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Overview

Jason Greaves

Of Counsel


P: 703-888-1943
F: 703-888-1930

Office:
717 King Street, Suite 200
Alexandria VA 22314
United States of America

Email:
Jason@binnall.com


Defending individual liberty and Constitutional rights is not just Jason’s job, it is his raison d’être. As the leader of Binnall Law Group’s civil litigation practice, Jason Greaves fights for his clients to protect their civil rights. He is an experienced trial lawyer and uses that to his advantage when taking on Big Law and their teams of litigators who rarely see the inside of a courtroom.

Whether protecting the reputation of his clients from baseless slander and libel, or defending their First Amendment rights from a defamation lawsuit, Jason and the team at Binnall Law Group focus on aggressively preparing the case for trial, and if possible, making use of anti-SLAPP laws (Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation) to put an early end to frivolous cases and recover attorney’s fees for his clients.

In 2010, Jason left his prior career in Finance to attend George Mason University School of Law (now the Antonin Scalia Law School) to make a difference for individuals, not just an institution. From early in his legal career, Jason quickly accumulated a rare combination of jury trial and litigation experience, taking the lead on a wide variety of cases. From there, he shifted to insurance defense, where he represented individual policyholders, gaining even more trial experience, and earning a reputation of success for his clients.

In the aftermath of 2020, having witnessed the unprecedented devastation of small businesses by government overreach, curtailments on free speech by media and tech companies, and the unequal treatment of Americans under the law based on their religious and political affiliations, Jason decided to join Binnall Law Group. Here, he puts his skills to use in service of individual liberty. 

Jason’s varied experience includes defamation, Title IX gender discrimination and due process claims against universities, business litigation, and construction defect. Jason has defended complex personal injury actions, including traumatic brain injury, wrongful death, commercial trucking accidents, and premises liability.

Jason grew up in San Jose, California, and then Miami, Florida, and has lived in Northern Virginia since 2006. Outside of legal practice, Jason spends his time with his wife and daughter and loves working with his hands, home improvement projects, barbequing, and target shooting at the range. 

Jason is licensed to practice law in Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Texas.

Experience

Significant Cases 

  • Represented contractor in complex construction defect litigation. Successfully discredited all five of plaintiff’s expert witnesses on cross examination in multi-day arbitration. After testimony of the defendant and the defense expert, obtained dismissal of all counts.
  • Successfully defended large retailers in premises liability trials.
  • Represented multiple personal injury plaintiffs, obtaining favorable results both in prelitigation negotiations and at trial.
  • Represented numerous defendants in personal injury litigation for insurance carriers, both as in-house counsel, and later for a private firm as panel counsel. These cases ranged from run-of-the-mill fender-benders to catastrophic loss and wrongful death cases. Extensive experience in deposing medical experts, mediations, settlement negotiation, and trial.
  • Represented restaurant charged with selling alcohol to a minor in a Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control sting operation. Successfully appealed and obtained reversal of the 45-day liquor license suspension and fines in the Fairfax County Circuit Court.
  • Defended mold remediation company in lawsuit that alleged improper use of cleaning chemicals, supposedly causing severe reactions to homeowner. After devastating the credibility of plaintiff’s sole expert witness in deposition, the case settled for nuisance value.
  • Succeeded in judicial dissolution trial, representing a corporate officer who had been frozen out of management by his partner. Proved at trial that the partner had oppressed the rights of Mr. Greaves’ client. After trial, the partner finally agreed to buy out the business.
  • Led jury trial, defending a prime contractor that was sued by its sub-contractor for a supposed breach of oral agreement. Successfully limited damages to only amount owed under written agreement.
  • Successfully opposed motion to dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction in Eastern District of Virginia, where the client was suing a California-based defendant in $300,000 breach of contract, which led to a favorable settlement

Other Experience

  • DeCaro, Doran, Siciliano, Gallagher & DeBlasis, LLC – Fairfax, Virginia
    Attorney, 2019–2021
  • Nationwide Insurance – Fairfax, Virginia
    Trial Attorney, 2017–2019
  • Dycio & Biggs – Fairfax, Virginia
    Attorney, 2014–2017
Honors

Honors & Service

  • Rated “Superb” with a score of 10 out of 10 by Avvo.com
  • Executive Editor of 2018 Edition of Fairfax County Circuit Court Practice Manual
  • Served as Co-Chair of Fairfax Bar Association General District Court Committee, 2017–2019
  • Served as Secretary of Fairfax Bar Association Circuit Court Committee, 2017–2019
  • Barrister at George Mason American Inn of Court
  • Selected as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in 2022. This distinction was awarded to no more than 2% of Virginia and DC lawyers.

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia
  • DC
  • Texas

Court Admissions

  • United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Education

  • University of Miami (FL), B.B.A., Finance and Political Science
  • Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University School of Law, J.D.
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy, graduate of advanced trial school