Jason W. Konvicka | Richmond Bus Accident Lawyer | Richmond Brain Injury Attorney | Allen & Allen
Jason W. Konvicka

Jason W. Konvicka

Meet Jason

A tireless advocate, Jason has built a distinguished career protecting personal injury victims for almost 30 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 record recoveries in the areas of medical malpractice, product liability, tractor-trailer crashes, and bus accidents, Jason’s practice includes complex injury cases involving traumatic brain injury, hypoxic brain injury, spinal cord injury, dangerous premises, building and safety code violations, drunk driving wrecks, and wrongful death. He also has experience with class actions, 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 one of the largest personal injury settlements in Virginia history involving a vehicular accident, according to Virginia Lawyers Weekly.

In 2013, Jason obtained a $29.445 million jury verdict for a client who was misdiagnosed for a heart condition. This 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 —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 received a long list of accolades. Each year, Virginia Lawyers Weekly honors a class of lawyers who have made important contributions to Virginia’s legal community by recognizing them as Leaders in the Law. Jason was honored to be selected as a 2019 “Leader in the Law.”

Jason was recently named 2022 Lawyer of the Year – Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs, Richmond by Best Lawyers in America. In 2017, Jason was named Best Lawyers’ 2018 Lawyer of the Year – Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, Richmond. These honors are particularly significant as only one attorney from each practice area and metropolitan area can be named Lawyer of the Year. These designations reflect the high level of respect Jason 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. Jason is also listed in Virginia Super Lawyers and has been included on their Top 10 list for the state of Virginia since 2016.

Jason has been involved in the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA) throughout his career. He has chaired numerous committees and served as President from 2019 to 2020. He remains active as a past president and board member. VTLA is a voluntary bar association dedicated to enhancing the knowledge, skills, and professionalism of trial lawyers and improving the law and the fairness of Virginia’s justice system.

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 resides in Richmond and enjoys traveling, 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 the:

  • Commonwealth of Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • Pro Hac Vice (numerous states)

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., University of Richmond School of Law (1994)
  • B.S., Business Administration, University of Richmond, with honors (1991)

Honors

  • Top 10 Trucking Lawyers in Virginia – The National Trial Lawyers (2022)
  • Best Lawyers’ 2022 Lawyer of the Year – Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs, Richmond
  • Best Lawyers’ 2018 Lawyer of the Year – Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, Richmond
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America (2009 – Present)
  • Named to Virginia Lawyers Weekly’s 2019 class of “Leaders in the Law”
  • AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • Listed in Virginia Super Lawyers (Top 5% of Virginia Attorneys) (2006 – Present)
    • Top 10: Virginia Super Lawyers (2016 – Present)
    • Top 50: Richmond Super Lawyers (2014 – Present)
    • Top 100: Virginia Super Lawyers (2014 – Present)
  • 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)
  • 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

  • President-Elect, Melvin M. Belli Society (2023)
  • Vice-Chair – Distracted Driving Group, American Association for Justice (2022-2023)
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
    • President (2019-2020)
    • Board Member (2005-Present)
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    • Member, Board of Directors (2022-Present)
    • Virginia State Chair (2018-Present)
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Richmond Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • 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

  • “How to be a more effective Life Care Planning expert witness,” American Academy of Physical Life Care Planners, Annual Assembly, Virtual (April 14, 2022)
  • “How will the expanded jurisdiction of the Court of Appeals impact litigation in Virginia?” Virginia Bar Association, 132nd Annual Meeting, Williamsburg, Virginia (January 20, 2022)
  • “Using Consumer Protection Act Claims to Establish Liability in Personal Injury Cases,” Melvin M. Belli Society, 73rd Annual Melvin M. Belli Society Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia (October 10, 2021)
  • “Obtaining Compensation for Clients with COVID-19 Vaccine Related Injury or Death Claims,” Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Annual Convention, White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia (March 25, 2021)
  • “Virginia Consumer Protection Act: Boosting the Value of your Personal Injury Case,” Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Annual Convention, Richmond, Virginia (March 27, 2020)
  • “Real Life CSI – Using Science to Establish Liability in a Premises Case,” Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Premises Liability Retreat, Richmond, Virginia (January 25, 2019)
  •  “Avoiding a Motion to Exclude a Life Care Plan,” The Etheridge Society, Annual Meeting, Richmond, Virginia (November 9, 2018)
  • “Real Life CSI – Forensic Testing in a Premises Case,” Melvin M. Belli Society, 71st Annual Melvin M. Belli Society Seminar, Denver, Colorado (July 6, 2018)
  • “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

  • Steering Committee, VCU Health Shining Knight Gala (2017-Present)
  • Sponsorship Committee, VCU Health Shining Knight Gala (2017-Present)
  • 1870 Society, University of Richmond Law School (2019-Present)
  • Advisory Counsel, Richmond Ballet (2016-2022)

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