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John W Thyden

Car accident Attorney at Chevy Chase, MD

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    Virginia - VA 53 years
    Maryland - MD 23 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 50 years
  • Licensed for 53 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1971
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2000
    Inactive - Retired
  • Licensed for 50 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1973
    Resigned Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2005

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2005. See details

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    If you have been in a car crash with serious injury, you should not try to deal with an insurance adjuster. You probably don't know what a fair compensation is. If you haven't been in a car crash yet, contact me for a copy of my booklet on insurance and the process of settling a personal injury case.

    50 years, 160 cases

  2. Divorce and separation
    Divorce and separation are highly emotionally charged situations. There are also financial aspects to cope with. Add children and you have custody and child support. This is not the subject matter for a do it yourself approach. Whether you have a simple case with apparently no disagreement, or a highly complex situation, you need professional help. We team with financial and psychological experts to steer you on the right course.

    50 years, 160 cases


Thyden Gross & Callahan
4601 Willard Ave
Chevy Chase, MD, 20815-4639

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Posted by anonymous | May 14, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Lawyer Who Saved My Life
I still get scared when I think about how my life would have been if I did not meet John. I consulted with him for my divorce case several times. He was very experienced, fair to both sides, and most importantly generous. Filing for divorce can be very emotional, complicated, ugly, and have a big impact on our lives. John sees every case from every different angle that he can think of based on facts and from a legal perspective, and thinks about what is the best choice for us in each person's circumstance. His advice could be totally different from others including lawyers and friends, but he is a lawyer we can trust as a lawyer and a person. In my case, his advice was different from all others; however, it turned out to be better for me. He literally saved my life. I cannot express with any word how much appreciation I have for him.
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Posted by D | April 28, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
The highest standard of legal professionalism.
I am able to recommend Mr John W Thyden as an expert legal professional with the highest of standards and knowledge, able to perform with a strong level of legal understanding and compassion, defining his unwavering commitment to justice for his clients.
Posted by Gidon | August 31, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
One of the good guys
John helped me with my divorce settlement a few years ago. My case was a little complicated because of various reasons. He kept things respectful with the other side and made sure we all got what we were entitled to under the law. John impressed me with his direct approach and honesty. He kept me from escalating things, and at the same time, prevented me from making decisions driven by emotions. I appreciate his service and respect his personality. When anyone asks me if I know a good lawyer, I always send them to John. I would not hesitate to go to him again if I ever need a lawyer in MD, DC, or VA.
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Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2005.

Suspension issued in DC, 2005
updated on 08/30/2016

Suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

John's comment: “I was suspended by the D.C. Court of Appeals for standing up for my clients in a Virginia bankruptcy case. I'd do it again.”

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Thyden Gross and Gallahan LLP
  • 1988 - Present
  • Attorney
  • John W Thyden Attorney at Law
  • 1975 - 1988
  • Attorney
  • Deckelbaum and Wolpert
  • 1973 - 1975
  • Attorney
  • Scott Blackburn and Clary
  • 1971 - 1973
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  • Georgetown University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1970
  • New York University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1960
  • Stuyvesant High School
  • 1955


  • Maryland Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County Maryland
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • Member
  • 1973 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyer
  • Washingtonian Magazine
  • 2009
  • Top Lawyer
  • Washingtonian Magazine
  • 2004


  • Word Association Publishers
  • Car and Driver Handbook
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • The Lions Club
  • Ending Distracting Driving
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
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Car accident Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"John is a knowledgeable and experienced a car accident lawyer. He gets right to the heart of the matter and gets the best result possible for his client whether by trial or settlement."
Car accident Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have been partners with John Thyden since 1990 and I have known him since 1976. I am pleased to give him the highest recommendation as a litigator and counselor. He handles personal injury, family law and business cases for our firm."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"John and I have worked together for many years. His knowledge of personal injury litigation is exceptional. It is a pleasure to offer my endorsement."

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Chevy Chase Car accident Lawyer John W Thyden
John W Thyden
Car accident Attorney
Chevy Chase, MD
Licensed for 53 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2005. See details