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DC & Maryland Personal Injury Lawyer

Bio: Attorney Lawrence S. Lapidus

Because Your Toughest Life Challenges Need a Tenacious Personal Injury Lawyer

A highly distinguished DC Personal Injury Attorney and Maryland Personal Injury Lawyer with an impressive record of success, Lawrence S. (Larry) Lapidus has been practicing law for more than 35 years. He credits his stellar reputation as a lawyer to his outgoing personality, attentive nature to his clients, and his knowledge of the law. 

In addition to his legal practice, Lapidus teaches other personal injury attorneys in seminars on the law, including “Maximizing Damages in Personal Injury Cases.”

Areas of Practice

Mr. Lapidus represents personal injury plaintiffs in cases relating to—

  • Head injuries

  • Insurance bad faith claims

  • Wrongful death claims

  • Bike Accidents

  • Pedestrian Accidents


An extremely skilled litigator with the dedication, compassion, and resilience necessary to try difficult claims, Mr. Lapidus has received the following awards and commendations:

He has been listed as one of the Top Attorneys in Maryland since 2009 and is regularly featured in The Washingtonian as one of the Metro area’s Top Personal Injury lawyers in Washington DC for his work with negligence cases. He was also recognized by Baltimore Magazine in its selection of Top Attorneys In Maryland.

In an article about the best lawyers in the DC metro area entitled, “The Stars of the Bar,” the Washingtonian Magazine listed Mr. Lapidus as among those lawyers “having the best legal minds” in the area.

Mr. Lapidus was listed as a lawyer to see for the seriously injured and other lawyers have consistently recommended him for the injury claims of their clients.


Mr. Lapidus has an excellent reputation amongst his clients, as noted in the plethora of positive reviews.  You can easily access the law firm’s online reviews on Google or AVVO.   You can also access the online reviews right here on our website by clicking on the “reviews” tab just above. 

Educational and Professional Background

Mr. Lapidus received a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree from the Washington College of Law,  American University in 1970. The Dean of the College of Law, Claudio Grossman, has informed Mr. Lapidus that he is considered a “distinguished alumnus” for his professional accomplishments and long-term support for the law school.

He continued his legal education beyond the basic level, earning an LLM (Masters of Law) degree from Georgetown University Law School in 1976.

In between, he served as a Captain in the United States Air Force in the capacity of a Special Agent in the Office of Special Investigations (OSI) and as an officer in the Judge Advocate Generals’ Corps (JAG).

Mr. Lapidus has been in the private practice of law since 1974.

Admissions and Professional Memberships

Mr. Lapidus is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania as well as federal courts in Maryland, D.C. and Virginia. He is also a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States.

  • Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Trial Lawyers Association
  • Maryland Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice
  • Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity

Representative Cases

Mr. Lapidus has obtained numerous million-dollar verdicts and six-figure settlements in medical malpractice and automobile accident cases. His continued advocacy for compensation on behalf of negligence victims produced some of the most significant personal injury verdicts recorded in the Circuit Court of Prince George’s County and in the District of Columbia.

Some of his representative cases include the following:

  • Brown v.Consolidated Rail Corp., 717 A.2d 309.
  • Durphy v. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, 698 A.2d 459.
  • George Washington University v.Waas 648 A.2d 178
  • Kane v. Ryan, 596 A.2d 562
  • IBF Corp. v. Alpern, 487 A.2d 593.

This is why your toughest life challenges need a tenacious DC Personal Injury Lawyer or a Maryland Personal Injury Lawyer.  

In addition to his legal practice, Attorney Lapidus teaches other DC Personal Injury Lawyers in seminars on the law, including “Maximizing Damages in Personal Injury Cases.”

Contact Mr. Lapidus:

Mr. Lapidus regularly represents clients in Washington, D.C. & Maryland. 

CONTACT Attorney Lapidus for a complimentary consultation to see if you have a valid Personal Injury Case and to discuss your settlement possibilities.