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Yvonne Theus Griffin

Car accident Attorney at Charlottesville, VA

5.0   6 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
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  • Licensed for 35 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1988
    Active No misconduct found

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About Yvonne

Learn Yvonne’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    I represent people injured through no fault of their own in car, truck and motorcycle accidents.

    32 years, 723 cases

  2. Personal injury
    In addition to vehicle accidents, I handle cases involving brain injuries, slip & falls, animal bites, medical malpractice and wrongful death cases.

    32 years, 122 cases


Yvonne T. Griffin is an accomplished personal injury attorney and partner at Tucker Griffin Barnes. She has been practicing law since 1998 and uses her considerable legal experience to secure significant settlements and jury verdicts for her clients. She has successfully recovered millions of dollars on behalf of injured victims and their families throughout Central Virginia and was featured in Virginia’s Largest Personal Injury Jury Verdicts.
Yvonne earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Georgia Southern University, a Masters of Business Administration from Northwestern State University, and her J.D. from the College of William and Mary Law School. She previously served as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney and was selected as one of the Top Litigation Lawyers in Virginia by the American Society of Legal Advocates. Yvonne also has a 10.0 Superb Rating on Avvo, the highest rating possible. She is a fierce advocate for her clients.




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Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C. Attorneys At Law
Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C. Attorneys At Law
9 South Augusta Street
Suite A
Staunton, VA, 22401
Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C. Attorneys At Law
265 Turkeysag Trail
Suite 111 Lake Monticello Jefferson Centre
Palmyra, VA, 22963
Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C. Attorneys At Law
590 Neff Ave
Suite 2000
Harrisonburg, VA, 22801
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  6 customer reviews
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Posted by Stephanie | June 29, 2010
A Great Lawyer!
Yvonne Griffin represented me in an accident case that required many months of hands on attention. She was a compassionate person always taking into consideration my limited abilities from my brain injury but not making me feel inferior.She continued to strive get the most for my future as well as help me to formulate a plan to best use it. She is a true professional with all the knowledge necessary to provide excellent service for all of her clients.
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Posted by Dan | July 15, 2010
Review of Yvonne Griffin - Attorney in Charlottesville VA.
Yvonne Griffin was a pleasure to work with and professional in every way. She is frank and truthful and knowledgeable which kept surprises to a minimum. She also has a great staff that make you feel at home there. I would recommend her to anyone that needs the service of a qualified personal attorney.
Posted by Trevis | September 7, 2014
Very honest
We had a hour review with Yvonne and it turned into 2 hours of her helping and getting hands on and at the very end of it all she was to the point and was very honest and making sure we got what was best for us. You are great at what you do and I recommend anyone who wants a honest attourney.
Posted by Carolyn | June 6, 2013
Fantastic Attorney - even more fantastic human being!
Yvonne assisted a family member with a difficult and complicated MVA case. She and her staff are very competent and trustworthy and they went above and beyond in their service to my family member. They kept us informed with each step and navigated a complicated process which allowed him to focus on healing. I would highly recommend her and her staff to anyone seeking an attorney who is both honest and competent....sometimes hard to find!
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Posted by Jennifer | August 17, 2011
Yvonne Griffin review
Yvonne worked with me when I was rear-ended by a drunk driver. She was no-nonsense and didn't sugar coat anything. She always treated me with respect as an equal. I would certainly recommend her.
Posted by Marcia | November 13, 2010
My personal injury
She has been there from day two and throughout the process. Always empathetic, knowlegeable of your feelings and possible outcomes. It was a pleasure to have her following my case and I always felt 'taken care of'!
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  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C. Attorneys At Law
  • 1993 - Present
  • Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney
  • Hampton Commonwealth's Attorney's Office
  • 1988 - 1990


  • College of William and Mary
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • Northwestern State University of Louisiana
  • MBA - Masters
  • 1985
  • Georgia Southern University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1980

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Car Accident with Brain Injury
  • $3,500,000
  • T-Bone Car Accident with Broken Bones
  • $300,000
  • Medical Malpractice Leading to Cerebal Palsy Birth
  • $2,600,000
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  • Charlottesville Albemarle Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Prior Member
  • N/A
  • Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • N/A
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Governors
  • 2004 - 2014
  • Board of Trustees, Blue Ridge Chapter of Nat'l MS Society
  • Vice-President
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Albemarle County Police Foundation
  • President
  • 2003 - 2006
  • Thomas Jefferson American Inn of Court
  • Program Chairman
  • 1998 - 2008
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1996 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Favorite Law Firm in Charlottesville
  • Daily Progress
  • 2019
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Best Law Firm in Charlottesville
  • C-Ville
  • 2017
  • Listed in "Largest Personal Injury Jury Verdicts"
  • Virginia Lawyers Weekly
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in VA
  • ASLA
  • 2014
  • Selected As "Distinguished Dozen"
  • Daily Progress
  • 2011
  • Selected as First "Family Friendly Business"
  • Youth and Family Services
  • 2003
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  • The Journal (VTLA)
  • Premises Liability and the Delegation of Duties
  • 2012
  • Ezinearticles
  • Premises Liability and the Delegation of Legal Duties
  • 2010
  • The VTLA Law Journal
  • Full FaithFull Faith and Credit: Does a Sister State Trump a Citizen?
  • 2004
  • The John Marshall Law Review
  • Wilson v. Slater
  • 1988
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Speaking Engagements

  • CLE
  • Electronic Files for Lawyers
  • 2011
  • CLE presentation
  • Electronic Files for Lawyers
  • 2010
  • VTLA Solo and Small Firm Conference
  • Effective use of paralegals
  • 2006
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Evidence Seminar
  • Hearsay
  • 2006
  • CABA CLE Seminar
  • Hearsay
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (10)
Endorse Yvonne
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Yvonne enjoys a great reputation in the legal community because she provides not only top quality legal services but does so in a manner that is respectful and compassionate to her clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Yvonne is a wonderful attorney, and, even more importantly, a wonderful person. She is a joy to work with. She is a savvy lawyer who is very much in touch with her client's needs, and she knows how to go about getting a successful result for them."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have worked with Yvonne as co-counsel on a number of medical malpractice cases, as well as in the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. She is a caring and dedicated advocate for those who are injured by the negligence of others."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I've worked with Yvonne on several cases and was impressed by her dedication to her clients. Yvonne is a fearless trial attorney and has significant court room experience."
General practice
Medical malpractice
Defective and dangerous products
Medical malpractice
Personal injury
Personal injury
Medical malpractice
Brain injury