phone 703.385.1000
fax 703.385.1555

Dawn E. Boyce

PrincipalDawn 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 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)
  • 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)
  • 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 American College of Trial Lawyers
  • George Mason American Inn of Court
  • Virginia Workers' Compensation Inn of Court

Reported or Published Cases

  • Atkins v. 4940 Wisconsin, LLC, 93 A.3e 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, No. 1495002, 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., No. 990551 (JR), 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, No. 0683974, 1997 Va. App. LEXIS 724 (November 25, 1997).
  • Tran v. Brown's Servs., No. 1037974, 1997 Va. App. LEXIS 587 (September 9, 1997).
  • Granados v. Windson Dev. Corporation/Windson Carpenters, 24 Va. App. 80 (1997).
  • Wagner v. Jett Mechanical, No. 1844954, 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, No. 1666954, 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, No. 0079954, 1995 Va. App. LEXIS 583 (July 18, 1995).
  • Lilly Trucking of Virginia v. Haley, No. 0106954, 1995 Va. App. 457 (May 23, 1995).
  • Reed v. Columbia Cable, No. 2068944, 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, Nos. 0721934, 0736934, 1994 Va. App. LEXIS 187 (March 29, 1994).
  • A. T. Lori Enters v. Combs, No. 2441924, 1993 Va. App. LEXIS 225 (June 29, 1993).

Lectures and Seminars

  • 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, workers' compensation, and DUI/traffic defense  cases throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia and in the District of Columbia.

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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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