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Kenneth M. Trombly

Brain injury Attorney at Washington, DC

4.7   9 reviews
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  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 49 years
    Maryland - MD 50 years
  • Licensed for 49 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1975
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 50 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1973
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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NAMED A “BEST LAW FIRM” FOR PERSONAL INJURY IN DC BY US NEWS & WORLD REPORT! CALL NOW

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 a dozen DC based plaintiff trial lawyers who are Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in the area of Civil Trial Law. This ABA recognized certification is based on actual jury trial experience, peer endorsements from former opponents, references from Judges and the results of a written examination. I was honored by my peers in 2010 when the Trial Lawyers Association for the DC Metropolitan Area presented me with their Trial Lawyer of the Year Award. I am a Past President of that organization, as well as the local chapter of the American 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 six and seven figure verdicts and settlements to noteworthy cases that have resulted in local or national publicity.  Unlike a number of law firms that actively advertise on the Internet, our office actually takes cases to trial if we cannot achieve a fair settlement for our client - and the insurance companies that we regularly deal with know that. I limit my practice to the representation of seriously injured persons or their survivors, and do so only on a contingent fee basis.  For several decades, it has been my privilege and goal to work with many families to help them achieve justice in the face of catastrophic loss on account of the conduct of an individual, corporation or governmental entity. I hope that we can help you.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
2015

Location

Trombly & Singer, P.L.L.C.
1825 K St NW #1150
Washington, DC, 20006

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by Dave W | February 7, 2014
A common man's endorsement.
I was in an auto accident that resulted in several surgeries. I reported the accident to my and the driver at fault's insurance company. My company only tried to sell me more coverage. After faxing the police report to the other driver's insurance, they still held me at fault. It was not until Ken Trombly contacted them on my behalf that they began to change their tune. The case was settled without trail. The claim was settle there were several facts that I learned from Ken Trombly any one in my predicament must bear in mind. 1. In paraphrasing Henry Kett (c 1814). He who acts as his own lawyer, has a fool for a client. Ken Trombly has more than 40 years of experience and it will serve you well. Upon meeting Ken Trombly he is quite assuring that he has been through this many times before. It is his wisdom and experience that make his fee a valued investment. 2. Seldom does any one become rich over night from an automobile lawsuit. The reality is most people carry the bare minimum in auto insurance. Hence your recovery is more than likely going to be limited to the value of their policy. 3. Given fact #2 is where the staff of Ken Trombly , Dan Singer and staff go the extra mile. Dan worked tirelessly with the my medial insurance to minimize my costs. Dan could have easily accepted their fees for service. However he fought and bargained to reduce my medial bills that maximizing my final settlement. Bravo Shultz and Trombly
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Posted by Ruth | January 6, 2016
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GREAT ATTORNEY
I have known Ken Trombly for thirty years. He has represented me in several law suits in the course of the years. Ken is attentive, caring, and understanding. He is also there to answer any questions that you may have concerning your lawsuit or just legal questions in general. If he can't help you, he has the ability to refer you to the person that can. I have referred several people to Ken and they too, have been very happy with Ken and his staff.
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Posted by Nancy | January 21, 2018
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A Very Excellent Attorney
I hired Ken Trembly based on recommendations I had read, and I was not disappointed. He aggressively pursued my case to a successful outcome, while always taking the time to explain everything to me, so that I fully understood the process. Although a lawsuit was necessary, he diligently handled every detail, so that I was ultimately successful in securing a settlement for everything that I had sought. I give him my highest recommendation and would not hesitate to use his services. again.
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Posted by Tony | December 14, 2015
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Hard working, diligent, and persistent
I asked around and Schultz & Trombly was highly recommended. Now I know why. After being struck and injured by a car while I was walking, my claim was denied by the insurance company. I asked around for legal assistance and Ken Trombly was highly recommended. I contacted his office and received immediate attention. Ken took the time to listen, accepted me as a client, and promptly got to work on my behalf. The hard work, diligence and persistence of his team was evident and thorough, resulting in a favorable and substantial settlement. I have no doubt that they went the extra mile for me. I, too, now highly recommend Schultz & Trombly to anyone who has been seriously injured.
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Response from Kenneth Trombly January 19, 2018
Tony, Thank you for the very kind review. It was a real pleasure to work with you, and I too was quite happy with the result. Ken Trombly
Posted by Dalonte | December 11, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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A Very Caring Lawyer
Awesome and caring lawyer who helped me obtain a great result. His staff and and team were excellent and the most focused that I have worked with.
Posted by anonymous | December 10, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Words cannot adequately express my sincere gratitude
Over some four long years, Ken was a zealous advocate who epitomized ideal attributes as my personal injury lawyer — analytical, strategic, knowledgeable, and extremely insightful. When coupled with Ken’s wealth of trial experience and assembly of team experts, my case resulted in a very favorable outcome. I highly recommend Ken to anyone who has suffered a serious injury, confident that he will work tirelessly to ensure you are fairly compensated.
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Response from Kenneth Trombly April 11, 2018
Thank you LH, It was both a pleasure and an honor to have worked for you. I hope that you are doing well. Ken
Posted by Andrea G | December 10, 2015
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Mr. Trombly is a great lawyer
Mr. Trombly is a great lawyer. He really helped me understand what was going on in my case throughout the process. Thank you very much, and I will be sure to refer my friends and family!
Posted by Timothy | December 8, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
My perfect lawyer
Mr. Trombly was very reliable. He always responded to me promptly and obtained a very favorable result in my case. I have highly recommended him to my friends and colleagues.
Posted by David | January 3, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Inappropriate Commentary
During the time between when I hired this attorney and the lawsuit was settled, I was subjected to many rude and unnecessary comments. One that was extremely offensive was that I should go and seek to get a job with Donald Trump, whose rhetoric has been unquestionably hostile toward the African-American community. It became a frequent habit of Mr. Trombly’s to say something that was both unnecessary and inappropriate. He suggested that the arbitrator and my mother would be friends, which was followed by a long, awkward silence and a very discomforting laugh from the attorney’s assistant which lead me to question what exactly Mr. Trombly was implying when he said they would be friends. It’s worth noting that this arbitrator that Mr. Trombly suggested, who was supposed to be entirely unbiased, would go on to make the brazen assertion that I should not be greedy looking for damages from the opposing party, which is extremely off-putting and not at all appropriate for someone in his position to say. This is something that I don’t think anyone that has suffered as a victim of an accident should have to endure. Furthermore during the arbitration as we were discussing which actions to take and whether or not to take the lawsuit to trial, Mr. Trombly said I was less likely to garner sympathy from the trial’s jury because of my physical appearance. Although I brushed the comment aside at the time, I feel like it is important to note that my scar is not tiny nor is it invisible. The scar that I have from brain surgery is extremely visible, along with the piece of metal implanted in my skull that has drastically altered my appearance. My injuries are severe and will have a damaging impact on me for the rest of my life. It is a shame that Mr. Trombly was unable to recognize that and chose to callously minimize the severity of my injuries. If you are looking for an attorney that will offer you understanding and empathy during a tragic time in your life then Mr. Trombly is unfortunately not the attorney for you.
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Response from Kenneth Trombly July 10, 2019
I am deeply sorry to hear that you feel this way, especially because it is based on a complete miscommunication of something that was said in jest, but totally misconstrued. As a lawyer who has devoted his practice to protecting individuals, I value highly the long-lasting relationships I have built with my clients, which is why I am so troubled to see this hurtful review, that reflects neither my political beliefs nor what actually occurred. I invite the reviewer to reach out to me directly any time to discuss this further, as it is based on a misunderstanding, plain and simple. Thank you. Ken Trombly
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Trombly & Singer, PLLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • Schultz & Trombly, PLLC
  • 1998 - Present

Education

  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1973
  • George Washington University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1970

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Robinson v Azer
  • Jury verdict of $8.3 million

Associations

  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Civil Trial Lawyer Certification
  • 2015 - Present
  • The Academy of Advocacy
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Maryland Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Inns of Court, George Washington
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, D.C. Chapter
  • President
  • 2006 - 2010
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, D.C. Chapter
  • Treasurer
  • 2004 - 2005
  • District of Columbia Bar Association, Section on Litigation
  • Co-Chair
  • 1996 - 1997
  • District of Columbia Bar Association, Steering Committee of Section on Injury to Persons and Property
  • Member
  • 1995 - 1995
  • Trial Lawyers Foundation
  • President
  • 1995 - 1996
  • Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.
  • President-Elect
  • 1994 - 1995
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Standing Committee on Public Education
  • Member
  • 1993 - 1996
  • American Inns of Court, George Washington
  • Master
  • 1993 - 2000
  • Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.
  • Vice President
  • 1992 - 1993
  • Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.
  • Secretary
  • 1991 - 1992
  • Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.
  • Treasurer
  • 1990 - 1991
  • Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.
  • Board of Governors
  • 1986 - 1990
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2016
  • Board Certified
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Woodward White Publishing
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyers in america
  • Woodward White Publ
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyers
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyers
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2010
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year Award
  • Trial Lawyers Assoc. for the DC Metro Area
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Woodward-White, Inc.
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2008
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Woodward/White, Inc.
  • 2008
  • Listed
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2007
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2006
  • Special Recognition Award
  • Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C
  • 1990
  • AV
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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Publications

  • 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 Manual
  • 1996 revisions to the Chapter on Handling Personal Injury Cases
  • 1996

Speaking Engagements

  • Auto Injury litigation
  • Bad Faith & Legal Ethics
  • 2015
  • CLE program
  • Direct Examination of key witnesses
  • 2011
  • DC TLA CLE
  • Dealing with Difficult Clients
  • 2010
  • Annual Seminar
  • Settlement Techniques in Auto Cases
  • 2008
  • Institute for Paralegal Studies
  • Advanced Personal Injury Procedures for the Experienced Litigation Paralegal
  • 2004
  • Maryland Trial Lawyers Association
  • Defense Experts "Hired Guns" Seminar
  • 2004
  • D.C. Bar/ D.C. TLA joint seminar
  • Screening Automobile Negligence cases
  • 2004
  • Advanced Case Prep for Paralegals
  • Preparation for Trial
  • 2004
  • D.C. Trial Lawyers Seminar, American U. Law School
  • Creative use of Demonstrative Evidence
  • 2003
  • D.C. Bar Program
  • Preparing for Trial in the Serious Personal Injury Case
  • 2003
  • Washington College of Law, American University
  • Demonstrative Evidence Seminar
  • 2001
  • D.C. Bar Program
  • Preparing for Trial in the Serious Personal Injury Case
  • 2001
  • D.C. Bar Program
  • Preparing for Trial in the Serious Personal Injury Case
  • 2000
  • D.C. Bar Program
  • Preparing for Trial in the Serious Personal Injury Case
  • 1999
  • American U. Law School/TLA Annual
  • Nuts & Bolts Auto Seminar
  • 1999
  • D.C. Trial Lawyers Association
  • Arguing Damages in Tough Cases
  • 1998
  • D.C. Bar Program
  • Preparing for Trial in the Serious Personal Injury Case
  • 1998
  • Washington College of Law, American University
  • Nuts and Bolts of Automobile Negligence Claims
  • 1997
  • D.C. Bar Annual Convention
  • Uncivil Depositions, Adding Insult to (Personal) Injury
  • 1997
  • D.C. Injury to Persons and Property Section
  • Plaintiff's Tort Practice in the 90's
  • 1996
  • Annual Seminar
  • Winning Discovery and Trial Techniques from Winning Lawyers
  • 1995
  • D.C. Trial Lawyers Annual Seminar
  • Communication, The Key to Litigation in the 90s - Settlement of Injury Cases
  • 1994
  • D.C. Trial Lawyers Annual Seminar
  • Motor Vehicle Torts in the District of Columbia
  • 1992
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • Economics of Contingent Fee Cases
  • 1982
  • Georgetown University Law Center Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • The Pit Bull Deposition
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (9)
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Personal injury Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I met Mr. Trombly through the Trial Lawyers Association of DC, where he is a past president and active member. I shared an office suite with Mr. Trombly's firm and I got to witness his operation on a daily basis. Mr. Trombly is always generous with his time and has a wealth of experience to offer his clients and fellow attorneys. He has advised me on difficult injury cases and no doubt I'm a better lawyer for it."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have seen Ken Trombly in action and endorse him 100%. He's one of the best personal injury lawyers in Washington, DC. He does not accept many cases, but if he takes yours, you could not do better for a lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Competent and professional management of personal injury matters, consistently producing results in excess of my expectations."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer's work. Mr. Trombly is most experienced. in the various fields of personal injury law. He is dedicated to achieve successful results for his clients and he has done so over the past 30 years that I have been privleged to know him. Mike Abelson"
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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Washington Brain injury Lawyer Kenneth M. Trombly
Kenneth M. Trombly
Brain injury Attorney
Washington, DC
Licensed for 50 years
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