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Hon. Grace Burke Carroll (Ret.)

Areas of Experience

Civil trial litigation representing plaintiffs and defendants involving wrongful death, catastrophic injuries, medical malpractice, health care law, and commercial matters.

Professional Experience

  • Judge, 19th Judicial Circuit Court of Virginia, Fairfax County, 2014-2024; Former Presiding Judge (one of two), Veterans Treatment Docket; Chair, Tax Appeals Committee.
  • Substitute Judge, Fairfax County General District Court, 2009-2014.
  • Former Principal, Carroll & Carroll, PC (formerly Grace Burke Carroll, PC), Fairfax, VA. Plaintiff’s practice concentrated on complex civil litigation, involving wrongful death and catastrophic injuries.
  • Former Associate Attorney, Ollen, Carleton, Evans & Wochok, Fairfax, VA, Member of the Medical Malpractice Defense Unit.
  • Former Associate Attorney, Cremins and Associates PC, Fairfax, VA.  Civil trial attorney, specializing in medical malpractice defense and health care law.
  • Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney, Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, 1990-1995.


  • Faculty Member, Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Course, Virginia State Bar, 2018-present.
  • Former Mentor Judge, appointed by the Supreme Court of Virginia.
  • Member, National Association of Women Judges.
  • Former Member, Circuit Court Committee; Bench-Bar Committee; Law Library Committee; Courthouse Expansion Committee, Fairfax County Bar Association.
  • Former Member, Judicial Selection Committee, Virginia Women Attorneys Association.
  • Former Member, Board of Governors, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association; Former Chair, Long-Term Care Committee; Former Co-Chair Civil Litigation Support Committee.
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Randolph-Macon College, 2019-present; Board of Associates, 2015-2018; Women of Randolph-Macon Steering Committee, 2012.
  • Past Officer, George Mason School of Law Alumni Committee.
  • Named Women Leaders in the Law, Washingtonian Magazine, 2012.
  • Named NOVA Magazine Top Lawyers for Criminal Defense and Personal Injury, 2012.


  • George Mason University School of Law, J.D.
  • Randolph-Macon College, B.A.

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