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A Proven Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Law Firm

The proof is in the numbers. For decades, Shevlin Smith has helped victims of medical malpractice and personal injury to recover full and fair payment for their injuries. Licensed in both Virginia and Washington, D.C., each attorney at Shevlin Smith has a long history of successful litigation. In fact, each of our lawyers have been selected by their peers as one of the "Best Lawyers in America."

Shevlin Smith is uniquely qualified to represent plaintiffs in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. We have a background few others can boast. Our two senior partners spent years practicing as defense attorneys, learning about the inner workings of insurance companies and their defense strategies. The adage "know thy enemy" has proven true, because we have insight into defense tactics that gives us a rare and distinct advantage.

All of our attorneys have true compassion for those who have been injured. We stand ready to fight for victims' rights. Because the selection of a quality law firm is the most important step toward a victory, we have formulated the following criteria that you must demand from the firm you choose:

  1. Specialized Experience: The only way to obtain the sophisticated knowledge, resources, and skills required to represent plaintiffs in these complex areas of the law is through years and years of trial and litigation experience. We not only have highly accredited attorneys, but we have worked with many of the country's leading experts in the fields of medicine and accident investigation.
  2. Honest Evaluation: You absolutely must have a law firm that will "give it to you straight." Be careful trusting an attorney who only says what he thinks you want to hear. You need to know where you stand immediately in order to decide the proper course of action. Weaknesses can be strengthened, but only if they are disclosed. We have learned that everyone needs candid advice, right from the start.
  3. Personalized Attention: You need advocates willing to conform their litigation methods to suit the unique aspects of your case. When you first meet, it is a good sign if you do most of the talking. Your case may be won or lost on just one small detail, so the initial investigative process is paramount. We will take time to understand you and your case to ensure the best possible representation.
  4. Trial Credibility: It is extremely important to your case to have a fighter ready to take your case to trial. Your firm must have a reputation for calling the bluff of unreasonably low settlement offers. Insurance companies delineate between lawyers who are willing to go to trial and those who have a reputation for taking less than the case is worth in order to avoid a trial. In the end, the best negotiator for your case is someone the insurance companies do not want to face in court. We our proud of our reputation, and it has proven to be effective for our clients.

We know the system, and the insurance companies know that we are unsurpassed at what we do. Simply put, we are trial lawyers who are willing to fight for you. We will initially provide you with free advice concerning the possible merits of your case, and we will do everything in our power to help a meritorious case succeed.

Practice Areas

Medical Malpractice Medical Malpractice

The reputation of Shevlin Smith is unmatched as Virginia and Washington, D.C. medical malpractice lawyers helping victims of negligence. Our clients will attest that we are talented, caring, communicative, and reliable. Our attorneys are experts in handling birth injuries, brain damage, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, failure to diagnose cancer, stroke, or heart attacks, medication errors, surgical mistakes, and other medical malpractice cases. Please call for a free consultation about your potential lawsuit.

Catastrophic Personal Injuries Catastrophic Personal Injuries

Victims who have been severely injured will find it a relief to hand their case over to the attorneys at Shevlin Smith. We will work hard to make things easy for you so that your focus can remain on your recovery. We are proud of our long history of helping clients in Washington, D.C. and throughout Virginia in places such as Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Leesburg, Vienna, and Reston.

Car / Truck Accidents Car / Truck Accidents

Although Shevlin Smith is located in Fairfax, Virginia, we have a proven record of success for handling cases involving car and truck accidents throughout Northern Virginia. We have a unique advantage over standard car/truck accident lawyers because we are able to use our medical expertise to help injured victims navigate confusing medical treatment, bills, and damages. Our sophisticated knowledge also enables us to explain to a jury the nature of any injury you or your family member(s) have suffered or will continue to suffer. We are happy to offer free advice regarding your case.

Birth Injuries Birth Injuries

The law firm of Shevlin Smith has represented patients in birth injury, brain damage, cerebral palsy, shoulder dystocia, and other medical injuries throughout the State of Virginia and in Washington, D.C. We have successfully argued before the Virginia Supreme Court to uphold the rights of newborns and mothers who have been injured by medical malpractice. Our medical expertise in these areas enables us to ask the right questions in the investigative stage of a trial so we can successfully prove negligence to a jury.

Brain Injuries Brain Injuries

The attorneys at Shevlin Smith have focused their specialized knowledge on the area of helping brain injury victims, not only in Fairfax, but throughout Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. Whether the brain injury resulted from medical malpractice or trauma inflicted by a car or truck accident, we have decades of experience to help you or someone you love. We have long-standing relationships with some of the country's leading experts in brain injury diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation.

Spinal Cord Injuries Spinal Cord Injuries

If you are looking for a spinal cord injury lawyer in Northern Virginia or Washington, D.C., the attorneys of Shevlin Smith have decades of experience to help you. We have a highly successful track record and a deep commitment to helping our clients achieve a just result. Call us for your free consultation.