Harlow R. Case

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Harlow R. Case, Esq., handles catastrophic medical malpractice and personal injury cases. He has settled or won at trial numerous cases in the six- and seven-figure range.

Mr. Case has represented the District of Columbia on the Board of Governors of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. He served as president of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. He is also a former co-chair of the Personal Injury Steering Committee of the D.C. Bar, and has served as a member of the Judicial Conference of the District of Columbia. He has once again been named in Best Lawyers in America (2010) and as a Super Lawyer.

Harlow Case has volunteered thousands of hours as a mediator and arbitrator for Alternative Dispute Resolution programs of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, and the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. A mediation consultant with United States Aid for International Development, he traveled to Tanzania and Zambia numerous times to assist judges and magistrates in those nations in expanding the use of mediation as a means of resolving civil disputes.

Mr. Case has served as vice-chair of the National Law Student Trial Advocacy Committee of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), and as the Coordinating Host of ATLA's Moot Court National Championships. He is a member of Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. and the Roscoe Pound Foundation.

For his legal excellence and service to the profession, Harlow Case was elected Trial Lawyer of the Year in 1996 by the Trial Lawyers Association, D.C. He was also honored as a Stalwart by the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

A supporter of the local arts community, Harlow Case has served on the Board of Directors of the Washington Concert Opera and the Board of Trustees of the Washington Opera. Mr. Case has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Frederick B. Abramson Memorial Foundation.

Mr. Case is a native of upstate New York and a magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Syracuse University. He has endowed a Syracuse University scholarship that is awarded each year to a graduate of the District of Columbia public schools. He received his law degree from George Washington University Law School. He is a member of the D.C. Bar.

Professional Leadership

-Board of Governors representing the District of Columbia, Association of Trial Lawyers of America

-Past President, Trial Lawyers Association, D.C.

-Co-chaired D.C. Bar Personal Injury Steering Committee

-Volunteer mediator and arbitrator, Alternative Dispute Resolution Programs of the D.C. Superior Court, U.S. District Court for D.C., and U.S. Court of Appeals of the D.C. Circuit

-Faculty, American Bar Association U.S.-Africa Legal Exchange Program

-Mediation consultant, United States Aid for International Development in Zambia

Community Leadership

-Board of Directors, Frederick B. Abramson Memorial Foundation (1996-2009)

-Board of Directors, Washington Concert Opera (1994-2009)

-Board of Trustees, Washington National Opera (1996-1999)

Honors and Awards

-Honored, Trial Lawyer of the Year, by the Trial Lawyers Association, D.C., 1996

-Honored, Stalwart, Association of Trial Lawyers of America

-Best Lawyers in America

-Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer.

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Birth Injuries
  • Birth Trauma
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
202-470-4358  Phone
(202) 494-7322  Cell Phone
(202) 393-2245  Fax
University Attended:
Syracuse University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1974
Law School Attended:
George Washington University, J.D., 1979
Year of First Admission:
1979, District of Columbia
The District of Columbia Bar (Co-Chair, Personal Injury Section Steering Committee, 1986, 1992; Member: Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee, 1987-1990; Nominating Committee, 1997; Service to Members Task Force, 1997-1998); Bar Association of the District of Columbia (Vice Chair, Civil Jury Instructions Committee, 1985-1987); Trial Lawyers for Public Justice; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (State Delegate, 1994; Member, Board of Governors, 1995-2001; Vice-Chair, National Law Student Trial Advocacy Committee, 1998; Coordinating Host, Moot Court National Championships, 1998); Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. (President, 1987-1988).
Reported Cases:
Greater Southeast Community Hospital v. Williams, 482 A.2d 394 D.C., 1984 (Holding that a viable fetus is a person for the purposes of Washington, D.C.'s wrongful death and survival statutes).
Payment Information:
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  • Free Initial Consultation

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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Washington, District of Columbia

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