As an experienced trial lawyer, Eric Stravitz handles claims, lawsuits and trials involving personal injuries arising from car accidents, bike accidents, pedestrian accidents, truck accidents, premises liability, a lack of premises security, sexual assaults, dog bites, medical malpractice, products liability, fires and floods. Eric emphasizes results, personal service, and integrity.
Through successfully handling thousands of cases as a Maryland personal injury attorney, Eric knows that thorough preparation and attention to the details of his clients’ cases results in the best possible outcomes. When Eric takes a case, he works diligently on it so that if it cannot be settled, he will be ready to file a lawsuit and pursue it through trial (should it not settle before trial). In short, Eric will prepare to take your case the distance whether that is a pre-suit settlement, a post-suit settlement, or a trial.
Eric personally handles each case from start to finish. This personal attention and skill is why Eric was rated a SuperLawyer (DC) from 2012-2014 and a SuperLawyer (MD & DC) from 2016-2018. Only 5% of the lawyers in a geographic area are chosen by their peers as SuperLawyers. Eric also has a prestigious “AV” rating (the highest possible for legal ability and ethics) from Martindale-Hubbell. He also has a 10.0 (superb) rating from the Avvo.com, a professional rating service for lawyers and doctors.
Eric was also chosen by the Maryland Association for Justice (a trial lawyers’ organization) to offer advice to other trial lawyers with their problem cases. In 2011, he gave a seminar on Expert Witnesses to lawyers from Maryland Attorney General’s office. Eric taught trial advocacy for 5 years at GW Law School until he decided to focus on his law practice and his family. Eric has been widely published on topics that show his expertise as a trial lawyer (his articles can be found here).
The Stravitz Law Firm is dedicated to bringing each client the strength, guidance, wisdom and skill to successfully navigate a complicated legal system. During a time when most clients are overwhelmed by their unfortunate injury, they find themselves needing to make crucial decisions that can affect their health, their case, and sometimes their entire life. This is an emotional and difficult situation to be in. At the Stravitz Law Firm, each client is treated with the utmost dignity and respect and receives realistic and valuable guidance during every step of the case. Through a one-on-one relationship with Maryland personal injury lawyer Eric Stravitz, each client is supported and well informed about necessary decisions, actions and options.
After attending George Washington University Law School, Eric worked for both small and large firms focusing on personal injury law, including heavy litigation and trial work. During those years of practice, Eric experienced a wide range of techniques and philosophies regarding the practice of law, and formed strong ideas about the way it should be practiced. Wanting to apply those ideas and develop his own practice, Eric left large firm life to launch a two-lawyer partnership. That partnership amicably ended in June 2014. He then moved his practice to Lanham, Maryland which is conveniently located a few minutes from the DC Beltway (I-495) and I-95.
Eric has tried at least 30 jury trials and 30 bench (judge only) trials in courts from Baltimore County, Maryland to Fairfax County, Virginia, and everywhere in between. He’s litigated hundreds of cases in all of the Federal District (trial level) Courts in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia, and in state courts as far north as Cecil County, Maryland, and as far south as Bath County, Virginia. Eric has resolved cases for clients through jury trials, bench trials, arbitrations, mediations, post-lawsuit settlements and pre-lawsuit settlements.
Eric believes that attention to the details of all aspects of his cases result in the best possible outcome for his clients. Having his own firm allows Eric to spend more time with his clients than he could when he worked at other firms. He thinks this leads to more client comfort and better results. The most gratifying part of his job is the consistent positive feedback received from clients, who appreciate Eric’s strengths as a lawyer and the personal support he gives them through the claims process, litigation process and, when necessary, trial process.
For five years, Eric taught trial advocacy as an Adjunct Professor at the George Washington University Law School. The process of preparing for class, thinking about trial advocacy issues, discussing those issues with students, evaluating their performances, and answering their questions has made him an even better trial lawyer.
Eric handles cases involving personal injuries, car crashes, trucking crashes, medical malpractice, premises security, premises liability, and civil litigation. In addition, he serves several notable law firms as local counsel in cases filed in Maryland and the District of Columbia.
At various times throughout his life, Eric has been a Boy Scout, Red Cross Certified Water Safety Instructor (Life Guard & swimming instructor), paper boy, painter, flea market salesman, movie projectionist, and worker shoveling gravel for a town highway department. His exposure to a wide variety of people in different settings has, along with his legal training, made him a better communicator and trial lawyer. In addition to his law practice, Eric is a married father of two girls, and an avid tennis player and reader. He also enjoys cycling and kayaking.
J.D., George Washington University School of Law, 1991
B.A., State University of New York at Albany, 1988
Magna Cum Laude and with Departmental Honors
Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.
Member of Board of Governors
Maryland Association for Justice
Member of the Publications Committee
American Association for Justice
Maryland State Bar Association
National Crime Victim’s Bar Association
Although not a member of the Virginia Bar, Eric handles lawsuits in Northern Virginia while working with members of the Virginia Bar.
George Washington University School of Law
Adjunct Professor, Trial Advocacy, 2008-2012.
Baltimore City College High School
Mock Trial Coach, 1996-1997.
Selected a SuperLawyer (DC) for 2012, 2013 and 2014 and Selected a SuperLawyer (DC & MD) for 2016, 2017 and 2018 by peers after a rigorous review and evaluation process (only top 5% in a practice area are chosen).
Rated “AV” (the highest possible for legal ability and ethics) from Martindale-Hubbell, a top lawyer rating service.
Rated "10.0 -- Superb" (the highest possible) from Avvo, a service that rates lawyers and doctors.
The George Washington University School of Law, "Award for Dedication in Teaching."
Eric handles cases in Maryland and the District of Columbia. He will also handle Virginia cases with a member of the Virginia Bar (Eric is not a member of the Virginia Bar). Eric would be happy to discuss your potential case. Initial consultations are free. Contact Eric [here] or at 240-467-5741.
I get to help people while earning a living and supporting my family.
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We would first chat over the phone. If the potential client has a case worthy of exploring, I would ask him or her to come to my office to meet in person. If he or she is too far away, I would find out if they would agree to move forward without an in-person meeting. If the case involves catastrophic injuries and the potential client cannot come to my office, I would go to wherever he or she is.
Too much to write about here. Please go to https://www.stravitzlawfirm.com/eric-stravitz.html for this information. In addition, I am a huge believer in continually improvement, which I do by attending seminars and reading books designed to improve my skills as a lawyer.
I generally charge a 1/3 contingency fee for crash cases and 40% for medical malpractice, premises liability, and premises security cases.
My mom's brothers are superb trial lawyers and role models and I wanted to be like them.
People from all walks of life: government workers, teachers, lawyers, guidance counselors, consultants, doctors, barbers, insurance professionals, day care workers, nurses, nurse's aids, truck drivers, folks serving in or who have served in the military. In short, just about every occupation you can think of. Regarding race, color, creed, religion, pretty much every kind of person you can think of.
Several substantial confidential settlements that will make a difference in the lives of my clients and being part of a team of 3 lawyers who got a jury verdict in excess of one million dollars. All of these events occurred in 2017.
Make sure your lawyer has a good record of trying and winning cases to judges (called "bench trials") and juries. Insurance companies do not respect lawyers who do not go to court and win.