"Attorney Roger K. Gelb is one of the area's most respected and sought-after legal minds."

-Washingtonian Magazine, July 2016

Attorney Roger K. Gelb has never had less than an AV rating, the highest attainable, and determined by peer review.

Attorney Roger K. Gelb is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, membership in which is limited to trial lawyers who have achieved a recovery in excess of $1,000,000 on a single case.

Attorney Roger K. Gelb is again recognized in 2013 as a Washington, DC area Super Lawyer. Eligibility is limited to lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Ranked one of the best malpractice law firms

in Washington DC, as voted

by readers of The Legal Times,

a publication of The National Law Journal.

The Washington Post Magazine writes that Mr. Gelb is recognized for "Excellence by his peers in the legal community... having an impressive record of professional achievement and ethical standards."

"DC Personal Injury attorney Roger K. Gelb is among Washington's best - most honest and effective - lawyers who sue."

-Washingtonian Magazine

Gelb & Gelb, P.C. is recognized as one of the nation's top law firms, and is listed on the Bar Register of Preeminent Law Firms.

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Washington DC Personal Injury Lawyer

The attorneys at the law firm of Gelb & Gelb, P.C., have represented injury victims in the DC Metro area for over 55 years. Our lawyers are licensed to handle cases in Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania, where serious injury or death have occurred as a result of medical malpractice, an automobile accident, a defective product, or in other instances which were the result of someone else’s negligence.

The firm was founded in 1954 by Joseph Gelb, and has been managed by Roger Gelb since 1992.  Roger continues the tradition of representing victims in an effort to obtain just compensation by way of settlement, arbitration award, or trial verdict in court. Our representation has produced unparalleled results for our clients, and we have the track record to prove it.

Years of experience, along with the quality of our staff, enables our office to provide you with what we believe is the very best representation in the field.

Our reputation is built on our success, so we rely on former clients and referring counsel for new cases, not on advertising or public relations campaigns.

A Long History of Success in Washington, DC, MD, VA and PA

Our office has handled many tens of thousands of claims from the DC, Maryland and Virginia Metro area, recovering tens of millions of dollars in settlements, awards, and judgments for our clients.

We provide careful personal attention to each case, whether it’s a multi-million dollar recovery, or a more modest money resolution, because every client is important to us. The lawyers and legal assistants in our firm make returning client phone calls promptly a top priority, and we always strive to keep clients up to date about how their case is progressing.

Recognized as One of Washington, DC’s Best

Our firm is listed on the Bar Register of Preeminent Law firms, is ranked among the top three law firms in the Washington, DC area (Category:  Best Malpractice Representation) by the The National Law Journal & Legal Times (2011 Reader’s Rankings).

Additionally, the December 2004 issue of Washingtonian Magazine, lists Roger K. Gelb as one of the top personal injury attorneys in Washington DC, out of thousands of lawyers in the field.

In their very next ranking conducted in December 2007, the Washingtonian once again recognized Mr. Gelb as being one of DC’s “Big Guns” and classified him among the top lawyers in the area, and one of “Washington DC’s best – most honest and effective – lawyers who sue.”

Our careful attention to each client has also earned our firm, as well as each of our attorneys, an AV rating from the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, the highest rating attainable.

Our Cases in the News

D.C. man sues Metro for $8 million after shooting on bus – Washington Post


A D.C. man has filed an $8 million lawsuit against Metro saying he suffered emotional and physical harm after being wounded when someone opened fire on a Metrobus in August.

According to the lawsuit filed in D.C. Superior Court, Earl Coates was a passenger on the W8 bus during the evening of Aug. 21, when the driver stopped to pick up a passenger on Elvans Road in southeast D.C. But no one got on the bus, which then suddenly lost power. Someone then fired a gun into the bus striking Coates twice, according to the suit. The alleged shooter then fled.

According to the suit, it’s believed that someone intentionally disabled the bus using an outside shut-off switch, designed for use by first responders in case of an emergency.

The suit alleges “negligent actions and inactions” because Metro officials knew the switches could be used to shut off a bus and because the driver did not attempt to restart the bus or aid passengers who were on board.

Metro officials declined to comment on the suit and shut-off switch Tuesday. “Due to pending litigation, we are unable to provide the information you’ve requested,” spokesman Richard Jordan said in an e-mail.

But Monday, during an event celebrating the debut of new buses on the 16th Street corridor, officials did respond to questions related to how the shut-off switch, which is a standard feature on buses in the United States and Canada, operates.

Metro officials said the switch is designed to kill the engine and battery power in the event of an electrical fire or other emergency that would require shutting down a bus. Firefighters can access the panel where the switch is located, but that easy access also has presented problems.

Metro officials said the panels have become a safety concern. It is unclear how many of the approximate 1,500 buses in Metro’s fleet are equipped with the switch. Metro officials said Monday they are considering putting locks on the panels to prevent unauthorized access to them.

Other agencies, including the New York and Chicago transit agencies have had similar problems and have fitted theirs with locks.

Once a bus has been disabled, an operator has to get out of the vehicle to turn the switch back on to restart the engine, they said.

Following the Aug. 21 incident, Metro temporarily detoured the W8 around the area where the shooting occurred, drawing complaints from D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser and others. Metro officials relented a day later and a police cruiser was temporarily stationed along the route to reassure riders.

Bijon Brown, 20, was arrested in September in connection with the shooting.

Read the original article at The Washington Post