Jason W. Konvicka

Jason W. Konvicka

Overview

A tireless advocate, Jason has built a distinguished career protecting personal injury victims for more than 20 years. His natural instincts as a trial lawyer and his determination to achieve justice for the injured have enabled him to achieve numerous record-setting jury verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients.

In addition to his records in the areas of medical malpractice, tractor trailer crashes, and bus accidents, Jason’s practice includes complex injury cases involving traumatic brain injury, hypoxic brain injury, spinal cord injury, defective products, dangerous premises, building and safety code violations, drunk driving wrecks, and wrongful death. He also has experience with class actions and mass torts and manages the firm’s representation of victims of defective drugs and medical devices.

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 that year. 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 remains 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 —the largest personal injury verdict in the state of Virginia that year.

An accomplished writer and former law review editor, Jason has successfully argued before the Virginia Supreme Court and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.

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 and professionalism.

In 2017, Jason was honored with induction to the exclusive International Academy of Trial Lawyers, a fellowship of elite trial lawyers representing both plaintiffs and defendants, where he was recognized for his legal accomplishments and standards of honor and integrity in the legal profession. Membership in this group is limited to 500 attorneys worldwide.

Jason is also proud to be among the eight attorneys at Allen & Allen 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 President Elect. 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.

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 speaks to bar groups on topics related to public safety, tractor trailer crashes, jury selection, among other topics.

Jason is a member of both the Virginia and District of Columbia Bar Associations, and he has litigated with the assistance of local counsel in numerous 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 the outdoors and food and wine.

Experience

  • Partner and Trial 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)

Bar Admissions

Licensed to practice law in:

  • Commonwealth of Virginia
  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • 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

Education

  • J.D., T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond (1994)
  • B.S., Business Administration, University of Richmond, with honors (1991)

Honors

  • 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)

Professional Affiliations

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Melvin M. Belli Society
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Richmond Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Lewis Powell, Jr. American Inn of Court
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association
  • Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys
  • Trucking Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice
  • Spinal Cord Injury Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice
  • North American Brain Injury Society
  • Brain Injury Association of Virginia

Published Works

  • 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
  • Author, Chapter, Other Liens, LIENS IN PERSONAL INJURY ACTIONS, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (1999, 2003), Michie (2007)
  • Author, Practice Pointer – Case law update: Berry x. F & S Financial Marketing, Inc., Journal of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (2007)

Presentations

  • “Theories of Liability and Sources of Coverage in Logging Truck Cases,” American Association of Justice, Trucking Litigation Group Members Only Seminar, Palm Beach, Florida (December 8, 2017).
  • “Tractor Trailer 101: You’re Hired! Now What? How to Investigate a Tractor Trailer Crash (and What the Defense Has Already Done),” Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Tractor Trailer Retreat, Williamsburg, Virginia (November 3, 2017).
  • “Pleadings and Motions Practice,” Virginia CLE, Best Trial Practices in Circuit Court: An Interactive Judges’ Forum for Richmond-Area Litigators, Richmond, Virginia (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)
  • “The Top 10 Reasons Why Mediations Fail,” Bar Association of the City of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia (May 19, 2010)

Interviews

Community Service

  • Advisory Counsel, Richmond Ballet
  • Steering Committee, VCU Health Shining Knight Gala

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