$20,000,000 Million Verdict
A D.C. Federal Court case involving brain injury and paralysis of an 18-years-old who was struck by a Smithsonian Institution bus, when the bus driver ran through a red light while speeding.

$5.77 Million Verdict
Involved a wrongful death case tried in Montgomery County Circuit Court involving a 21-month delay in the diagnosis and treatment of a young woman’s rectal cancer resulting in her premature death at age 30.
$5.26 Million Verdict
A Federal Court case in Maryland involving severe and permanent brain injury to the young wife of an Air Force Intelligence Officer who suffered a delay in the diagnosis of Arnold Chiari Malformation which became symptomatic during her second pregnancy. Her symptoms were blamed on her pregnancy and she was denied a timely basic neurological work-up.

$3.56 million jury verdict
A D.C. Superior Court case involving a young man who was incorrectly diagnosed HIV positive and negligently subjected to 9 years of aggressive and toxic antiretroviral medications.

$2.4 Million Verdict
A Fredericksburg Circuit Court case involving a birth-injury resulting in permanent brain injury to a baby boy and significant emotional injury to his mother.

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  • George Mason University School of Law, J.D. – 1992
  • Georgetown University, B.S. Nursing, Cum Laude – 1986

Professional Associations and Memberships

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland, 1992
  • Virginia, 1992
  • District of Columbia, 1992
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 1996
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, 2003
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Diligent and Experienced Washington D.C. Medical Malpractice Attorney

Laurie A. Amell, R.N., J.D. is Of Counsel in the firm of Regan Zambri Long PLLC.

She has successfully represented clients, both in trial and settlement proceedings, achieving numerous six and seven-figure verdicts and settlements in medical negligence, catastrophic injury, and wrongful death cases for over 25 years.  She obtained an eight-figure verdict in a brain injury personal injury case in D.C. Federal Court in December 2002. Laurie blends her background as a registered nurse with substantial critical care experience with her relentless advocacy in the courtroom for those who have suffered devastating medical injuries in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area.  Working closely with her clients and top medical experts, Laurie has a proven track record.

Laurie has been named one of Washington D.C.’s Super Lawyers and has been consistently listed in “Best Lawyers in America” for both medical malpractice and personal injury litigation.  She was named Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2007 by the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. and served as their President in 2009-2010.  Laurie has been consistently listed as one of the top lawyers in D.C. by Washingtonian Magazine and she has earned the highest AV Preeminent rating from the nationwide Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings.

Laurie graduated cum laude from Georgetown University with a B.S. in Nursing in 1986. She worked as a staff nurse on the Cardiac-Surgical Special Care Unit at Georgetown University Hospital from 1986-1988 before deciding to pursue a career in the law. She continued to work as a critical care nurse until 1989, while attending her first year in law school, and rotated between the medical, surgical, cardiac, pediatric, and neurological intensive care units at Georgetown University Hospital. Laurie is originally from Madison, Wisconsin. She and her husband Michael Angst have been married for over 30 years and live in DC with their three children.