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, and is top rated for both results and client satisfaction. At Portner & Shure, past clients and professional colleagues recognize us as a Firm that obtains top awards (over $185 million recovered). In fact, we currently recover over one and a half million dollars every month from insurance carriers in personal injury cases. As a result of our weekly courtroom battles with each major insurance carrier, the Firm obtains excellent settlement awards.
We are recognized nationally by The Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and Best Attorneys of America. Membership in several of these organizations is exclusive to the top 1% of all lawyers in the nation.
If you have any questions about your car accident, personal injury, workers' compensation or medical malpractice case, talk to one of our top 10.0 rated 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 and serious penalties.
DUI and DWI cases require an experienced criminal defense attorney. 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.
Car and Work Accident Attorneys
Our injury attorneys recover approximately $18 million in claims every year, and one of our partners - Jonathan Portner was named first to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and 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, two of our partners are members of The National Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and two have received AVVO's highest 10.0 rating. In fact, because of our courtroom success, the Firm received the National 2015 Litigator Award (as seen on CNN).
Our work injury attorneys routinely argue and prevail before the Commission on issues ranging from the denial of temporary total benefits, medical treatment, and permanency. Countless injured workers have received some of the highest awards allowed by law as a result.
If English is your second language, we have bilingual Spanish paralegals, experienced in auto accident, criminal defense, personal injury, medical malpractice and workers' compensation. Two of our experienced Spanish paralegals, Elizabeth Bermudez (in our Vienna, VA office) and Norma Guevara (in our Columbia, MD office, both on Univision and Telemundo), have each recovered, with Mr. Portner, one million dollars a year for Spanish speaking clients. Several of our top recoveries, some close to and some exceeding $1 million dollars, were for victims who only spoke Spanish.
Our Firm is also fully staffed with highly educated and experienced bilingual Korean paralegals. One of our paralegals, Esther You (in our Vienna, VA office) consistently recovers over a million dollars each year for her Korean clients. Our results, exceptional service and legal advice are routinely written about in the Korea Times and Korea Entertainment Weekly, and the Korea Daily News. We have obtained millions in recoveries for Korean car accident victims over the last twenty years in Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC. We have earned a high reputation as Korean DUI and Criminal Defense Lawyers as well.
Lastly, we are well known in the Chinese communities in Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington DC. We have a long standing relationship with the World Journal and Washington Chinese News. 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.
As reported in almost every Chinese newspaper in Maryland and Virginia, 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 awards for a Chinese speaking client in this area. We are, of course, well known for criminal defense, DUI, work injury, and medical malpractice.