What We Do

At GARNIER & GARNIER, P.C. we focus on being trial lawyers. We prepare cases for trial, from start-to-finish. Of course, being the best trial lawyers we can be includes more than just going to court. We devote our full energy and talent to each step of the process: drafting pleadings and briefs, investigating facts, researching the issues, meeting with witnesses, negotiating, reporting to our clients, and orchestrating the trial process itself. Preparing for trial means gaining a deep understanding not only of the legal issues, but the underlying medical, scientific, or technical issues that usually form the core of the dispute. Doing those things well often means a trial won’t be necessary after all. But our efforts– carefully directed to serve the client’s needs economically and efficiently in each case– ensure that if a dispute has to be resolved in court, we won’t shy away from that arena when the time comes.

A Diverse Client Base

We have a nationwide client base of product manufacturers, corporations, insurers, retailers, service providers, and other businesses and individuals. Our client list has included several major elevator and escalator companies, America’s leading car rental agencies, the world’s largest cable/telecommunication company, nationally known retailers, a prominent e-commerce and cloud service provider, several of the world’s largest pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, hotels and service companies, medical professionals, architects, several ladder makers, a leading construction equipment rental company, the world’s largest beverage company, a top HVAC equipment company, a variety of other product manufacturers, and other well-known (and less-known) corporations and individuals.

How has a small firm such as ours earned the confidence of these clients?

We can think of several keys:


The practice of Garnier & Garnier, P.C. is devoted to litigation, primarily in the areas of product liability and personal injury trials and appeals.


With over seventy years of combined litigation experience, the two attorneys of Garnier & Garnier, P.C. have established a track record of excellence in large and small cases throughout Virginia, Washington, D.C., and nationwide.


As a family firm, we take pride in our commitment to giving all our clients the quality service they want and need. We give personal attention to the details of each case.


Working closely with our clients, and with each other, is a key to our clients’ satisfaction. Because we enjoy what we do, we bring energy and creativity to the task of achieving the best results for our clients. Our teamwork, focus and experience allow us to do so efficiently and cost-effectively.

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Our firm has been listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Registry of Preeminent Lawyers for decades, and has earned the highest (“AV”) rating in Martindale-Hubbell’s peer rating system. Both Robert and Michael have been listed in The Best Lawyers in America¬© for many years, and our firm has been included in The Best Law Firms in America¬© listings in several categories (including personal injury and product liability litigation).

Jurisdictions in which we regularly practice include Fairfax County, Arlington, Alexandria, Prince William County, Loudoun County, Richmond, Henrico County, Chesterfield County, Norfolk, Suffolk, Newport News, Virginia Beach, Lynchburg, Roanoke, and the District of Columbia, plus the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the Virginia Supreme Court. We also have represented our clients (with the participation of local counsel) in Maryland, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Kentucky, Illinois, Michigan, South Dakota, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Colorado, Utah, California, Oregon, Connecticut, Washington, and Hawaii.

We realize no short description, website, flyer, or the like can paint a complete picture of a law firm and its lawyers. We’d love for you to get to know us in the event your legal needs coincide with our areas of practice. If we can be of assistance or provide any information about our firm, about our practice areas, or about legal issues relating to product liability, negligence, personal injury, or general torts, please call, write, or e-mail us and we will be glad to respond. References are available on request.