Profile Details


Firm Name:
Jack H. Olender & Assoc.
Medical Plaintiff
First Name:
Jack H.
Last Name:
(202) 879-7777
Zip Code:
Areas of Practice:
Medical Malpractice
Jack H. Olender is president of the malpractice law firm Jack H. Olender and Associates, PC. He has served as president of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia, the Trial Lawyers Association, D.C., the American Board of Trial Advocates, D.C., and the George Washington American Inn of Court. Mr. Olender was the first lawyer in the District of Columbia certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Since winning the nation's first multi-million dollar obstetric malpractice verdict in 1976, he has won or settled more than 200 cases upwards of $1 million each.
,Jack Olender has been featured on numerous network, cable, and local television and radio programs, including 60 Minutes, 48 Hours, and Larry King Live. D.C. area media have repeatedly called Jack Olender the "King of Malpractice." In a December 2004 profile of Washington's top 30 lawyers, Washingtonian magazine said, "of all the medical-malpractice lawyers in the country, none is more feared or recognized than Jack Olender..."
,Mr. Olender is a diplomate of the American Board of Trial Advocates, American College of Trial Lawyers, International Academy of Trial Lawyers, American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys and Inner Circle of Advocates (limited to 100 of the very best malpractice and personal injury lawyers in the country).
,Olender has been honored numerous times for his legal excellence, stalwart advocacy on behalf of the injured, and concern for human and civil rights. Most recently, Jack Olender was honored by the Legal Times as one of "The 90 Greatest Washington Lawyers of the Last 30 Years." Selected as a Visionary, Attorney Olender was the only malpractice/personal injury lawyer to be honored. He has been named Lawyer of the Year by both the Bar Association, D.C. and by the Trial Lawyers Association, D.C. Other honors include the Champion of Justice Award and Outstanding Leader Award of the Trial Lawyers Association, D.C., and awards for Distinguished Alumnus of the Year from the University of Pittsburgh Law School and of the George Washington University Law School. At its 30th anniversary celebration, consumer watchdog organization Public Citizen honored Jack Olender for his "groundbreaking achievements in bringing accountability to American medicine" and his "tireless dedication to the welfare of the citizens of Washington through advocacy and philanthropy."
,Jack Olender is currently a board member of Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, African-American Civil War Memorial Freedom Foundation, and Greater Washington Urban League.
,Mr. Olender is a summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. He received his J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh Law School, and a Master of Laws in Forensic Medicine from George Washington University. He is a member of the D.C., Maryland, and Pennsylvania Bars.
,To learn a lot more about Jack Olender and his legal career view his oral history by the District of Columbia Circuit Historical Society (
,The malpractice law firm, Jack H. Olender & Associates, represents, on a contingent fee basis, people catastrophically injured and families of people killed by substandard medical care and other negligence. There is no fee unless the firm obtains a settlement or jury verdict or court judgment.
,This is the third year in a row all five of the Olender Firm attorneys have been selected for The Best Lawyers in America in plaintiffs' malpractice and personal injury law. In addition, the firm was rated First Tier of law firms in malpractice and personal injury in the inaugural U.S. News "Best Law Firms."
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