Attorney Michael J. Shevlin

Michael J. Shevlin

Michael J. Shevlin

  • Principal
  • Shevlin Smith
  • 3975 University Dr #405 Fairfax, VA 22030
  • (703) 591-0067
Michael Shevlin is a principal with Shevlin Smith.  He specializes in medical malpractice and serious personal injury cases. Since 1994, he has handled a wide variety of medical malpractice cases, including claims against physicians, hospitals, therapists, and nurses for injuries that have included wrongful death and major physical injuries such as permanent brain injury, spinal cord injury, delayed diagnosis of cancer, nursing home errors and radiology interpretation errors. He has also handled personal injury claims involving medical device defects, automobile accidents, and restaurant liability that have included wrongful death, permanent orthopedic injury, and traumatic brain injury.  Prior to joining Shevlin Smith, Mike was a prosecutor for Fairfax County from 1992 - 1994.

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

Professional Honors & Activities:

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

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
  • 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)

Bar Admissions:

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

Court Admissions:

  • Virginia Supreme Court, 1992
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals, 1995