phone 703.385.1000
fax 703.385.1555

Stephen A. Horvath

PrincipalStephen Horvath - Fairfax County Insurance Defense Attorney
9990 Fairfax Boulevard, Suite 400
Fairfax, VA 22030
(703)-385-1000 Telephone
(703) 385-1555 Facsimile
shorvath@bmhjlaw.com

Areas of Practice

Civil litigation, including complex litigation in Federal and State Courts throughout Virginia and the District of Columbia:

  • Construction litigation
  • Contract law
  • Business law and torts
  • Insurance - first party and third party claims
  • Insurance coverage
  • Insurance fraud and arson
  • Insurance - Examinations Under Oath
  • Premises liability
  • Products liability
  • Personal Injury

Education

  • Undergraduate: University of Illinois
    B.A., 1976, James Scholar
    (Graduated in three years)
  • Graduate: Washington College of Law, American University, J.D., 1984

Employment

  • Principal: Bancroft, McGavin, Horvath & Judkins, P.C., 1985 through the present

Bar Memberships

  • Virginia, 1979
  • District of Columbia, 1989

Martindale-Hubbell Rating

  • AV

Court Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court, 1989
  • Supreme Court of Virginia, 1979
  • United States Court of Appeals,D.C. Circuit, 1989 Fourth Circuit, 1980
  • Fifth Circuit,1980
  • Seventh Circuit, 1980
  • Eleventh Circuit, 1982),
  • United States District Court
  • Eastern District of Virginia, 1980
  • Western District of Virginia, 1989
  • District of Columbia, 1989

Professional Associations

  • Member, American Bar Association,
  • Virginia State Bar,
  • Northern Virginia Defense Attorneys,
  • Fairfax Bar Association (Chair, Bench-Bar Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee, 1990-1996),
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys (Chair, Policy Coverage Section, 2004)

Reported or Published Cases

  • MIZ Eng'g, Ltd. v. Avganim, No. 2:05cv722, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 75350 (September 28, 2007).
  • Hartford Cas. Ins. Co. v. JR Mktg., LLC, No. 2:06cv626, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 71584 (September 26, 2007).
  • St. Paul Mercury Ins. Co. v. Capitol Sprinkler Inspection, Inc., No. 05-2115 (CKK), 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 39606 (June 1, 2007).
  • Milburn v. J.C. Penney Props., No. CL-2006-7068, 2007 Va. Cir. LEXIS 42 (March 30, 2007).
  • Sigmund v. Starwood Urban Inv., No. 03-1507 (ESH), 475 F. Supp. 2d 36, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 13536 (February 28, 2007).
  • Sayre Enters. v. Allstate Ins. Co., No. 5:06cv00036, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 89097 (December 11, 2006).
  • Sayre Enters. v. Allstate Ins. Co., No. 5:06CV00036 ,448 F. Supp. 2d 733, 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 61746 (August 30, 2006).
  • Am. Zurich Ins. Co. v. Doherty, No. 1:05cv866(JCC), 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 34578 (May 19, 2006).
  • Bartlett v. United States, No. 04-2437, 154 Fed. Appx. 324, 2005 U.S. App. LEXIS 24559 (November 15, 2005).
  • Couplin v. Payne, No. 041985, 270 Va. 129, 613 S.E.2d 592, 2005 Va. LEXIS 52 (June 9, 2005).
  • Richardson v. Richardson, No. 04-2489, 123 Fed. Appx. 118, 2005 U.S. App. LEXIS 4224 (March 14, 2005).
  • Washington Speakers Bureau, Inc. v. Leading Auths., Nos. 91440, 991442, 2000 U.S. App. LEXIS 14669 (4th Cir. June 27, 2000).
  • Women in Military Serv. for Am. Mem. & Found. v. Hartford Fire Ins. Co., 215 F.3d 1324 (4th Cir. 2000).
  • Lapinksi v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., No. 982531, 1999 U.S. App. LEXIS 6262 (4th Cir. April 7, 1999).
  • Field v. Transcontinental Ins. Co., Nos. 981851, 981857, 1999 U.S. App. LEXIS 2367 (4th Cir. February 16, 1999).
  • Gaetan v. Weber, 729 A.2d 895 (D.C. App. 1999).
  • Allstate Ins. Co. v. Charity, 255 Va. 55, 496 S.E.2d 430 (1998).
  • Doe v. Georgetown Ctr., 708 A.2d 255 (D.C. App. 1998).
  • American Hellenic Educ. Progressive Ass’n v. Nishi,Papagjika & Assocs., P.C., No. 977061, 1998 U.S. App. LEXIS 1977 (D.C. Cir. January 30, 1998).
  • Recalde v. ITT Hartford, 254 Va. 501, 492 S.E.2d 435 (1997).
  • Noonan v. Williams, 686 A.2d 237 (D.C. App. 1996).
  • Winston v. State Farm Fire and Cas. Co., Nos. 952705, 952783, 1996 U.S. App. LEXIS 23282 (4th Cir. September 5, 1996).
  • Bly v. TriContinental Indus., 663 A.2d 1232 (D.C. App. 1995).
  • Leggett v. Cauldill, 247 Va. 130, 439 S.E.2d 350 (1994).
  • Merdan Group, Inc. v. Logicon Eagle Tech., Inc., No. 922183, 1993 U.S. App LEXIS 19182 (4th Cir. June 26, 1993).
  • United States v. Southern Management Corp., 955 F.2d 1994 (4th Cir. 1992).
  • Alexander v. Covington, 894 F.2d 401 (4th Cir. 1989).
  • Potain Tower Cranes, Inc. v. Capitol Tower Cranes, Inc., 892 F.2d 74 (4th Cir. 1989).
  • Scott v. Fauquier Servs. Inc., 833 F.2d 310 (4th Cir. 1987).
  • Potomac Valve & Fitting, Inc. v. Crawford Fitting Co., 829 F.2d 1280 (4th Cir. 1987).
  • Webb v. Blackie's House of Beef, Inc., 811 F.2d 840 (4th Cir. 1987).
  • Martin v. Campbell, 692 F.2d 112 (11th Cir. 1982).
  • Schackow v. Medical-Legal Consulting Serv., Inc., 46 Md. App. 179, 416 A.2d 1303 (1980).

Professional Activities

Neutral Case Evaluator, Fairfax County Circuit Court (1990-Present)

Lectures and Seminars

(Partial List)

  • Proof of Material Misrepresentations: Sufficiency of the Evidence (1993)
  • 39 Important & Timely Issues in Your Insurance Law Practice (1995)
  • Admissibility and Evidential Uses for Medical Treatises and Articles (1997)
  • Substantial Compliance with the Terms and Conditions of the Policy (1998)
  • Insurance Law in Virginia: Fire Insurance (2001)
  • Ten Commandments for the Examination Under Oath (2003)
  • Moderator - Policy Coverage Section for the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys - (2004)

Publications

Chapter on Fire Insurance and Insurance Law in Virginia

Honors and Recognition

  • 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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