Jack H. Olender, Esq.

  • Chief trial counsel in the first multi-million dollar obstetric malpractice verdict in the country
  • The first lawyer in the District of Columbia certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, American College of Trial Lawyers, International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and Inner Circle of Advocates (limited to 100 of the very best personal injury and malpractice lawyers in the country) (Olender is the only lawyer in the District of Columbia who is a diplomate of ABOTA.)

Professional Leadership

  • President, Public Justice, PC, Board of Directors, American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys
  • Board of Directors, Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists
  • Board of Directors, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice Foundation
  • Past President, Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • Past President, Trial Lawyers Association, D.C.
  • Past President, American Board of Trial Advocates, D.C.
  • Past President, George Washington American Inn of Court
  • Past Board of Directors, Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Community Leadership

  • Board of Directors, African-American Civil War Memorial Freedom Foundation
  • Board of Directors, Greater Washington Urban League
  • Board of Directors, University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law Foundation
  • Board of Visitors, University of Pittsburgh Law School
  • Board of Visitors, Howard University Law School

Honors and Awards

  • Honored as a Visionary among "The 90 Greatest Washington Lawyers of the Last 30 Years" by the Legal Times
  • Recipient, Charles Hamilton Houston Medallion of Merit, Washington Bar Association
  • Inducted, Hall of Fame, National Bar Association
  • Honored, Champion of Justice, Trial Lawyers Association, D.C.
  • Honored, Champion of Democracy, D.C. Vote
  • Honored, Lawyer of the Year, Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • Honored, Trial Lawyer of the Year, Trial Lawyers Association, D.C.
  • Honored,  Advocate for Justice, National Bar Association
  • Honored, Commitment to Justice Award, B’nai B’rith International
  • Honored, Ollie Mae Cooper Award, Washington Bar Association
  • Honored by Public Citizen for his “groundbreaking achievements for bringing accountability to American medicine and ... tireless dedication to the welfare of the citizens of Washington through advocacy and philanthropy"
  • Hall of Fame, District of Columbia
  • Hall of Fame, Washington Bar Association
  • Repeatedly named one of Washington’s top lawyers by Washingtonian Magazine. In a recent profile of Washington’s top 75 lawyers, Washingtonian proclaimed Olender to be “a medical malpractice wizard ... Olender is a giant of the plaintiffs' bar, a reputation earned over years of devoted service to his clients.”
  • Repeatedly named in The Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Who’s Who in the Law, Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who in the World

Published Works

Jack Olender’s commentaries and articles have appeared in numerous publications including the following:

  • ABA Journal
  • Afro-American Newspapers
  • Everyday Law
  • Federal Lawyer
  • Forward
  • Group Practice Journal
  • NBA Magazine
  • National Law Journal
  • Trial
  • The Washington Business Journal
  • The Washington Post
  • The Washington Times
  • Washington Legal Times

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