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Attorney Michael J. Shevlin

Serving Clients Throughout Virginia & D.C.

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Michael Shevlin is an award-winning trial attorney at Shevlin Smith. He has exclusively represented injured clients and their families in medical malpractice and serious personal injury cases for over twenty years. Born in the Northern Virginia area, Mike's entire legal career has been to serve negligently injured victims in Washington D.C. and throughout Virginia.

For over ten years now, Mike has been selected by his peers as a Best Lawyer in America, a Virginia Super Lawyer, and a Washington D.C. Super Lawyer. Recently he was selected as one of America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, an award given to less than 1% of professionals in the United States. Mike has also received an AV- rating by Martindale Hubbell, which is the highest rating by peers possible for professional and ethical standards.

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If you are in need of trusted and experienced legal counsel, contact our award-winning law firm today!


  • University of Virginia School of Law (J.D., 1992)
  • University of Notre Dame (B.A. 1989)

Professional Honors & Activities:

  • Selected, Super Lawyers Washington DC & Virginia, 2018
  • Selected, Best Lawyers in America: 2008 - 2018
  • Selected, Virginia Super Lawyers for Medical Malpractice and General Personal Injury: 2008 - 2018
  • Selected, Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers for Medical Malpractice and General Personal Injury: 2009 - 2018
  • Selected, The American Trial Lawyers Association, Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Virginia: 2010 - 2017
  • Selected, America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, 2017
  • Selected, Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers - Top 25: 2017
  • Selected, Northern Virginia Magazine Top Lawyer: 2011-2017
  • Awarded, Martindale's Highest Peer Rating of AV
  • Awarded, Membership in Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Awarded, Membership in Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Awarded, Fairfax Bar Association President's Award: 2011 and 2016

Professional Memberships:

  • Leaders Forum Member, American Association for Justice
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Brain Injury Association of Virginia, Inc., Member
  • Fairfax County Bar Association, Member
  • Trial Lawyer of the District of Columbia, Member

Professional Leadership Positions:

  • Board of Director, Fairfax County Bar Association, 2010-2016
  • Member, Fairfax Law Library Committee, 2006 - 2017
  • Vice Chair, Fairfax Law Library Committee, 2009 - 2017
  • Member, Fairfax Bar Association Judicial Screening Panel, 2014, 2017
  • Vice Chair, Fairfax Bar Association, Judicial Screening Panel, 2017
  • Member, Fairfax County Bar Association Budget Committee, 2012-2015

Presentations & Speeches:

  • Speaker, "Successful Strategies for Medical Malpractice Cases in Virginia" (2004)
  • Speaker, "Road to Justice" (2002-2016)
  • Speaker, "The Do's and Don'ts to Avoid A Medical Malpractice Case" (2014, 2016)


  • "Successful Strategies for Medical Malpractice Cases in Virginia" (2004)
  • "Do I Have A Case? A Patient's Guide to Virginia Medical Negligence Law" (2009)
  • "Medical Negligence: Your Rights in the District of Columbia" (2011)
  • "Your Guide to Understanding Claims Against Uber, Lyft, and Others" (2017)

Bar Admissions:

  • Virginia State Bar, 1992 - present
  • District of Columbia Bar, 1995 - present

Court Admissions:

  • Virginia Supreme Court
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia

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