John D. McGavin

John D. McGavin: Attorney with Bancroft, McGavin, Horvath & Judkins, P.C.


Phi Delta Phi. Listed, "Who's Who in America Law," 2007-2015. Named: "Super Lawyer," Virginia, 2007-2017; "Super Lawyer," Washington, D.C., 2007-2017. Named, Virginia Lawyers Weekly Leader in the Law for 2013. Listed in Best Lawyers in America, Washingtonian Magazine, and Northern Virginia Magazine. Law Clerk to the Honorable Oren R. Lewis, Senior U.S. District Judge, Eastern District of Virginia, 1982-1983. Member, Commission on Virginia Courts in the 21st Century, 2005-2006. AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell. Washington DC Defense Lawyer of the Year (2015); Washington DC Products Liability Defense Lawyer of the Year (2014)

Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers (Virginia State Committee 2009-2015); Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America; Fellow, Virginia Law Foundation (Fellows Committee, 2012-present)

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Products Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Governmental Liability
  • Trucking Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
703-539-5819  Phone
703-385-1000  Phone
703-385-1555  Fax
University Attended:
University of Virginia, B.A., with distinction, 1979
Law School Attended:
College of William & Mary, J.D., 1982
Year of First Admission:
1983, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia; 2003, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia; 2002, District of Columbia, Court of Appeals; 1982, Virginia; 2012, Maryland; 1995, U.S. Supreme Court
Fairfax Bar Association; Virginia State Bar; Northern Virginia Young Lawyers Association (President, 1987); Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys (President, 2004-2005); Defense Research Institute; Boyd-Graves Conference (Steering Committee, 2012-present); VBA/Boyd Graves Evidence Committee (Publisher - Evidence Handbook)(2012-present).
Birth Information:
Washington, D.C., April 15, 1957
Reported Cases:
Bartolomucci v. Federal Ins. Co., __ Va. __, 770 S.E.2d 451 (2015); Schuiling v. Harris, 286 Va. 187, 747 S.E. 2d 833 (2013); Uniwest Constr., Inc. v. Amtech Elevator Servs., 280 Va. 428; 699 S.E. 2d 223 (2010); Covel v. Town of Vienna, 280 Va. 151; 694 S.E. 2d 609 (2010); Sunrise Continuing Care LLC v. Wright, 277 Va. 148, 671 S.E.2d 132 (2009); Baker v. Poolservice Company, 272 Va. 677, 636 S.E.2d 360 (2006); Gibson v. Boy Scouts of America, et al., 359 F. Supp.2d 469 (E.D. Va. 2005); Honsinger v. Egan, 266 Va. 269, 585 S.E.2d 597 (2003); John v. Im, 263 Va. 315, 559 S.E.2d 694 (2002), Interim Personnel v. Messer, 263 Va. 435, 559 S.E. 2d 704 (2002); Lambert v. Downtown Garage, 262 Va. 707, 553 S.E.2d 714 (2001); USAA Cas. Ins. Co. v. Randolph, 255 Va. 342, 497 S.E.2d 744 (1998); Robertson v. Metropolitan Washington Airport Auth., 249 Va. 72, 452 S.E. 2d 845 (1995); Chesapeake Bay Seafood House v. Clements, 14 Va. App. 143 (1992); Jackson v. Ratcliff Concrete, Co., 8 Va. App. 592, 382 S.E.2d 494 (1989); Thiboudeau v. Vandermark, 234 Va. 15, 360 S.E.2d 171 (1987); Stone v. Ethan Allen, Inc. 232 Va. 365, 350 S.E.2d 629 (1987).
Payment Information:
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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