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Jack Drescher

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Towne Pavilion Center, II

600 22nd Street, Suite 402

Virginia Beach, VA 23541

Fax: 757-299-8034


“Making that client’s life better brings a huge sense of gratification. And the system works far more often than it doesn’t.”


Jack Drescher, a native of Tidewater, was a founding member of the law firm of Breit, Drescher & Breit, currently Breit, Drescher, Imprevento, in 1988. Following a short time at a Virginia Beach law firm where he received his first trial experience, he went to work for the Virginia Beach Commonwealth’s Attorney, where just 18 months out of law school, he found himself with full responsibility for handling a number of high profile murder trials. A year and half later he joined U.S. Congressman Owen Pickett’s firm where he concentrated exclusively on litigation with an emphasis on representing Personal Injury cases. During this time, a friendship was forged with Jeffrey Breit and the two decided to open their own law practice in Norfolk, VA, specializing solely in the personal injury, product liability and medical malpractice fields.

What do you love about the law? There is a tremendous sense of accomplishment when the right thing is done for deserving people. Making a client’s life better is extraordinarily satisfying.

What’s been your most rewarding case? There have been several. The Brian Hugen trial resulted in a $60 million verdict, the largest ever in Virginia for a motor vehicle claim. Even though Brian will now be able to receive first-rate care for his horrendous injuries, no one would trade places with him for that money. The Helen Doss trial also comes to mind. She was an older woman struck from behind by a seafood truck with faulty brakes while walking across a parking lot. She never saw it coming and suffered catastrophic injuries. We obtained a $6 million result. Dwight Nichols, a $4.1 million verdict, and the settled Bruton Parish Church child molestation cases - I can’t talk about the results - are all memorable for me.

Why would you recommend this firm to anyone? What makes BDI special? It’s simple really. We care about people and we work hard. I’m a big believer in the team approach and so is Jeffrey. Preparation. That’s the key to winning. We leave no stone unturned in preparing for trial. I believe our approach gives us a big advantage heading to court.

What’s the most important thing to consider when you’re looking for an attorney? A trial lawyer must be experienced, capable of thinking on his feet and obviously a good communicator. One must know his file. When I walk into the courtroom, I’ve read every piece of paper. This attention to the details and facts feeds the thinking process. Ideas begin to hatch and strategies emerge. I’ll work a check list to determine how and from whom we will marshall the evidence needed during the trial, where the charts and visuals will be introduced, which witnesses will be used for what purposes and how the arguments and opening statement will be structured. This cannot be done at the last minute. A trial is a very fluid event and you’ve got to be ready for whatever may happen.

Favorite book: Lonesome Dove, by Larry McMurtry

Favorite music: I’m all over the board. The Beatles, Genesis, Eric Clapton, Garth Brooks, Led Zeppelin, Dave Matthews

What traits do you most admire in others? Honesty and integrity

Who are your personal heroes? I have only one: my father.

What is your idea of perfect happiness? Satisfaction with one’s family and work

What is your most treasured possession? My family and friends

Education

Hampden-Sydney College (B.A.), 1970 University of Richmond (J.D.), 1973

Professional Honors & Activities

Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity Life Member
National Registry of Who’s Who American Inns of Court
I’Anson-Hoffman Inn Fellow
American Board of Trial Advocates (Virginia Chapter President, 2000)
Listed, Best Lawyers in America (1995 - Present)
Listed, Who’s Who in American Law
Listed, SuperLawyers Magazine - One of the Top 10 Lawyers in Virginia 2006
Listed, SuperLawyers Magazine - One of the Top 50 Lawyers in Virginia 2007
Fellow, International Academy of Trial Lawyers

Presentations & Speeches

Lecturer, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Trial Advocacy Seminars (1990-1997)
Lecturer, Virginia and Virginia Beach Bar Association CLE (1987, 1990)

Publications

Author, "Outer Limits: Criminal Discovery and Inspection in Virginia," Virginia Trial Lawyers Journal, 1989 

Author, "Accident Reconstruction: Is There Life After Brown v. Corbin," 1993 Virginia Trial Lawyers Annual Convention/Seminar Manual

Author, "The Virginia Medical Malpractice Cap: Can It Still Be Challenged on Constitutional Grounds?"

Bar Admissions

Virginia State Bar Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (Board of Governors, 1990-Present)
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Virginia Beach Bar Association (President, 1990)
Norfolk-Portsmouth Bar Association
American Bar Association

Court Admissions

Virginia
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia









Our Results
$6M traumatic brain injury

$6,000,000 Award for automobile collision resulting in traumatic brain injury.

$20M power station fence negligence

$20,000,000 Award for negligently maintained power station fence resulting in catastrophic burn injury to minor child


$20M for Brain Injury

$20,000,000 Award for automobile collision resulting in traumatic brain injury


$7.5M traumatic brain injury

$7,500,000 Award for city vehicle which struck pedestrian resulting in traumatic brain injury.

$14M catastrophic burn injuries

$14,000,000 Award for products liability case involving negligently designed parking attendant vehicle resulting in catastrophic burn injuries.

$60M for Brain Injury

$60,000,000 Award for head-on collision involving commercial vehicle resulting in traumatic brain injury.


$6.5M traumatic brain injury

$6,500,000 Award for Tractor trailer collision resulting in traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries and left side paralysis.



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The attorneys of Breit Drescher & Imprevento handle Hampton Roads personal injury cases including car accidents, wrongful death, medical malpractice, traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, Traffic accidents and Personal liability cases in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Hampton and Newport News, Virginia. Case results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each case. Our firm's prior case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any future case.
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