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Charles Welling O'Donnell

Workers compensation Attorney at Falls Church, VA

5.0   8 reviews

Licensed for 31 years

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Licensed for 31 years
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 1991
Updated 12/27/2022

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Posted by Rene | July 16, 2012
GREAT Worker Compensation Lawyer
I have a great, smart lawyer on my side with Mr. O'Donnell. Long fought case against my employer (really the safety manager for my employer), but Mr. O'Donnell never gave up and won. He even showed their appeal to be not well thought out. I remain very greatful!
Response from Charles O'Donnell July 25, 2012
R: Thank you for the kind words, but it was a team thing---I had a "GREAT CLIENT" -- Hope all is well with you and family. Charlie
Posted by J.H. | December 18, 2010
Very Thankful for assistance while hurt and for winning compensation!
Mr. O'Donnell and his very nice legal assistants help me (and my family) so very much after I was injured and unable to work. After so many years with my company, even my boss was surprised at how difficult the workers comp insurance company was with me. Thank you for all the work you did. I am very thankful. J.H.
Posted by Lawrence | March 17, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Exceptional consultation with Charles W. O'Donnell !
I would like to share the experience that I had after doing a Google search for Workman's Compensation Lawyers in Arlington, VA. There were many attorneys listed all over Northern Virginia and even into Richmond, VA. After researching websites and reviews of several attorneys, Charles O'Donnell was the attorney that impressed me the most. I have multiple existing Workman's Compensation against Amazon Logistics which I have been handling by myself primarily because when I made calls to attorneys 3-4 months ago for help, not one would give any assistance. Their legal assistants listened but at the end of the day, my case was a little too complicated or they just did not believe thay would prevail if they had taken my case. I believe most attorneys will give a free consutation, but I truely got much more. In the end, my phone conversation with Mr. O'Donnell lasted one hour and six minutes. Mr. O'Donnell is a great listener and was very thorough in understanding all the complexities of four different accident events that were on record with Virginia Workmans Compensation Commission. Even more important was the information that he shared that related to my accidents that affected both knees. Mr. O'Donnell maybe could have taken my case (?) but declined as I already had a working settlement on the table that I had negotiated but had second thoughts about. From my experience today talking with Mr. O'Donnell, I would highly recommend that you give him a call if you have a need for an attorney in Northern Virginia or DC Metro area. I like people that forget about themselves and think well about their clients. That person is Charles O'Donnell and I truely believe he will represent your interests as good as any attorney in our area.
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Posted by Mateo | June 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BEST Attorney ever.
The accident that I had was horrible and it changes my life completely. I was here in Virginia alone with no family members. When Mr. O'Donnell and his staff member came to see me in the hospital I was able to see how they work and that they care about their clients. With his help and his staff I did not feel alone anymore. They fought for me and did everything they could to get me the treatment I needed and to be able to walk out of this accident with something to start a new life. I though my life was over when I had my accident but Mr. O'Donnell and his staff should me that It was not and that there was many things I can do after the accident. He saved my life. He is a very honest and caring attorney that will do all in his power to makes things right and to fight for his client's rights. He did an amazing job for me and I am grateful that found him. I appreciate all the hard work he did for me.
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Posted by MAURICE | January 26, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
EXCELLENCE
HAD A WORK BACK INJURY AND MR CHARLES WAS MY LAWYER IN THAT CASE AND HE WAS AWONDERFULL HELP TO ME ON HOW TO PROCEED IN MY CASE
Posted by Marko | October 2, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended!!!
I was unlucky to hurt my lower back almost 3 years ago at the work place. And since it was a workers comp case I started making calls around in pursuit for a good attorney, and was lucky to ran into Mr.O'Donnell and his great team. We've been working together since beginning of my injury period and I am grateful and happy to have them representing me. Very friendly,acknowledged and professional team. Very long and stressful 3 years of my life and I am glad I had this team on my side. Thank you guys for everything! Keep up with great work!
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Posted by Steve | July 18, 2013
Review Charles Welling O'Donnell
Mr. O'Donnell was very good with the law and responsive. We had an excellent result.
Posted by George M. | August 21, 2010
Excellent lawyer, caring gentleman
Mr. O'Donnell helped me win my Virginia Workmen's compensation case. It was a difficult situation, where my boss had encouraged a coworker to change his accident report. Mr. O'Donnell proved they were lying and won my case. Helped my whole family, without compensation I would have lost everything.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 20%-33%

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Law Offices of Charles W. O'Donnell, P.C.
  • 1996 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Peter M. Sweeny and Associates, P.C.
  • 1994 - 1996
  • Judicial Law Clerk / Attorney
  • The Court of Appeals of Virginia
  • 1992 - 1994
  • Judicial Law Clerk / Attorney
  • The Circuit Couort of Fairfax County
  • 1991 - 1992
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Education

  • Catholic University of America, School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • The George Washington University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Legal Cases

  • Town of Purceville v. Martin Bromser-Kloden
  • Won a trial level, won on review, won at appellate level

Associations

  • American Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Falls Church Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2015 - Present
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Circle of Excellence
  • American Inns of Court
  • 2016
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Corporations
  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • 1990
  • Member
  • National Honor Society
  • 1988
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Speaking Engagements

  • Virginia Judges Conference
  • Virginia Workers Compensation Law, Claimant's perspective
  • 2003

Attorney endorsements

Received (21)
Given (35)
Endorse Charles
Wrongful death Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. O'Donnell is an excellent advocate for his clients. I would not hesitate to recommend my own clients to him if they were in need."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Other
"This attorney strives to always represent clients the best way possible. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have gotten to know this fine through our participation in the Virginia Trial Lawyer's Association Worker's Compensation Section. He has a great reputation of being a competent and zealous advocate on behalf of his clients."
Workers compensation Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Charlie has a superior grasp on all aspects of Workers' Compensation law and has distinguished himself as a powerful advocate for his client's rights. He has a great reputation with the bar and the bench for quality work, professionalism and ethics. I highly recommend him."
Personal injury Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Workers compensation Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Charlie's contributions here on AVVO show that he has a deep knowledge of a wide variety of legal issues, and that he has an energetic approach to analyzing the facts and applying the proper law. I would not hesitate to refer a workers' comp case in Northern Virginia to him!"
Unknown Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. O'Donnell. As evidenced by the number of questions he has answered on Avvo, he has a great understanding of the law. One can deduce through his many work experiences that he is a stellar attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Charles Welling. If you have a Worker's Compensation issue give him a call."
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. O'Donnell knows how to care for his clients, keeps them in the loop on all developments and gets the most benefits for his client all the while maintain excellent professionalism when dealing with fellow lawyers."
Workers compensation Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Charles will go the extra mile for his clients. He knows the law and how to apply it to maximize the result for his clients. He considers ever facet of the law and is well deserving of the endorsements he receives."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recommend Mr. O'Donnell to anyone with a potential claim. He has an excellent reputation for achieving the best possible result."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney O'Donnell is the kind of attorney you want when your up against the wall. Experienced and respected by peers, clients, and the courts. I strongly endorse Charles O'Donnell."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very experienced in Virginia Workers Compensation law. If you are injured in Northern Virginia, you should contact him write away."
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