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Benjamin James Trichilo

Personal injury Attorney at Fairfax, VA

5.0   17 reviews

Licensed for 48 years

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My legal career has been exclusively about litigation. Initially as an insurance defense attorney and general practitioner. During my years as a civil defense attorney, I learned much about the defense playbook. Over time, My interests and practice shifted primarily to representation of injured workers and those injured due to the negligence of others. My experience with defense work has been very helpful in determining case values and litigation strategies.

What is most enjoyable about my practice is helping others. The legal system is not engineered for prompt resolution of disputes. That function therefore must rest upon the attorney, and not all are equal. Good results require prompt, thorough, and accurate case evaluation and a strategy for resolution. Implementation of the strategy is best achieved by joint and coordinated efforts of the attorney and client. The simple rule that I have always followed is to handle the case no differently than I would want it handled if I were the client.

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Licensed for 48 years
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1984
Updated 06/08/2022
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 1974
Updated 12/27/2022

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Client's Choice 2014
Client's Choice
Benjamin received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2014
Posted by Eileen | January 1, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Mr. Trichilo assisted me in a workers' comp case. I feel he and his assistant went above and beyond to achieve the best outcome for me. They both were very considerate of my needs during what proved to be a very difficult and stressful situation. I would highly recommend his services.
Posted by Sharon | July 19, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Workers Comp Case.
Mr. Trichilo went above and beyond to help my husband and myself with his very challenging case. When we first contacted Mr. Trichilo my husbands case had been denied by the insurance company and he was able to have a Full Commission reverse the ruling. Because of that My husband received a substantial lump sum payment and MSA approved annuity to make sure all future medical needs are taken care of. Because of my husbands very serious injuries I was the main contact with Mr. Trichilo and He helped me so very much and made me feel like everything would be ok and he told me to take care of myself and my husband and he would take care of everything else. We are very thankful for everything he did for us!
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Posted by Mina | June 29, 2018
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Sleep better at night knowing you have at Pitbull in your corner!
This was our first case and involvement with any attorney and we couldn’t be more pleased with our overall experience and outcome. We called and interviewed multiple attorneys when first deciding to hire a lawyer. Mr. Trichilo was the only one that told us what to expect and sent us the needed forms and engagement letter. He even followed up and asked if he could answer any questions. Mr. Trichilo appears to be a gentle and soft spoken man when you first meet him. When it came time to go toe-to-toe with the big insurance company, we felt that we had the bigger dog in the fight! He was professional, organized and thorough in every aspect of our Workers Comp case. He managed our expectations and in the end we received more than we ever expected. If you need an attorney, look no further and give Benjamin Trichilo a call.
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Posted by Sunita | May 13, 2017
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Personal injury, Workers compensation
Dear Mr. Trichilo, I would like to take this opportunity to express my extreme gratitude and appreciation for all your hard work and relentless effort and persistence in pursuing a positive outcome in my legal battle. It was one of the hardest and most emotional situations I have ever been in, and I felt throughout the process you went over and beyond the call of duty to resolve the matter as quickly and fairly as possible. Your confidence and assurance helped me tremendously in coping with the process, yet you were always truthful and forthright. I was always kept in the loop and was educated and informed throughout the lawsuit. Your patience and professionalism were impressive, but your sincere caring and concern were what really set you apart from most attorneys. You couldn’t have been more thorough and accurate, especially since this was complicated and complex in that you had to deal with. Overall, you are truly an anomaly and I will be forever grateful to you. Though I hope no one has to go through what I went through, I will certainly highly recommend you and your law firm if anyone is looking for a top firm.
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Posted by Carol | March 5, 2017
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Personal injury
Ben went above and beyond for me. I had a pretty bad injury and I had never been through anything like this before and he was always there to answer any questions or concerns we had through all of this. When you go through what went through it gets to be a little overwhelming but he was always there to talk me through every step of this process. I always felt like I was his only case (I know I wasn't) but he did anything for me and figure out what we needed to move forward. He had the best team working for me also!!!!
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Posted by Jeffrey Z | September 6, 2016
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Client Satisfaction
Mr. Trichilo handled my workers compensation case from start to finish. From day one and throughout the two plus years Mr.Trichilo made me feel like his number one client. He handled all the fillings and correspondences in a timely and professional manner while at the same time keeping me updated on the case as it progressed. At the end negotiated a very favorable settlement.
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Posted by Christopher | March 29, 2016
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Satisfaction!
I appreciate the time, energy and effort that Benjamin Trichilo put into my case. He demonstrated superior knowledge for his craft, and he always made himself available to insure that I understood actions to be taken, to include any developments on the part of opposing council. I can’t think of a time when I had a question or circumstance to review with Ben were he wasn’t willing to take the time to insure I had a level of comfort for the situation. Might I suggest, Isn’t that what you want when your personal safety and well-being is a stake? Thank you Benjamin Trichilo for your support and guidance through this process, It is greatly appreciated. Christopher
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Posted by Ron Clark | March 1, 2016
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Wise Guidance
Mr.Trichilo was incredibly professional from the very beginning of my case, not only with the legal matters but as well as the life issues that would effect me during the process. He constantly kept me abreast of of every turn in the case . His outstanding guidance coupled with his wise consul was pivotal in my positive outcome allowing myself and family to get the a fresh start.
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Posted by anonymous | December 28, 2015
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Personal Injury Case
Attorney Trichilo did a awesome job. He got the amount of money back that I deserved in my case. My case was done in a timely manner and very professional setting.
Posted by Abdul | November 20, 2015
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Mr. Trichilo and his team has been super helpful, and Almost got 5 times more than what the company was offering at the begining
Mr. Trichilio has fought for my right, when the company stopped my benefits and offered me only a very small amount as settlement with which I was not going to be able to take care of my medical condition for one year, when I contacted Mr. Trichilo he has fought my case and settled my case with five times more than the initial offer. If you really want to fight your case, and you don't want your right to be wasted by your company I definitely recommend you to contact Mr. Trichilo to help you. Mr. Trichilo worked my case with Mr. Cadem, and Mr. Montagna they are the best team. Who can help you the way possible I give them 5 stars for proficiency, helpfulness.
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Posted by GARY | November 19, 2015
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MR. BENJAMIN TRICHILO ESQ.
AFTER SUFFERING AN INJURY AT WORK AND BEING DENIED COVERAGE BY THE INSURANCE COMPANY. I SEARCHED FOR AN ATTORNEY WITH TOP KNOWLEDGE OF VIRGINIA WORKMAN'S COMPENSATION CLAIMS. I FOUND THE BEST ATTORNEY AFTER THEIR LAW SCHOOL AND EXPERIENCE. MR. TRICHILO RANKED AT THE TOP OF HIS LAW SCHOOL CLASS..WE TALKED AND HE TOOK MY CASE. THE PAPER WORK TOOK SEVERAL WEEKS TO GATHER AND FILE WITH THE STATE. EVERY STEP ALONG THE FILING ISSUE HE KEPT ME INFORMED.MY CASE TOOK OVER A YEAR TO REACH A WORKMAN'S COMPENSATION COMMISSIONER TO BE HEARD.MR. TRICHILO WAS VERY PROFESSIONAL AT THE HEARING. AFTER SEVERAL WEEKS PAST, HE CALLED TO SAY WE WON THE HEARING. THE KEY WORD IS WE. SEVERAL MORE PAST AND NO COMPENSATION CHECK FOR THE MONEY DUE. HE FILED PAPER TO WCC AND WITH IN TWO WEEKS I HAD A CHECK WITH EXTRA OWED FOR NOT PAYING ON TIME. MR. TRICHILO HAD BEST INTEREST NOW. TIME PASSES WITH MORE HEARINGS AND COMMUNICATIONS WITH INSURANCE COMPANY. EVERY SET OF THE PROCESS, I RECEIVED E-MAILS OF EACH CORRESPONDS. THIS CASE LASTED OVER FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE OF INJURY TO SETTLEMENT AND ATTORNEY TRICHILO AND HIS STAFF WAS WITH ME ALL THE WAY. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM.
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Posted by Jay | November 22, 2014
workers compensation
Unfortunately, I suffered an injury while on the job. My painful experience was not only due to my physical constraints but also from having to deal with the frustration of the insurance company in providing the treatment I needed. Ben is dedicated and caring. He ensured that the process ran smoothly with my treatments. He took the time to properly explain each step of the process and my rights. With Ben’s assistance, I was awarded a favorable settlement and can now move on to the next chapter in my life. I wholeheartedly recommend others to seek his professional services.
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Posted by Jennifer | July 8, 2014
Wrongful death litigation for mother's estate
Ben Trichilo handled the wrongful death litigation for mother's estate. Ben was a pleasure to work with. He was attentive, compassionate, and kept us well informed throughout the process. Ben was very knowledge about the laws as it related to our wrongful death case. We completely trusted his advice and guidance, which ultimately lead to a favorable settlement. I would highly recommend Ben Trichilo to anyone.
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Posted by Christine | June 16, 2014
Knowledgeable, Thorough, and Compassionate
Ben handled a wrongful death case on behalf of our family. He was great in communicating with us during the entire process, conducted extensive research including locating experts in the field, and showed compassion during this difficult time for our family. He was able to represent our family in a professional and knowledgeable manner. I would recommend him as a lawyer.
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Posted by Daniel and Shari | June 9, 2014
Amazing Attorney at Law - Benjanim Trichilo, Esquire
My husband was severly injured in an automobile accident while on the job. We hired an attorney, and for eight years, he was awful. We finally fired him, and hired Benjamin Trichilo, and in a matter of two months, Mr. Trichilo concluded the case in the utmost favorable manner. We were amazed at how responsive he was, and how he handled the case. We had no idea that such a good attorney existed after the nightmare we had with this other attorney. Mr. Trichilo kept us in the loop of everything, and was so extremely quick we wished we had retained him years ago. I would recommend Mr. Trichilo to any one. He is the best attorney out there in Northern Virginia. How refreshing it was to have an actual attorney that returned calls, carbon copied me on everything, and I was never in the dark about what was occurring. THAT is what a good attorney is, no, EXCELLENT attorney is. Benjamin Trichilo, Esq., deserves the best because he is the best at what he does. WOW, impressed!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted by Shirley | May 28, 2014
Persoanl Injury
Mr. Trichilo was all of the above and then some. He was very attentitive to my needs and kept me in the loop with all commuications and answered all of my questions. He also gave me the view from both sides, so we knew where we stood. My Injury is difficult, however, he made it happen.
Posted by anonymous | May 27, 2014
Virginia
Mr. Trichilo was most helpful and informative from our first phone contact and during my entire time that I needed his service. I truly feel that I would not have had the care I really needed if it not for his knowledge and compassion. I have referred several persons that I have met who were looking for a lawyer to Mr. Trichilo.
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AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • McCandlish & Lillard
  • 2011 - Present

Education

  • University of Virginia
  • J.D
  • 1974
  • Georgetown University
  • B.A
  • 1971

Legal Cases

  • Trucking accident
  • Settlement of $3.85 million.
  • Injured worker.
  • Settlement of $315,000.00
  • Workers' Compensation.
  • Settlement of $125,000.00
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Associations

  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • Fellow
  • 2009 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1976 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 1974 - Present
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1974 - Present
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Northern Virginia Defense Lawyers Association
  • President, 1984-1985
  • N/A
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Member, Board of Directors, 1993-1997
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top Rated Lawyers
  • Legal Leaders
  • 2014
  • General Litigation
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers: Civil Defense
  • Washingtonian Magazine
  • 2013
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers
  • 1995
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1989
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Publications

  • The Journal of Civil Litigation
  • Practice Pointer: Exclusion of Testimony of Attending Physician
  • 2006
  • The Journal of Civil Litigation
  • Workers' Compensation Update: Expansion of the Estoppel Doctrine
  • 1995
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Speaking Engagements

  • As Judges See it: Top Mistakes Attorneys Make in Civil Litigation
  • Top Mistakes Attorneys Make in Civil Litigation
  • 2017
  • Trends an Top Mistakes Attorneys Make
  • Top Mistakes in Civil Litigation
  • 2016
  • A Litigation Paralegal's Guide to Case Management
  • Case Management
  • 2015
  • Seminar for Litigation Attorneys
  • Litigating the Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claim
  • 2013
  • Seminar for Litigation Attorneys
  • As Judges See It: Top Mistakes Attorneys Make in Civil Litigation
  • 2013
  • Panel presenatation for Workers' Compensation Attorneys
  • Advanced Workers' Compensation
  • 2013
  • Panel Presentation for Trial Attorneys
  • What Civil Court Judges Want You to Know
  • 2012
  • Virginia Bar CLE
  • Witness Preparation: What's Effective, What's Ethical
  • 2009
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys Annual Seminar
  • Ten Things Every Attorney Needs to Know About Workers' Compensation
  • 2009
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Litigation Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ben is a tenacious litigator to whom I frequently refer cases. He fights the tough fight and obtains excellent results!!! I highly endorse his professional abilities."
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Fairfax Personal injury Lawyer Benjamin James Trichilo
Benjamin James Trichilo
Personal injury Attorney
Fairfax, VA
Licensed for 48 years