"I enjoy developing creative solutions to tough problems. I believe
in getting results."
Personal injury lawyer Joseph Cammarata is a dual board-certified civil
trial attorney, nationally known for his tenacity and perseverance in
zealously representing clients in all stages of litigation. Mr. Cammarata's
practice is concentrated in the areas of serious personal injury, brain
injury, wrongful death and
medical malpractice. He also successfully champions the rights of victims of discrimination
and civil rights abuses. He has litigated against insurance companies,
governmental entities and even the President of the United States, winning
several high profile cases and securing tens of millions of dollars in
settlements for his clients.
Mr. Cammarata has distinguished himself by winning a unanimous decision
from the United States Supreme Court guaranteeing all individuals the
right to equal access to justice, even against formidable, powerful opponents
such as the President of the United States.
Among his many accolades, Joseph Cammarata was recognized by the U.S. Department
of Justice in 1989 with its Outstanding Attorney Award. He was named a
"Super Lawyer" of the Washington, DC area by publisher Thomson
Reuters every year since 2007. Mr. Cammarata has been named one of the
top 100 Super Lawyers in Washington, D.C. in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, and
Washingtonian magazine has consistently named him one of the metropolitan Washington,
DC area's top attorneys in every survey year since 1997. Mr. Cammarata
has also been named in
Who's Who in America Law, Who's Who in America and
Who's Who in the World.
An articulate and accomplished public speaker, Mr. Cammarata has made numerous
appearances on national and international network and cable television
programs and national radio shows, and has been quoted extensively in
national and international newspapers and magazines. He is a contributing
author to the recently published
Beyond a Reasonable Doubt, a book edited by CNN's Larry King. Read Mr. Cammarata's "Access to Justice" essay.
Personal injury lawyer Joseph Cammarata served as President of the Trial
Lawyers' Association of Metropolitan Washington, DC Mr. Cammarata
is a founder of the Brain Injury Association of DC, Inc., a not-for-profit
organization devoted to assist persons suffering from a brain injury through
prevention, research, education and advocacy. He drafted legislation which
became the law known as the "Athletic Concussion Protection Act of
2011" enacted to protect youth athletes from the known risks of a
Mr. Cammarata is a member of the Board of Directors of Fairfax Water, which
is Virginia's largest water utility. Mr. Cammarata was appointed as
a Commissioner to the Ad Hoc Committee on Police Practices in Fairfax
County, Virginia, and served on its Use of Force Sub-Committee. Mr. Cammarata
was Chairman of the Criminal Justice Advisory Board and the Community
Initiative to Reduce Youth Violence, each based in Fairfax County, Virginia.
Mr. Cammarata was Chairman of the Public Safety Committee of the Visioning
Task Force of Mount Vernon, Virginia and a member of the Mount Vernon
Area Plan Review Task Force and the
Ad Hoc Committee on Continued Use of the Meadowood Facility in Lorton, VA. He
is also a past Chairman of the Alexandria Red Cross Waterfront Festival,
the largest outdoor fundraising event of the American Red Cross.
Mr. Cammarata is a graduate of St. John's University School of Law
and also holds a Masters of Law in Taxation from Georgetown University
Law School. Mr. Cammarata is also a certified public accountant. He is
licensed to practice in Virginia, District of Columbia, Maryland, and New York.