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About me

I'm a plaintiffs trial lawyer practicing in Washington, DC, Maryland, and West Virginia and am very proud to have the opportunity to represent individuals who have been harmed through no fault of their own.


I'm an avid Georgetown Hoyas basketball fan and a Washington football fan.  My baseball loyalties lie with the Washington Nationals.


Beyond fighting for my clients in the courtroom, I fight to keep the court house doors open through my involvment on the Boards of the American Association for Justice and the Public Justice Foundation, as well as my service as Vice President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, DC.


But the most exciting thing in my life right now is my upcoming wedding in October. I am very much looking forward to marrying my perfect partner, Tracee.


Practice areas


  1. Medical Malpractice: 50%
    10 years, 50 cases
  2. Personal Injury: 15%
    10 years, 15 cases
  3. Car Accident: 15%
    10 years, 10 cases
  4. Civil Rights: 10%
    10 years, 10 cases
  5. Defective Products: 10%
    10 years, 10 cases



Contingent (33-40%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • James Michael Benninger

    I endorse this lawyer. Chris is a fine trial lawyer. He is knowledgable, skilled and prepared. His commitment to his clients is remarkable. I recommend him highly.


    James Benninger Medical malpractice Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Paulson & Nace, PLLC

1615 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington, DC, 20009

1615 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC, 20009-2520



WVAuthorized to practice law201107/13/2016
DCActive 200707/05/2016
GAActive Member in Good Standing 200307/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Baltimore / Washington, DC Best LawyersBest Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Baltimore / Washington, DC Best LawyersBest Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Rothfeder Family ScholarEmory University2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerPaulson & Nace2007 - Present
AssociateRobins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi2003 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.Member2014 - Present
Georgia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
West Virginia Association for JusticeN/A2011 - Present
American Association for JusticeN/AN/A
Maryland Association for JusticeN/AN/A
Public Justice FoundationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
MacDonald v. AhmedJury verdict in excess of seven figures.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Injury Board MagazineHow the Insurance Industry is Taking Doctors for a Ride2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawLawJD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA2003
Georgetown UniversityGovernmentBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
AAJ Weekend with the StarsPersonal Injury2009