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Michael J Shevlin

Medical malpractice Attorney at Fairfax, VA

5.0   6 reviews

Licensed for 30 years

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Medical malpractice
    60%
    Years of experience handling all types of medical malpractice cases including wrongful death, brain injuries, birth injuries, orthopedic injuries, delay in the diagnosis of cancer, the misdiagnosis of heart disease and other diseases.

    27 years, 100 cases

  2. Brain injury
    15%
    I have handled brain injury cases caused by a variety of different causes, including motor vehicle accident, anesthesia error, respiratory distress and birth injury.

    27 years, 20 cases

  3. Personal injury
    15%
    I have handled various types of personal injury cases including motor vehicle accidents, truck accidents, medical device failures, food poisoning and premise liability.

    27 years, 100 cases

  4. Birth injury
    10%

    27 years, 10 cases

Licensed for 30 years
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1995
Updated 06/08/2022
State VA
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 1992
Updated 10/01/2022

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

Contact Michael

Michael J Shevlin
Suite 405
3975 University Drive
Fairfax, VA, 22030
Shevlin, Michael
3975 University Drive
Suite 405
Fairfax, VA, 22030
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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Satisfied Client
I’m a recent client of Mike Shevlin from the law office of Shevlin Smith. The practice is wonderful and the staff is outstanding. Mike did a brilliant job of representing my medical malpractice case. He is very smart, experienced, caring, thorough, methodical, logical, patient… I could go on and on… He skillfully assembled all the facts, data, experts and evidence we needed to win against the negligent doctor in my case. When my case went to trial, his father, Brian, also attended and brought even more valuable insight and assistance in my case. In my experience, both lawyers receive great accolades; and I would highly recommend the law office of Shevlin Smith.
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Posted by Cheryl | September 9, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional skill and sound ethics
After having been represented by Michael I can say with certainty that he is the best. His exceptional skill in the courtroom was flawless. What was refreshing throughout the entire process both leading up to court and during was his character to do what was right. He is both a sincere professional and a caring human being.
Posted by Mike | July 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional service
Dealing with Michael was truly a pleasure. He was very informative and professional every time we spoke. He handled my accident as if I was a family member. Very caring and compassionate. He made what was the worst day of my life easier to deal with knowing there was a light at the end of the tunnel. I highly recommend Michael and his team of exceptional people.
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Posted by anonymous | September 18, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
A Caring, Intelligent, and Effective Lawyer
Michael Shevlin is respectful, demonstrates active listening and emotional intelligence, is strategic, excels at negotiating, dependable and is always there for his clients. He was my lawyer for almost five years and I could not have asked for a better experience.
Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Honest and trustworthy
I called Michael Shevlin this evening about a medical malpractice case for myself. Michael was calm, informative and incredibly helpful. Even though I only spoke with him for 15 minutes, he took the time to listen to me and gave me options. It’s rare to find people in this world who can give you honest advice that is not self-serving, this was not my experience with this attorney. He is a good person.
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Posted by Frank | September 1, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Medical Malpractice
Mike Shevlin recently represented my wife and me in a medical malpractice case. Mike and his staff provided excellent service that resulted in compensation for personal physical loss. Throughout this process we were always treated with great courtesy and kept thoroughly informed about each step. Mike is thorough, experienced, kind and successful. And by the end of the process we had also become friends. I highly recommend the law firm of Shevlin Smith and Mike Shevlin personally.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Shevlin Smith
  • 1994 - Present
  • Assistant Commonwealth Attorney
  • Fairfax County Commonwealth Attorney's Office
  • 1993 - 1994

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • University of Notre Dame
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Legal Cases

  • Castle v. Lester, 636 S.E.2d 342 (2006)
  • Verdict for $1.6 Million Upheld

Associations

  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2010 - Present
  • Brain Injury Association of Virginia
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Fairfax County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Arlington County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • District of Columbia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Virginia Super Lawyers
  • Law & Politics
  • 2011
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2011
  • Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers
  • Law & Politics
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • Virginia Super Lawyers
  • Law & Politics
  • 2010
  • Top Criminal & Personal Injury Layers
  • Norther Virginia Magazine
  • 2010
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyers in America (Medical Malpractice)
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2009
  • Washington D.C.'s Top Lawyers
  • The Washington Post
  • 2009
  • Virginia Super Lawyers
  • Law & Politics
  • 2009
  • Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics
  • 2009
  • Best Lawyers in America (Medical Malpractice)
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Virginia Super Lawyers (Medical Malpractice)
  • Law & Politics
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Edison Academy
  • Road to Justice
  • 2015
  • Managing Medico-Legal Risks in an Orthopedic Practice
  • Orthopedic Mistakes Leading Medical Malpractice Cases
  • 2014
  • West Potomac Academy
  • Road to Justice
  • 2013
  • West Potomac Academy
  • Road to Justice
  • 2012
  • West Potomac Academy
  • Road to Justice
  • 2011
  • West Potomac Academy
  • Road to Justice
  • 2010
  • West Potomac Academy
  • Road to Justice
  • 2009
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