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Yvonne Theus Griffin

About Yvonne Griffin

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Charlottesville attorney Yvonne T. Griffin is a trial lawyer who practices only law for injured persons. She is the only local female attorney in Charlottesville and Albemarle County concentrating in car, truck and motorcycle crash cases. 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 is currently serving 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 selected by the American Society of Legal Advocates as one the Top 100 Litigation lawyers 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.
Please contact Ms. Griffin or her staff if you've been injured. She's eager to hear your story and discuss your options (free, no-cost consultation.)

Several immediate 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.
PS - Ms. Griffin has been able to help many clients who were not wearing their seatbelts. Although the fact that you were not wearing a seatbelt is not admissible in court, she urges everyone to be safe and wear his or her seatbelt. This short video is one of her favorite safety videos: Embrace Life.





Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C.
307 West Rio Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901

Juris Doctor, 1988, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
Master of Business Administration, 1985, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA
Bachelor of Arts, 1980, Georgia Southern College, Statesboro, GA

1993 to present, Tucker Griffin Barnes, Charlottesville, VA partner, 1997 to present
1991 to March 1992, stay at home mother, Taegu, South Korea
1988 through November 1990, Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney, Hampton, VA
1982 through 1985, Teacher of the Gifted, Leesburg, LA
1980 through 1982, Teacher of the Gifted, Madison, GA

Personal Injury, including: Motor Vehicle Collisions, Wrongful Death, Nursing Home Abuse, Medical and Dental Malpractice, Animal Bites, Slip and Fall Litigation.
Since 1996 I have practiced only in the area of personal injury.

1988 to present: Virginia State Bar; 1993 to present: Charlottesville Albemarle Bar Association, Executive Committee 2004-2007; 1995 to present: Virginia Trial Lawyers’ Association, 2002 Web Site Committee, 2003-2004 Public Affairs Committee, 2004-2005 Chair of Professional Negligence Section, 2004-2006 Board of Governors, 2005-2013 Governor at Large, 2005 CLE Committee-Chair, 2006, 2004 Annual Convention Committee, Paralegal Section Chair 2009, Judicial Relations Committee 2009-2010, Budget and Finance Committee, 2008-2009; Fundraising Committee Chair 2009, Ethics and Professionalism Committee 2008-2010; 1988 to2008: American Bar Association; 1995 to2008: Association of Trial Lawyers of America; 1996 to 2008 Thomas Jefferson Inns of Court, 2004 to 2006, Program Director; 2002 to 2008: member VTLA 1200 Club, 2002-2013.

1998 and 1999, Board Member, Toy Lift Foundation, Secretary 1999; 1999 to 2005, Board Member, Albemarle County Police Foundation, President in 2003; 2003 to present, Board of Trustees, Blue Ridge Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Vice-President 2004 – 2005, Secretary 2006.

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