James G. Muncie Jr.

James G. Muncie Jr.

Co-Chair of Firm's Liability Section
Richmond, Virginia

With over 25 years of trial experience, Jim Muncie has been a frequent lecturer and has written material on workers’ compensation law, employment and civil litigation issues. He is the author of Workers’ Compensation Practice in Virginia, Chapter 2 and its updates (Va. CLE Law Foundation, Seventh Edition), in print since 1999.

Mr. Muncie has been named to Virginia Super Lawyers and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America. He was named Best Lawyers’ 2018 Richmond Lawyer of the Year for Insurance Litigation and Workers’ Compensation Law.

Mr. Muncie is admitted to practice before all Virginia federal and state courts and is a member of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys as well as the Chesterfield County Bar Association. Mr. Muncie is a founding member of the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Inn of Court and the Inn’s Advisory Council, where he has served as an officer and committee chair.

Areas of Practice

  • Workers' Compensation
  • General Liability Defense
  • Employment and Labor Law
  • Mediation

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1988
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit


  • University of Dayton School of Law, Dayton, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1988
    • Honors: Phi Delta Phi; Regional Mock Trial Champion (1988)
    • Honors: National Mock Trial (1988)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    • B.A. - 1984

Published Works

  • "Workers' Compensation Practice in Virginia", Chapter 2, Virginia Foundation and its annual updates., 1994-Present

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers' Richmond "Lawyer of the Year" for Insurance Litigation and Workers' Compensation Law, 2018
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2006 - 2018
  • Virginia Super Lawyers, 2008 - 2009
  • Virginia Top Lawyers, 2011 - 2015
  • Best Lawyers® Litigation - Insurance - Lawyer of the Year - Richmond, 2016 - Present
  • Virginia Legal Eagles, 2012 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Virginia Workers' Compensation Inn of Court, Founding Member and Officer
  • Virginia Workers' Compensation Advisory Council, Founding Member
  • Civil Celebrant to perform the rites of marriage - Chesterfield County, Virginia 2015
  • Mediator, Certified by the Supreme Court of Virginia
  • Virginia State Bar, Member
  • Virginia Bar Association, Member
  • Chesterfield County Bar Association, Member
  • Richmond Bar Association, Member
  • Weaver Athletic Association, Founding Board Member
  • Richmond Royals Hockey Club, V.P. of Hockey Operations, Board of Directors
  • Can - Am Ice Group, Board of Directors