About Us

About Us

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

In the 60 years since, Ashcraft & Gerel has grown to become one of the largest personal injury and medical malpractice firms in the United States with nearly 40 attorneys practicing throughout Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

What hasn’t changed over six decades is our commitment to helping individuals who have been injured or wronged and now find themselves facing a legal battle against their own employers, major insurance companies, medical institutions or some other corporate entity with seemingly insurmountable resources.

Still working exclusively with plaintiffs, we help level the playing for our clients, now across a wide range of practice areas, from personal injury cases and complex medical malpractice claims to representing victims of dangerous pharmaceuticals and neglect dependent care settings and people through qui tam (or whistleblower) discovery and settlements.

And we win. We have 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.

Diversity Statement

Ashcraft & Gerel, LLP is committed to promoting and achieving diversity, both within our firm and among the greater legal community. We believe that a diverse workplace that reflects the diverse community in which our clients live and work enriches our ability to provide quality legal services to our clients. Diversity in backgrounds, experiences, and ideas allows us to be creative and innovative in solving problems and responding to our clients’ needs. It is crucial to our mission of providing quality legal services that are efficient, results-oriented, and cost-effective.

To that end, our firm is dedicated to creating and maintaining an environment that promotes diversity and teamwork for all employees, regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, disability, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We continually seek the best talent available, and value the perspectives diversity brings

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Sean Smith of Ashcraft & Gerel is my attorney and I would recommend him for many reasons. He has the unique combination of qualities one looks for in attorney, yet can be hard to find. First, he gets results. My case is complex and challenging, yet shortly after he took on my case, he obtained results. He is also extremely knowledgeable about the complexities of the law, with many years of experience, yet explains things so they are understandable, and he is also patient and caring. He is exceptional.
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