Litten & Sipe, LLP
410 Neff Avenue
Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801
540-434-5353



Jason Botkins

Jason A. Botkins

Attorney

(540) 434-5353
(540) 437-3046 (assistant)
(540) 437-3067 (fax)
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EDUCATION

  • Emory & Henry College, B.A., 2002, magna cum laude.
  • University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., 2005, cum laude.
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 2008.

PRACTICE

Jason's practice focuses on municipal law and civil litigation. Jason represents two towns and advises local government clients on a variety of issues, including zoning enforcement, tax assessment, and boundary line adjustment cases. Jason provides advice to local government clients on public procurement matters, and has written and revised procurement policies. Jason also has specialized knowledge and experience in workers' compensation, defamation, and issues arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Jason has extensive trial experience representing individuals involved in automobile accidents, whether as plaintiff or defendant. Jason has also successfully litigated cases involving breach of contract, property rights disputes, and insurance coverage issues. Jason appears in both state and federal court and has successfully argued before the Supreme Court of Virginia.

Reported cases:

 

Virginia Super Lawyers
Jason was listed among Virginia Super Lawyers' "Rising Stars" in personal injury defense for 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. In 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017, Jason was selected as a "Super Lawyer" in civil litigation. Only 5% of the attorneys in Virginia each year are named to the Super Lawyers list.

 

Publications
Author: “Applying the Actual Risk Test of the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act in Cases of Workplace Violence Between CoworkersThe Journal of Civil Litigation 22 (2010): 1-7

 

CASE RESULTS DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE AND CASE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE UNDERTAKEN BY THIS LAWYER.

Supreme Court of Virginia
In February 2015, Jason A. Botkins argued before the Supreme Court of Virginia in support of a successful outcome obtained in the Circuit Court of Rockingham County, Virginia. The case involved a judgment obtained on a personal injury claim without obtaining proper service of process on the defendant. In April 2015, the Supreme Court issued an opinion affirming the judgment of the trial court. You can read the Court’s opinion here.

$3.1 Million Jury Verdict
On October 1, 2007, Donald D. Litten and Jason A. Botkins obtained a jury award of $3,100,000.00 in the Circuit Court of Rockingham County, Virginia. We represented the estate of an individual who was fatally shot in her workplace by a coworker. The lawsuit alleged that the employer failed to adequately respond to previous reports of inappropriate conduct by the coworker.