Marks & Harrison

Richmond, Virginia Personal Injury Attorneys

Marks & Harrison

1500 Forest Ave, Rm 100
Richmond, Virginia 23299

Phone(804) 282-0999 or(888) 807-3136

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Other Offices: Charlottesville, VA  Fredericksburg, VA  Harrisonburg, VA  Staunton, VA  

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Law Firm Overview

Marks & Harrison is a personal injury firm based in Richmond and serving clients throughout Virginia since 1911.
Practice areas include vehicle and pedestrian accidents, bicycle and boating accidents, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), slip and fall/premises liability, defective products/product liability, dog bites and animal attacks, back and spine injuries, dangerous rugs and cosmetic products, catastrophic injuries, workers’ compensation, and wrongful death as well as Social Security Disability and Veterans’ Disability benefits.

The highly skilled attorneys have decades of combined legal experience, along with substantial education and professional credentials. Lawyers and members of the firm have held leadership roles in legal and government capacities. The firm also has on staff a former claims adjuster and three investigators, one of whom served as a state trooper and two who were with local police departments.

Marks & Harrison has a long history of protecting clients’ rights and pursuing their best interests with knowledgeable and zealous advocacy on their behalf.

Year this Office was Established: 1911

Languages: Spanish, English

Areas of Law

Additional Areas of Law: Tractor Trailer Accident; Two-Car Accident; Alcohol Related Accident; Drug Related Accident; Distracted Driving; Speeding; Tailgating; Faulty Equipment; Drunk Driving; Disobeying Traffic Signals; GM Recall; Traumatic Brain Injury; Defective Products; Dog and Other Animal Attacks; Hospital, Physician, and Nursing Home Negligence; Defective DePuy Hip Replacement Parts.

Areas of Law Description

Marks & Harrison concentrates its practice in the following areas:

- Tractor Trailer Accidents

Our law firm is committed to helping individuals and families who have been injured in accidents involving trucks and tractor trailers, also known as 18-wheelers. We routinely represent clients in Richmond and throughout the state of Virginia, and we place our clients’ interests above all else.

- Car Accidents

Marks & Harrison has experience and a record of success in representing people injured or killed in all types of vehicle accidents, including car accidents, tractor trailer wrecks, ATV accidents, train accidents, motorcycle crashes and alcohol / drug related collisions. Each of these types of cases has its own particular challenges that require skilled and experienced trial lawyers.

- Traumatic Brain Injuries

A personal injury case involving a traumatic brain injury is very challenging. A person with a TBI might look “normal” and standard medical tests might not show the injury. A Richmond personal injury lawyer with experience in TBI litigation understands the complexities and can help prove the existence of the TBI to the judge and jury.

- Alcohol / Drug Related Accidents

If you or your loved one has been injured by the negligence of a driver under the influence of drugs or alcohol in Virginia, you may have a claim for exemplary (commonly called punitive) damages. These damages, which are in addition to the damages to compensate for the injuries received in the collision, are awarded to send a message to the community that the conduct engaged in by the defendant will not be tolerated.

- Pedestrian Injuries

On behalf of our clients we may hire the experts necessary in cases like pedestrian accidents, where the injuries can be catastrophic. We vigorously investigate these incidents to determine exactly what happened. We may hire forensic engineers and other experts to evaluate liability and prove fault.

- Premises Liability

Our work in premises liability litigation spans multiple industries and types of injury. We have represented clients injured in a pier collapse and a balcony collapse. We represented one client who was injured because a safety rail was missing, and another hurt by an advertising banner.

- Defective Products

At Marks & Harrison, we have handled a wide variety of claims involving serious injury and wrongful death resulting from defective products such as unsafe toys, construction tools, farm equipment, child and infant care products, firearms, medical devices, recreational vehicles and automobiles.

- Dog and Other Animal Attacks

The law protects innocent victims of dog bites, allowing them to seek compensation from negligent owners and other responsible parties. However, Virginia is one of a handful of states that still follows an outdated "one-bite rule" that shields dog owners from liability for the first injury caused by the dog.

- Hospital, Physician, and Nursing Home Negligence

The medical malpractice attorneys at Marks & Harrison have been representing the injured of Virginia since 1911. Our lawyers know that medical providers have responsibilities under Virginia law. When doctors, nurses and hospitals fail to meet those responsibilities, we will fight for the rights of those seriously harmed by medical negligence.

- Medical Malpractice

If you or a loved one has been harmed due to the negligence of the healthcare industry, you need a Richmond medical malpractice lawyer with experience in these types of complex cases. On behalf of our clients, Marks & Harrison may hire physicians, nurses, vocational rehabilitation specialists and forensic economists to prove damages, future medical costs and lost earnings.

- Defective DePuy Hip Replacement Parts

If you are one of the thousands of patients who received a defective ASR hip replacement part, you may be experiencing pain and facing a costly revision surgery. The attorneys at Marks & Harrison can discuss your legal options and help you seek the financial compensation you deserve.

- Motorcycle Accidents

The law firm of Marks & Harrison has represented dozens of motorcycle wreck victims. In one unusual case, we were able to get our client $120,000 in compensation for a fractured knee after her motorcycle instructor startled her during a training class.

- Personal Injury

Our personal injury practice areas include the following: Alcohol / Drug Related Accidents; Car Accidents; Defective Products; Dog and Animal Attacks; Healthcare Injuries; Medical Malpractice; Pedestrian Injuries; Slip and Fall; Tractor Trailer / Truck Accidents; Traumatic Brain Injury; and, Wrongful Death.

- Social Security Disability

If you have been denied Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits, talk to the VA social security disability attorneys of Marks & Harrison today. Statistics show that people represented by attorneys are more successful in obtaining Social Security benefits than people without attorney representation.

- Workers' Compensation

Under the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act, an employee who has been injured on the job does not have to prove that any one was specifically at fault in the accident, or prove negligence against his employer. Although the law was designed to take the issue of work-related injuries out of the court system and to provide injured workers swift and sure relief for their injuries, unfortunately that is no longer the case.

- Wrongful Death

When a loved one dies due to the fault of another, the law provides that the legally designated survivors may recover damages for the pre-death suffering of the decedent and additional damages for his or her wrongful death to include loss of love, affection, society, consortium, and other damages.

- Wage and Hour

If you think your employer has violated the Fair Labor Standards Act, you should talk with an attorney as soon as possible. Employees who have not been paid according to the law are entitled to back pay for lost wages as well as other damages, including attorney's fees.

- Veteran's Benefits

At Marks & Harrison, our Virginia veterans’ benefits lawyers have extensive experience in helping veterans obtain the disability compensation they deserve. We consider it an honor to serve those who have served our country in conflicts such as World War II, the Korean War, Viet Nam, the Gulf War and our current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.


James Harrison, III Mr. James G. Harrison, III
Personal Injury

Gregory Hooe Mr. Gregory S. Hooe
Personal Injury, Wrongful Death

Mark Lindensmith Mr. Mark S. Lindensmith
Personal Injury

James McCauley Mr. James A. McCauley
Personal Injury

Kevin McGowan Mr. Kevin M. McGowan
Personal Injury, Workers Compensation

John Shea Mr. John C. Shea
Brain Injury, Personal Injury, Truck Accident


  • Richmond Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Southern Trial Lawyers Association

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