phone 703.385.1000
fax 703.385.1555

Dawn E. Boyce

PrincipalDawn E. Boyce - Virginia Insurance Defense Lawyer
9990 Fairfax Boulevard, Suite 400
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
(703) 385-1000 Telephone
(703) 385-1555 Facsimile
dboyce@bmhjlaw.com

Areas of Practice

Civil litigation and trial practice in Federal and State Courts throughout Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia, with emphasis in the areas of:

  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Personal injury and Premises Liability
  • Insurance law and Coverage Disputes
  • Insurance Fraud investigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Contract law

Education

  • Undergraduate: College of William & Mary (B.A., 1988)
  • Graduate: George Mason University School of Law (J.D., 1991)

Employment

  • Principal, Bancroft, McGavin, Horvath & Judkins, P.C. (1999-present)
  • Associate Attorney, Trichilo, Bancroft, McGavin, Horvath, & Judkins P.C. (1991-1998)
  • Intern for Chief Justice Stephen W. Rideout Alexandria Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court (1990)

Bar Memberships

  • Virginia, 1991
  • District of Columbia, 1993
  • Maryland, 2016

Martindale-Hubbell Rating

  • AV

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court, MD (2017)
  • Maryland (2016)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals (D.C. Circuit) (2001)
  • U.S. District Court, W.D. Va. (2000)
  • U.S. District Court, D.C. (1999)
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals (1993)
  • District of Columbia (1993)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals (4th Circuit) (1991)
  • U.S. District Court, E.D. Va. (1991)
  • Virginia Supreme Court (1991)

Professional Associations

  • Virginia State Bar, Standing, Committee on Ethics (2013 – present; Vice Chair, 2016 - 2019; Disciplinary Committee – Fifth District, Section III Committee, 2019 - present)
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
    • Chair, Auto and Premises Liability Section, 2006-2007;
    • Board of Directors, 2009 - 2011;
    • Board of Editors, Journal of Civil Litigation, 2012 – present)
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • DC Defense Lawyers Association
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association (Northern Virginia Chapter Judicial Co-chair 2003-2004, Judicial Chair, 2004-2005)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • George Mason American Inn of Court, Emeritus
  • Virginia Workers' Compensation Inn of Court
  • Maryland State Bar Association

Reported or Published Cases

  • National Liability & Fire Insurance Co. v. State Farm Fire & Casualty Insurance Co. 734 Fed App. 889 (4th Cir. 2018) (unpublished).
  • Atkins v. 4940 Wisconsin, LLC, 93 A.3d 1286 (D.C. 2014).
  • Estate of James v. Peyton, 277 Va. 443, 674 S.E.2d 864 (2009).
  • Marblex Design Int'l v. Stevens, 54 Va. App. 299, 678 S.E.2d 276 (2009).
  • Hospice Choice, Inc. v. O'Quin, 42 Va. App. 598, 593 S.E.2d 554 (2004).
  • Robinson v. Samuel C. Boyd, Inc., 822 A.2d 1093 (D.C. App. 2003).
  • Sparshott v. Feld Entertainment, 311 F.3d 425 (D.C. Cir. 2002).
  • Life Ins. Co. v. McCracken, 2001 Va. App. LEXIS 62 (February 13, 2001).
  • Strictly Stumps, Inc. v. Enoch, 33 Va. App. 792, 537 S.E.2d 19 (2000).
  • Wall St. Deli, Inc. v. O'Brien, 32 Va. App. 217, 527 S.E.2d 451 (2000).
  • Sparshott v. Feld Entertainment, Inc., 2000 U.S. District LEXIS 13789 (D.D.C. September 21, 2000).
  • Granados v. Windsor Dev. Corp., 257 Va. 103, 509 S.E.2d 290 (1999).
  • USAA Cas. Ins. Co. v. Randolph, 255 Va. 342, 497 S.E.2d 744 (1998).
  • Granados v. Windson Dev. Corp./Windson Carpenters, 26 Va. App. 251, 480 S.E.2d 150 (1997).
  • Gates Hudson & Associates v. Diaz, 1997 Va. App. LEXIS 724 (November 25, 1997).
  • Tran v. Brown's Servs., 1997 Va. App. LEXIS 587 (September 9, 1997).
  • Granados v. Windson Dev. Corporation/Windson Carpenters, 24 Va. App. 80 (1997).
  • Wagner v. Jett Mechanical, 1996 Va. App. LEXIS 162 (March 5, 1996).
  • Liberty Mut. Ins. Co. v. Taubman Co., 81 F.3d 150 (4th Cir. 1996).
  • St. Clair v. Great E. Resort Management, 1996 Va. App. LEXIS 90 (February 6, 1996).
  • Falls Church Constr. Corp. v. Valle, 21 Va. App. 351, 464 S.E.2d 517 (1995).
  • Quant v. Salvation Army, 1995 Va. App. LEXIS 583 (July 18, 1995).
  • Lilly Trucking of Virginia v. Haley, 1995 Va. App. 457 (May 23, 1995).
  • Reed v. Columbia Cable, 1995 Va. App. LEXIS 426 (May 9, 1995).
  • CLC Constr. v. Lopez, 20 Va. App. 258, 456 S.E.2d 155 (1995).
  • Nagrath v. Monroe Sys. for Bus., 65 F.3d 166 (4th Cir. 1995).
  • Williams v. United States, 50 F.3d 299 (4th Cir. 1995).
  • Craddock Moving & Storage Co. v. Settles, 247 Va. 165, 440 S.E.2d 613 (1994).
  • Elliott v. Linens of the Week, 1994 Va. App. LEXIS 187 (March 29, 1994).
  • A. T. Lori Enters v. Combs, 1993 Va. App. LEXIS 225 (June 29, 1993).

Lectures and Seminars

  • Virginia CLE, Counsel for the Insured Navigating the Tripartite Relationship, Panelist, November 2019
  • VADA, Policy Coverage Section, Enforcement, Interpretation and Application of “Other Insurance” and Escape Clauses in Insurance Contracts, October 2019
  • Fairfax Bar Association CLE, Complex Evidentiary Issues in Personal Injury Litigation, Panelist, June 2019
  • Local Government Attorneys Fall 2017 Conference, Legal Ethics Panelist, Traps for the Unwary: Conflicts of Interest & Block Billing, October 2017.
  • Fairfax Bar Young Lawyers Association CLE, Ethics in Discovery, May 2016.
  • Fairfax Bar Association Annual Convention, Ethics CLE, panelist, September 2015.
  • Virginia Labor & Employment Law Continuing
    Legal Education Seminar Sponsored by the National Business Institute, Inc., Successful Return to Work of Injured Employee, November, 1996.
  • Virginia Labor & Employment Law Continuing Legal Education Seminar Sponsored by the National Business Institute, Inc., Recent Updates in Virginia Workers’ Compensation Law, November, 2000.
  • International Association of Special Investigation Units, Virginia Chapter, Bodily Injury Fraud - Detect it, Stop It, October 2004 and May 2005.
  • VTLA, Evidence for the Trial Lawyer Seminar, What to Have in Your Trial Notebook, November 2005.
  • VADA, Auto and Premises Liability Section, Updates in the Law, October 2007.
  • VADA, Trial Tactics Workshop, March 2011.
  • Fairfax Bar Association Annual Convention, Ethics CLE, panelist, September 2015
  • VADA, Auto and Premises Liability Section, Moderator, Panel Discussion, “No Habla Legalese” (Effective Use of Interpreters for Non-English Speaking Persons), October 2012
  • National Business Institute, Applying the Rules of Evidence: What Every Attorney Needs to Know, 2012.
  • VADA, Trial Tactics Workshop, Drafted Case File and Workshop Materials, 2012.
  • National Business Institute, Dirty Litigation Tactics
  • Workers’ Compensation and Litigation Client Seminars.

Publications

  • Co-author: "Liability of Counties and Municipalities in Court", VTLA Journal, Fall, 1989.
  • Co-author: "Pre-judgment Interest, Post-judgment Costs: Rarely Sought and Almost Never Collected", VTLA Journal, Fall, 1991
  • Co-author: “The New Law of Personal Injury Indemnification”, VADA Journal, June, 2007.
  • Co-author: “Sovereign Immunity for Authorities”, VADA Journal, Winter, 2009-2010.

Awards and Recognition

  • “Super Lawyers” Washington, D.C. 2015-present
  • “Super Lawyers” Virginia 2014-present
  • Northern Virginia Magazine's Top Criminal and Personal Injury Lawyers (2014)
  • 2016 Northern Virginia Magazine Top Lawyers

Bancroft, McGavin, Horvath, & Judkins, P.C., handles civil and business litigation defense, insurance law and defense, government and municipal law, and workers' compensation, cases throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, Maryland, and in the District of Columbia and DUI/traffic defense cases in Virginia.

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Office Location

9990 Fairfax Boulevard, Suite 400
Fairfax, VA, 22030

phone:703.385.1000
fax:703.385.1555


 

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