Yvonne T. Griffin

Yvonne T. Griffin: Attorney with Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C. (Palmyra Office)
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Charlottesville attorney Yvonne T. Griffin is a trial lawyer who practices only law for injured persons. Although she has been practicing law since 1988, for the past 20+ years she has done nothing but injury law. During that time, she has handled thousands of personal injury cases. She handles car accidents and other types of vehicle wrecks, bodily injury, wrongful death, animal bites and medical malpractice. After graduating from Georgia Southern University in 1980, Ms. Griffin received her MBA from Northwestern State University in 1985 and her JD from the College of William and Mary Law School in 1988. Ms. Griffin served as Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney for two years in Hampton, Virginia. There she tried hundreds of cases and used that experience to develop her courtroom style.

Ms. Griffin has been practicing in Charlottesville since 1993. A member of the Virginia State Bar, Ms. Griffin is also active in numerous professional organizations such as the Charlottesville/Albemarle Bar Association and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. She served on the state-wide Board of Governors for the Virginia Trial Lawyers. She is a past member of the American Bar Association, the Thomas Jefferson Inn of Courts, and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Ms. Griffin was recently named to the list of Largest Jury Verdicts in Virginia.

Her volunteer activities include Past President of the Albemarle County Police Foundation and Trustee of the Blue Ridge National Multiple Sclerosis Chapter, Charlottesville, Virginia.

Sample of Ms. Griffin's jury verdicts and settlements results:

[The results obtained under one set of circumstances cannot be a predictor of future results.]

1. Brain injury resulting from a car accident - $3,500,000

2. Medical negligence leading to a leg amputation - $2,600,000

3. Stop sign motorcycle accident - $600,000

4. T-Bone car accident - $300,000

Mr. Griffin offers several tips if you've been injured in a car wreck:

1. Get the names and telephone numbers of any potential witnesses.

2. Take pictures of bruises, cuts and other injuries.

3. Do not give a recorded statement to the at-fault driver's insurance company.

4. Do not sign consent forms for the at-fault driver's insurance company.

5. Remember, the insurance adjuster is on the at-fault driver's side - not yours.

6. Be sure all your healthcare providers are billing your health insurance.

7. Call your own auto insurance carrier and ask if you have “med pay” coverage.

8. Do not tell anyone you are “fine” or “good” if you are not.

9. Contact us right away, before the evidence disappears.

Contact Ms. Griffin today for a FREE consultation -- Let's stand up and fight together.

Areas of Practice (44)

  • Personal Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries
  • Wrongful Death
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Slip and Fall
  • Accidents
  • Automobile Accidents and Injuries
  • Automobile Negligence
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Bodily Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Bus Accidents
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Commercial Vehicle Liability
  • Dog Bites
  • Electrical Injury
  • Head Injury
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Injuries
  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury
  • Power Line Contact Injury
  • Rental Vehicle Litigation
  • School Bus Accidents
  • Severe Burns
  • Spinal Injury
  • Third Party Wrongful Death
  • Tourist Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Whiplash
  • Trial Practice
  • Birth Trauma
  • Medical Liability
  • Medical Negligence
  • Medication Errors
  • Nursing Liability
  • Nursing Malpractice
  • Nursing Negligence
  • Surgeons Liability
  • Wrong Site Surgery
  • Aquatic Injuries
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Cumulative Trauma
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
434-214-4518  Phone
434-973-7474  Phone
434-951-0875  Fax
Year of First Admission:
1988, Virginia
Virginia State Bar; Charlottesville Albemarle Bar Association (Member, Executive Committee, 2004-2007); Virginia Trial Lawyers' Association (Member: Web Site Committee, 2002; Public Affairs Committee, 2003-2004; Chair, Professional Negligence Section, 2004-2005; Board of Governors, 2004-2009; Chair, 2007 and Member, 2005-2008, CLE Committee; Annual Convention Committee, 2004; Finance Committee, 2008-2009; Chair, Fundraising Committee, 2009; Chair, Paralegal Feasibility Study, 2008); American Bar Association; American Associate for Justice; Thomas Jefferson Inns of Court (Program Director, 2004-2008)
Special Agencies:
I practiced for two years as an Assistant Commonwealth Attorney in Hampton, but the remainder of my experience has been in private practice.
English and French and Spanish
Birth Information:
Savannah, Georgia, 1958
Reported Cases:
Corcoran v. Shoney's Colonial, Inc., 39 Fed. R. Serv. 3d (Callaghan) 345 (1997); US v. Phillips, 955 F. Supp. 622 (1997); Corcoran v. Shoney's Colonial, Inc., 24 F. Supp. 2d 601; 78 Fair Empl. Prac. Cas. (B) 311 (1998); Brown v. Thompson, 374 F.3d 253 (2004); Boland v. Rivanna Partners, et al., 69 Va. Cir. 308 (2005); Sandler v. Wintergreen Partners, Inc., et al., 71 Va. Cir. 155 2006.
I concentrate in Personal Injury cases, not transactional work. My largest case to date was a $3,500,000 settlement (Albemarle Circuit Court) involving an auto accident with brain injury and fractured femur. Several of my larger cases:

1. $3M – brain injury – client hit by truck that ran red light. Suffered moderate brain injury. Part of skull removed because of swelling in brain. Lost job because it required her to do math and use her memory. Both of these skills were affected by the brain injury.
2. $1.75M jury verdict in Augusta county for a medical malpractice case. During routine knee replacement doctor clipped artery. Patient lost her leg.
3. $1.6M – cerebal palsey – Baby born with lack of oxygen to brain because of delay in delivery. Life-time brain injury.
4. $800K – med mal – Physician failed to test patient's liver before and after prescribing drug as required. Resulted in patient's death.
5. $600K – assault and battery – Employee of business with history of being sexually inappropriate molested woman in store.
6. $600K – car v. school bus – School bus ran stop sign resulting in T-Bone collision. Client's leg suffered multiple fractures.

Hobbies & interests:
Travel & relaxing with family
Payment Information:
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Other - Check and Debit Card

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