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Lynne Jones Blain

Partner Harman Claytor Corrigan & Wellman
Work P. O. Box 70280 Richmond VA 23255 Work Phone: 804-762-8026

Biography

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Lynne Blain was born in Richmond, Virginia in 1958. Lynne began her career with Browder, Russell, Morris and Butcher. Lynne was a partner at Morris and Morris before joining Harman Claytor in February of 1999. She concentrates her practice in the areas of nursing home/long term care and products liability with particular emphasis on the defense of complex medical cases, including claims of traumatic brain injury. Lynne has lectured on a number of occasions on the ethics of the relationship between the defense counsel, insured and insurer.

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

  •  Influential Women of Virginia, Virginia Lawyers Weekly (2012)
  •  Virginia Business, Legal Elite – Civil Litigation – 2012 & 2014
  •  Virginia Super Lawyers – Civil Litigation Defense – 2013 – 2015
  •  Top 50 Women in Virginia (2014 & 2015)
  •  Richmond Bar Association
  •  Virginia Bar Association
  •  American Bar Associations
  •  Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  •  Defense Research Institute
  •  Products Liability Committee – Vice 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 Rated

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Virginia State Bar, 1984
  • United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
  • Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court

Reported Cases

  • 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  • Thomasson v. Modlinkski, 76 F.3d 375 (Table, Text in Westlaw), Unpublished Disposition, 1996 WL 34669 (4th Cir.(Va.), Jan. 30, 1996)(No. 95-1663)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
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