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John Mesirow
  • Personal Injury, Animal & Dog Law
  • District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia
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Summary

I am an experienced (28 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, 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. That personalized attention is one reason why I have been named a top personal injury attorney by Washingtonian Magazine the last 7 times they have reviewed attorneys. 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.

Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Animal & Dog Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Slip and Fall
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free Initial Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
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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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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Managing Member
Mesirow & Associates, PLLC
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Law Offices of John B. Mesirow
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Associate
Frank, Berstein, Conaway & Goldman
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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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Awards
Top personal injury lawyer
Northern Virginia Magazine
Top Washington, D.C. personal injury lawyer
Washingtonian Magazine
Seven consecutive times, including in the most recent edition (December 2017)
"AV" Peer Review Rated Attorney
Martindale-Hubbell®
2009 to 2012
Professional Associations
Maryland Association for Justice
Member
Current
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American Association for Justice
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National Crime Victims Bar Association
Member
Current
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Association of Trial Lawyers of America
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Current
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Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.
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Current
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Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Member
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District of Columbia Bar
Member
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Maryland State Bar Association
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Virginia State Bar
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Speaking Engagements
Starting and Operating a Blog, Plexus Scientific
Websites & Blogs
Website
John Mesirow's Website Profile
Website
Mesirow & Associates, PLLC Website
Blog
Legal Juice
Legal Answers
22 Questions Answered

Q. My grandma lives in an elderly care facility and she falls at least twice a year. Can we sue for negligence?
A: You would have to provide a lot more information for a personal injury lawyer to be able to make even a preliminary determination. The hard truth is that elderly people fall frequently, without anyone being negligent. There are lawyers who handle a lot of nursing home negligence cases (I'm not one of them). You should call one of these attorneys to discuss whether your grandma may have a claim.
Q. Can a lawyer help me get more than acv for my totaled car if I’ve been deemed not at fault?
A: Possibly. With so much information available, determining the replacement cost for any particular vehicle is not like the old days when you would just open up the Kelley Blue Book, and adjust the value for the condition and mileage. You are entitled to an amount that would allow you to go out and buy a comparable car. (Check out cars.com, within 25-50 miles of your residence.) Property damage shouldn't be a hassle, but it often is. I help my personal injury clients with their property damage, although I really hate doing it. If you were injured, contact a personal injury lawyer for both claims - personal injury and property damage. If you weren't injured, you're going to have a hard time getting free advice on this. If you call around though, someone will probably help you out. Good luck.
Q. A police crash report was filed with MVA, by Baltimore County Police, which office should we send our dispute to?
A: Here's the link to get a copy of the police report: https://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/police/requestreports/
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Contact & Map
Mesirow & Associates, PLLC
1307 New Hampshire Ave NW
#400
Washington, DC 20036
Toll-Free: (866) 463-0303
Telephone: (202) 463-0303
Fax: (202) 861-8858