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Roger K Gelb

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Personal Injury

About Me

I have been handling personal injury cases, including automobile accident cases, slip and fall cases, and medical malpractice claims, for over 20 years.  I have personally handled in excess of 5,000 cases, and I have been selected numerous times by Washingtonian Magazine, as one of the best personal injury attorneys in the Washington, DC area.  Additionally, I have never had less than an AV (the highest rating attainable) by the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory.


Recently, my firm ranked among the top three law firms in the DC area (category: Best Malpractice Representation), by The National Law Journal & Legal Times (2011 Reader's Survey).


I was also selected for inclusion on the 2012 Superlawyers list (Plaintiff's Personal Injury), which is based on "a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement" (www.superlawyers.com).
I have also been selected as one of the top 10 personal injury lawyers in the Washington, DC area, by the editors of TenLeaders.com, which is a reference tool designed to help professionals find other highly qualified professionals in other fields. Personal injury lawyers are selected based on “Reputation among peer group, based on multiple interviews with professionals who practice apart from the professional in question.” Weight is also given to the “Volume of client work in a given practice area.” TenLeaders.com is not compensated in any way for their endorsements.


I am a member of the District of Columbia Bar, the Maryland Bar, the Pennsylvania Bar and I am admitted to practice in all area federal courts, including The United States Supreme Court.

Gelb & Gelb, P.C. was founded in 1954 by my father Joseph D. Gelb, The firm is listed on the Bar Register of Preeminent firms.

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Languages Spoken: English, Hebrew

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1992

  1. Personal Injury: 100%
    23 years

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (20-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • David A. Greenbaum

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    David Greenbaum Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Herbert Ira Ellis

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Herbert Ellis Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

1120 Connecticut Avenue NW
Suite 421
Washington, DC, 20036-3902

9620 Annlee Terrace
Bethesda, MD, 20817

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
MDActive200407/14/2015
DCActive 199305/24/2015
PAActive199205/31/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top LawyerAmerica Lawyer2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Top LawyerAssociation of Trial Lawyers of America2015
Top LawyerAmerican Lawyer2014
Top 100 LawyersAssociation of Trial Lawyers of America2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Top LawyerNational Law Journal2014
Top LawyerThe National Law Journal2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Top LawyerThe Washington Post Magazine2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2013
Top LawyerNational Law Journal2013
Top LawyerThe Washington Post Magazine2012
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2012
Top LawyerNational Law Journal2012
MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2012
Top Malpractice Law FirmThe National Law Journal; Readers' Poll2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
One of the Best Personal Injury LawyersWashingtonian Magazine2007
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in AmericaAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2007
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
One of the Best Personal Injury LawyersWashingtonian Magazine2004
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2002
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2001
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2000
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1999
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1998
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1997
Top LawyerWho's Who In American Law1996
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1996
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell1995

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerGelb & Gelb, P.C.1991 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Bar Association of Montgomery County, MDMember2004 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
DC Trial LawyersMember2000 - Present
Million Dollar Advocates ForumMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2000 - Present
Million Dollar Advocates ForumMember1999 - Present
United States Supreme CourtMember1996 - Present
United States Supreme CourtMember1996 - Present
Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1996 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1995 - Present
United States Distric Court for the District of ColumbiaMember1994 - Present
United States District Court for the District of Columbia CircuitMember1994 - Present
District of Columbia BarMember1993 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
R.L. vs. Kevin A. Carias-Herrera, et al.Settled
Staten Island Ferry DisasterResolved / Confidential
Amtrak DerailmentResolved / Confidential

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Don't Get Sued!A Guide to Help Reduce Your Business's Exposure to Lawsuits2009

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Shepard Broad Law School at Nova Southeastern UniversityLawJuris Doctor1991
University of South Carolina, ColumbiaGovernment and International AffairsBA - Bachelor of Arts1987

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Don't Get Sued!How Businesses Can Reduce Their Exposure to Lawsuits2009
PACLENegotiating Ethically2001
PACLEEthics Traps2000
Pennsylvania Bar InstituteAvoiding Ethical Pitfalls1997
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationAvoiding Conflicts of Interest1996
Ethiics for LawyersCLE1995