Attorney Adam Rafal

Adam S. Rafal

Principal | Liability Defense Practice Co-Chair

Adam provides experienced counsel to employers, third party administrators and insurance carriers on a wide variety of Virginia workers' compensation issues.

Get To Know Adam

For nearly 30 years, Adam has focused his practice on issues arising under the Virginia Workers' Compensation Act. He represents employers, insurance companies and third party administrators providing effective, result oriented advice.

Adam regularly litigates before the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission, allowing him to offer advice informed by experience. In addition to litigating claims, Adam regularly mediates cases with his clients. He adopts a team approach and communicates with his clients to develop the best strategy for the individual claim under review.

With a statewide practice, Adam is familiar with Deputy Commissioners, attorneys, and physicians throughout the Commonwealth, allowing him to provide his clients with cost effective and informed guidance.

Adam enjoys visiting national parks, traveling with his family, watching sports and staying current on the latest technology news.



William & Mary School of Law, J.D.

Vanderbilt University, B.S.



U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia


  • American Bar Association, Section on Workers’ Compensation 
  • Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association, Section on Employment 
  • Virginia State Bar Association, Section on Workers’ Compensation
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, Section on Workers’ Compensation
  • Workers' Compensation Inn of Court, Executive Committee 

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