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Geoffrey S. Gavett
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Counsel Emeritus
Maryland - Rockville Office
15850 Crabbs Branch Way, Suite 330
Rockville, MD 20855

Tel:  (301) 948-1177
Fax:  (301) 948-4334

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Geoffrey S. Gavett is Counsel Emeritus at Kiernan Trebach’s Rockville, Maryland office. Prior to his affiliation with Kiernan Trebach, Mr. Gavett practiced for more than thirty years with the firm of Gavett, Datt & Barish, P.C., a firm he co-founded as Gavett & Datt, P.C. in 1992.

Mr. Gavett represented both businesses and individuals in civil litigation and transactional matters. His practice focused primarily on tort, personal injury, construction, insurance defense and coverage, asbestos defense and commercial litigation as well as commercial transactions with an emphasis on construction, insurance and real estate development.

Mr. Gavett has been highly esteemed by both clients and colleagues for his legal ability and professional ethics. In 2020, Mr. Gavett became Of Counsel and continues to provide valuable guidance and assistance (but he is no longer engaged in the active practice of law).


Other Experience

  • 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)


  • Washington College of Law, American University, J.D., cum laude,1982
  • George Washington University, B.A., 1979

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Maryland (1982)
  • District of Columbia (1983)
  • Virginia (1991-2021)(currently inactive)
  • Pennsylvania (2008-2021)(currently inactive)
  • 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)
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