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Insurance Defense and Coverage Disputes

We represent a number of the world’s largest insurance companies, aggressively defending their insureds and handling bad faith claims and insurance coverage disputes.

Business Law and Litigation

Whether you are looking to start a business, are involved in a complex business dispute, or otherwise need clear, practical business counsel, we can help move your business forward through all stages of its life cycle.


We have recovered millions of dollars for our insurance company clients.  We handle the entire Commonwealth of Virginia.

Toxic Tort Litigation

For over 40 years, we have specialized in defending local governments, businesses, and individuals in toxic tort cases, including asbestosis, lead paint, and mold cases.

Admiralty and Maritime Law

We handle major casualties such as collisions, cargo damage, and personal injuries, as well as business disputes including charter parties and ship repair contracts.

Workers’ Compensation

We aggressively defend workers’ compensation cases throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, representing employers, carriers, and self-insureds.

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  • Our Approach
  • About Us
  • Our Commitment

McKenry Dancigers Dawson achieves the objectives of its clients through:

• Deep understanding of the client’s business operations and objectives.

• Collaboration with the client in the development of effective and efficient legal strategies to achieve desired results.

• First rate written and oral communication skills.

• Timely, clear and comprehensive reporting.

• Prompt response to inquiries.

• Commitment to litigation management and cost containment.

• Trial experience and sharp advocacy skills for the case that cannot be resolved informally.

• Strict adherence to the highest ethical standards.

At a time when trial advocacy is fast becoming a lost art in the legal profession, our attorneys are not only seasoned litigators, but accomplished trial attorneys. We pride ourselves in offering our clients with top quality legal representation on complex cases at rates that reflect an awareness of market and industry conditions. The result is a high level of value for our clients’ legal dollar.

For over 40 years, McKenry Dancigers Dawson, P.C. has provided expert legal counsel to insurance companies, financial institutions, self-insured companies, corporations, small businesses, and individuals throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Our litigation practice areas include insurance defense, general liability, product liability, toxic torts, personal injury, workers’ compensation, and subrogation. We also specialize in coverage disputes, bad faith claims, fiduciary bond breaches, employers’ liability defense (Title 7), and admiralty and maritime matters. We are effective advocates at the negotiating table, and have a strong track record of litigation success, both at trial and at the appellate levels of all state and federal courts.

Our business law and litigation services include transactions, compliance, general counsel and dispute resolution for small and large businesses, Fortune 500 companies, insurance companies, non-profits, and other organizations.

As a leading community-based general law firm, we are especially proud of the remarkable stability our firm has enjoyed over the years because of what we continue to give our clients: a high degree of comfort and attorney/client relationships that grow over time.

At McKenry Dancigers Dawson, P.C. our relationship building, dedication to quality, understanding of the law, and commitment to client service create a unique ability to achieve results for our clients in all facets of our representation.

The firm’s attorneys are experienced and talented litigators who know and understand the business of our clients. Our goal is to help our clients as a partner, not merely to provide service as a vendor. Our attorneys have not forgotten the commitment to client service that is the foundation of our success.

The firm also demonstrates through action its commitment to give back to the community. Our charitable efforts include a flurry of activity each Spring to raise money for the Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore. The firm again took first place this year in the medium-size law firm division of the Virginia Attorney General’s Legal Food Frenzy, an annual contest between law firms designed to raise money for food banks throughout Virginia.

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192 Ballard Court, Suite 400
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 461-2500