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Brien Roche Law

United States 2024


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8355-A Greensboro Drive

McLean, Virginia 22102

(703) 821-3740 (phone)

(703) 790-9462 (facsimile)


My practice is principally a litigation practice with a focus on tort litigation along with substantial involvement in commercial litigation, real estate litigation and domestic relations litigation. Upon being admitted to the practice of law in 1976 I worked for two years with Hartford Insurance Company as their in-house defense counsel representing their insureds in personal injury litigation. Thereafter, I worked with the firm of Doherty, Sheridan and Grimaldi in Fairfax, Virginia concentrating on insurance defense litigation for approximately seven years until I formed my current partnership in April of 1985.

Since being admitted to the practice of law in Virginia I have tried over 300 jury cases to conclusion and handled thousands of other cases of every conceivable type.

For the last 25 years I have served as a Commissioner in Chancery in the Fairfax Circuit Court hearing both contested and uncontested domestic cases. I am admitted to practice not only in the State of Virginia but in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

I have authored four different books:

(1) The Virginia Torts Case Finder which is a 900 page compendium of Virginia tort cases.

(2) Objections: Interrogatories, Depositions and Trial is a publication co-authored with Christine Reilly and published by Virginia CLE Publications. This book has been the subject of several CLE seminars that I have given.

(3) Law 101 is published by Sphinx Publishing and is essentially law for the layperson.

(4) The Virginia Domestic Relations Case Finder, like the case finder referenced above, is published by Lexis Nexis. This book is a 450 page compendium of Virginia Domestic cases.

A listing of articles that I have authored can be found at my website, along with a listing of reported cases and verdicts and settlements.


1976 - Juris Doctor, George Washington University Law School

1973 - Masters in Criminal Justice, American University

1970 - Bachelors of Arts (Philosophy), Georgetown University


From June 1970 through February 1971 I was on active duty with the United States Marine Corps and was thereafter discharged into active reserve status and received an honorable discharge in 1976.From May of 1971 through June of 1975 I served as a patrol officer with the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia performing general patrol functions as a uniformed police officer with the Washington, DC Police Department. From June of 1975 through December of 1976 I worked as a full-time associate professor at the Northern Virginia Community College in the field of criminal justice.


Born January 19, 1949 in Hartford, Connecticut. My wife and I have seven children, three of whom are currently practicing attorneys in the Northern Virginia area. I have been active in coaching youth sports for over 25 years. I have co-authored with Mike Murray of the Virginia Baseball Club a 250 page book entitled, The Baseball Coach’s Handbook. I was the sole sponsor and organizer of the American Legion Post 129 baseball team in Alexandria, Virginia for 15 years.


Brien Roche Law is metro ranked in 3 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

Washington, D.C.
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Tier 2 for Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Tier 3 for Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs


Regional Rankings

Washington, D.C.
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Tier 2 for Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Tier 3 for Professional Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

Brien Roche Law has 1 lawyers recognized for individual performance in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. By receiving this Best Lawyers recognition from their peers for their professional excellence, these lawyers made Brien Roche Law eligible for evaluation for Best Law Firms rankings. For almost two decades, Best Lawyers has awarded these singular accolades, making them the foundation of our Best Law Firms awards. Read more about our Best Lawyers process here.
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