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Since W. Charles Meltmar graduated from law school, he has represented plaintiffs in a wide range of civil suits ranging from police misconduct to medical malpractice. During this time he has tried approximately 150 cases before judges and juries. He now limits his practice to cases in the area of nursing home abuse and neglectmedical malpractice and catastrophic personal injury.

Mr. Meltmar is licensed to practice law in the State of Maryland, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Virginia. He is also admitted before the United States District Court for the District of Maryland and the District of Columbia, and the United States Supreme Court.


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Contact info

The Cochran Firm DC

1100 New York Ave NW
Suite 340
Washington, DC, 20005-3989

Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 50%
  2. Nursing Home Abuse: 50%

Attorney endorsements

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    I endorse this lawyer. Charles and I worked together for a number of years, I have known him for over a decade, and have found him to be competent, aggressive and very successful. I do not hesitate to refer him medical malpractice cases or other difficult tort matters.


    Andrew McGuire Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Jonathan J Goldberg

    I have had the good fortune of knowing Mr. Meltmar on a professional basis for over 20 years. He is a conscientious, extremely capable, highly experienced and very successful trial attorney who specializes in nursing home negligence and medical malpractice. He consistently achieves outstanding results on behalf of his clients and I strongly endorse him.


    Jonathan Goldberg Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community


VAAuthorized to practice law200503/31/2016
DCActive 199307/06/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Nursing home attorneyThe Cochran Firm DC2003 - Present
AttorneyRegan & Associates Chartered1995 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
District of Columbia Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard Member2012 - Present
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1992 - Present
Maryland Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1992 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Estate of Joseph Roberts v. Carriage Hill Nursing and Rehabiliation CenterVerdict of $1,280,000
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
George Washington UniversityBusiness AdministrationBBA1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Knowledge is Power - Tackling the Long-Term Care GoliathsGetting discovery that proves corporate greed and other nefarious things2014
UMBC seminarPolice misconduct and excessive use of force2001