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Eric Kiehm Washburn

Personal injury Attorney at Virginia Beach, VA

5.0   8 reviews

Licensed for 12 years

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About Eric

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Eric has spent the majority of his life calling Virginia’s Hampton Roads region his home.  He graduated from Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School, presently located in Virginia Beach. Eric attended James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia and graduated with a B.B.A. in Finance. Following several years of working in the information technology field, Eric aspired to become a lawyer and obtained his law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan.

Early in his legal career, Eric served the citizens of Danville, Virginia as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney (prosecutor) where gained invaluable trial experience in all types of serious criminal matters. 

Eric relocated to Virginia Beach, and began practicing plaintiff’s personal injury and medical malpractice. He takes great pride in protecting the rights of his clients and making sure they are fully compensated for their injuries.

Eric has been recognized by Super Lawyers in Virginia as a “Rising Star” for the years 2014-2017. This is an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in their practice of law. Only 2.5% of attorneys in Virginia receive this distinction.

Actively involved in his community, Eric currently sits on the Board of Directors for Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School.

Eric is licensed to practice law in the following courts:

•All Virginia state courts

•All North Carolina state courts

•U.S District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

He is an active member in the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and the Virginia Beach Bar Association.

 

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Licensed for 12 years
State NC
Status Active
Acquired 2012
Updated 10/03/2022
State VA
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 2010
Updated 10/01/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp
4705 Columbus Street
No. 304
Virginia Beach, VA, 23462
Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp
101 Eaton Street
Mill Point Center
Hampton, VA, 23669
Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp
440 Monticello Avenue
Suite 1800
Norfolk, VA, 23510
Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp
355 Crawford Street
Seventh Floor
Portsmouth, VA, 23704
Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp
434 North Main Street
Suffolk, VA, 23434
Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp
8 Juniper Trail
Suite 7
Kitty Hawk, NC, 27949
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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Professional
Mr. Washburn was professional and very much concerned about my case. He spent time to learn of the issues and made sure that I knew of the possible outcomes.
Posted by anonymous | June 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A+ Professional that always answered when I called him.
I met Mr. Washburn at a Business event, he was kind and courteous. Later in the year I contacted him for some legal advice and he clearly explained my situation to me, I like the way he handled the conversation so I decided to hire him. I can truly say I felt like he cared about me. I continue to use Mr. Washburn to this day because he consistently answers the phone every time I call him, if not I get a return call ASAP. Highly recommend him to anyone who values customer service and getting the results you deserve.
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Posted by Kevin | March 23, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Outstanding Attorney
Mr. Washburn is an outstanding attorney who serves his clients with tenacity, integrity and compassion. He is consistently regarded as one of the finest personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys in the area. He is highly respected by peers, opponents and judges.
Posted by Laine | March 31, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
I was hit by a drunk driver and was quite unsure how to handle things when the other insurance company was looking to settle things right away. I was referred to Attorney Washburn by a friend to seek more advice and for that I am so thankful. Mr. Washburn always explained everything clearly and answered my questions quickly and honestly. He kept me informed throughout the process and I knew he had my back and did everything in my best interest. I am glad I hired him as my attorney and I would again without hesitation should I need further legal help.
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Posted by Thomas | December 31, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Satisfied Client
Mr. Washburn was very helpful in my case. The process went smoothly and efficient. I would recommend him to any of my family, friends and co-workers.
Posted by anonymous | December 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He was so caring during a very trying time
At the time of our car accident, we had never considered retaining an attorney, but the injuries that we sustained, we felt it would be to our best interest to contact someone to represent us. Eric was always so helpful in walking us through all the steps and explaining just what was/could happen. He kept us informed every step of the way so that we could understand all the consequences. We would definitely recommend Eric to anyone that would ask us.
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Posted by Stephanie | November 6, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
We had a great experience with Eric. He was extremely helpful in guiding us through the legal process and helped us to make informed decisions in regards to our case. We really appreciate all the work he did to settle our case is a quick and easy manner. We would highly recommend him to others!
Posted by anonymous | June 19, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Previous attorney
Eric was very knowledgeable, responsive and extremely helpful through my legal matter.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Shapiro, Appleton & Washburn
  • 2017 - Present
  • Trial Attorney
  • Bennet & Zydron
  • 2013 - 2017
  • Assistant Commonwealth Attorney
  • Office of the Commonwealth Attorney
  • 2011 - 2013

Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • James Madison University
  • BSBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 2001

Legal Cases

  • Jury Awards $2.5 Million to Family Who Lost Loved One in Defective Mower Accident
  • $2.5 Million Verdict for Plaintiff
  • $300,000 Settlement Obtained for Client Injured in a Fall at a Nursing Center
  • 300,000 Settlement

Associations

  • Virginia Beach Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School
  • Board of Directors
  • N/A
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2020
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2019
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Legal Elite
  • Virginia Business Magazine
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Virginia Beach Bar Association Meeting
  • Personal Injury 101
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Unknown Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Eric. He is a diligent and creative lawyer who knows how to get results for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Eric. He is a fantastic trial lawyer who gets results for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eric is a talented litigator. He has extensive experience representing folks hurt in accidents and I've always found him to be a true professional."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Eric. He is a superb trial lawyer who knows how to get results."
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Virginia Beach Personal injury Lawyer Eric Kiehm Washburn
Eric Kiehm Washburn
Personal injury Attorney
Virginia Beach, VA
Licensed for 12 years
Free Consultation