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Virginia’s Go To Lawyers – Workers’ Comp Law: W. David Falcon Jr.

falcon_w-david-jrW. David Falcon Jr.
Partner
Ackerman & Falcon
Vienna

Education

BA, College of William and Mary
JD, University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law

Best known for:

Workers’ compensation

Signature case:

I represented the claimant before the Court of Appeals in the matter of Town & Country Hospital v. Davis, establishing that out of state medical providers are bound by Virginia law when they accept payment from a workers’ compensation provider.

Most satisfying:

Helping people who are at a difficult position in their lives; leaving them in a better place than they were when they came to me.

Working with clients:

I feel it is important to give clients a roadmap of how their claim will proceed: treatment, negotiation and litigation. Doing so helps establish realistic expectations and gives them an idea of how long their case will take.

Best career advice:

“Take care of the clients and the money will take care of itself.”

Looking ahead:

The legislature amended the Code of Virginia to include a presumption for first responders who contracted COVID-19 in connection with their employment. This change went into effect on July 1, 2021. Therefore, I anticipate a large number of COVID claims to be filed this year in connection with the 2020 pandemic.