$15.2 Million Verdict
A $15.2 million jury verdict on behalf of the estate of two young adults that tragically died in a fire. The verdict was against the property owner and landlord for negligently maintaining the building and violating several fire safety codes.
$6.4 Million Verdict
A $6.4 million jury verdict for an ex-CIA employee who lost his leg when a car drove into a Sam’s Club. The verdict was against Walmart for negligently designing the store and failing to protect its customers.
A jury verdict of $4.2 million for a patron of a DC nightclub who was attacked and severely beaten as he exited the establishment. Testimony at trial indicated that the nightclub refused to provide security guards for patrons exiting the nightclub. The reported decision is listed as Novak v. Capital Management, 570 F.3d 305 (D.C. Cir. 2009).
A $4.25 million settlement for a man who suffered a brain injury as a result of an auto accident.
- Massachusetts, 2003
- District of Columbia, 2004
- U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, 2004
- Maryland, 2005
- U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, 2005
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, 2005
- George Washington University National Law Center, J.D., With Honors – 2003
- Boston College, B.A. Sociology, Cum Laude – 2000
Professional Associations & Memberships
- District of Columbia Trial Lawyers Association
- District of Columbia Bar Association
- American Association for Justice
- Maryland Trial Lawyers Association
- Massachusetts Bar Association
- Boston Bar Association
- Boston College Alumni Association
Washington DC and Maryland Personal Injury Lawyer
Over the course of his career, personal injury attorney Paul Cornoni has dedicated his practice to helping families put their lives back together after tragic events. He works to secure substantial settlements and verdicts in complex claims involving automobile accidents, drowning, fires, product liability, medical malpractice, bus accidents and wrongful imprisonment. Additionally, he has also represented several successful car accident claims against ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft. He recently obtained a favorable decision against Uber in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, in the case of Search v. Uber.
As a result of these efforts, Paul has recently been appointed as President Elect of the District of Columbia Trial Lawyers Association.
As a Washington DC and Maryland personal injury lawyer, Paul has litigated cases all over the Metro area. He has overseen many successful trials in the local and federal courts of the District of Columbia and Maryland, as well. He also routinely argues cases before the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals and the DC Federal Circuit. Several of his cases resulted in new legislation and decisions that continue to influence future personal injury claims.
Prior to practicing law, Paul attended Boston College; he then received his J.D. with honors from the George Washington University Law School. While at Boston College, Paul was a scholarship member of the Men’s Division I Soccer Team. During that time, he was team captain for several seasons and was a four-time winner of the Big East Conference Academic All-Star Award. Paul was also the 1999 recipient of the Tom McElroy Award. This award recognizes the student athlete at Boston College who best represents the ideals of character, leadership and achievement.
Outside of work, Paul enjoys spending time with his wife and three children as well as participating in charities for local schools in Montgomery County and D.C. Paul routinely is found running in races to support his favorite charities, including a recent race in DC for the Nina Brekelmans’ Foundation.
Contact our office to speak to Washington DC and Maryland personal injury lawyer Paul Cornoni about your legal needs.