Brien A. Roche

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Tysons Corner, Virginia

Brien Roche Law
Brien A. Roche
Brien Roche Law

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Products Liability; view more

Licensed in Virginia since: 1976

Education: The George Washington University Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2024

Brien Roche Law

8355-A Greensboro Drive
Tysons Corner, VA 22102 Visit website


A highly regarded civil trial attorney, Brien A. Roche is located in Tysons Corner, Virginia. He represents clients throughout the area, including Maryland and the District of Columbia. In addition to being admitted to practice in those jurisdictions, Mr. Roche is admitted to practice before numerous federal trial and appellate courts, including the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 4th and District of Columbia Circuits and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. Roche's client base primarily consists of people who have been harmed as a result of the negligence of other parties. The types of matters that he has handled during his career as a litigator have included medical malpractice, defective products, premises liability, auto-pedestrian accidents, legal malpractice, and motor vehicle crashes. During his career as a plaintiff's attorney, Mr. Roche has been able to obtain millions of dollars in jury awards and negotiated settlements for his clients. Some of his representative results have included a $3 million settlement of a car accident lawsuit and $2.1 million for a pedestrian who suffered a brain injury after being struck by a motor vehicle.

Mr. Roche's experience has extended to other types of civil litigation as well, including family law matters and insurance coverage. His excellent track record in all his professional endeavors has earned him a great deal of recognition from his colleagues, including an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. Mr. Roche has written numerous books and articles related to various aspects of his practice, and he is active in several professional organizations. He was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1976 by the George Washington University Law School.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 90% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1976, Virginia

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Time Barred in Virginia?  Brief article co-authored with Eric Kessel in VTLA Journal stating that if actions are time barred in Virginia then Maryland and Washington, DC may be available forums. ; The Standard for Expert Testimony is not Reasonable Degree of Certainty.  This article debunks the myth that expert testimony must be phrased to a reasonable degree of certainty.; Investigating Deck Collapses.  Pointers on handling cases involving residential deck collapses.; The Need for Jury Instruction or Argument on Collateral Source.  Proposal for change to form jury instructions to inform jury that insurance is not to be considered.; Handling Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Cases.  This article co-authored with Eric Kessel explains some of the intricacies of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Auto accident settlement for devastating and crippling injuries - $3,000,000.00; Brain injury to pedestrian: - $2,100,000; Loss of forearm in motor vehicle rollover case - $1,250,000; $862,847.00 Jury Verdict in Contract action involving business dispute.  Contact action against major insurance company, settlement on behalf of client - $700,000; Legal Malpractice Action Against Local Attorney, failed to diligently pursue wrongful death action - $550,000; Legal malpractice action on behalf of local physician - $500,000; Jury verdict against local obstetrician/gynecologist - $900,000; Settlement For Inpatient Suicide - $500,000; Injury to client who suffered severe injuries - $2,400,000; Settlement for defective exercise machine - $1,500,000 plus $400,000 disability payment; Medical malpractice settlement - $950,000; Construction injury - $3,000,000.
Educational Background:
  • I am a 1970 graduate of Georgetown University.  While employed full-time as a patrol officer with the Washington, D.C. Police Department (Metropolitan Police Department) I received a Master's Degree from American University in Criminal Justice.  I attended George Washington University Law School at night from 1973 to 1975 while working full-time with the Metropolitan Police Department and from 1975 to 1976 worked full-time as an instructor at Northern Virginia Community College in the Police Science program while attending my final year of law school at George Washington University.
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Fairfax County Bar Association
  • Commissioner in Chancery for the Circuit Court of Fairfax County
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • American Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Since 2006 I have done a biennial presentation through the Virginia Continuing Legal Education (CLE) of the Objections seminar with a Circuit Court judge.  
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • From 1985 to 2015 I was involved year round in youth sports coaching of football, basketball and baseball.  Mentoring and supervision of two (2) boys who attended the Washington Jesuit Academy for three (3) years.
Representative Clients:
  • Since 1985 I have represented Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc. in general advisory work and general civil litigation in Northern Virginia.  

Office location for Brien A. Roche

8355-A Greensboro Drive
Tysons Corner, VA 22102

Phone: 703-821-3740


5 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2024

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