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John B Mesirow

Personal injury Attorney at Washington, DC

5.0   59 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
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  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 31 years
    Maryland - MD 31 years
    Virginia - VA 32 years
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    50%
    Personal injury claims and lawsuits arise when people are injured by the careless or intentional acts of others, or are injured by products that are defective in some way.

  2. Personal injury
    50%
    Such motor vehicle accidents include those involving drunk drivers, hit-and-run drivers, uninsured or under insured drivers, and accidents occurring from motor vehicle, SUV and semi-tractor trailer collisions and rollover collisions.

TOP-TIER ACCIDENT & INJURY LAWYER EMPHASIZING RESULTS & PERSONAL SERVICE. FREE CONSULT. 833.982.1348

I am a diehard bicycle commuter, making the 6-mile trek each way on the streets of Maryland and DC daily.  I've been commuting by bike for the past 10 years, rain or shine.  Not only does this keep me in semi-decent shape, it really gives me a good perspective for the bicycle accident cases we handle in DC, Maryland and Virginia.  I hope you will visit our website - - and check out the bicycle riders FAQs we put together.  You'll also find the local laws (DC, MD & VA) relating to cycling.  Be safe!

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2024,2023,2022,2020,2019,2018,2017,2012
Client's Choice
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Location

Mesirow & Associates, PLLC
1710 Connecticut Ave NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC, 20009

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2024
Client's Choice
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Posted by Freedom | January 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
John Mesirow
John and his team are excellent at what they do, they helped me with a car accident I was in and were dependable throughout the whole process. They were very helpful and informative, I'd recommend them to anyone who needs a lawyer!
Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Really great lawyer!
I asked for John Mesirow's help when I was involved on a motor vehicle accident. He was very helpful his staff was very nice. He explained everything in detail as in what to expect and what can happen. He answered every question and concern I had to I would not have to worry. He was fair and honest with everything. I highly recommend him to anyone who needs help with any case involving a personal injury or car accident. I would definitely use him again!
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Posted by Thomas Newby | March 11, 2024
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Msgt
This man is awesome!!!! He is very down to Earth and most of all he gets RESULTS!
Posted by Aria | March 2, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Client
John was amazing! What set him apart from other firms I looked at was that he was so much more personable, knowledgeable, and no none sense I knew he would fight for my case and be a strong advocate for my best interest. He even gave me his cell phone number and was always quick to respond with questions and happy to fully explain the full process or answer any questions I had in detail. This made me feel super comfortable and supported throughout the process. He has been doing this for a long time and knows the ins and outs of the law so well. He also is very skilled in negotiation and will fight to get everything I deserved. I would highly recommend John to any of my friends or family. I’m so glad to have had him as my lawyer couldn’t have asked for a better experience! If you find yourself in need of an accident lawyer and want personal and knowledgeable assistance John is the best person for the job. Patricia (paralegal) was also always extremely kind, helpful, and provided a quick response. Can’t thank you all enough.
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Posted by Stephanie | February 28, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome and great gadget gifter!!
I was in a bad car accident where my truck was totaled. He was relentless in getting me back as much as possible. He provided with a physical therapist conveniently to my job. Although the case took longer than expected, the end results were great, He is so friendly and answered every call I made regardless of the time of day I called. Answered every question no matter how small or stupid the question was. In his office he has gadgets with his law firm ‘s name on it. Several gadgets. He gave me one of everything. Very useable gadgets. I hope not to be in another accident ever, but if I am, he will be the first call I’ll make. He is on speed dial.
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Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Legal Support
I strongly recommend John. After a distressing accident that brought considerable turmoil to both my family and me, this attorney adeptly handled all the necessary paperwork, relieving me of the daunting responsibility of administrative duties. John’s work enabled me to focus on recuperating my health and put my energy towards ng restoring life to normalcy in the aftermath of the accident.
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Posted by anonymous | January 9, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful
Mr. Mesirow was extremely helpful and thorough in the consultation - although my case falls outside his specialized area of practice, he gave me a lot of advice that helped me handle my case and also referred me to his colleagues that would be able to give me more specific guidance on my legal matter. Definitely recommend!
Posted by Val | January 4, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Since 1996
John is a true Man of color and culture. He handle a personal injury case of mine in 1996 . He has been my go to on any and all legal issues. He is the Matt Dillion (gun smoke) on bicycle laws in the DMV area. He is the one that cares about your rights and making your life Whole again. My Friend/ My Attorney and my Consultant for People who need the best all around. He is truly my Brother ( Afro American)Jewish Friend. Smile. He got a ticket for speeding once had him marked on the ticket as Afro American LOL Has won
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Posted by Clodo Lopez | January 3, 2024
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A very pleasant and professional experience
My experience with John was very pleasant. He was warm and approachable. He treated me with care, just like a family member. He has clear and effective communication skills. He responded promptly to all messages and concerns. Because of his approach, I felt like I had known him my entire life. His availability and empathy helped us build a relationship of trust. His credibility allowed me the peace of knowing that my case was in good hands. I am absolutely certain that the positive outcome of my dispute and resulting compensation were the result of his knowledge and dedication. I am convinced that I wouldn’t have had a similar result with another lawyer. Without a doubt, I give John my highest recommendations. I want to take the opportunity of this space to thank him once again for his commitment and hard work on my case.
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Posted by anonymous | November 28, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Most personable Representation
The Mesirow Firm. Was very patient,understanding and respectfull. Her represented us during a crucial time in our life. The level of dedication and respect was as if we was family. I would highly recommend the legal firm of John B Meisrow for all your legal needs
Posted by Sylvester | August 16, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Great service and communication couldn’t ask for better
Made me a lot of money for a great case stayed in touch with me and kept me updated the entire time and the money was wonderful and I couldn’t be mad
Posted by Idaryon | April 21, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
The best lawyer!!
John and his staff did a great job handling my situation. I was truly blessed to have him represent me! Thank you John for everything you did to help bring some closure to my situation.
Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful lawyer from beginning to end
It was an absolute pleasure working with John. He made things extremely easy and picked up the phone on the first ring every time I needed to get a hold of him to ask any questions. Would definitely come back should I require his services again in the future.
Posted by Carol | March 14, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
A Lawyer You Can Trust!
While driving from out of state to my new home in Florida, I was involved in a bizarre, unbelievable accident. I had never required legal assistance and did not know who to turn to for help. I was given Mr. Mesirow's information. I have never regretted my decision. He was personable, kind/caring -always available to answer any of my questions/concerns, knowledgeable, competent and kept me informed of the progress of my case. He worked tirelessly to resolve my case in a timely manner to achieve the best results to benefit me. I have been so thankful that he was the attorney I hired to represent me. If you are looking for a lawyer you can trust, then you need John B. Mesirow. He will not disappoint you.
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Posted by Tao | March 7, 2023
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John, the best traffic accident lawyer you can find in DC region
John is the best lawyer you can find for personal injuries in the DC area. If allowed, I want to give his office ten stars. Our family got a severe car accident in VA three years ago. It is the first time we have had this in our life. Firstly, one friend recommended a "famous" and giant lawyer's office in the DC area. After working with them for three months, they suddenly told us they couldn't work on our case anymore for an unknown reason. It was so ridiculous that I almost lost confidence in the lawyers. We had to find a new lawyer. I tried Avvo and fortunately found John. Since we were hurt so much by the giant lawyer's office, we were happy to find John's office, an expert on traffic accidents but not big. After the first talk with John, my wife and I decided that John was the one we should choose. He gave many advice and understandable instructions. Moreover, you can contact him very easily. I had to wait a week or longer to talk to the lawyer's assistant when we worked with that "famous" lawyer's office. He also knew many doctors to help you. When the specialist in our area couldn't help my wife, John introduced another good doctor to us so my wife could continue her treatment. In addition, unlike any lawyers I knew, John has a sense of justice. Last year, my wife was in another car accident. Our insurance made ridiculous decisions for us. We talked to John, and he was also angry with what the insurance did to us. He volunteered to write a letter to them and stated their mistakes. With the help of the letter, the insurance corrected their mistakes. John is also an expert in dealing with various insurance companies and is very persistent. The insurance company of the guys who hit us is a small and unprofessional business. They ignored calls from John. They tried to slow down the process purposely. John spent hours and days contacting them and even had to call people of different levels up to the president. They even put the wrong numbers in the final checks. Fortunately, we have John to help us. Otherwise, I can't imagine what would happen to us. With the hard work of John and his assistance, Ali, the compensation we got is more than we had expected. In addition, we feel secure when you have John with you during difficult times. John, Thank you again! I hope all the people having similar situations as we had can find John since he is the best you could get.
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Posted by Malissa | February 10, 2023
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Highly recommend
John Mesirow and his team are amazing. Their extensive knowledge and positive work ethic are second to none. John is personable, professional, realistic, honest, and thorough. Thank you, Mesirow & Associates. During a rough time in our lives, you were there to help and I am so thankful to have met you.
Posted by Jennie | January 11, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above and beyond
John went above and beyond when representing me. I was not just a number or another client, I felt as though I was the ONLY client. Smart lawyers a dime a dozen; smart, caring lawyers are not. John is just that. You couldn't ask for better representation.
Posted by Tyhese | December 20, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Car Accident
This experience was phenomenal. Mr. Mesirow was intentional in his approach and determined to bring the best result in my case. Mr. Mesirow was professional, present, informative, attentive, precise and detailed. He made me feel secure and assured I would get the outcome I desired as well, he purposed to get me the monetary relief I deserved. I would refer Mr. Mesirow to my family and friends.
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Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
So grateful for John! The best.
John is a gem and I’m tremendously glad that I connected with him. Wanting to put my accident behind me ASAP and minimize time and energy spent toward that end, I made the rookie mistake of attempting to settle on my own. I eventually reached an impasse with the insurance company but simply couldn’t bring myself to accept their settlement offer. Drained by all the back-and-forth at this point, I didn’t thoroughly research options (which is, ironically, a big part of my reason for not obtaining a lawyer in the first place — there are an overwhelming number of personal injury lawyers in the area!) and simply contacted the first lawyer from whom, simply put, I got a good Google vibe — enter John. That positive impression was immediately confirmed via our first phone call (for which he made himself available that very same day) and further cemented throughout subsequent meetings. John exceeded expectations in every metric, netting me over double the initial offer despite my less-than-ideal handling of everything at the outset. He answered every question I had with ease and honesty and was always available and communicative throughout the process. John is personable, compassionate, transparent, and very good at what he does! I can’t recommend him highly enough — hope to never need him again but if so, he will now be my first text!
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Posted by anonymous | April 16, 2022
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Journalist
I was very happy working with Mr Mesirow, he took my case and made everything so easy for me, he helped through all the steps, had great recommendations and a lot of support from his community of professionals. Wether is was doctors or specials…etc. He’s very patient and doesn’t mind explaining things. Very compassionate, which is a very important trade in a lawyer. I have dealt with lawyer who speak down to people and can be rude and arrogant. I also appreciate his honesty, some lawyers will tell you to go for things knowing their won’t work or are unnecessary just to put more hours. I’m very satisfied with his service and have recommended him to friends.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-33%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Mesirow & Associates, PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Managing Member
  • Mesirow & Stravitz, PLLC
  • 2000 - 2014
  • Law Offices of John B. Mesirow
  • 1993 - 2000
  • Associate
  • Stauffer & Abraham
  • 1992 - 1993
  • Associate
  • Frank Bernstein Conaway & Goldman
  • 1991 - 1992
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Education

  • George Washington University National Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor, with Honors
  • 1991
  • Miami University of Ohio
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1984

Associations

  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Maryland Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Crime Victim Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyer
  • Washingtonian Magazine
  • 2018
  • Top Lawyers
  • Northern Virginia Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyer
  • Washingtonian Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyer
  • Washingtonian Magazine
  • 2013
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Top Lawyer
  • Washingtonian Magazine
  • 2011
  • Top Northeast Lawyers
  • Arrive Magazine
  • 2011
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Top Lawyer
  • Washingtonian Magazine
  • 2009
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Top Lawyer
  • Washingtonian Magazine
  • 2007
  • Top Lawyer
  • Washingtonian Magazine
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • Plexus Scientific
  • Starting and Operating a Blog
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (16)
Endorse John
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John is very thorough and has excellent success"
Unknown Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. John is extremely hard working and an amazing mentor. One of the best bosses I've ever had. His people skills translate well to his lawyering skills, as many clients can testify."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work. John is very bright and works hard and will be very honest with you about whether you have a strong case or not."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have referred PI clients to him in the past and they have been very pleased with his performance."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer's work."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. John was opposing counsel in a case of mine a few years back. He was an excellent advocate for his clients but also reasonable, civil, and practical."
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Washington Personal injury Lawyer John B Mesirow
John B Mesirow
Personal injury Attorney
Washington, DC
Licensed for 32 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available