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I am a civil trial attorney whose practice is limited to catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation in state and federal courts. I am one of only eleven DC based plaintiff trial lawyers who are Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in the area of Civil Trial Law. This certification is based on actual jury trial experience, peer endorsements from former appponents, judicial references and the results of a written examination. I was honored by the Trial Lawyers Association for the DC Metropolitan Area in 2010 to receive their Trial Lawyer  of the Year Award. I am a Past President of that organizatiuon, as well as the local chapter of the Ameircan Board of Trial Advocates. Licensed in the District of Columbia and in Maryland, I have handled numerous significant cases on behalf of seriously injured persons, from seven figure settlements to noteworthy cases that have resulted in local or national publicity.  Unlike a number of law firms that you will find on the Internet, our office actually takes cases to trial if we cannot get a fair settlement for our client, and the insurance companies that we deal with know that. I am a graduate of Columbus School of Law of The Catholic University of America, where I was a staff member of the Law Review and a student coordinator of the school’s legal services clinic,  It is my privilege and goal to work with families on a daily basis to help them achieve justice in the face of catastrophic loss on acount of the conduct of an individual, corporation or governmental entity.


Practice areas


  1. Brain Injury: 20%
  2. Car Accident: 20%
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
  4. Wrongful Death: 20%
  5. Other: 20%
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  • Stuart L Plotnick

    I have worked against, and now with Ken for many years. I first met him doing personal injury defense work. We had several cases against each other. Ken was always well-prepared, knew his case, he fought hard and he is reasonable to deal with. He is truly a skilled adversary. He was also very civil to work with. Since I began to do Plaintiff's personal injury work, I have reached out to Ken on various occasions for his input on strategy or issues that might come up . He is one of my go-to colleagues because of his skill and experience in personal injury cases and my confidence in his opinion. If I needed a personal injury lawyer, I would not hesitate to seek his assistance. He is top-notch.


    Stuart Plotnick Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Barbara I Berschler

    I endorse Ken because when I have called him with a question, he has been generous with his time. Also, when I have referred potential clients to him, he has always taken the time to investigate their matter and advise them accordingly. He is a true professional.


    Barbara Berschler Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Schultz & Trombly P.L.L.C.

1825 K ST. NW
SUITE 1150
Washington, DC, 20006


DCActive 197507/06/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.2016
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2016
Board CertifiedNational Board of Trial Advocacy2015
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2015
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.2015
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.2014
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2014
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2013
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward White Publishing2013
Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2012
Best Lawyers in americaWoodward White Publ2012
Super LawyersLaw & Politics Magazine2011
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.2011
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.2010
Trial Lawyer of the Year AwardTrial Lawyers Assoc. for the DC Metro Area2010
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2010
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward-White, Inc.2009
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2009
Super LawyerLaw & Politics Magazine2008
Best Lawyers in AmericaWoodward/White, Inc.2008
ListedBest Lawyers in America2007
Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A2006
Special Recognition AwardTrial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSchultz & Trombly, PLLC1998 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Board of Trial AdvocacyCivil Trial Lawyer Certification2015 - Present
The Academy of AdvocacyMember2009 - Present
Million Dollar Advocates ForumMember2009 - Present
Maryland Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Trial Lawyers for Public JusticeMemberN/A
American Inns of Court, George WashingtonMemberN/A
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Board of Trial Advocates, D.C. ChapterPresident2006 - 2010
American Board of Trial Advocates, D.C. ChapterTreasurer2004 - 2005
District of Columbia Bar Association, Section on LitigationCo-Chair1996 - 1997
District of Columbia Bar Association, Steering Committee of Section on Injury to Persons and PropertyMember1995 - 1995
Trial Lawyers FoundationPresident1995 - 1996
Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.President-Elect1994 - 1995
American Inns of Court, George WashingtonMaster1993 - 2000
Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Standing Committee on Public EducationMember1993 - 1996
Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.Vice President1992 - 1993
Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.Secretary1991 - 1992
Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.Treasurer1990 - 1991
Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.Board of Governors1986 - 1990
Publication nameTitleDate
Law and Magic, A Collection of Essays (Carolina Academic Press)Conjuirng and the Courtroom; All I needed to know about trying cases I learned by doing magic shows"2010
Trial (American Association for Justice)"Curb Their Enthusiasm"2009
D.C. Practice Manual1996 revisions to the Chapter on Handling Personal Injury Cases1996
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1973
George Washington UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1970
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Auto Injury litigationBad Faith & Legal Ethics2015
CLE programDirect Examination of key witnesses2011
DC TLA CLEDealing with Difficult Clients2010
Annual SeminarSettlement Techniques in Auto Cases2008
Institute for Paralegal StudiesAdvanced Personal Injury Procedures for the Experienced Litigation Paralegal2004
Maryland Trial Lawyers AssociationDefense Experts "Hired Guns" Seminar2004
D.C. Bar/ D.C. TLA joint seminarScreening Automobile Negligence cases2004
Advanced Case Prep for ParalegalsPreparation for Trial2004
D.C. Trial Lawyers Seminar, American U. Law SchoolCreative use of Demonstrative Evidence2003
D.C. Bar ProgramPreparing for Trial in the Serious Personal Injury Case2003
Washington College of Law, American UniversityDemonstrative Evidence Seminar2001
D.C. Bar ProgramPreparing for Trial in the Serious Personal Injury Case2001
D.C. Bar ProgramPreparing for Trial in the Serious Personal Injury Case2000
D.C. Bar ProgramPreparing for Trial in the Serious Personal Injury Case1999
American U. Law School/TLA AnnualNuts & Bolts Auto Seminar1999
D.C. Trial Lawyers AssociationArguing Damages in Tough Cases1998
D.C. Bar ProgramPreparing for Trial in the Serious Personal Injury Case1998
Washington College of Law, American UniversityNuts and Bolts of Automobile Negligence Claims1997
D.C. Bar Annual ConventionUncivil Depositions, Adding Insult to (Personal) Injury1997
D.C. Injury to Persons and Property SectionPlaintiff's Tort Practice in the 90's1996
Annual SeminarWinning Discovery and Trial Techniques from Winning Lawyers1995
D.C. Trial Lawyers Annual SeminarCommunication, The Key to Litigation in the 90s - Settlement of Injury Cases1994
D.C. Trial Lawyers Annual SeminarMotor Vehicle Torts in the District of Columbia1992
Georgetown University Law CenterEconomics of Contingent Fee Cases1982
Georgetown University Law Center Continuing Legal Education SeminarThe Pit Bull DepositionN/A