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Washington, DC’s Best Lawyers: Personal Injury

Owed damages after an accident? You'll want one of these professionals.
Washington, DC’s Best Lawyers: Personal Injury
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Joseph CammarataCammarata is a prominent, Board Certified civil trial attorney whose practice is concentrated in the areas of serious personal injury, brain injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice. He has successfully litigated against insurance companies, governmental entities and even the President of the United States. Read more. Washington, DC 202-659-8600

Catherine “Katie” BertramKatie Bertram is a partner with over 25 years of trial experience. Her practice focuses on medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and corporate fraud cases, including whistleblower/qui tam actions. She was previously the Director of Risk Management at Georgetown Hospital and is uniquely able to identify unsafe care and fraud. Read more. Washington, DC 202-803-5800

Christopher T. NaceChristopher T. Nace is a second generation trial lawyer specializing in medical malpractice and catastrophic injury cases. Mr. Nace believes effectively representing his clients begins with understanding the fears and concerns that come with suffering a serious injury or loss. Read more. Washington, DC 202-463-1999

Patrick M. ReganPatrick Regan is a premier trial attorney and proven advocate with over 30 years of experience representing clients in serious medical malpractice and personal injury claims. Regan is board-certified and consistently recognized by national publications as a top litigator in the Washington metropolitan area, and was selected as one of the “Top Ten Power Lawyers” in Washington by the National Law Journal. Read more. Washington, DC 202-463-3030

Robert T. HallFor over 40 years Robert Hall, co-Author of the leading treatise on Grief and Loss, has focused his practice on helping those who have suffered life altering injuries and representing the bereaved in cases involving dangerous products, medical negligence, lawyer malpractice, premises defects, vehicle accidents and fraud. However, he is most proud of a civil verdict his legal team won on behalf of an intellectually disabled client who was pardoned from death row through DNA testing. Read more. Reston 703-991-1949

Scott SurovellScott Surovell is a leading Washington, D.C. area litigator specializing in personal injury litigation. His $4.8 million verdict in 2010 from a commercial fireworks accident was one of the largest personal injury verdicts in Fairfax County history. Read more. Fairfax 703-277-9750

Timothy F. MaloneyMaryland Trial Lawyer of the Year, 2001, Member American College of Trial Lawyers. 25 years major litigation experience. Read more. Greenbelt 301-220-2200

Allan M. SiegelAllan M. Siegel has dedicated his entire career to representing victims injured as a result of negligence. His dedication, commitment and perseverance, combined with his courtroom skills, has earned him respect among his peers. He has been named one of Washington’s “Best Lawyers” by Washingtonian Magazine in every year the magazine has compiled the list since 2004. Read more. Washington, DC 202-659-8600

Roger C. JohnsonJohnson has represented clients with serious personal injuries for over thirty years. He has litigated hundreds of catastrophic injury and death cases. Described by the Washington Post as “the man who makes them pay,” his results for clients have also been featured on Tru TV, in the National Law Journal, and in Washingtonian Magazine. He has been elected to America’s Best Lawyers from 2007-2016. Read more. Washington, DC 202-659-5500

Gerard E. MitchellBest Lawyers, “Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year” Washington D.C. Medical Malpractice Law 2014-2015 and 2010. Washingtonian Magazine, “Mitchell has earned a reputation as the area’s most effective medical-malpractice attorney.” (April 2002). Read more. Washington, DC 202-737-7777

Michael S. MorgensternMichael S. Morgenstern is a premier personal injury attorney representing victims of serious injuries, particularly those who have been injured in automobile accidents. His 35 years of expertise have resulted in record verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients. His $59.7 million jury verdict against Toyota is the largest of its kind in the country. He is rated “A-V Pre-eminent” by Martindale-Hubbell and he has consistently been recognized by Washingtonian Magazine as one of the area’s “Best Lawyers”. He has repeatedly been recognized as a DC and Maryland “SuperLawyer” and is rated “10 – Superb” by Avvo. Read more. Rockville 301-217-9500

Laurie A. AmellLaurie A. Amell, R.N., J.D. is a partner in the firm of Bertram & Amell, PLLC. Ms. Amell has specialized in complex medical malpractice, personal injury, and wrongful death litigation for over 20 years. Read more. Washington, DC 202-803-5800

Salvatore J. ZambriSal Zambri is a premier, board-certified trial attorney who was named the “2011 Trial Lawyer of the Year” by the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, DC, an association that elected him President. He has decades of experience in handling serious and complex personal injury matters, and has been acknowledged as a “Big Gun”, in the “Top 1%”, and “one of Washington’s best—most honest and effective—lawyers” by Washingtonian Magazine. Read more. Washington, DC 202-822-1899

Richard A. BusseyRich Bussey has been representing persons injured due to the fault of others in D.C., MD and VA for more than 35 years. He has successfully handled hundreds of cases of virtually every type including primarily truck, bus, auto, motorcycle, bicycle and pedestrian accidents, train crashes, falls and other premises accidents, construction site injuries, defective products, and medical malpractice. Read more. Washington, DC 202-737-7777

Patrick MalonePatrick Malone is a leading advocate for victims of serious personal injuries. He has decades of experience in handling serious and complex personal injury matters, and has been acknowledged as a “Big Gun”, in the “Top 1%”, and “one of Washington’s best—most honest and effective—lawyers” by Washingtonian Magazine. Read more. Washington, DC 202-742-1500

Paulette ChapmanMs. Chapman, a Washington DC personal injury lawyer, limits her practice to people who are injured because of unsafe construction sites and other workplaces, defective consumer products, and substandard medical care. Read more. Washington, DC 202-659-5500

William LightfootSince 1992, Washingtonian Magazine has recognized William Lightfoot. He concentrates on serious personal injuries i.e. brain, spine, and wrongful death; often representing people injured by automobile crashes, dangerous jobs, defective products, or medical errors. A Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney, he has secured seven figure jury verdicts and settlements. Read more. Washington, DC 202-659-5500

Jack H. OlenderJack H. Olender is President of the Malpractice Law Firm Jack H. Olender and Associates, which handles catastrophic medical malpractice and personal injury cases. Since winning the nation’s first multi-million dollar obstetric malpractice verdict in 1976, he has won or settled more than 200 cases upwards of a million dollars each. Read more. Washington, DC 202-879-7777

Peter DePaolisMr. DePaolis has exclusively represented personal injury victims in Virginia and the District of Columbia. He has represented personal injury victims of asbestosis, mesothelioma, defective products, automobile collisions, medical malpractice, as well as workers’ compensation cases. Read more. Fairfax 703-218-4410

Gary Brooks MimsIn practice since 1980, Gary Mims brings a unique perspective to civil litigation. He spent 20 years defending cases before choosing to represent victims of medical malpractice and catastrophic injury — critical experience that earns success for clients and their families and recognition as a Best Lawyer, Super Lawyer and a US News Best Law firm. Read more. Fairfax 703-925-0500

Sandra H. RobinsonSandra H. Robinson is a trial attorney with over 25 years of experience handling catastrophic medical malpractice and personal injury cases. She is a past president of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C., and was elected their “Trial Lawyer of the Year;” she is also a recipient of their “Sandra H. Robinson Women’s Caucus Award.” Read more. Washington, DC 202-682-5800

William Artz. Arlington

Kim Brooks-Rodney. Cohen & Cohen
Michele Bartoli Cain. Alexandria
Wayne Cohen. Cohen & Cohen

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