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When you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, or when you have been accused of a crime, the actions you take will play a key role in the outcome of your case. With so much at stake, it is crucial to hire an attorney who will aggressively fight for you. At Portner & Shure, past clients and professional colleagues recognize us as a firm that obtains top awards (over $175 million recovered). In fact, we currently recover over one million dollars every month from insurance carriers in personal injury cases.  Unlike many of our competitors, we really go to court.  As a result of our weekly courtroom battles with each major insurance carrier, the firm obtains excellent settlement awards.  Our results and service are reflected in our past recoveries.

If you have any questions about your car accident, personal injury, workers compensation and medical malpractice case, talk to our lawyers today at 410-995-1515, 301-854-9000 (Maryland) or 703-916-1227 (Virginia), or click here for a free consultation.

Criminal Defense & DUI Lawyers

Being accused of a crime can turn your life upside down. In addition to the legal consequences, you also face collateral damage that can harm your reputation and cause difficulty for your family. If you face life-changing consequences such as the possibility of prison time, fines or the loss of your driver's license, it is crucial to have an experienced criminal lawyer. Our criminal defense attorneys regularly battle in Court and help our clients avoid jail time.

DUI and DWI cases require an experienced criminal defense attorney.  Importantly, we are often successful in helping clients avoid jail time for DUI's. Our firm is able to help those charged with DUI and DWI avoid convictions, suspension of a driver's license, and a rise in insurance rates.  View our criminal defense page to learn how we can help you protect your rights.

Car and Work Accident Attorneys

Our injury attorneys recover approximately $12 million in claims every year, and one of our partners - Jonathan Portner was named first to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and in 2014 to the Mutli-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.  These are two of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the country. Furthermore, unlike most of our competitors in Maryland and Virginia, Mr. Portner has been selected into and became a member of The National Top 100 Trial Lawyers in 2013 and 2014. All firm negotiations with insurance companies are conducted or reviewed by Mr. Portner. As recently as June 2014, Mr. Portner obtained yet another $1,000,000 recovery.

Our work injury attorneys rountinely argue and prevail before the commission on issues ranging from the denial of temporary total benefits, medical treatment, and permanency.

Spanish Injury Lawyers (Abogados)

We have seven bilingual Spanish paralegals, experienced in auto accident, criminal defense, personal injury, medical malpractice and workers compensation. Two of our Spanish paralegals, Elizabeth Bermudez and Norma Guevara, (who can be seen on Univision and Telemundo) recover each, with Mr. Portner, one million dollars a year for Spanish speaking clients. We provide excellent legal service, which translates into huge recoveries for our Spanish clients in Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC.

In fact, we are one of few Maryland and Virginia firms to recently recover over a million dollars for a Spanish speaking client in a car accident case. Naturally, we also have obtained excellent results for Spanish speaking work injury, medical malpractice, DUI, and criminal clients.

Korean Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers

We are known as the "rising stars" in the Korean community.  In other words, its time to act on the adage out with the old, in with the new.  Only our firm is fully staffed with highly educated and experienced bilingual Korean paralegals, as well as an attorney in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers organization.   We have been obtaining large recoveries for Korean car accident victims for over twenty years in Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC.  We have attained a high reputation as Korean DUI and Criminal Defense Lawyers as well.

Chinese Auto Accident Attorneys

We are well known in the Chinese communities in Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington DC from our front page advertisement in the World Journal. We have recovered millions in auto accidents and work injuries for our Chinese clients over the past twenty years. We further provide Chinese clients with exceptional criminal defense representation.

We are famous for many of our recoveries for our Chinese speaking accident clients.  In fact, one of our recent recoveries of $2.6 million is one of the largest recoveries for a Chinese speaking client in this area.  We are of course well known for crimial defense, DUI, work injury, and medical malpractice.

Ethiopian Car Accident Lawyers

The largest Ethiopian community in the world outside of Africa resides in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Approximately 200,000 Ethiopians reside in the area and our firm works closely with members of this community, including Yeshimebeth T. "Mama Tutu" Belay, the publisher of the Ethiopian Yellow Pages, to help those who are injured in an accident recover compensation they are entitled. Portner & Shure has worked with countless members of the Ethiopian community who have been injured in accidents. We have a staff of experienced and multilingual paralegals as well as relationships with members of the Ethiopian community to work with anyone who is injured in an accident in Maryland, Washington, D.C., or Virginia.