About Ashcraft & Gerel

Seasoned Attorneys Serving Washington D.C., 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.

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Working exclusively with plaintiffs, we help level the playing field for our clients acrossa 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 (866) 709-0505.


Our Clients Come First. Always.

“The money you gained from working with me doesn’t equate to the benefit and guidance Michael Lind provided in helping me through this matter, not be mention the time you devoted to my case. You could have easily walked away…”

- Donald W.

“I wanted to pass along a compliment and a very sincere acknowledgement to Ms. J. Porter. After speaking to her for the first time, I felt very comfortable and appreciated how she made feel understood. She took her time explaining…”

- Charles B.

“Ashcraft & Gerel represented me after I was involved in an automobile accident while driving in Baltimore County, MD. While wondering what to do and who would best represent my interest this law firm was recommended to me. Everyone I…”

- A Former Client


And Counting

Brain Injury Due To Defective Medical Device

$16 Million

Pharmaceutical Negligence

$46 Million

Injury From Automobile Defect – Malfunction

$1.9 Million

Burns From Flammable Bathrobe

$2 Million

Injured Forklift Operator

$2.5 Million

Child Injured At Birth – Deprived Of Oxygen

$2.9 Million

Injured By Defective Helmet & Negligent Track Employees

$3.5 Million

Child Injured At Birth – Umbilical Cord Compression

$5.4 Million

Injuries Due To Negligent Operation Of Train

$6.1 Million

Injuries To Foster Child From Abuse – Gov’t Agency

$10 Million

Injuries Caused By Mining Disaster

$11 Million

Injured By Negligent Nursing Home



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    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.