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Michael L Avery Sr.

Personal injury Attorney at Fairfax, VA

4.3   12 reviews
  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 28 years
    Virginia - VA 29 years
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Good Standing Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2018
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Active

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2018. See details

About Michael

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Michael L. Avery, Sr. has followed a distinguished military career with an equally impressive record of results as a personal injury lawyer for almost 20 years. He is thorough in preparation of your case, persuasive before judges and juries, and fearless in his dealings with insurance companies who resist doing what’s right.

He works tirelessly to win the financial compensation you deserve when facing medical bills, lost wages, expensive vehicle repairs, and excruciating pain and suffering.

Location

The Avery Law Firm
10525 Braddock Road
Suite C
Fairfax, VA, 22032

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Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
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Posted by Chris | July 23, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, Helpful, and Easy to Work With. Highly Recommended.
Mr. Avery helped me reach a fair settlement with the car insurance company of a person who rear-ended me while I was stopped at a red light. Before working with Mr. Avery, I spent six months unsuccessfully trying to get a fair settlement on my own. After he engaged, we had a settlement in a matter of weeks. Thank you, Mr. Avery.
Posted by Raul | December 5, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Very Helpful
Mr. Avery represented by son on a fender bender. He was very helpful and clear of what to expect throughout the entire process.
Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Very pleased
He was amazing and got me the result I wanted and deserved. Very pleased with the service.
Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Clear and Easy.
Mr. Avery was very easy to work with. I am not super familiar with lawyers and court rooms but Mr. Avery provided me with easy to understand answers to all the questions I had about my moms case. She was involved in a pretty bad accidentamd the case took a while to close but Mr. Avery was there to assure me the whole way.
Posted by Jay | May 4, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
I am very great full for Mr. Avery
Mr. Avery was the most professional respectful lawyer you could imagine. I never once was unsure or uninformed of what was going on. I highly recommend Mr. Avery if you’re in need of an attorney.
Posted by Alex | May 3, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Just what I needed
From the first meeting with Michael we seemed to be on the same page. He gave clear advice on how my case stood that made sense to someone like me who has no idea about law. We ultimently went to trial and he pretty much did it all. I won my case and got paid out. I would 100% recommend this lawyer
Posted by Mike | March 1, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Top Notch...
Mr. Avery took on my case when I was down and out and had very few options. It was a case against the Federal Government, which are extremely hard to purse. After months of getting nowhere with my previous lawyer, Mr. Avery was able to begin positive negotiations with the agency. Within in a couple of months, Mr. Avery was able to negotiate a more than positive settlement. I owe him everything. Awesome to deal with...maintained contact and kept me informed...and most of all, he won my case. Good man...
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Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent, Knowledgable, Professional Lawyer - Would HIGHLY Recommend
Mr. Avery was able to reduce my charge to a much lesser offense. He did this by leveraging his status and respect within the industry. I cannot begin to explain how grateful and satisfied I am after my experience with Mr. Avery. He went above and beyond my expectations and I cannot recommend him enough. Mr. Avery is attentive, respectful, and clearly has expertise. He treated me like I was his only case and I felt confident walking into the court room with him by my side. I will continue to recommend him to friends/colleagues who are in need of an attorney. THANK YOU, Mr. Avery!
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Posted by Alex | February 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Litigation Work
Mr. Avery recently took on a case against a bigger business to seek money for my recent injury. Everything was handled smoothly and he really helped me out with the cost. I would recommend this gentleman to any of my friends and family.
Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer, excellent representation
Mr. Avery was able to successfully subpoena the Intersection CCTV footage in Arlington County where I was struck by a woman who ran a red light and destroyed my new vehicle. Despite being falsely accused and subsequently wrongly charged with causing the collision by an overzealous rookie cop (who had no witnesses and let the other driver leave the scene with no accountability whatsoever), Mr. Avery was able to successfully and unequivocally exonerate me, after which the charge was dismissed. I highly recommend him for his empathy, intelligence, integrity, professionalism, and skill.
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Response from Michael Avery March 13, 2018
Thank you for the kind review. It was my pleasure to help.
Posted by anonymous | August 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Don't care
He accepted my case . He gives very general information like the one you get in online forums. Doesn't respond on time. He really doesn't care na it shows.
Response from Michael Avery August 22, 2017
I do not provide general legal advise to anyone who I represent. I am clear and specific. Unfortunately, there are occasions when clients do not like to hear the reality of their cases. I do not who posted this review so I am unable to provide details. This is an inaccurate and unfair portrayal of the representation and in fact is flat out untrue.
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Posted by anonymous | July 3, 2011
Untrusted, bad lawyer
This lawyer accepted my case and promised helping me. Whenever I asked the status of the case. His staff always said the case was processing. However, he kept the case almost 2 years, when it was still one and half months to the expired date, he sent me a letter stated that he closed the case. When it closed to the court date, he gave a bad advice. He did not explain me the procedure .
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Response from Michael Avery August 22, 2017
This office does not close cases within six months of the statute of limitations unless there are unusual circumstances. I am committed to seeing a case to the end and try the case to a jury!!!!
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

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AVVO RATING 3.2 (Caution)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2018.

Suspension issued in DC, 2018
updated on 07/27/2022

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.

Censured issued in DC, 2007
updated on 03/13/2018

Censured means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State censures the lawyer in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

Michael's comment: “I was retained by a gentleman who allegedly fell from a gurney in a Maryland hospital. After the collection of this gentleman's medical records and bills efforts were made to resolve the claim through negotiated settlement. Those efforts failed and as I was not a licensed Maryland attorney, a request was made of a professional friend to file a lawsuit in Maryland state court. He agreed to do so but did not. As a former Marine I took sole responsibility.”

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Avery Law Firm
  • 1994 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • J.E. WIngfield & Associates
  • 1994 - 1998

Education

  • American University, Washington College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Ohio Wesleyan University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1981

Sample of Legal Cases

  • SGS-92-Z003

Associations

  • District of Columbia Trial Lawyers Association
  • 1995 - Present
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • 1994 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Fairfax Personal injury Lawyer Michael L Avery Sr.
Michael L Avery Sr.
Personal injury Attorney
Fairfax, VA
Licensed for 29 years
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2018. See details