Washington DC Personal Injury Attorneys & Civil Rights Attorneys
With 50+ Years of Experience

Jonathan Halperin

Jonathan is an AV-rated preeminent personal injury attorney and trial lawyer with extensive experience in state and federal courts. Although his expertise spans diverse areas of law, his practice is primarily devoted to the litigation of premises, product liability and other personal injury and wrongful death claims. He has been selected to Best Lawyers in America by his peers, has been chosen as a Virginia Super Lawyer, and has an Avvo 10 out of 10 “superb” rating. Jonathan was selected as a 2015 Leader in the Law by Virgina Lawyers Weekly/Virgina Lawers Media. He is licensed to practice law in Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Maryland.

Throughout his 24 years of legal practice, Mr. Halperin has won large verdicts for personal injury and wrongful death clients at trial and negotiated substantial settlements outside of court, which is one of many reasons he has achieved the highest endorsements from his peers. Mr. Halperin has also represented victims in the litigation of many successful product liability claims against manufacturers of defective products. In addition, he has litigated cases resulting in precedent-setting appellate decisions in wrongful death, police misconduct/high speed pursuit, premises liability, medical malpractice and products liability. Some of his recent significant appellate decisions include:

  • Established the new tort of spoliation for destruction of evidence in the District of Columbia; and
  • Established dram-shop liability in the District of Columbia for restaurants serving alcohol to minors.

Prior to arriving in Richmond, Mr. Halperin was a Senior and Founding Partner of a boutique litigation law firm in Washington, D.C. He has lectured extensively in the fields of personal injury and trial law at local law schools and universities. Mr. Halperin was an Adjunct Professor of Law, teaching Federal Practice and Procedure at the Catholic University of America and Columbus School of Law. He has lectured on behalf of the Roscoe Pound Foundation to educate law students in the fundamentals of trial practice and served as a Delegate to the Judicial Conference for the D.C. Court of Appeals. Mr. Halperin has served as a Steering Committee Member of the Injury to Persons and Property Section Committee of the D.C. Bar and a Master of the Bench of the Thurgood Marshall American Inn of Court. He has also taught Continuing Legal Education courses for the District of Columbia Bar and continues to present legal education courses and seminars to attorneys and legal staff for the Virginia Trial Lawyers’ Association and the National Business Institute. In addition, he was chosen to coach the American University Law School National Moot Court Team.

Mr. Halperin received his law degree from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of law and his Bachelor’s degree from George Washington University. Jonathan is passionate about victims’ rights and is honored to have the privilege of fighting for clients who have been victims of negligence.

Paul Zukerberg

Paul Zukerberg

Paul Zukerberg is a distinguished trial and personal injury attorney with more than 30 years of experience in both state and federal courts. He has litigated a wide range of civil and criminal cases, and has tried over 200 cases to verdict in major personal injury, contracts, civil rights, and criminal defense. His appellate work includes reported decisions on behalf of workers denied fair pay, first amendment law, and federal statutory interpretation.

Recently, Paul successfully sued the D.C. Council to preserve D.C. voters’ right to elect their own attorney general. A unanimous Court of Appeals agreed that the D.C. Council and Mayor had acted illegally in cancelling the 2014 attorney general election. Paul has extensive experience litigating in D.C. Superior Court, including successfully representing clients in the juvenile, felony, misdemeanor, domestic, family, probate, civil, and traffic divisions. Paul is driven to use his talents to help those most in need, and therefore frequently represents clients pro bono or at reduced rates.

Paul graduated from from Hamilton College in 1979 with degrees in Literature and Philosophy, and received his law degree from American University’s Washington College of Law in 1984. While at American University, he joined the Criminal Justice Clinic and was specially admitted as a public prosecutor in District Court for Montgomery County, Maryland. In 1984, Mr. Zukerberg received an award for the best brief in the annual moot court competition, which started him on a life-long interest in appeals.

Paul is a member of the Maryland Bar, Virginia Bar, DC Bar, United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the United States Supreme Court, the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, NORML National Legal Committee, Viriginia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Maryland Association for Justice, DC Association of Trial Lawyers, Maryland Criminal Justice Association, and Superior Criminal Justice Association.

Paul lives in Adams Morgan with his wife, Dr. Ilana Zukerberg, and their two children.

Personal Injury Lawyer Reviews

Not only is Paul a fantastic lawyer​, he is also very jovial, friendly, and professional. He settled my case quickly and efficiently. He gives the profession a good name. Highly recommended!

Reviewing: Personal Injury Lawyer Services
Rating: ★★★★★5 / 5 stars