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W Charles Meltmar

Medical malpractice Attorney at Washington, DC

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    Virginia - VA 18 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 30 years
    Maryland - MD 31 years
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2005
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1993
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1992
    Active No misconduct found

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

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Practice areas
  1. Medical malpractice
    I represent victims of medical malpractice and medical negligence throughout Washington, DC, Baltimore, Maryland, and Virginia.

  2. Nursing home abuse and neglect
    I represent victims of nursing home abuse and neglect in Washington, DC, Baltimore, Maryland, and Virginia. I will work closely with your family to pursue compensation for your loved one’s suffering.

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 neglect, medical 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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The Cochran Firm DC
1666 K St. NW
Suite 1150
Washington, DC, 20006

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Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2015
Medical Malpractice
I was referred to The Cochran Firm by a close friend who used this firm because their family lost their loved one during a nursing home abuse incident. I contacted the firm to submit a medical malpractice claim on behalf of my husband who was lost during a medical procedure. Mr. Meltmar and staff quickly responded to my medical malpractice claim, told me what my options were and kept me and my family fully informed during the entire process (approximately 17 months). Mr. Meltmar in particular was very forthright with me about the process and what my options were. Based on his research, we were able to reach a reasonable settlement which provided a good deal of closure for myself and family. We are forever grateful for the professionalism shown and for all of the hard work performed on our behalf.
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Posted by Deborah | September 22, 2014
Job Well Done
Mr. Meltmar handled my family's case in a very professional manner. He did a wonderful job of keeping us up to date on the proceedings. He also did an amazing job handling some difficult personalities. We were very pleased with the outcome.
Posted by Kashema | June 6, 2014
Medical Malpractice
During my case, Mr. Charles Meltmar was a wonderful lawyer during the past year with my case. Mr. Meltmar has kept me informed with every detail and information. He is very respectful, responsible, trusting, and had been committed all the way through. I recommend Mr.Charles Meltmar with any case 100%. My family and I thank him for his work.
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AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Nursing home attorney
  • The Cochran Firm DC
  • 2003 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Regan & Associates Chartered
  • 1995 - 2003


  • University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • George Washington University
  • BBA
  • 1986

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Estate of Joseph Roberts v. Carriage Hill Nursing and Rehabiliation Center
  • Verdict of $1,280,000


  • District of Columbia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Maryland Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • UMBC seminar
  • Police misconduct and excessive use of force
  • 2001

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (1)
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Medical malpractice Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Charles and I have worked together for several years. He has always been competent in handling his cases and gets good results for his clients. He aggressively pursues his cases to completion. He is responsive and of good character. An overall competent lawyer."
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I’ve had the pleasure of working on several cases with Mr. Meltmar. On a particular case, after a very long, arduous trial, we were successful in getting a very large verdict for the client. He is a very conscientious lawyer who works tirelessly for his clients ensuring that negligent actors are held responsible. He’s able to see the legal hurdles that need to be overcome before they’re on the horizon in order to tailor his litigation strategy effectively."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Mr. Meltmar. He is a very experienced and aggressive attorney. He is not afraid of taking tough cases and he has obtained outstanding results for his clients. I recently had the pleasure of hearing him speak at a trial lawyers conference regarding one of his recent victories. I was quite impressed with his knowledge of the law and his ability to overcome legal obstacles."
Nursing home abuse and neglect