Morgenstern Injury Lawyers
77 South Washington Street
Suite 204 Rockville, MD 20850
Michael S. Morgenstern's dedication to representing the rights of average citizens hurt by big companies stems from his own small town upbringing. His father, Carl Morgenstern, a Harvard Law School graduate, disliked 'big corporate law,' opting instead for the 'common touch' by practicing general law in the small town of Hamilton, Ohio. As a boy, Michael and his sister, Barbara Morgenstern, also an attorney, worked in their father's law practice after school learning the skills that would later lay the moral and business structure foundation Michael would need for his successful law practice today.
Graduating from American University Law in 1978, Michael began his legal career clerking for Judge James B. Parsons who was the Chief Judge of the United States Federal District Court in Chicago and also the first African-American federal judge in the history of the United States. After completing the clerkship, Michael joined the 9th largest law firm in the country, Weil, Gotshal & Manges, in its New York City office. Not satisfied working on cases with "nameless faces,” Michael left corporate law to become an instructor at Brooklyn Law School. While at Brooklyn Law, he wrote several treatises and law review articles focusing on the rights of victims and consumers. During this process of research and writing, Michael realized that he missed practicing law; only this time, like his father, he was drawn to helping people with real issues.
In 1988, Michael moved to the Washington, DC area to establish his own practice, Michael S. Morgenstern and Associates, P.C. dedicated solely to representing the injured. Today, with offices in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia, Michael S. Morgenstern & Associates consists of six attorneys who follow Michael's approach to meticulous attentive client service.
“We accept a smaller number of cases per year than most other personal injury law firms so that all of our clients get the attention I would expect if I had been injured. My job is not simply the practice of law,” says Michael. "My job is to help put my clients and their families' lives back together after something bad has happened. My clients have already been injured once; my responsibility is to take steps to insure no further harm is done.”
Michael S. Morgenstern & Associates' impressive record of verdicts and settlements proves that Michael's approach works. Among these was the recent landmark $59.7 million verdict against Toyota Motor Corporation and a $3.35 million settlement with Metrobus.
The combination of solid legal know-how and the moral commitment to help all citizens has earned Michael S. Morgenstern & Associates an "A-V rating,” the highest rating for both legal ability and ethical standards from the Martindale-Hubbell Registry of Pre-eminent Lawyers.