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  1. Employee Benefits: 30%
    26 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Litigation: 30%
    36 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Insurance: 15%
    26 years
  4. Health Care: 15%
    26 years, 1 thousand cases
  5. Motorcycle Accident: 10%
    36 years


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Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Robert Emmett Battle

    Rich Carter is an outstanding lawyer with over 3 decades of experience. He is a great communicator and does a great job for his clients.


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  • Benjamin Weaver Glass III

    Rich Carter is one of the very few lawyers around who understands employee benefit law, especially as they are governed by ERISA. If you've had a disability or health benefit denied, give him a call. He knows what he is talking about. He'll walk you through the steps and tell you whether or not he can help. He is very well known and liked by lawyers in our area.


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    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info


1765 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA, 22314


416 Jefferson St.
Annapolis, MD, 21403



VAAuthorized to practice law199103/31/2016
DCActive 198007/06/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Meritorious Service AwardPatient Advocate Foundation2009
Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who2009
The Lever AwardD.C. Law Students in Court Program2004
Distinguished Service AwardPatient Advocate Foundation2002
Mayors Distinguished Public Service AwardThe District of Columbia1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerPrivate practice1990 - Present
Adjunct Professor of LawGeorgetown University Law Center1980 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Patient Advocate FoundationDirector, National Legal Resource Network2013 - Present
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Maryland State Bar Association, Litigation SectionN/AN/A
Thurgood Marshall Inn Of CourtMaster1990 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Neumann V. Prudential,Insurer ordered to pay Disability insurance
Smith v Newport News Shipbuilding Health PanInjunction ordered Insurer to provide health coverage for transplant
Guardian Life Insurance v MadoleJudgment for our client
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Publication nameTitleDate
Blood and Marrow Transplant NewsletterNavigating the ERISA Swamp2000
Blood and Marrow Transplant NewsletterLife Insurance - No Longer Just A Death Benefit1997
CopingReimbursement for Bone Marrow Transplants1996
D.C. Bar Practice ManualChapter on Residential Landlord and Tenant Law1993
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
Pace UniversityEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
ERISA -It's Not Just For Cheating Widows and Orphans AnymoreERISA2013
Annual Patient ConferenceOrphan Diseases and Access to Care2008
Bridge the GapCorporations and Business Entities2006
Insurance Reimbursement WorkshopInsurance and Access to Care2004
Bone Marrow Failure SymposiumInsurance Issues in Treatment2004
Annual Symposium on ERISA and HealthcareFederal Preemption and The Supreme Court2003
Annual Recent Developments in the LawRecent Developments In The Law Affecting Business Organizations2003
ERISA RoundtableBad Faith Remedies in Health Insurance2002
Cancer: Keys to SurvivorshipWhat Cancer Survivors Need to Know About Health Insurance2000
Litigating HMO CasesERISA1997
Keystone Symposia on Molecular and Cellular BiologyInsurance Coverage for Experimental Cancer Therapies1994