As an insurance defense firm, our practice covers a broad range of matters from workplace injuries to arson, vehicular accidents, and fraudulent claims. Read about our primary practice areas below, or contact us to address your specific concern.

Workers’ Compensation

Since the establishment of our firm in 1987, we have handled complicated workers’ compensation cases throughout Virginia, Washington, D.C., and other jurisdictions. Due to our experience and success, we are recognized as one of the leading workers’ compensation defense firms in Virginia and surrounding states. Our attorneys frequently contribute to legal publications and treatise as well as lecture throughout the region.


Insurance companies are faced with a variety of liability claims on a daily basis related to auto accidents, premises liability, products liability and security service suits. We bring our knowledge and proven trial record as assets to providing insurance carriers with the experience they expect and the defense they need.


Our firm has a successful Mid-Atlantic property insurance team. We handle property cases throughout Virginia and surrounding jurisdictions. The practice includes complex commercial and residential cases that often involve construction or fraud issues requiring close work with experienced experts in pre- and post-litigation phases of claims.

First- and Third-Party Coverage

At Midkiff, Muncie & Ross, P.C., our Mid-Atlantic coverage practice includes commercial and residential questions in first- and third-party cases, often including the defense of alleged bad faith issues. Our practice also includes providing coverage opinions in connection with underlying complex commercial litigation.


We have a strong Mid-Atlantic subrogation team that assists insurers to recover moneys paid to insureds when third parties cause or contribute to the insured’s claim.

​Complex Litigation

Our attorneys are licensed in Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. We represent insurance companies, corporations, and public sector clients in trials, appeals, arbitration, mediation, and administrative hearings. Matters include employment and labor disputes, civil rights, environmental concerns, and compliance with energy regulations.


We have a multifaceted construction practice that aggressively pursues solutions through legal research on coverage issues, negotiations or litigation. Our practice includes federal and state actions involving breach of contracts, defects, construction bond and performance bond, among other issues of construction-related litigation. Our experience, knowledge and reputation benefit our clients in successful handling of construction cases.

Professional Malpractice

Our firm has extensive experience in the defense of accountants, lawyers, nurses and nursing homes against malpractice claims. The loss of a professional license can end a career. We aggressively advocate for those professionals and establish a strong, fact-based defense.

Governmental Entity Defense

Representing government entities requires experience and a thorough knowledge of government regulations. Our practice ranges from defending police officers charged with brutality to bus drivers being accused of negligence.