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Christopher Nace

Medical malpractice Attorney at Washington, DC

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    Florida - FL 7 years
    West Virginia - WV 12 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 15 years
    Maryland - MD 19 years
    Georgia - GA 19 years
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2016
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State WV
    Acquired 2011
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2007
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2004
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State GA
    Acquired 2003
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Medical malpractice
    Represent plaintiffs in all types of medical malpractice claims including wrongful death, birth injury, failure to diagnose and any other type of claim.

    17 years, 50 cases

  2. Car accident

    17 years, 10 cases

  3. Personal injury

    17 years, 15 cases

  4. Civil rights

    17 years, 10 cases

  5. Defective and dangerous products

    17 years, 10 cases


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.

Contact Christopher

Paulson & Nace, PLLC
1615 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington, DC, 20009
Christopher Nace
1615 New Hampshire Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC, 20009-2520
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Posted by Sonya | March 14, 2010
Straight Talk & Compassionate Client Care
We had a very successful outcome for our legal case that allowed us to stabilize our family's life after a brain injury. Yet it was the process of the case that was as important to us, because we had so much to manage medically, emotionally, and mentally, during this challenging time. Chris Nace and his excellent team didn't involve us unless they needed our attention, allowing us to place our focus where it was required, in our healing. Also, they spent time answering our questions, no matter how trivial, since we had never used a lawyer except in the creation of our wills. We felt prepared for the case, and informed of our options, but yet not burdened by too much information. We were given adequate preparation for the next steps, but we were not overwhelmed by a multitude of responsibilities. As part of their client care, we were able to help protect our children and other family members from the rigors of an adversarial environment, and to go on with our lives instead of being involved in legal matters. Frankly, it was Nace's straight talk that brought us to Chris and his father Barry, and it was their compassionate response and awareness of our situation that kept us optimistic through the inevitable ups and downs of this long, convoluted process. I would recommend Chris Nace without hesitation, as he has the kind of doggedness and integrity that you want on your side, and because this organization has the expertise and experience that makes a level playing field out of the surprises and biases of the legal system.
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Posted by Chantal | March 14, 2010
Great MedMal Attorney!
Mr.Nace and his firm were extremely knowledgeable, consistent, responsive and extremely good! We were able to get a favorable settlement! I definitely recommend this team. They understand the law and can help guide you thru difficult situations. 3


  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Paulson & Nace
  • 2007 - Present
  • Associate
  • Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi
  • 2003 - 2007


  • Emory University School of Law
  • JD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Georgetown University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Legal Cases

  • MacDonald v. Ahmed
  • Jury verdict in excess of seven figures.


  • Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • West Virginia Association for Justice
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • N/A
  • Maryland Association for Justice
  • N/A
  • Public Justice Foundation
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Baltimore / Washington, DC Best Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Baltimore / Washington, DC Best Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rothfeder Family Scholar
  • Emory University
  • 2001
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  • Injury Board Magazine
  • How the Insurance Industry is Taking Doctors for a Ride
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • AAJ Weekend with the Stars
  • Personal Injury
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Endorse Christopher
Medical malpractice Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris and the other members of his firm are some of the best medical malpractice attorneys in the United States. It is a family affair, which in my mind is a critical distinction when it comes to representing your family in a medical negligence or other tort claim. Chris and his brothers Jonathan and Matthew are lead by their father Barry, a stalwart in the field of medical malpractice litigation. The firm combines youthful enthusiasm, cutting edge techniques and decades of experience to bring about the best possible outcomes for their clients. In addition, Chris works actively to educate the public on how the civil justice system works and why it is important. He is also a firm believer in making the practice of medicine safer. In fact, if given the option, I'm sure Chris would prefer to never represent another victim of medical malpractice. Until that day comes, should you need the services of a medical negligence attorney in the Washington, DC area, you'd do well to contact Chris."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Chris is a shrewd and skillful litigator. I had the pleasure to work with Chris on a complicated manner and I watched him successfully negotiate an excellent settlement. I recommend Chris highly."
Personal injury
Personal injury
Wrongful death

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Washington Medical malpractice Lawyer Christopher Nace
Christopher Nace
Medical malpractice Attorney
Washington, DC
Licensed for 19 years