Attorney Profile

Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in Mechanicsville, VA

Gregory O. Harbison
Harbison & Kavanagh, P.L.L.C.
9115 Dickey Drive
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
T:Work 804-888-8000
F: Fax804-888-8001
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2015
Selected to Rising Stars: 2007 - 2011
Licensed Since: 1997
Education: Widener University School of Law
Practice Areas: Workers' Compensation (50%), Social Security Disability (50%)
Industry Groups: Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Workplace Injury Litigation Group


Gregory O. Harbison is the founder of Harbison & Kavanagh and has been representing seriously injured workers in the Commonwealth of Virginia since 1998. Mr. Harbison handles complex cases involving catastrophic injuries and death. Mr. Harbison has been named in Virginia Rising Stars (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011) and Virginia Super Lawyers 2012. Mr. Harbison serves as the Legislative Chair for the Workers' Compensation Section of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, where he advocates at the General Assembly on behalf of injured workers. Mr. Harbison has spoken to numerous groups and attorneys on workers' compensation law. He serves on a committee which produces the Annual Workers' Compensation Advanced Practice Retreat education program for other lawyers who represent injured workers. In 2008, he was awarded the Krista Latshaw Pro Bono Service Award by the Legal Information Network for Cancer.

Years of Selection

Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2015

Rising Stars: 2007 - 2011

About Gregory Harbison

Admitted: 1997, Virginia

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Honors and Awards:

  • This award was given to Mr. Harbison for pro bono legal service provided to people dealing with cancer., Krista Latshaw Pro Bono Service Award, Legal Information Network for Cancer, 2008

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Virginia State Bar, 1997

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Gregory O. Harbison is active in his church, Shady Grove United Methodist Church, Mr. Harbison also supports the United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg.

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Mr. Harbison has authored materials for publication and educational seminars including: Workers' Compensation Update - Lorman Education Services 2010; Rebutting the Willful Misconduct Defense - 2008 VTLA Advanced Practice Retreat (co-authored with Louis Snesil, Esquire);Workers' Compensation 101 - The VTLA Journal (Spring 2004) (co-authored with Geoffrey R. McDonald);Workers' Compensation In Virginia -  2004 Lorman Education Services seminar; Advanced Workers' Compensation in Virginia - 2002 National Business Institute seminar.

Educational Background:

  • Gregory Harbison graduated from the University of Virginia in 1993 with a degree in Economics.  He graduated from Widener University School of Law in 1997 with honors where he served as Internal Managing Editor of the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law.
Last Updated: 9/28/2015
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