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About me

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!


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 95%
    23 years, 500 cases
  2. Litigation: 5%
    23 years, 100 cases



Hourly ($325-375/hour), contingent (33-40%), Free consultation (15 minutes)

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  • Ira Sherman

    I endorse this lawyer. John is very thorough and has excellent success


    Ira Sherman Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Matthew Tony Galati

    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.


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Contact info

Mesirow & Associates, PLLC

1307 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Suite 400
Washington, DC, 20036


DCActive 199207/06/2016
VAAuthorized to practice law199103/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top LawyerWashingtonian Magazine2013
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2012
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2011
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2010
Top LawyerWashingtonian Magazine2009
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2009
Top LawyerWashingtonian Magazine2007
Top LawyerWashingtonian Magazine2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerMesirow & Associates, PLLC2014 - Present
Managing MemberMesirow & Stravitz, PLLC2000 - 2014
N/ALaw Offices of John B. Mesirow1993 - 2000
AssociateStauffer & Abraham1992 - 1993
AssociateFrank Bernstein Conaway & Goldman1991 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
Virginia State BarMember1991 - Present
Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.MemberN/A
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Miami University of OhioFinanceBS - Bachelor of Science1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Plexus ScientificStarting and Operating a Blog2007