Robert L. Garnier

Robert L. Garnier: Attorney with Garnier & Garnier, P.C. AV stamp icon


Member: William & Mary Law Review, 1989-1991; Moot Court Board. Judicial clerkship: 19th Judicial Circuit Court, 1991-92. Articles: “Considerations for the Unserved Lawsuit – Rule 3:5, Virginia Code § 8.01-277, Nonsuits, and ‘Due Diligence,’” Litigation News (VSB Litigation Section), Winter 2008; “The Civility ‘Snowball’ (Letter from the Chair),” Litigation News (VSB Litigation Section), Fall 2010; “Letter from the Chair,” Litigation News (VSB Litigation Section), Summer 2010; “Quit the Comparison, Already - Closing the Door on Remittitur?,” Litigation News (VSB Litigation Section), ___ 2014; “O Sudden Emergency Where Art Thou? The Continuing Viability of a Sudden Emergency Defense After Vahdat,” VADA Journal of Civil Litigation, Winter 2007-2008. Lectures and Presentations: “USAA v. Hertz and Coverage Obligations of Self-Insured Rental Car Agencies: Have Our Questions Been Answered?,” Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys 2003 Spring Section Series, May 2003, Charlottesville, Virginia. “Discovery Skills for Legal Staff in Virginia,” January 2007, Arlington, Virginia. “Stop Talking Like a Lawyer: The Lost Art of Communication in Mediation, Negotiation and Litigation,” Moderator, Virginia State Bar Annual Meeting, June 2009, Virginia Beach, Virginia. “Making and Meeting Objections to Evidence at Trial – an Interactive Clinic,” Co-presenter, Virginia State Bar 38th Annual Mid-Year Legal Seminar, November 2011, Athens, Greece. “Dealing with the Aberrant Jury Outcome,” Co-presenter, Virginia State Bar 40th Annual Mid-Year Legal Seminar, November 2013, Paris, France. Honors and Awards: Martindale-Hubbell: AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating, indicating highest ethical standards and preeminent legal ability. Selected to Best Lawyers in America, 2013-2014 (Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs); Best Attorneys in Virginia as published in Best Lawyers 2011-2014; Baltimore & Washington, DC’s Top Lawyers as published in Washington Post, 2011-2014; Virginia Legal Eagles, Most Respected Attorneys in the Commonwealth, as published in Virginia Living, 2012.

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Civil Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Product Liability Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Negligence
  • Workers Compensation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
703-237-2010  Phone
703-390-9323  Fax
University Attended:
College of William & Mary, B.A., 1987
Law School Attended:
Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William & Mary, J.D., 1991
Year of First Admission:
1991, Virginia; 2001, District of Columbia
Fairfax Bar Association; Virginia State Bar (Member, Litigation Section Board of Governors, 2007-2014; Chair, 2010-2011); Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys; George Mason American Inn of Court, 1991-1994.
Birth Information:
Washington, D.C., August 16, 1965
Payment Information:
  • Fixed Hourly Rates

Peer Reviews

  • 4.6/5.0 (13 reviews)
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  • 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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  • Legal Experience

  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 06/12/13 in Civil Litigation

    Robert Garnier is a first rate lawyer, scrupulously ethical and a tremendous servant leader.

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Principal on 06/13/13 in Defense Litigation

    Excellent lawyer of high character

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Herndon, Virginia