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About me

I am a third generation Washingtonian.  I raised my family in DC and continue to work in the city.  My work is my passion. I love helping my clients get through the incredibly difficult situations they find themselves in through no fault of their own.  I practice with Laurie Amell who is truly one of my best friends. She is also raising her family in DC.  We work so well together it is a joy to come to work every day and fight for our clients together. 


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Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 50%
    26 years
  2. Car Accidents: 40%
    9 years
  3. Defective and Dangerous Products: 20%
    21 years



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  • Laurie A Amell

    I endorse this lawyer. Katie is a superb medical malpractice lawyer who has a proven track record. Her background in risk management, her litigation savvy, her integrity, and her dedication ensure that her clients receive the justice they deserve.


    Laurie Amell Medical Malpractice Attorney
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Contact info

Bertram & Amell, PLLC

1100 Vermont Avenue, NW.
Suite 500
Washington, DC, 20005


DCActive 199005/24/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Association namePosition nameDuration
District of Columbia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2005 - Present
U.S. District Court for the D.C. BarMember1991 - Present
District of Columbia BarMember1990 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Wigenton v. Fort Myer Construction Company$850,000 jury verdict
Wigenton v. Fort Myer Construction Company$850,000 jury verdict
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Catholic UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
University of Wisconsin, MadisonN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1986
University of Wisconsin, MadisonN/ABSW1986