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Peter C DePaolis

Car accident Attorney at Fairfax, VA

5.0   19 reviews

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Licensed for 46 years
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1977
Updated 06/08/2022
State VA
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 1976
Updated 10/01/2022

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Koonz McKenney Johnson & DePaolis LLP
10300 Eaton Pl Ste 200
Fairfax, VA, 22030-2239

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Posted by Katherine | July 13, 2021
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THE BEST IN NORTHERN VA
Peter and his team were nothing short of heaven sent. They worked relentlessly to work through the case and treated us so kindly. Mr. DePaolis takes these cases on and becomes a super hero as he is fighting for your settlement. I would recommend to anybody! Peter and Jen were fantastic!
Posted by Rob | October 9, 2020
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Excellent Car Accident Attorney
I am an attorney, but have never practiced personal injury law. I was rear-ended at a stop light, and was referred to Peter by another lawyer friend. Peter and his staff handled the case both thoroughly and professionally. It took all the stress off me to resolve the case, and allowed me to focus on recovering from my injuries. I was also quite happy with the settlement that was ultimately negotiated.
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Posted by Irina V. | March 25, 2020
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Treats You Like Family!
I am writing on behalf of Irina V., and myself. Our experience has been great with Peter and his firm. Based on the circumstances, a meeting and a few emails was the majority of our involvement everything else was taken care of for us. She just had to focus on getting better...Peter treats you like family and is truly concerned about your health and welfare, thanks
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Posted by Michelle | October 20, 2019
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Excellent! Highly Recommend
Our experience with Peter DePaolis and his staff was excellent. I'm so relieved that we chose them to help us after our daughter was injured. Their communication with us was consistent, respectful and accurate and Peter's experience was invaluable in navigating us through this process. The final outcome could not have been better. Thanks to the entire team (especially Peter & Jennifer!)
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Posted by Victoria | February 22, 2019
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Honest, thorough, understanding and caring
Mr DePaolis and his assistant Janelle are wonderful. They worked hard and went above and beyond to make sure that everything was taken care of completely. They were honest and up front with my case from beginning to end. I am extremely grateful for them and highly recommend them to anyone who is in need of a personal injury lawyer. Thank you for everything you have done. God bless you today and always.
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Posted by Mae | February 18, 2019
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Wrongful Death Claim
Mr. DePaolis and his staff are highly proffessional , knowledgeable and helpful throughout my entire case.They are willing to do all things within their power to help you.Always answered questions quickly, very communicative and works in timely manner.He is a great negotiator and the case was settled quickly.He even went futher to insure my daughter’s future and my quality of life would be manageable down the road.We are very blessed to have such a wonderful lawyer.I highly recommend Mr. DePaolis to anyone who has a wrongful death claim or to anyone in need of an experienced and trustworthy Attorney.
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Posted by Brenda | April 12, 2018
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A trust well deserved.
I went though a civil case that took a total of two and a half years and decided to hire the services of Mr. De Paolis right from the start. I have always been suspicious of lawyers before and this time was not the exception. Well, I can only say that after these 2 and half year dealing with Mr. De Paolis and his firm my view of this field has completely changed. They helped me through a very painful time in my life, which included not only the recovery process of my leg amputation and the sudden death of my husband, but they gave me an incredible moral support. Mr. De Paolis has been honest through out the entire process, never gave me false expectations about what compensations we could get. But also he took care of my case as it was of a personal interest to him. Not only he was fierce on the defense of my right to get a fair compensation but also gave me the security and moral support I so much needed during such a trying time. This is the lawyer I would recommend always to somebody in need of legal representation or a case similar to mine! Mr. De Paolis is honest, reliable, a great negotiator and a lawyer who will fight fiercely to protect his clients rights.
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Posted by Bruce | April 9, 2018
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HIGH PRAISE FOR AN EXCELLENT ATTORNEY
Mr. DePaolis is an outstanding personal injury attorney and a had fantastic support staff that works very hard. Mr. DePaolis took diligent care in getting to know me as a client and all the specifics related to my personal injury. The regular updates provided by Mr. DePaolis were very reassuring of his dedication to provide quality and superb legal service. He stands out as one of the best personal injury attorneys in the metropolitan area because of his ethics, professionalism, and knowledge of the law. Mr. DePaolis had the integrity and commitment to be very thorough and honest in his assessment of my personal injury. I highly recommend Mr. DePaolis and the Law Offices of Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis, and Lightfoot if you are seeking a personal injury attorney that will give you excellent legal advice and obtain the best possible outcome for your personal injury.
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Posted by Philip | March 29, 2018
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Outstanding in every way.
DePaolis and his staff, especially Janelle, were outstanding in every way. In mitigating layman expectations of the real world legal process to helping to understand the value of my case. He and his staff were exceptionally responsive to all questions and took the time to explain each step of my case. He demonstrated excellent understanding my both my personal situation and how the case affected my personal life. He and his staff were sympathetic and helpful in preparing me for court (mediation) and the types of questions I might expect and the tactics of answering both truthfully and strategically. He was spot on in his estimates of the value and judgement I would receive and had strong collegial relationships with the defense counsel which allowed him to negotiate several points of process in my favor. Mr. DePaolis and his staff have my highest recommendation and anyone who retains his services are in good hands!
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Posted by Sue | February 7, 2018
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I felt I was well represented.
I was referred to Mr. DePaolis by a colleague after I was involved in a car accident. After meeting Mr. DePaolis, I had confidence that I would be well represented by him and that he had my best interest in mind. He kept in contact with me and spelled out my options. This case is now settled and I would contact him again, should I need to down the road.
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Posted by Shawna | January 30, 2018
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Drunk Driver - Personal Injury
Mr. DePaolis and his staff provided excellent assistance with my personal injury case involving a drunk driver. Having felt overwhelmed, Mr. DePaolis immediately put me at ease, was upfront with expectations, and kept me informed every step of the way so I could focus on my own lengthy recovery. As the case progressed, Mr. DePaolis and his staff took extra time with me to ensure I was prepared for upcoming events - which helped to minimize the stress I was experiencing. Mr. DePaolis was very professional, hardworking, supportive, and dedicated to obtaining the best outcome possible. I would highly recommend Mr. DePaolis and his staff for a personal injury case.
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Posted by anonymous | January 29, 2018
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great lawyer
Mr DePaolis and his assistant Janelle were most helpful in an automobile accident case where I sustained injuries as a passenger. He was professional, compassionate and was able to navigate the copious amounts of medical records and claims over a three year span of time.
Posted by Judy | August 28, 2017
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Registered Nurse
Extremly professional and personnel. The group handled my case as if I were a family member.
Posted by Netta | December 12, 2016
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Mr. Peter DePaolis
Mr. DePaolis and his staff took the time to get to know me! He truly listened to what I had to say. Him and his staff stood be side me every step of the way!! We won my case and I could of never done it with out Mr. DePaolis and his staff! Just amazing Wonderful people!! Thank you
Posted by Mark | December 1, 2016
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Energetic, Smart, Professional & Hardworking
I am a consummate on line shopper. I always do my homework and look for the best value with the highest customer satisfaction rating. So, in 2015 when I was involved in a personal injury accident in which I was (1) injured, (2) not at fault and (3) not being treated fairly by the insurance companies, I began my on line search for an attorney. After spending a weekend of research, I selected the attorney that I felt would provide best value, Mr. Peter DePaolis of Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot, L.L.P. I found Mr. DePaolis to be an energetic, smart, professional and hardworking attorney that treated me with respect and kindness. Mr. DePaolis was able to obtain a very healthy and fair out of court settlement in my case. If you are looking for an attorney that adheres to the highest of old school values and principles, he is the attorney for you and I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Paul | November 29, 2016
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Satisfied Client
I would highly recommend Mr. DePaolis to all. Mr. DePaolis was very compassionate about his job and had his client's best interest in mind. Mr. DePaolis's staff was very helpful during the process and kept me informed of the status of my case. If I every needed help again I would call upon Mr. DePaolis and his firm to assist me without any hesitation.
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Posted by Dannice | September 30, 2016
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In good hands
I highly recommend Mr. DePaolis as an injury attorney. Not only he was personable, but also compassionate. Also, Mr. DePaolis took the time to know my health progress through the process. His handling of my case demonstrated a sophisticated level of knowledge. I felt I was in good hands very soon after I met him.
Posted by Krista | July 22, 2015
Excellent representation in personal injury case
Last year, I was hit by a drunk driver who was driving without a license and my car was totaled. Thankfully, my injuries were limited, but my medical bills exceeded what I expected and the trauma of being hit stayed with me. Even though my case was far more small than the types of cases Mr. DePaolis normally takes on, Mr. DePaolis took on my case graciously. He took away the stress of dealing with the insurance and medical companies so I could focus on my recovery. He was a tough negotiator with the insurance adjuster, and I happy with my settlement. Throughout the entire process, Mr. DePaolis and his staff were very helpful, responsive, and kind. I highly recommend him and his team.
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Posted by Tina | May 7, 2015
Highly recommend
In 2011 I was involved in a slip and fall incident, that left me with a broken ankle, 3 surgeries, and permanent damage. At the first meeting with Mr DePaolis, he explained to me in no uncertain terms that slip and fall cases are a 50/50 shot, and by no means an open and shut case; but also agreed to take me on as a client. I instantly felt he was someone I could trust, and after knowing how long he had been practicing and how well he was respected, I figured "well he must feel I have a somewhat of a chance if he is taking me on". Little did I know that due to unforeseen circumstances it would take almost 4 years to settle my case, but in January of this year we finally were able to receive a settlement. Throughout my case I was made aware of every single thing that was going on as it was happening and I was always asked if I understood or had questions, and was never made to feel unintelligent if there was something I was not clear on. His staff that I worked personally with were always polite, courteous, and extremely helpful (especially, and in particular Judy Ali and Patty Gray). If I ever had a question they always responded to me in a timely manner, and I never felt I was ever put on the back burner. Mr DePaolis is very caring, intelligent, very easy to talk to, extremely trustworthy, and I would (and have) highly recommend him to anyone looking for a terrific lawyer. I pray I will never need an injury attorney again, but if I ever did, he would be the very first call I made.
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AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Partner
  • Koonz McKenney Johnson & DePaolis LLP
  • 1998 - Present
  • Partner
  • Koonz McKenney Johnson & DePaolis LLP
  • 1985 - 1998
  • Associate
  • Koonz, McKenney & Johnson
  • 1980 - 1985
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • U.S. Attorney's Office D.C.
  • 1977 - 1980
  • Law Clerk
  • Superior Court Of The District Of Columbia
  • 1976 - 1977
  • First Lieutenant
  • U S Army
  • 1971 - 1973
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Education

  • The George Washington University Law School
  • JD,
  • 1976
  • Lafayette College
  • BA, History
  • 1971

Associations

  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America chapter
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • National Association of Assistant United States Attorneys
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • 1978 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 1976 - Present
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • President
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • 1997 - 2000
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 1996 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian

Attorney endorsements

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Personal injury Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. Peter is dedicated to obtaining the best results for his clients. He upholds the highest standards of ethics in our legal community and leads by example. He is a top-shelf litigator."
Personal injury

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Fairfax Car accident Lawyer Peter C DePaolis
Peter C DePaolis
Car accident Attorney
Fairfax, VA
Licensed for 46 years