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If you or your loved one was seriously injured in an accident or other catastrophic event, you need to act quickly to obtain experienced legal help. Walter E. Laake, Jr. is a trial lawyer practicing in Washington D.C. and Maryland with more than 35 years of experience.
Mr. Laake is committed to holding at-fault parties liable for the damages they have caused. He will help you or your loved one obtain the compensation you deserve to cover your medical bills, lost income and any pain and suffering you endured. Contact him today for a free and confidential evaluation. There are no fees until and unless he helps you obtain compensation.
Walter Laake, Jr. focuses his practice on personal injury law and handles all types of matters including:
Mr. Laake brings both talent and a reputation for winning tough cases to the clients he represents. He can help you achieve the results you deserve.
Call Walter E. Laake, Jr. today at 301-200-0832 to arrange your free initial consultation.
Attorney Walter E. Laake, Jr.
Walter E. Laake, Jr. is a founding partner in the law firm of Joseph, Greenwald & Laake, P.A. He was its managing partner from its inception for more than 25 years. Since graduating from the University of Maryland and its School of Law, Mr. Laake has been an active member of numerous prestigious bar associations and achieved numerous honors and awards, including the following:
Since 2008, Walter Laake has been honored to be included in the prestigious publication Super Lawyers in both its Maryland and Washington, D.C. editions. The Washingtonian Magazine has more than once selected Walter Laake as one of the best lawyers in the field of personal injury in the Washington Metropolitan area. Mr. Laake is past President (2004-2005) of the 1200-member Maryland Association for Justice, formerly the Maryland Trial Lawyers Association.
He has been listed in the Bar Registry of Pre-Eminent Practitioners since 1993. Mr. Laake is past President (1996-1997) of the Prince George's County Bar Association. He is a Life Member of the 40,000-member American Association for Justice, formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and the only Maryland lawyer so honored. Mr. Laake is a member of the nationwide Million Dollar Advocates Forum which is limited to select attorneys who have recovered $1 million or more for their clients.
Since 1993, he has been awarded the highest rating for legal ability, "A", defined as "very high to pre-eminent," by the nations largest and oldest legal rating service, Martindale Hubbell. Mr. Laake has served for more than 15 years on the Judicial Nominating Commission which interviews and recommends candidates to the governor for appointment to the District and Circuit Courts for the Seventh Judicial Circuit.
He was selected for membership in Outstanding Lawyers of America which is limited to 100 lawyers from the 31,000 members of the Maryland bar. For more than 15 years Mr. Laake has been appointed to serve on the Attorney Grievance Commission’s Peer Review Committee which hears cases of alleged ethical misconduct by members of the bar. He was appointed by the Seventh Judicial Circuit to serve on the Bar Advisory Committee for the Civil Differentiated Case Management System subsequently adopted by the Court.
Mr. Laake was also appointed by the Seventh Judicial Circuit to serve as a Court approved arbitrator/mediator of personal injury cases and has handled more than 100 binding and non-binding arbitrations and mediations over the past several years.
Verdicts & Settlements
In 2011, a $1 million recovery was obtained from the U.S. Government in a Federal Tort Claim Act medical malpractice case causing the death of a disabled husband and father of four. The maximum cap on non-economic damages available to the family was $812,500.00. The case was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.
In 2009 a case was brought in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia against a DC hospital for negligence by its resident in allowing a three month old infant’s blood sugar level to drop to 20 mg/dl for a prolonged period of time resulting in severe brain injury and a $4.5 million settlement.
In 2007 a judgment in the amount of $500,018.90 including costs was entered in the Circuit Court for Prince George's County, Maryland for legal malpractice against an attorney whose actions caused his client's personal injury claim for the loss of an eye to be dismissed by the court. $500,000 was all that had been sought in the original lawsuit.
In 2006 a case was brought in Superior Court for the District of Columbia that resulted in an $800,000 settlement for a patient who went into a DC hospital for a routine laparoscopic gynecological procedure and suffered a perforated bowel which could have been fatal.
In 2004, Mr. Laake obtained a $700,000 recovery for a 50-year-old Air Force major forced to retire on disability due to a frontal lobe brain injury caused by a defective product, i.e., an Anthony & Sylvan Pool defective water filter which exploded striking Plaintiff in the forehead and leaving him with a permanent head injury.
In 2003, a $750,000 recovery was obtained for the spouse and three adult children of a non-working retired husband who was fatally injured in a motor vehicle accident in Prince George's County, Maryland.
Also in 2003, a $1,043,583 award was obtained for the spouse and mother of a Prince George's County victim of the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon. This case was handled on a pro bono basis with no legal fees received by the firm.
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