Amy Griggs is a personal injury attorney who represents families in medical malpractice and catastrophic injury cases. She is dedicated to helping families navigate the legal process, ensuring they understand expectations during an investigation through litigation, trial, or mediation. Amy creates a true partnership with her clients, allowing them to stay involved and feel prepared.
Since 2007, Amy Griggs has obtained significant settlements and verdicts for injured victims in the Washington, DC metro area. These victories include a $10 million settlement in a product liability case against a car manufacturer, a $10 million settlement in a premises liability action for an injured child, and a $7.5 million settlement for a paraplegia injury in a premises liability action.
While starting her legal studies, a close member of Amy’s family received negligent medical treatment. Since Amy has experienced the process of a medical malpractice lawsuit, she brings an in-depth perspective to her injury cases. She also brings a unique sensitivity to her work on behalf of her clients, providing the compassion they need in these times.
Amy also worked previously as a medical malpractice defense lawyer. Her experience representing doctors and hospitals in medical malpractice cases gives her insight into the obstacles injury victims face. She uses this insight to develop careful and personalized legal strategies for each client to help them get their lives back on track.
In 2023, Amy was named to the Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintif Consumer Lawyers list. Since 2022, Amy has been awarded by Best Lawyers for Personal Injury Litigation, Medical Malpractice Law, and Product Liability Litigation for Washington, DC. She has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Washington, DC Super Lawyer since 2014. She was honored by Virginia Lawyers Weekly in 2020 as an Influential Women of Law and was named to the 2021 class of “Leaders in the Law.”
She is the Parliamentarian for the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and has served as Governor At Large for the organization. She is also the State Delegate from Virginia for the American Association for Justice. Amy currently sits on the Board of Directors and serves as Secretary for the Fairfax Law Foundation. She is also a member of the District of Columbia Trial Lawyers Association, the Fairfax Bar Association, the District of Columbia Bar Association, the Virginia Bar Association, and the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia.
She frequently works with other lawyers on a referral basis to assist during discovery, mediation, and at trial. She is often asked to bring her expertise and knowledge to resolve referral cases.
Amy is licensed to practice in Washington, DC and Virginia. She received a B.A. at the University of Colorado in 2000 and received her J.D. at the Ohio State University of Moritz College of Law in 2003. Amy lives in Fairfax County with her family. She is an active volunteer at her son’s school. She is passionate about working to promote literacy and support education programs for children.