Experienced Injury Attorneys with a Legacy of Results
About Us

About Ashcraft & Gerel

Seasoned Attorneys Serving Washington DC, Virginia & Maryland

In 1953, Lee C. Ashcraft and Martin E. Gerel founded Ashcraft & Gerel, LLP in a two-story walk-up in Washington DC. They did so with the belief that those injured on the job deserved the best representation the law could offer.

In the years since, Ashcraft & Gerel has grown to become one of the most prominent injury firms in the country with dozens of attorneys practicing throughout Washington DC, Virginia, and Maryland.

Despite our firm’s growth, one thing has remained the same over the last 65 years: our commitment to helping individuals who have been injured or wronged. We remain passionate about serving those who find themselves facing a legal battle against their own employers, major insurance companies, medical institutions, or some other corporate entity with seemingly insurmountable resources.

Call (800) 674-9725 to request a free initial consultation.

How We Can Help

Working exclusively with plaintiffs, we help level the playing field for our clients across a wide range of practice areas. And we win. Ashcraft & Gerel has successfully obtained more than a billion dollars collectively in verdicts and settlements for our clients since opening our doors in 1953.

For more information on how Ashcraft & Gerel can help you with your potential case, please contact us today. Many of our attorneys are also licensed to practice in other jurisdictions, and we frequently take cases in states across the country.

Our Commitment to Diversity

At Ashcraft & Gerel, we remain committed to achieving and celebrating diversity both in our firm and throughout the legal community. As a diverse firm, we reflect the diverse community that we serve. By maintaining diversity in the workplace, we are better equipped to represent our clients because we can understand their backgrounds, their experiences, and their needs. This allows us to develop innovative solutions and achieve our goal of delivering thoughtful, cost-effective, and results-driven representation.

Our firm celebrates each and every employee regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity, age, religion, sexual orientation, or disability. In this diverse environment, our employees come together for a common cause: to serve you.

Learn more about our commitment to diversity by calling us at (800) 674-9725.

Client Testimonials

Our Clients Come First. Always.
  • “You must have been sent by GOD because without your help who knows how this would have turned out for me.”

    - Donald W.
  • “I felt very comfortable and appreciated how she made me feel.”

    - Charles B.
  • “I am very satisfied with the results and I highly recommend this firm.”

    - A Former Client


And Counting
  • Pharmaceutical Negligence $46 Million
  • Brain Injury Due to Defective Medical Device $16 Million
  • Injuries Caused by Mining Disaster $11 Million
  • Injuries to Foster Child From Abuse - Gov’t Agency $10 Million
  • Injuries Due to Negligent Operation of Train $6.1 Million
  • Child Injured at Birth - Umbilical Cord Compression $5.4 Million
  • Injured by Defective Helmet & Negligent Track Employees $3.5 Million
  • Child Injured at Birth – Deprived of Oxygen $2.9 Million
  • Injured Forklift Operator $2.5 Million
  • Burns from Flammable Bathrobe $2 Million
  • Martindale AV Preeminent
  • Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Rue Ratings Best Attorneys of America Lifetime Charter Member
  • American Association for Justice
  • ABA
  • DC Bar
  • Virginia State Bar


The Right Firm Makes a Difference
  • Compassionate Representation

    Our legal team understands what you are going through and is committed to defending your rights against powerful businesses and insurance carriers.

  • Committed to the Community

    Our advocacy extends beyond the courtroom through our extensive involvement in the community and support for positive change within our industry.

  • Fearless Advocacy When You Need It

    Our experienced legal team is not afraid to go to trial in order to maximize the recovery that our clients desperately need and rightfully deserve.

  • Respected within the Legal Field

    Our esteemed attorneys are highly regarded within the legal community and even command respect from adjustors and defense counsel.

  • At the Forefront of Major Litigation

    Our legal team has spearheaded litigation on behalf of injured clients in many high-profile cases, including major disasters, explosions and sexual abuse cases.

  • A Long Legacy of Successful Results

    Since its founding in 1953, Ashcraft & Gerel has obtained more than a billion dollars in successful verdicts and settlements for injured clients.

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