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Ira Sherman

Ira Sherman

Practice areas:

Car Accidents, Wrongful Death, Medical Malpractice

About Me

Trial lawyer Ira Sherman has built his reputation on aggressive and creative litigation strategies to successfully represent injured victims and victims of discrimination. Known for his dedication to the cause, Mr. Sherman has established himself as one of the area’s leading advocates.



Mr. Sherman joined Mr. Chaikin in April 1980. Upon Mr. Chaikin's retirement in December 1999, he became the senior and managing partner of Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. Mr. Sherman and the law firm have consistently received an “AV” rating, the highest possible rating awarded by the Martindale-Hubbell Directory of Attorneys.



In recognition of his standing in the legal community, Mr. Sherman was elected President of the Trial Lawyers' Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. (DC-TLA, the District of Columbia branch of the America Trial Lawyers Association) in 1992. Mr. Sherman was included in the list of Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers by Law & Politics magazine in 2011.



Ira Sherman has been an active member of the American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America). He is co-chairman of the Embolization Devices Litigation committee, a committee dedicated to educating lawyers regarding the dangers in the utilization of cyanoacrylates, the chemical equivalent of Superglue®, as an embolization device. Mr. Sherman is also an active member of the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Sherman is Vice President and on the Board of Directors of the Brain Injury Association of the District of Columbia. Mr. Sherman remains active as a member of the Leader’s Club of the Trial Lawyers' Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. He has lectured at seminars sponsored by the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Trial Lawyers' Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C., the Maryland Trial Lawyers' Association, the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers, the Hispanic National Bar Association and the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association.



Mr. Sherman is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, and is licensed to practice in the District of Columbia, Maryland and New York.




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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1974

  1. Car Accidents: 70%
  2. Wrongful Death: 20%
  3. Medical Malpractice: 10%

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Joseph Cammarata

    I endorse Mr. Sherman. As his partner, I have had an opportunity to work closely with him on many client matters. His is driven to succeed for each client, working tirelessly to achieve justice for them.


    Joseph Cammarata Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Bruce A. Goldstein

    I endorse this lawyer. He's an excellent attorney!


    Bruce Goldstein Education Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, & Siegel, P.C.

The Law Building
1232 17th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC, 20036-3003

1232 17th St Nw
Washington, DC, 20036-3003




DCActive 197505/24/2015
NYCurrently registered 197403/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerChaikin & Sherman, P.C.1980 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.President1992 - Present
American Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident1992 - Present
American Association for JusticeCo-ChairN/A


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
State University of New York at Buffalo School of LawAccountingB.S.1967