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Jack Olender’s mission

After completing his Master of Laws in Forensic Medicine at the George Washington University Law School and Medical School in the 1960s, Jack Olender founded Jack H. Olender & Associates, PC with a profound sense of duty to champion justice for the catastrophically injured throughout Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Jack Olender is no stranger to catastrophic personal injury and identifies with those who have suffered loss. He decided to fight tirelessly on behalf of other victims.

His relentless efforts to hold accountable those who cause injuries have helped countless medical malpractice and personal injury victims obtain full and fair compensation. He has been dubbed by the media the "King of Malpractice," and has long been recognized as one of the nation's most feared and recognized medical malpractice lawyers.

In 1976, Jack Olender won the country’s first multi-million dollar obstetric medical malpractice verdict on behalf of a baby girl who suffered brain damage because of substandard medical care during labor and delivery. Since then, the firm has won—through verdict or settlement—awards of $1 million each in 200 cases.

Formidable advocates for the injured

The Malpractice Law Firm Jack H. Olender & Associates, PC has evolved into a medical malpractice and personal injury powerhouse. Lawyers at the firm are consistently recognized by peers for exemplary legal efforts on behalf of the injured. Colleagues regularly request firm attorneys to share their expertise through lectures and seminars. The firm's attorneys all have served in leadership positions in many legal organizations, including:

  • American Bar Association
  • Trial Lawyers Association, D.C.
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Civil Justice Foundation
  • Public Justice Foundation
  • American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys
  • Women's Bar Association Foundation
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • American Board of Trial Advocates

Each of the Olender attorneys has been honored year after year with an AV-Preeminent rating, the highest given, from the nationwide Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™. The rating signifies the highest level of professional excellence and very high ethical standards. It is based on reviews by judges and other attorneys.

The Olender firm is the only firm in the District of Columbia to have all of its senior trial attorneys honored as Best Lawyers in America for medical malpractice and personal injury, time and time again. The honor is bestowed based on reviews from thousands of Washington, D.C. area lawyers.

An important member of the team is Robert Chabon, M.D., J.D., a pediatrician as well as an attorney. Dr. Chabon has worked with the law firm for over 30 years as “of counsel.” He is instrumental in helping the firm evaluate and prepare cases for settlement and/or trial. Along with Dr. Chabon, the firm has a labor and delivery nurse/attorney, Leslie Zork. This experience affords the firm a unique and invaluable perspective that puts the plaintiff clients on solid footing during negotiations and trial because the Olender attorney understand and anticipate defense tactics and trial strategies Both of these medical/legal professionals help guide the firm during their preparation of cases. For clients, this translates to stable, distinguished representation by a team of attorneys who coordinate their varied talents as they vigorously pursue every case.

The Olender Foundation

Jack H. Olender & Associates, PC supports the Olender Foundation, which is a private, charitable foundation that funds scholarships for law students interested in public interest law, along with honoring noteworthy citizens - whether they be judges and lawyers, or everyday people - whose acts of courage and generosity have brought about public change and inspired and encouraged others onto good works. The Foundation honors and supports efforts to combat poverty, intolerance, and racism and to promote equal justice for all. It has honored such notables as Muhammad Ali, Sargent Shriver, Christopher Reeve, Jerry Lewis, Buzz Aldrin, Johnnie Cochran, with grants in their honor going to worthy charities that they designate.

Hard work + experience = Success

Jack H. Olender & Associates relies on exhaustive research and continual study to keep pace with trends in malpractice law and relevant medicine. The Olender firm’s approach to casework is team-driven, along with using outstanding experts in the many specialties of medicine and vocational rehabilitation and life care planning, etc. The firm also has one of the most extensive medical libraries and other resources, utilizing the world's most up-to-date medical and legal data.

Service is Our firm’s cornerstone

Clients trust our firm’s proven ability to achieve results. But even more significantly, they have found that the Olender attorneys are trustworthy. Clients know that as a family-oriented firm, their tragedy is embraced and that the Olender firm will do everything within our power to achieve justice. They also know they will be kept informed and involved throughout the process.

The Olender firm’s dedication to service extends beyond our clients. The firm attorneys serve on the boards of and are actively involved in dozens of professional and charitable organizations throughout Metro Washington, D.C.

Our highly focused practice includes:

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Birth Injuries
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cancer Misdiagnosis
  • Wrongful Death Cases
  • Amputations
  • Brain Injuries
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Personal Injury
  • Paralysis
  • Quadriplegia

At Jack H. Olender & Associates, PC, every case is approached as a team. We combine our attorneys’ 200 years of malpractice and injury law experience into a powerful resource for victims of avoidable tragedies.

Let our team help you

Contact us to see the difference our exceptional medical malpractice and catastrophic personal injury attorneys can make in your case and in your life. There is no risk in calling us. Our firm does not charge a consultation fee to meet with clients and assess their particular case. We work on a contingent (percentage) fee arrangement, so no legal fees are paid if money is not recovered on your behalf. We practice in District of Columbia and Maryland courts..

The Malpractice Law Firm Jack H. Olender & Associates – Four decades of continued success

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