The Law Firm of Hamilton and Hamilton
Washington, DC

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Hamilton and Hamilton, LLP
"A Washington D.C. Tradition Since 1876"

Hamilton and Hamilton, LLP
910 17th Street, N.W., Suite 800
Washington, D.C. 20006-2606
Tel.  (202) 463-8282
Fax  (202) 463-7282

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A Proven Track Record

  • Founded in 1876, and possessing the record for having the longest continuous practice of any Washington, D. C. law firm, Hamilton and Hamilton, LLP continues to provide high quality legal services to a broad range of companies and individuals. The firm remains vibrant in order to meet the needs of its individual clients, recently merging with the 48-year-old law firm of Reasoner & Fox of Washington, D.C.
  • The firm represented several companies at the time of their incorporation: The Catholic University of America, Southern Railway Company (now Norfolk Southern Corporation), Capital Traction Company (now the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority or WMATA), the Archdiocese for Military Services, U.S.A., and continues to serve them today! Joining these long-time clients are other well-established organizations, including The American National Red Cross, The George Washington University, Consolidated Rail Corporation Conrail), Frank Parsons Paper Company, Inc., Resources for the Future, OBA Bank, the Washington Area New Automobile Dealers Association (WANADA), the Hospital for Sick Children, Southcorp, U.S.A. and Westfield Corporation, Inc.
  • Devoted to offering high quality legal services at reasonable prices primarily in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia, the firm's main office is located in Washington, D.C., with branch offices in Rockville, Maryland and Alexandria, Virginia.

    Highest Professional Standards

  • Committed to the highest ethical and professional standards, and consistent with its record of having contributed to the City's legal and economic growth, Hamilton and Hamilton, LLP is understandably proud of having been one the few firms featured in the historical compendium entitled "Eminent Law Firms Of The United States." This special recognition, coupled with the firm's long-standing "av" award from the nation's leading legal directory (Martindale-Hubbell), shows the firm's dedication to professional integrity and the ability and professional reliability of its attorneys.

    Cost-Effective Legal Services

    By choice a medium-size law firm, Hamilton and Hamilton, LLP offers its clients personalized, result-oriented and cost- effective legal services, with these special features:
  • To contain costs, avoid duplication of effort, and speed communications with clients, a designated lawyer is responsible for each case.
  • Periodic statements, with detailed time and task explanations, are provided to clients on schedules of their choosing.
  • Alternative billing arrangements to meet the needs of clients and case requirements.
  • If and when unusual amounts of time or costs and expenses are anticipated, immediate notice is given to the client so that sensible and effective cost/benefit judgments may be made before the unusual items are incurred.

    Judicial And Public Service

    Illustrative of the firm's long-standing commitment to public service are the following assignments undertaken by former members of the firm:
  • Judge, United States Court of Appeals.
  • Two of the original founders (one of whom later became the first Dean) of the Georgetown University Law School.
  • United States Attorney for the District of Columbia.
  • Judge, and another as Chief Judge, of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.
  • Judge, Circuit Court of Montgomery County, Maryland.
  • Judge, District Court of Montgomery County, Maryland.

    Most of the firm's present members served as law clerks for federal or state court judges, and/or as Assistant Attorney General of the United States (Criminal Division), Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, Assistant Corporation Counsel for the District of Columbia, or as Assistant State's Attorney in the State of Maryland. Additionally, the firm's leadership in the Bar is shown by:
  • Presidency, Bar Association of the District of Columbia -- four firm members so elected.
  • Chairman, Attorney Grievance Committee of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.
  • Chairman, Attorney Counseling Panel of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.
  • Trustee, The U.S. Supreme Court Historical Society.
  • Appointments as Arbitrator and/or Early Neutral Evaluator by both federal and local courts in the District of Columbia.
  • Service as Officers and Board Members of the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, the District of Columbia Defense Lawyers Association, the Barristers, and the Counsellors.