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Joshua Samuel Berman

Car accident Attorney at Rockville, MD

4.5   12 reviews

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About Joshua

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Dear Friend:

 

Being involved in an accident can change your life.  Suddenly, you are left scrambling to find doctors and treat your injuries, get your car fixed, and making ends meet, all while coping with painful injuries.

 

The stakes are high for you and your family following an accident- I know from personal experience.  When I was a child, a teenage driver who was late to school ran a red light and changed my family’s life.  In an instant, my father, the main bread-winner in my family, was left permanently disabled.  Instead of stepping up to the plate for my family, the insurance companies did whatever they could to avoid being fair to my father.  It took three years of extreme financial hardship and stress on my family to reach a conclusion.

 

From the moment your claim is reported, the insurance companies will do whatever it takes to minimize your injuries, or worse, avoid paying anything on your claim.  They are armed with a team of lawyers and deep pockets and will use every loophole available against you.  They are in the business of paying as little as possible on claims.

 

Over my career, I have had the honor of representing hundreds of victims when the times were tough after an accident.  I have recovered millions in compensation for my clients over the years, and find nothing more gratifying than knowing how much of a difference I am making in my client’s lives.  From my first client ever, the mother who couldn’t afford a birthday party for her young child due to her lost income, to helping the permanently blinded victim recover her long-term disability benefits, I take pride in knowing that I am trusted to stand up for the victim in their darkest hour.

 

My firm has what it takes to fight on your behalf, and are humbled by the trust our client’s place in us.  Our attorneys are court proven.  We understand what you are going through and will do what it takes to make sure you are fairly compensated for your losses.  If you are the victim of an accident, and do not know where to turn, we invite you to meet with us for a free consultation.  It would be an honor to fight for you and your family.

 

Warmest Regards,

 

 

Joshua S. Berman

 

Licensed for 13 years
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 10/29/2013
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2010
Updated 06/08/2022
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 11/29/2022

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

Contact Joshua

Dross Berman LLC
11140 Rockville Pike
Suite 500
Rockville, MD, 20852

Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
  12 customer reviews
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Posted by Norma | August 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Josh
Josh Was great, He Explained every step, was very patient with everything and help my mother a lot thnks josh! keep up the good work
Posted by Mark | February 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dross & Berman, LLC
Dross & Berman are extremely professional, very prompt with replies via email, an excellent attorneys. Mr. Berman handled several cases of mine and was extremely detailed in his explanations in assisting me to understand the way the legal process works, what to expect, and what your options were. Their customer service is excellent, if you email him he will respond very quickly. This communication is key with Mr. Berman and important to me. It evident that Mr. Berman clearly knows what he is talking about when it comes to personal injury and other legal matters. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by Shiv | February 6, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Attorney
I totaled my car in Jan 2017, and called Josh's wonderful firm for help. From the minute I spoke to his staff, until the moment I got a settlement from the suit, everyone on his team was courteous, professional, communicative, and made a usually arduous process into a quite easy process to understand and execute. Would recommend this man to anyone that needs help in any legal matter. FIVE STARS!
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Posted by Jasmine | October 24, 2017
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Car Accident Case
Josh Berman was very patient with my case, I had a lot of things happening simultaneously and he followed up consistently and never showed frustration. He helped me always find the solution that was best for me and fit my circumstance, he definitely went the extra mile. I never felt like just another case, I felt like he really cared about me. He was recommended to me by a coworker and I would recommend him myself to everyone in need of his services!
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Posted by Jeannette N | October 21, 2017
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Top Lawyer
I loved working with Joshua. He was very knowledgeable and confident with his stuff. He was also very transparent. He set realistic expectations and explained why. He was also fast at returning my calls. Actually, he'd be the one to contact me every time to update me on my case. I seldom had to call him. I strongly recommend him.
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Posted by Jeff | February 23, 2017
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The Best of the Best!
Top Notch! The team at Dross Berman LLC is outstanding. This firm’s dedication to their attorney-client relationship is unparalleled. From the first phone conversation I had with Josh, it felt like I was his highest priority. The professionalism, attentiveness, and overall persistence in meeting my needs was second to none. I give Dross Berman LLC my highest recommendation to anyone in search of a quality, understanding, efficient, and approachable personal injury attorney. The experience with this respected firm speaks for itself and if I could give it 6 stars I would!
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Posted by Robert | February 28, 2014
Joshua Berman, Esq. - A truly professional attorney
I have had the pleasure of working with Joshua Berman, Esq, on two separate occasions over the past three years. He is extremely professional and at the same time very understanding and works on a personal level with you. Josh does not sugarcoat situations - he explains the strengths and weaknesses of your case and gives sound advise on how to proceed and what to expect the probable outcome to be. In both cases he brought us to mediation and we were pleased with the outcome in both instances - they were in line with his and our expectations. He is focused on the final disposition of the case and not billable hours. I have followed him through two law firms and will continue to do so if he moves again. He is professional, ethical, honest, trustworthy and a pleasant person to work with. I would recommend him highly.
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Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2014
Top Rated Defense Lawyer
Josh and everyone at his firm did an excellent job with my case. They looked at every angle and detail to ensure that I was being treated fairly by the state. Josh also fought to prove that I was not guilty until in my case rather than looking for the best deal as most lawyers seem to do. The firm is not afraid to fight for you. I also noticed that during my case many lawyers had 2-4 people going to court that day and booked their clients in volume. Josh's firm was a little higher in cost but it is because of the amount of time they spent on me individually rather than taking as many cases as they possibly could. I have nothing but good things to say about Josh and the people who work with him at Rowe Weinstein & Sohn. Thank you!
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Posted by Nancy R. | October 29, 2013
I highly Recommend Mr. Joshua Berman
Joshua Berman recently represented me during a very difficult lawsuit which just concluded this past May, 2013. He was very knowledgeable about the law, and genuinely concerned about my welfare from start to finish. During the process of my case, there were so many times that I was frustrated due to the opposing sides tactics, and Josh would let me vent out my frustration, always lending an ear and giving me words of encouragement. He spent a lot of time on my case, and it did conclude satisfactory with my receiving the maximum award possible. I would not hesitate to recommend his services to anyone seeking legal help, and should I ever have the need to seek legal advice again, I would not hesitate in retaining him again.
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Posted by Brad | October 29, 2013
Helped my family tremendously! A life saver!
Our family was in a battle with an insurance company over a homeowner's policy claim resulting from a fire that took place at our home. The first lawyer retained was not handling the case the way we liked....and then we found Josh. Josh comforted us all, made sure we understood what was going on and ultimately achieved a positive result to the case. I'd recommend him (and have recommended him) to anyone I know!
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Posted by Tarah | June 28, 2019
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Not totally satisfied with the process, and although Mr. Berman is polite and professional, he'd ask me to resend important info
I hired Mr. Berman to handle my case for an auto collision my husband and I were in last August 2018. I worked 4 jobs and the paperwork that the insurance company was sending me was overwhelming on top of the shoulder and neck injury that I had. We hired him roughly 1 1/2 week after the accident. He seemed very professional and attentive so I was glad to be relieved of the burden of having to handle the claim by myself and just focus on getting better so that I could return to my jobs. He referred us to a chiropractor whom we went to for physical therapy for almost 2 months. In that time I would send emails to update Mr. Berman on what was going on with my jobs, physical therapy and any screenshots of my pay from two of my jobs (uber and amazon) prior to the accident as well as after, as he requested, so that we could track the loss of income. The pay stubs from my other two jobs I scanned and also gave in email along with a letter from one of my bosses stating when I would be allowed to return to work (after physical therapy). Things ran smoothly at this time. Once we finished physical therapy and I returned to work, we needed to progress forward with our claim and that's when things started to run less smoothly. There were a few occasions where I had sent emails with specific dates when I had returned to work to each job, but later Mr. Berman would ask me for the same information I had already sent. It happened on a few occasions and I started to get frustrated because I felt the emails I had sent with important information that he'd requested previously was just being overlooked or that rather than logging the info when I'd send it the first time he would just ask again when he was ready to use it. Once we gathered all of the paperwork he needed he remarked that there were still a few weeks left until our claim needed to be filed so he wanted to take that time to make sure he had everything, mind you, this was a little over 5 months since the accident so I couldn't understand how we needed to wait longer since I stopped my physical therapy 3 months beforehand. I knew part of the delay was the inability to get a letter from one of my managers but that was a 2 week delay tops as my managers gave me the runaround. I let it go, though I was still frustrated about having to repeat sending info. After he filed the claim it seemed like the only time I would get an update is if I wrote to check in after weeks would pass. We thought we would have had everything settled by April, but after talking to Mr. Berman in early April he informed us that it would be mid-May. We delayed a visit overseas to family and delayed moving into our new apartment because we didn't want to be overseas during the process and we also needed the funds to move when we return. After a few weeks and not hearing an update on our claim I emailed him to find out what's going on. At this time we're now staying with an Aunt and we're not wanting to rent a new place until we come back from overseas so we're needing to know when to expect things to be settled. This time he calls me and explains the end of May. We delayed our move twice already, and now we had to delay again. He explains that he's waiting on a quote from the insurance company, which I can understand isn't in his hands, so I wasn't upset about that. I was upset because he said no later than April originally and we planned our move and visit overseas to family around it. My husband also had to have a septoplasty while overseas, which the settlement was to cover. Once everything was settled and done we got our claim and settlement on June 15th and recieved our checks June 19th. It was 10 months from the time of the collision. Also, I'm still getting collection calls about the Medical Bill's that are supposed to be paid by the law office, so hopefully the collection companies stop calling soon. Between his fee and physical therapy/ medical bills I got $7.6k out of a $25k settlement.
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Response from Joshua Berman June 30, 2019
Ms. Yigit- First off, I want to point out that this is the second two-star review that you and your husband, Tolga Yigit, have left relating to the same case. While the main concern you and Mr. Yigit had was addressed in my response to your first review, I wanted to take a minute to respond to the additional feedback that you left in this second review. After you completed treatment, I required additional information to corroborate and document your lost income claim in a manner which the insurance company would consider it. For example, while I had your pay stubs from Uber, I needed prior pay stubs, which you had not provided previously, to establish a prior baseline to quantify your loss of income with State Farm. I did also ask you to resend some photographs of documents that you took into a PDF or facsimile to present a more professional presentation for your claim. Most of these requests for new information came immediately after you stopped treatment for the first time. After about two months of treatment, you advised me that you were done with your treatment. I did recommend that we wait a couple weeks after your treatment ended to begin submitting a demand because sometimes my clients stop their treatment and then realize they are still having issues. This was explained to you, and you agreed with me. Meanwhile, I requested that your supervisors fill out and sign a one page lost income verification form. I explained that your paystubs would not be enough for State Farm to consider your lost income claim from two of your employers. It took several weeks for your employers to fill out the form, but once this was provided to me, your demand was submitted within a week and a half. Once your demand was submitted, we had a conversation about a potential timeline. I advised you that it can typically take up to 6-8 weeks to receive a response. You did mention that you and Tolga intended to take a trip, and were hoping to resolve the claim before you left. I did advise you that I would do my best to speed the process along, but that sometimes it can take a while to resolve an insurance claim. It did take longer than usual for State Farm to respond to our initial demand, but I frequently gave you updates through text message, phone calls and e-mails. In these communications, I explained your options, including filing a lawsuit, but you instructed me to continue waiting. In terms of the result, you sustained a soft tissue injury which resolved completely after 2-3 months of therapy. Your settlement was enough to resolve all your medical bills, attorney's fees, and left you with $7,600 for 2-3 months of pain and suffering. I advised you that this was a reasonable settlement under the facts of your case, and that your other option would be to file a lawsuit. One thing- your case was disbursed about two weeks ago, and all your medical bills were paid as outlined on your settlement accounting. If you receive another collections notice, but you shouldn't, please contact my office immediately so we can help you resolve the issue. As I stated in my response to your husband's review for the same case, I do not believe that I earned a two star review, but I understand that I cannot please anyone. I appreciate the opportunity to work with you, and wish you and Tolga the best.
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Posted by Tolga | June 24, 2019
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I dont recommend
Why i gave 2 stars, from time of the accident to receive check was total 10 months 2 days. Also retainer agreement, his fee is 1/3 which is normal but his fee taken from gross settlement. There is a huge difference between net settlement to gross settlement. It made an extra 5k loss for us from settlement. There are many many law firms taking the fee from net settlement. I do not reccomend this firm because you can find another firm who is taking fee from the net settlement.
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Response from Joshua Berman June 25, 2019
Mr. Yigit- I appreciate your feedback, but I am surprised by this review. When we met (on Labor Day), you specifically asked about whether my firm's fee was taken from the net recovery or the gross recovery. I was very clear about my firm's fee structure, and it was written in the retainer agreement. A contingency fee from the gross recovery is the industry standard for personal injury attorneys, and I disagree with your contention otherwise. In terms of the time it took to resolve your claim, after the accident, you treated for several months. After you had completed treatment, it took several weeks to obtain medical records. Large health care facilities process records requests in the order they are received, and sometimes the time it takes to receive records is out of our hands. Once we did receive your final records, a demand was submitted to the insurance company literally two days after we received the final records. After the demand is sent, it can sometimes take an insurance company a couple months to respond to the demand, and then we had to negotiate to get the highest settlement possible. Then I contacted every one of your health care providers to obtain a discount on the bill. Meanwhile, whenever you reached out to me for a status update (often times on my personal cell phone on weekends or after hours), I always immediately responded and provided you a status update advising you exactly where we were in the case. I don't believe that I earned a two star review, but I know that you cannot please everybody. Despite your review, I want to thank you for the opportunity to work on your case, and I wish you and Tarah the best.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Associate
  • Rowe Weinstein and Sohn, PLLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Partner
  • Dross Berman LLC
  • 2017 - 2017

Education

  • University of Maryland
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005
  • University of Maryland School of Law
  • JD
  • N/A

Associations

  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • District of Columbia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Maryland Association for Justice
  • member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Korean

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (9)
Endorse Joshua
Car accident Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I had a Legal question for Mr. Berman and spoke to his front desk who put me through to his voicemail. He called me back within 15 minutes and he answered my questions with ease. He was thorough and extremely pleasant. A true asset to the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Other
"I endorse Joshua without reservation. He has demonstrated an exceptional grasp of the law and is a superb litigator."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joshua Berman is an excellent attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Josh Berman is a true professional. He knows how to win cases. As a fellow attorney, I can tell you that if I were injured, he is the attorney who I would talk to. He is diligent and aggressive and he gets results."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this attorney as they are exceptional in their areas of expertise. I highly recommend this individual."
Car accident Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent Personal Injury Attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Berman is one of those rare attorney's who genuinely care about the health and well-being of his clients. He fights hard every single day to make sure ever clients needs are fully taken care of. Josh is a highly experienced, aggressive, and intelligent trial attorney who repeatedly makes the insurance companies regret not treating accident victims properly. Josh is also a highly skilled negotiator who fights for every dollar his clients deserve, and never backs down from a fight. I highly recommend Josh for all personal injury needs."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Car accident Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have referred several matters to Josh for litigation in DC, and he has always handled them zealously and expeditiously, and my clients were very pleased. Anyone in need of counsel would be well served by Mr. Berman's professionalism and attention to detail."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Car accident Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Berman is extremely versed in the nuances of personal injury litigation. He is a conscientious and knowledgeable lawyer who takes his client's cases very seriously. He works tirelessly on their behalf and I can say the ultimate proof is in the amazing results he consistently achieves."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. We worked on a complicated Circuit Court civil lawsuit involving multiple claimants, attorneys, and headaches. Mr. Berman took the lead and helped all parties receive compensation."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly. He is one of the finest advocates for the client that I personally know."
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