Paulson & Nace PLLC

Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

A landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision establishing the law on expert testimony.

Wiley v. General Motors

Represented a plaintiff who became paralyzed in a car accident as a result of a defective seatbelt. After six weeks at trial, the case was successfully settled.

Wang v. Washington Hospital Center

$600,000 verdict.

Bond v. Potomac Associates

Wrongful death of West Virginia man for improper treatment of pancreatitis.

Washington D.C. and West Virginia Personal Injury Lawyers

Tenacious Advocacy for Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice Victims throughout Washington, D.C., and West Virginia

For nearly 40 years, the Washington D.C. personal injury lawyers of Paulson & Nace, PLLC, have represented plaintiffs in medical malpractice, drug and other product liability claims as well as countless other personal injury matters, all the way through trial and jury verdict, winning and securing multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients.

Paulson & Nace understands what it means for your family when someone is grievously injured; we are a family ourselves. We continue to fight for justice by setting the standards of excellence in courtrooms throughout the country. With the two largest individual jury verdicts in Washington, D.C., history, senior partner Barry J. Nace continues to build upon his unparalleled courtroom experience alongside a team of seasoned trial attorneys.

Our medical malpractice and personal injury attorneys offer our clients an in-depth explanation of their rights regarding treatment and consent, and provide comfort and options to families who have paid the ultimate price. By working as a team, our family can help your family make difficult decisions and can provide the answers to your questions when you need them most.

Washington D.C. Business Interruption Insurance & Loss

During the coronavirus outbreak, many small businesses will face unprecedented challenges. There may be legal options available to you to recoup your losses. Learn more about how business interruption coverage may help protect you during an outbreak.

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 Offer a Wide Array of Services to Victims

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

  • Medical malpractice injury, including errors made during diagnosis, during surgery, with medication, or at the hands of an inebriated medical professional. As one of the premier medical malpractice firms in Washington, D.C., we have the skill, resources and experienced to handle complex litigation claims with ease and efficiency.
  • Birth injury, whether during labor or in the postpartum phase. We also protect newborns who suffered a trauma and provide support to families who have tragically lost their child. Our attorneys 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.
  • Personal injury, including 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 has offered 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.
  • Automotive injuries, resulting from accidents involving cars, trucks, 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.
  • 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.
  • Consumer protection and privacy violations, 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.

Why Choose Paulson & Nace, PLLC

Our personal injury and medical malpractice law firm is widely respected throughout Washington, D.C., 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. We are proud of the vast attorney referral network we have built with our peers, and welcome to opportunity to collaborate with other attorneys in Washington, D.C. and throughout the country.

Considered a leading personal injury trial law firm in the greater Washington, D.C., area, we are proud of our longstanding track record of outstanding results. It has always been our policy to never accept a low settlement offer that benefits the people who caused our clients harm more than it benefits our clients. 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. We have secured 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.

Serving Families Throughout Washington, D.C. and West Virgina

Paulson & Nace, PLLC, 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, D.C. or in Charleston, West Virginia, please call 202-463-1999 or fill out our convenient contact form.

Cynthia Peter

"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

Christine Stabler

"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

Lynn Cooper

"I found Paulson & Nace through another attorney who highly recommended Christopher Nace. I was able to meet with a couple of the attorneys in the firm. Chris did his all to get the best outcome for us. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him in the future."

Lynn Cooper