Washington's Top Lawyers: Personal Injury

By: Kim Eisler

Who to Call When You’re Injured

Sue the Bastards!

Personal-injury law is one of the most common fields in which ordinary citizens get involved with the judicial system. These lawyers almost always work on contingency—that is, on a percentage of the recovery—a controversial system that makes the courts accessible to ordinary people but that gives rise to criticism that the lawyers too often make as much money as the injured client.

Dov Apfel, Joseph, Greenwald & Laake; Greenbelt
Seth Berenzweig, Albo & Oblon; Arlington
Lorin Bleecker, Bleecker Law Firm; Rockville
Aaron Book, Reed Smith; Falls Church
Michele Bartoli Cain, Sale & Quinn
Thomas Cawley, Hunton & Williams; McLean
Jill Cohen, Cohen & Cohen
Wayne Cohen, Cohen & Cohen
Thomas J. Curcio, Law Office of Thomas J. Curcio; Alexandria
Steven Dorne; Rockville
Marc Fiedler, Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot
Nathan Finkelstein, Finkelstein & Horvitz; Bethesda
Stephen Friedman, Joseph, Greenwald & Laake; Greenbelt
Roger Gelb, Gelb & Gelb
Andrew Greenwald, Joseph, Greenwald & Laake; Greenbelt
Peter Grenier, Bode & Grenier
Roger Johnson, Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot
Ronald Karp, Karp, Frosh, Lapidus, Wigodsky & Norwind; Rockville
Joseph Koonz, Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot
Lawrence Lapidus, Karp, Frosh, Lapidus, Wigodsky & Norwind
Aaron Levine, Aaron M. Levine & Associates
William Lightfoot, Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot
R. Peyton Mahaffey, McCandlish & Lillard; Fairfax
Patrick Malone, Stein, Mitchell & Mezines
John Mesirow, Mesirow & Stravitz
Gerard Mitchell, Stein, Mitchell & Mezines
Michael Morgenstern, Michael S. Morgenstern & Associates; Rockville
Robert Muse, Stein, Mitchell & Mezines
Barry Nace, Paulson & Nace
Jack Olender, Jack H. Olender & Associates
Charles Parsons, Charles C. Parsons & Associates
Patrick Regan, Regan, Halperin & Long
George Shadoan, Shadoan & Michael; Rockville
Brian Shevlin, Shevlin & Smith; Arlington
Allan Siegel, Chaikin & Sherman
Robert M. Somer, Hilton & Somer; Fairfax
David Webster, Caplin & Drysdale
Charles Zauzig III, Nichols, Bergere, Zauzig & Sandler;Woodbridge