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John Mesirow
  • Personal Injury
  • District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia
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Biography

I am an experienced (30 years) personal injury lawyer who is dedicated to the practice of law and to my clients. While most cases resolve before trial, we aggressively prepare all of our cases so that, if a favorable settlement cannot be obtained, we are ready to go on the offensive from the beginning of the litigation process until its conclusion. We handle personal injury and accident cases (automobile, bicycle, pedestrian, dog bites, slip and fall) in all areas of Maryland, Washington, DC, and Northern Virginia, in both state and federal courts.

As a small firm, we're able to give your case the personal attention it deserves. My team and I will handle your case from start to finish, and -- unlike many Washington, DC personal injury lawyers at large firms -- you'll never be passed off to a law clerk or a paralegal. All of our clients have my cell phone number. That personalized attention is one reason I have been named a top personal injury attorney by Washingtonian Magazine 9 times. Most recently, I was honored to be included by Washingtonian Magazine in the "top lawyers hall of fame." Additionally, I was awarded the prestigious 'AV' rating from Martindale-Hubbell -- their highest possible rating for legal ability and ethics. I also have a 10.0/10.0 (superb) rating from Avvo.com, a professional review site for attorneys and doctors. Not that all of this isn't important, but nothing is more important than reviews. Please read my reviews on Google and Avvo.

We're located in downtown Washington, DC, one block from the Metro, and would be happy to to discuss your case. Initial consultations are free. Call us at 866-463-0303.

Education
George Washington University School of Law
J.D., with Honors | Law
Honors: The George Washington Journal of International Law and Economics, Member
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Miami University of Ohio
B.S. | Finance
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Professional Experience
Managing Member
Mesirow & Associates, PLLC
- Current
Law Offices of John B. Mesirow
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Associate
Frank, Berstein, Conaway & Goldman
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Speaking Engagements
Starting and Operating a Blog, Plexus Scientific
Awards
Top Personal Injury Lawyer
Northern Virginia Magazine
Top Washington, D.C. Personal Injury Lawyer
Washingtonian Magazine
(Eight consecutive selections)
"AV" Peer Review Rated Attorney
Martindale-Hubbell®
10.0 Perfect Rating
Justia Inc
Clients' Choice Award
Avvo
Professional Associations
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Member
Current
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Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.
Member
Current
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Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Member
Current
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National Crime Victim Bar Association
Member
Current
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Maryland Association for Justice
Member
Current
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American Association for Justice
Member
Current
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Maryland State Bar Association
Member
- Current
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District of Columbia Bar
Member
- Current
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Virginia State Bar
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
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Maryland
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Virginia
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U.S. Supreme Court
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United States District Court for the District of Columbia
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United States District Court for the District of Maryland
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United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
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United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free Initial Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Area
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Slip and Fall
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. Good afternoon or good mornin I need some assistance I need a lawyer to talk to you about a very serious matter please a
A: If you want some direction, you will need to provide more information. Most importantly, what type of incident was it?
Q. If I had a tire rotation recently (a month ago) then the tire is almost falling off a month later do I have a case ?
A: I'm glad you weren't hurt! I had a wheel come off of my car while I was going 40 mph! Fortunately I wasn't hurt.

Regarding your question, almost certainly not. You would need to prove that you suffered damages (physical injuries and/or economic damages) AND that the big chain caused the problem. I'm sure it seems open and shut, but it's not. For example, a lot of people had access to your vehicle after it was repaired, and before you heard the vicious knocking. It doesn't matter what you think or what you know - only what you can prove!
Q. I was turning right at an intersection + a truck was driving on my right, in a location marked as a city bus stop. I had
A: I agree with Mr. Scherr's assessment. Additionally, you may be barred from any recovery from the truck's insurer (for both property damage and any injuries you may have suffered) due to contributory negligence. You stated that the truck was "driving" and not stopped. If you contributed to the collision, even if the truck was improperly in the bus lane, you may not have a claim. There are a lot of moving parts, and you would need to provide additional information to an attorney to get a definitive assessment.
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Websites & Blogs
Website
John Mesirow's Website Profile
Website
Mesirow & Associates, PLLC Website
Blog
Legal Juice
Contact & Map
Mesirow & Associates, PLLC
1710 Connecticut Ave NW
#300
Washington, DC 20009
Toll-Free: (866) 463-0303
Telephone: (202) 463-0303
Fax: (202) 861-8858
Monday: 9 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed