Michael J. Shevlin Principal Attorney

Attorney Michael J. Shevlin

Serving Clients Throughout Virginia & D.C.

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.

Education:

  • 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
  • Selected, America’s Top 100 Attorneys

  • Selected, Virginia Super Lawyers for Medical Malpractice & Personal Injury: 2008 – present

  • Selected, Washington D.C. Super Lawyers for Medical Malpractice & Personal Injury: 2009 - present

  • Selected, Washington, DC’s Best Lawyers for Personal Injury (Washingtonian Magazine)

  • Selected, The American Trial Lawyers Association, Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Virginia: 2010 - 2017
  • Selected, Top Lawyer in Northern Virginia (Northern Virginia Magazine)

  • Selected, America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
  • Selected, Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers - Top 25: 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 Association 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)

Publications:

  • "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)
  • Co-Author “Expert Review” in Medical Malpractice Law in Virginia (2021)

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

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

Michael Shevlin's Awards

  • Best Lawyers-Michael Shevlin
    Best Lawyers-Michael Shevlin
  • Life Member of the Million Dollar & Multi Million Dollar Forum
    Life Member of the Million Dollar & Multi Million Dollar Forum
  • Life Member of the Million Dollar & Multi Million Dollar Forum
    Life Member of the Million Dollar & Multi Million Dollar Forum
  • America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
    America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
  • Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers
    Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers
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