Have You Been Wronged?

Paulson & Nace can help your family make difficult decisions

$95 Million

Ealy v. Merrell Dow

$95 million verdict, including
$75 million in punitive damages.

$50 Million

Clifton v. Georgetown University Hospital

$50 million verdict for young mother injured during childbirth.

$37 Million

Havner v. Merrell Dow

$37 million verdict in drug liability case involving birth defects from mother's use of prescription drug.

Washington, DC and West Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers

Fighting for justice for personal injury and medical malpractice plaintiffs

For more than 40 years, the Washington, DC personal injury lawyers of Paulson & Nace, PLLC, have represented plaintiffs in medical malpractice, drug and other product liability claims as well as countless other catastrophic personal injury matters, all the way through trial and jury verdict, winning and securing multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients. We are the firm you have known and trusted for decades to do what is right for you, your loved ones, and our collective community.

Now, a new generation of trial lawyers is building on the Paulson & Nace legacy. Our late partner and firm founder Barry J. Nace secured two of the largest individual jury verdicts in Washington, DC history. Today, led by partners Christopher and Matthew Nace, our firm continues to build upon this unparalleled courtroom experience to secure better futures for our clients. We continue to fight for justice by setting the standards of excellence in courtrooms throughout the country. When you need a trial attorney on your side, we are here. Contact us today to get started.

Experienced counsel for personal injury claims in DC and WV

At Paulson & Nace, we provide passionate advocacy on behalf of injury victims designed to help them and their families move forward after the most difficult times of their lives. Our West Virginia and Washington, DC personal injury lawyers have the skills, resources and experience you want on your side after you or your loved one suffered:

  • Catastrophic injuries to the head, neck, and spine; injuries, burn injury, and trauma deriving from sexual assault; and falls on construction sites or on public property. Paulson & Nace offers comprehensive guidance to families who are new to the legal arena, and works collaboratively with doctors and witnesses to ensure that your injuries are documented and your claims are prepared correctly and efficiently.
  • Motor vehicle accident injuries, resulting from accidents involving cars, bikes and motorcycles. Whether you were in a single car accident or a multi-car collision, we can help you move forward on your path to recovery.
  • Trucking accident injuries, including tractor-trailer crashes, accidents involving city vehicles, or collisions with any commercial vehicle. These cases often involve multiple liable parties. We have the experience and resources to represent you.
  • Defective product injuries, including those caused by dangerous medications and medical devices, as well as defective auto parts. We have obtained substantial victories for our clients who were injured because of poor design, manufacturing flaws and deceptive sales practices.

Our team of personal injury lawyers is focused on providing exceptional care and counsel for those who need it most. We fight for what we believe in – you, your family, and your future. With the Paulson & Nace team, you have an experienced advocate on your side.

Skilled litigators protecting victims
of medical malpractice in Washington, DC

As one of the premier medical malpractice firms in Washington, DC, Paulson & Nace has the skill, resources and experience to handle complex litigation with ease and efficiency. We routinely represent people who have been catastrophically injured as a result of:

We also take a special interest in maternal and birth trauma-related injuries. Our Washington, DC birth injury attorneys provide caring counsel for families who have suffered from negligence during labor, delivery, or in the postpartum phase.

At Paulson & Nace, we are focused on getting justice for our clients, many of whom have lives that have changed because of the negligence of others. We treat you with dignity and compassion, and aim to find a resolution that protects you and your family as quickly as possible, so that you may focus on healing.


Additional legal services in Washington, DC and West Virginia

Paulson & Nace handles a wide array of claims on behalf of clients throughout the region. Please contact us to learn more about our services regarding:

  • Consumer protection, including cases involving deceptive trade practices and false advertising. We take a particular interest in false labeling for vitamins and supplements, as well as violations of Gramm-Leach-Bliley, HIPAA and other federal laws.
  • Legal malpractice claims. If your attorney acts in bad faith, is unethical in his or her counsel, or is negligent in his or her work, you could have a claim for legal malpractice. Our firm represents corporate clients throughout the region.

Where Tradition Meets Change: the Paulson & Nace Difference

Choosing the right medical malpractice or personal injury lawyer for your needs is not a simple undertaking. The circumstances of your case, and the effects of your injuries and losses, are uniquely and deeply personal to you. You deserve an advocate – one who sees you for who you are, and who can ensure that your story is told.

You can find that advocate at Paulson & Nace. Here you will find attorneys who will fight for your loved ones the way you do: passionately and relentlessly, no matter what. That is the Paulson & Nace difference.

We are a team who understands what thoughtful, personal representation can do on behalf of those who have been wronged. Our success on behalf of the injured is rooted in a history of respect for the justice system, and the ability to adapt to new laws and regulations in an ever-changing world. This requires a constant commitment not only to the people we serve, but to the system in which we work. To that end, we are constantly educating ourselves on the latest changes to the law as well as potential legislation that could affect how we prepare and present cases. After all, it is called the practice of law for a reason, and we have spent our lives honing our craft.

This commitment to education and excellence is why we have been able to secure millions of dollars in verdict and settlement amounts for our clients, to better enable them to care for themselves and their families in the future. It has always been Paulson & Nace policy to never accept a settlement offer that benefits a defendant instead of our client. Because we are not afraid to take a case to trial, and because we have been so successful trying cases before juries, we are able to negotiate advantageously on behalf of our clients.

Paulson & Nace is widely respected throughout Washington, DC, and West Virginia for our accomplishments both in and out of the courtroom. We are dedicated trial attorneys who do not balk in the face of large insurance companies or well-known businesses whose practices or products are directly related to the root of your injury. By implementing cutting-edge technology and technique designed to help with the discovery process as well as jury trials, we continue to build on our history of precedent-setting court cases.

We are also proud of the vast attorney referral network we have built with our peers, and welcome the opportunity to collaborate with other attorneys in Washington, DC and throughout the country.

Meet the New Generation
of Trial Lawyers at Paulson & Nace

Barry J. Nace (1944-2021)

Barry J. Nace, founder of Paulson & Nace, passed away on November 22, 2021, with his wife of 48 years by his side. His unparalleled commitment to the civil justice system over his nearly 50-year career changed the lives of so many clients he had the privilege of representing. He was a fierce advocate not just for his clients, but for the civil justice system and his trial lawyer brothers and sisters.

Most importantly, he was a loving father and husband whose commitment to his family was second to none. He will forever be missed and loved.


"We were referred to Paulson & Nace by another attorney out of state. At the very beginning, we felt that they were informative and family oriented, which was important to us. They walked us through the process and were very understanding of our needs. We felt comfortable with them. We would recommend the firm to other families in the future."

~ Cynthia Peter

"Another attorney referred us to Paulson & Nace. Chris had us very involved throughout the entire process. He took the time to run everything by us and asked us for our input. He was very prompt and wrapped things up in a timely manner. There was never a point where he was not reachable. I would highly recommend the firm to others."

~ Christine Stabler

Do you have a personal injury and medical malpractice lawyer near me?

Paulson & Nace maintains multiple offices for your convenience:

Washington DC


1025 Thomas Jefferson St NW, #810
in the Georgetown section of Washington, DC

West Virginia


3501 MacCorkle Ave SE
in Charleston, WV

Our offices offer plenty of parking. If you are unable to travel to us because of your injury or illness, we can schedule a phone or video conference, or arrange to see you in the hospital or facility where you are.

Fighting for the injured throughout Washington, DC and West Virginia

Paulson & Nace offers fierce advocacy on behalf of medical malpractice, birth injury and personal injury victims. We want what is best for our clients, and promise to treat you, your family and your situation with the dignity and respect you deserve. To schedule a no-obligation appointment at our office in Washington, DC or in Charleston, West Virginia, please call us or fill out our contact form.