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What Is The Prestigious Boyd-Graves Conference All About?

I have had the privilege of serving on the Boyd-Graves Conference for many years. The Boyd-Graves Conference is an invitation-only group of experienced civil trial lawyers and judges. Acting by consensus of its membership, the conference recommends changes to the Code of Virginia and the Rules of Court relating to state court civil litigation. The Read More

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What Does Sovereign Immunity In Virginia Have To Do With The Royals?

With the unfortunate news of the Queen passing and the subsequent induction ceremony of King Charles III, we thought this would be a good time to explain sovereign immunity in Virginia. You may wonder how the royal family in England relates to sovereign immunity in Virginia. Still, the truth is that sovereign immunity in Virginia Read More

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The Jury Selection Process for Virginia Civil Trials

Jury selection, also known as voir dire (Latin for “speak the truth), is the beginning of any jury trial and is the first time the parties address the jurors that will be hearing their case. There is a wealth of literature on the philosophy of voir dire and the importance of making a great first Read More

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School Bus Safety is a Two-Way Street

It’s that time of year again. Students will be heading back to school, so extra caution is required when traveling our neighborhood roadways. It’s an exciting time of year; however, it will probably take a little while before drivers’ and students’ familiar bus safety habits are back in focus. We thought a brief safety refresher Read More

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Phases of Trial – An Overview

A common question prospective and current clients ask us is how an actual civil trial proceeds and what occurs during the trial. While each of the parts of a trial discussed below will be addressed in greater detail in blogs to come, this overview provides a quick summary for a basic understanding. Keep in mind Read More

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New Virginia Laws of Interest – Effective July 1, 2022

One of the goals of our eNewsletter (you can subscribe on our homepage) is to inform you, our readers, about new laws that interest our practice and, therefore, may impact our clients, friends, and family. Here is a summary of some of the laws passed in the 2022 legislative session and signed into law by Read More

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Preparing for Trial: How We Prepare For Our Jury

In every jury trial, the jury is the fact-finder. In personal injury cases, this means that the jury evaluates all the evidence presented at trial, considers the credibility of the witnesses, and, applying their common sense and life experiences, determines what the facts are. Then provided with the law by the judge in the form Read More

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Virtual Blood Drive Highlights Lawyers Working Together

This month at Curcio Law, we have all signed up to donate blood with the American Red Cross as part of the joint Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA), Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys (VADA), and Virginia Bar Association (VBA) Young Lawyers Virtual Blood Drive. This virtual blood drive is the result of a great idea Read More

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Preparing for Trial: Overcoming the Defense’s Case

As the plaintiff, the injured party must present their case-in-chief to the jury before the defendant’s case. In their case-in-chief, the plaintiff must prove liability and damages. That is, the plaintiff must first prove that the defendant was negligent in causing the plaintiff’s injuries. Then the plaintiff must prove the defendant’s negligent behavior caused every Read More

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The Evolving Use of Social Media as Evidence

Recently, I had the pleasure of participating on a panel as part of a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) course offered by the Fairfax Bar Association.  As a member of the Fairfax Bar Association, Curcio Law is honored to participate in these seminars and share our knowledge with our peers. The topic discussed was the discoverability Read More

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