tractor trailer accidents, drowning, defective products, dangerous premises, building and safety code violations, and drunk driving accidents. Jason also has experience with class actions and mass torts and manages the firm's representation of victims of defective drugs and medical devices.
A former law review Executive Editor, Jason is a skilled and persuasive writer. He has authored numerous appellate briefs on behalf of his clients in both state and federal courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States. In addition, Jason has successfully argued before the Virginia Supreme Court and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Jason has an "AV" rating (the highest available) from the Martindale-Hubbell attorney listing service and was selected as one of Virginia's Super Lawyers (Top 5% of Virginia Attorneys). He is Board Certified as both a Civil Trial Advocate and a Civil Pretrial Practice Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Jason is particularly proud to be among the six attorneys at Allen & Allen to be named to Best Lawyers in America, a publication considered by many to be the preeminent guide to legal excellence in the United States.
Heavily involved with the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA), Jason serves on its Board of Governors as Vice President. He is the former Chair of the Young Lawyers Section, the Fundraising Committee, and the Publications Committee, and currently serves on numerous other committees and special assignments with VTLA.
Jason enjoys speaking at area schools regarding the civil justice system, and he received the Robert Bonsignore Public Service Award for the development of "The Road to Justice" educational video on the dangers of drunk driving. He also has a keen interest in the jury selection process known as "Voir Dire" and has lectured to attorneys and other legal professionals on the subject.
Jason is a member of both the Virginia and District of Columbia Bar Associations, and he as litigated with the assistance of local counsel in numerous other states, including California, Maryland, West Virginia, New Jersey, Georgia, Mississippi, Pennsylvania and Texas.
Jason and his wife, Karen, live in Richmond with their twin sons. Jason enjoys spending time with his children, traveling with his family, running, and listening to live music. Jason, who was born in Texas and raised in Arkansas, also has an interest in food and wine.
- Partner and Attorney, Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen (2000 - Present)
- Attorney, Emroch & Kilduff, L.L.P., Richmond (1995 - 2000)
- Judicial Clerk for the Honorable Richard S. Bray, Judge, Court of Appeals of Virginia (1994 - 1995)
Licensed to practice law in:
- Commonwealth of Virginia
- District of Columbia
- U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
- U.S. Court of Federal Claims
- Supreme Court of the United States
- J.D., T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond(1994)
- B.S., Business Administration, University of Richmond, with honors (1991)
- Best Lawyers' 2018 Richmond Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs "Lawyer of the Year"
- AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell
- Listed in Best Lawyers in America (2009 - Present)
- Listed in Virginia Super Lawyers (Top 5% of Virginia Attorneys) (2006 - Present)
- Top 10: (2016)
- Top 50: Richmond Super Lawyers (2014 - Present)
- Top 100: Virginia Super Lawyers (2014 - Present)
- Williamsburg Society Member - Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
- Board Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy (2006 - Present)
- Board Certified in Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy, National Board of Trial Advocacy (2012 - Present)
- Vice President, Board of Governors, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (2014 - Present)
- Treasurer, Board of Governors, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (2013 - 2014)
- Governor-at-Large, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (2005-2012)
- Former Chair, CLE Committee, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
- Former Chair, Young Trial Lawyers Section, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (2003 -2004)
- Recipient, Robert Bonsignore Public Service Award for the development of "The Road to Justice" educational video program
- Executive Editor, University of Richmond's Law Review (1994)
- Virginia State Bar
- Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
- Richmond Bar Association
- District of Columbia Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- American Association for Justice
- American Board of Trial Advocates
- Lewis Powell, Jr. American Inn of Court
- The Etheridge Society
- Southern Trial Lawyers Association
- North American Brain Injury Society
- Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice
- Spinal Cord Injury Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice
- Melvin M. Belli Society
- The Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLAmerica)
- Brain Injury Association of Virginia
- Author, Book Review, Grief and Loss: Identifying and Proving Damages in Wrongful Death Cases, Journal of the Virginia State Bar 59:7 (2011)
- Co-author,An Overview of Automobile Liability Law in Virginia, University of Richmond's Law Review
- Co-author, Batson's Impact on Jury Selection in Civil Cases, Journal of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
- Author, Chapter, Other Liens, LIENS IN PERSONAL INJURY ACTIONS, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (1999, 2003), Michie (2007)
- Author, Countering Evidence Regarding the 'Financial Condition of the Defendant' in Drunk Driving/Punitive Damages Cases, Journal of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association 16:3 (2004)
- Author, Practice Pointer - Case law update: Berry x. F & S Financial Marketing, Inc., Journal of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (2007)
- “Pleadings and Motions Practice,” VIRGINIA CLE, Best Trial Practices in Circuit Court: An Interactive Judges’ Forum for Richmond-Area Litigators (September 29, 2015)
- "Using ECM ("Black Box") Data and Crash Scene Evidence to Prove Liability in a Commercial Trucking Case," VTLA, Advanced Auto Retreat, Charlottesville, Virginia (July 17, 2015)
- "Dynamic Direct Examination," Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Masters of Advocacy CLE, October Advocacy Seminar, Richmond, Virginia (October 3, 2013)
- "Obtaining Justice for Your Client in a Spouse vs. Spouse Personal Injury Case," Southern Trial Lawyers Association, Annual Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana (February 17, 2012)
- "Impeachment," Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, October Advocacy Seminar - Evidence, Richmond, Virginia (October 19, 2010)
- "Mediation - How I do it," Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Advanced Auto Retreat, Charlottesville, Virginia (July 24, 2010)
- "The Top 10 Reasons Why Mediations Fail," Bar Association of the City of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia (May 19, 2010)
- "Effective Use of Technology During Mediation and Trial," Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, "Expert Witnesses" CLE, Annual Advocacy Program, Roanoke, Virginia (October 15, 2009)
- "Can They Do That? Use and Abuse of Basic Courtroom Technology," Bar Association of the City of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia (October 21, 2008)
- "Top Ten Defense Themes and How To Beat Them," Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Advanced Auto Retreat, Charlottesville, Virginia (July 7, 2007)
- "Jury Selection - Tips and Techniques," The Etheridge Society, Annual Meeting, Charlottesville, Virginia (October 6, 2006)
- "The Best Defense is a Good Offense," Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, May Tort Seminar, Richmond, Virginia (May 3, 2005)
- "Life Care Plans and Chronic Pain," Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Advanced Auto Retreat, Charlottesville, Virginia (July 23, 2004)
- "Fault Lines: How driverless cars could open up new roads for product liability lawyers," Law360 (March 18, 2016)
- Faigy Friedman, Q&A with Attorney Jason Konvicka, AMI Living (January 28, 2015)
- "10 Things You Want To Know About Medical Malpractice," Forbes (May 16, 2013)
- Personal Injury/Wrongful Death – Product Liability: $42,000,000 Settlement
- Tractor Trailer Accident - Catastrophic Injuries and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Bus Accident - Pelvic Fractures, Hip Injuries, Shoulder Injuries, Chronic Pain
- Premises Liability - Knee Injuries, Saphenous Neuritis, Chronic Pain
- Premises Liability - Traumatic Brain Injury, Back Injury
- Medical Malpractice - Wrongful Death: Failure to Diagnose Sepsis
- Medical Malpractice - Wrongful Death
- Medical Malpractice - Failure to Diagnose: Spinal Cord Injury
- Medical Malpractice - Gastric Bypass / Bariatric Surgery
- Medical Malpractice - Failure to Obtain Informed Consent: Blindness
- Medical Malpractice - Birth Injury: Shoulder Dystocia, Skull Fracture
- Medical Malpractice - Hypoxic Brain Injury
- Medical Malpractice - CODE System Failure
- Medical Malpractice - Surgical Error: Gall Bladder
- Medical Malpractice - Failure to Diagnose: Diabetic Ketoacidosis
- Medical Malpractice - Anesthesia Error
- Medical Malpractice - Failure to Treat: Bowel Obstruction
- Medical Malpractice - Birth Injury: Negligent Delivery, Stillbirth
- Advisory Counsel for Richmond Ballet
- International Academy of Trial Lawyers