Shadoan, Michael & Wells, LLP
Shadoan, Michael & Wells, LLP is an award-winning personal injury law firm serving clients in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and nationwide.
We hope, through hard work and commitment, to achieve the highest standards of competence, ethical practice, and, most importantly, client service. As a result – Shadoan, Michael & Wells, LLP – has become one of the most highly regarded plaintiff’s personal injury law firms in Maryland and the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area and is well-known nationally. While we are trial lawyers with experience in numerous areas of the law, we are best known for our work on behalf of seriously and catastrophically injured people. Each of us has consistently earned the coveted “AV” rating – the highest rating possible for legal ability and ethics – from the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, which conducts peer-reviewed ratings of lawyers and law firms nationwide. Each of us has been chosen for recognition in the peer-reviewed book, Best Lawyers in America. Our personal injury law firm has been ranked in The U.S. News - Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms." Rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.
In addition, we have each been recognized for our expertise, commitment, and success by the most prestigious peer-reviewed trial lawyers’ organizations in the country. Multiple members of the firm have been named “Trial Lawyer of the Year” by local plaintiff bar associations, and multiple members of this firm are Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers, limited to 1% of the lawyers in each state, and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, limited to 500 Fellows in the U.S.
Our firm is one of only three in the entire country with multiple members chosen for membership in the Inner Circle of Advocates, an organization of courtroom warriors that limits its membership to 100 of the best personal injury lawyers in the nation who have demonstrated their expertise by achieving multiple million dollar awards for their clients.
The firm has achieved over 40 verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million dollars – including multiple verdicts in excess of $10 million dollars – in negligence, wrongful death, medical negligence, and products liability cases. Shadoan, Michael & Wells LLP has also won cases that have resulted in changes to hospital policies and have helped improve the safety of future hospital patients:
- Hospital Corrects Nursing Policy Regarding Pre-Operative Practices
- Teaching Hospital Changes Policies Regarding Chemotherapy Drugs
- Hospital Nursing Policies Changed Regarding Portable Oxygen Containers
We pride ourselves on being a champion for seriously injured individuals, families dealing with devastating losses, and individuals injured by a business relationship. We represent people, not institutions. Our clients have suffered devastating losses through no fault of their own, but face a legal system that often seems stacked against them even though it is the only place to which they can turn for relief. When we, through hard work, courage, and yes, some luck, are able to make the system work for seriously injured people, the personal reward we receive is greater than any measured by money – no matter how large the verdict.
We also firmly believe it is important to make a real difference in our communities and to give back as well. Among other things, we are very proud of the fact that we stepped up to the plate and assisted victims of the 9/11 tragedies with our expertise and without fee. One of our clients from the 9/11 tragedy was the worst burned survivor of the Pentagon attack who was featured on many national television programs including “20/20" and “60 Minutes.” In addition, one of our lawyers has organized and led a team of volunteer missionaries into rural Mexico and Katrina - damaged parts of the United States to perform needed relief work for over twenty years. Read more about our experiences in community service.
Together, we offer 100 years of experience, hard work, and dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession to achieve the notable successes each of us has had for our clients and our communities.