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Attorney Brian C. Shevlin

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Brian is the founding member of Shevlin Smith. After beginning his legal career in the Arlington County Commonwealth Attorney's office, Brian began his civil law career as a defense attorney. He represented clients insured by Hartford, St. Paul and others defending personal injury and medical malpractice claims. In 1985, Brian left the defense side of law and opened his own firm that specialized in representing injured people for claims involving medical malpractice and other types of catastrophic personal injuries. That firm was the predecessor of Shevlin Smith. Since 1985, Brian has received hundreds of jury verdicts and settlements for injured persons in Virginia and the District of Columbia. One of his jury verdicts was even the subject of a made-for-television movie starring Susan Dey titled: "I Love You Perfect." Brian has transitioned his career away from active trial litigation. He remains a constant presence at the law firm where he meets with clients regularly and consults with our attorneys on trial strategies.


Brian is a graduate of the American University School of Law (J.D. 1970) and the University of Notre Dame (B.A. 1962; B.S. in Chem. Eng., 1963).

Professional Honors & Activities:

American Association for Justice Leaders' Forum, American Association for Justice Virginia Trial Lawyers Association District of Columbia Trial Lawyers Association Northern Virginia Plaintiff's Bar Association (Co-chairman, 1988-1989) American Board of Professional Liability Attorney for the Fourth Circuit (Chairperson) Member, Virginia Medical Malpractice Review Panel

Bar Admissions:

Virginia State Bar, 1970
District of Columbia Bar, 1973
Fairfax County Bar Association
Arlington County Bar Association

Court Admissions:

United States Supreme Court
United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Eastern District Court of Virginia
Virginia Supreme Court
District of Columbia Court of Appeals

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