Lynne Jones Blain     |     Partner     |    

Lynne began her career with Browder, Russell, Morris and Butcher and was a partner at Morris and Morris before joining Harman Claytor in February of 1999. She concentrates her practice on the defense of complex medical cases, including claims of traumatic brain injury, nursing home/long term care and products liability. Lynne has lectured on a number of occasions on the defense of the mild TBI case, analysis of life care plans, documentation in a nursing home setting, and the ethics of the relationship between the defense counsel, insured and insurer.


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Education
  • Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, A.B., 1981
    • Omicron Delta Kappa
    • University Judicial Council
  • University of Richmond, J.D., 1984
    • National Moot Court Team
    • Honor Court
    • Order of the Barristers
Professional Honors & Activities
  • Fortune Magazine, Women Leaders in the Law (2015)
  • Influential Women of Virginia, Virginia Lawyers Weekly (2012)
  • Virginia Business, Legal Elite – Civil Litigation – 2012, 2014 – 2016
  • Virginia Super Lawyers – Civil Litigation Defense – 2013 – 2017
    • Top 50 Women in Virginia (2014 – 2017)
    • Top 50 Lawyers in Richmond (2016)
    • Top 100 Lawyers in Virginia (2016)
  • Richmond Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • American Bar Associations
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Defense Research Institute
    • Products Liability Committee – Chair of the Children’s Products Specialized Litigation Group
  • Virginia Commission for Women and Minorities in the Practice of Law, Executive Committee (1993-1997)
  • T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond, Adjunct Professor of Law
    • Trial Advocacy (1992-1995)
  • Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Inns of Court
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent Rated
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Virginia State Bar, 1984
  • United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court
Reported Cases
  • The Byrd Theatre Foundation v. David M. Barnett, 287 Va. 291, 754 S.E. 2d 299 (2014)
  • Sullivan v. Robertson Drug Co., Inc., 639 S.E.2d 250 (Va., Jan. 12, 2007)(No. 060647)
  • Nunnally v. Artis, 254 Va. 247, 492 S.E.2d 126 (Va., Sep. 12, 1997)(No. 961718)
  • Lowmack v. General Motors Corp., 967 F.Supp. 874 (E.D.Va., Jun. 18, 1997)(No. Civ.A. 2:96CV936)
  • Thomasson v. Modlinkski, 76 F.3d 375 (Table, Text in Westlaw), Unpublished Disposition, 1996 WL 34669 (4th Cir.(Va.), Jan. 30, 1996)(No. 95-1663)
  • Thomasson v. Modlinkski, 876 F.Supp. 818 (E.D.Va., Feb. 8, 1995)(No. Civ.A. 3:94-CV-256)
  • Vilseck v. Campbell, 242 Va. 10, 405 S.E.2d 614 (Va., Jun. 7, 1991)(No. 901378)
  • Zaczek v. Fauquier County, Va., 764 F. Supp. 1071 (E.D.Va., May 20, 1991)(No. Civ. A. 3:90CV00499)
  • Ellett v. Johnson, 236 Va. 190, 372 S.E.2d 153 (Va., Sep. 23, 1988)(No. 850909)
  • Grubbs v. Rawls, 235 Va. 607, 369 S.E.2d 683 (Va., Jun. 10, 1988)(No. 850668)
  • Deep v. Rose, 234 Va. 631, 364 S.E.2d 228 (Va., Jan. 15, 1988)(No. 841207, 841609)

Presentations
  • Panel Discussion on the defense perspective to life care plans, key aspects of a defensible life care plan and preparing for cross examination of a life care plan, International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals, Virginia, April 2014
  • State and Federal Civil Practice – “Top 10 Bankruptcy Pitfalls Every Civil Litigator Should Avoid”, The Richmond Metropolitan Area Local and Specialty Bar Associations’ Annual Bench-Bar Conference, October 2013
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Masters of Advocacy, Seminar in Ethics, Richmond, VA, October 2013
  • Arkansas Trucking Seminar, New Trends in TBI Cases: The Medicine, the Media and the Money, Arkansas, September 2013
  • American Conference Institute, Brain Injury Litigation Summit, Philadelphia, PA, March 2012