In 2021, the General Assembly passed legislation increasing the jurisdictional limit for personal injury cases in General District Courts to $50,000. The previous limit of $25,000 had been in place since 2011. This two-hour CLE will provide a start-to-finish guide on how to successfully handle a personal injury case in GDC, with training from a plaintiff's lawyer, an insurance-defense lawyer, and a prominent GDC judge. This is an invaluable opportunity for practitioners interested in handling personal injury cases in GDC, and experienced attorneys who want to brush up on current law and best practices!
Hon. Donald M. Haddock, Jr.
Alexandria General District Court
Hon. Donald M. Haddock, Jr., Chief Judge, has been sitting in the Alexandria General District Court since 2008. Prior to becoming a judge, he was in private practice, the last five years of which he had a solo practice in Alexandria based primarily in litigation. He attended the University of Virginia as an undergraduate and for law school.
Justin Curcio received his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law in 2015, where he was awarded an academic scholarship. During law school, he worked for the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office and the law firm of Bartlett, McDonough & Monaghan, LLP. Justin also spent a semester studying law at the University of Glasgow School of Law in Scotland, where he studied the origins of our American common law. Justin was also a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review and Moot Court Honor Society during his time in law school.
After passing the Virginia Bar in 2015, Justin was in-house counsel for an insurance defense firm (Allstate/Esurance/Encompass) for over four years before joining Curcio Law in January of 2020.
In 2010, Justin graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science Policy and Law from Binghamton University. While in college, he was a member of Phi Kappa Psi, friends of the nature preserve and spent time volunteering with the Boys & Girls Club of America.
Justin’s hobbies and interests include health & fitness, nutrition, running, swimming, weightlifting, fishing, and hiking.
Nathaniel Richard Weiner
Allstate Staff Counsel
Nathaniel is an attorney with Allstate Staff Counsel where he represents clients in disputes arising from car accidents, homeowner’s insurance claims, and dog bites. In 2020, he was elected to serve a two-year term on the board of directors for the Fairfax Bar Association Young Lawyers Section.
A native of Burke, Virginia, Nathaniel received his Juris Doctor from the University of Richmond School of Law in 2018. In law school, he served as an associate justice on the honor counsel, class representative to the student bar association, and law school representative to the university’s parking appeal board. During law school, Nathaniel spent a summer as a law intern for Allstate Staff Counsel and then started as full-time attorney following graduation and passing the bar exam.
Nathaniel graduated from Virginia Tech in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Business, majoring in Finance. While in college, Nathaniel was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi, Omicron Delta Kappa, and New Student Programs, where he facilitated orientation activities for incoming first year students. He was also elected as Virginia Tech’s Homecoming King in 2014.
In his free time, Nathaniel enjoys staying active outdoors, golfing, hiking, and cheering for the DC sports teams and the Hokies.