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Geoffrey S. Gavett

geoffrey gavettGeoffrey S. Gavett, Founder and Principal
Phone: 301-948-1177
Fax: 301-948-4334

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Geoffrey S. Gavett founded Gavett and Datt, P.C., with Douglas A. Datt in January 1992. He represents both businesses and individuals in litigation. He provides legal expertise to clients, diligently representing their interests in order to obtain the most favorable outcome. He is also esteemed by his colleagues, and has received a Peer Review Rating of "AV ®", the highest rating by Martindale-Hubbell regarding an attorney's legal ability and professional ethics.

Mr. Gavett worked for eight years at a Rockville, Maryland insurance defense firm where he handled civil litigation for insurance carriers and self-insured businesses in the areas of construction defects and accidents, professional malpractice, business disputes and worker's compensation. He was a shareholder in that firm until he co-founded Gavett and Datt, P. C.

Practice Areas
Civil Trial Practice
Construction Litigation
Insurance Coverage & Litigation
Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
Commercial Litigation
Asbestos Defense
Non-compete & Trade Secret Litigation
Environmental Law and Toxic Torts
Commercial Leases and Leasing
Commercial Transactions

Bar Admissions
Maryland (1982)
District of Columbia (1983)
Virginia (1991)
Pennsylvania (2008)
United States District Court for the District of Maryland (1984)
United States District Court for the District of Columbia (1985)
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (1996)
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (1994)
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (1996)
United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (2002)

Professional Associations and Memberships
Law Practices Section, American Bar Association
Maryland State Bar Association
Virginia State Bar Association
Montgomery County Bar Association
Bar Association of the District of Columbia

Education
Washington College of Law, American University, 1982
Juris Doctorate, cum laude

George Washington University, 1979
Bachelor of Arts

Reported Cases
Uniwest Construction, Inc. v. Amtech Elevator Services, 280 Va. 428, 699 S.E.2d 223 (2011)

United States ex rel D.L.I., Inc. v. Allegheny Jefferson Millwork, LLC, 540 F. Supp. 2d 165 (D.D.C. 2008)

Builder's Mutual Ins. Co. v. R.G. Mgmt. Services, Inc., 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 79225 (E.D. Va. Oct. 7, 2008)

Mills v. Giant of Maryland, LLC, 441 F. Supp. 2d 104 (D.D.C. 2006)

Kent Village Associates Joint Venture v. Smith, 104 Md. App. 507, 657 A.2d 330 (1995)

Liberty Mut. Ins. Co. v. Lumbermen's Mut. Cas. Co., 1999 U.S. App. LEXIS 2479 (D.C. Cir. 1999)

Irwin v. Contemporary Woodcrafts, Inc., 1999 Va. App. LEXIS 661 (Va. Ct. App. 1999)

Jung v. Jung, 791 A.2d 46 (D.C. 2002)

Jimenez v. District of Columbia Dep't of Empl. Servs., 701 A.2d 837 (D.C. 1997)

Guevara v. Reed, 598 A.2d 1157 (D.C. 1991)

Metro Executive Park I 15850 Crabbs Branch Way Suite 330 | Rockville, Maryland 20855-2675 | Phone: 301-948-1177 | Facsimile: 301-948-4334

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