Michael S. Morgenstern

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Rockville, MD

Morgenstern Injury Lawyers
77 South Washington Street, Suite 204
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: 301-217-9500
Fax: 301-217-9579
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2010, 2013 - 2022
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Languages Spoken: English, Japanese, Spanish
Attorney Profile

Michael S. Morgenstern, of Morgenstern Injury Lawyers, is a leading personal injury attorney who has helped numerous clients throughout the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia areas achieve substantial verdicts and settlements when going up against large corporations and powerful interests.

Among Mr. Morgenstern's winning verdicts and settlements was a jury verdict against Toyota Motor Corp. for $59.7 million. He has also helped secure numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements in lawsuits filed against government agencies, a trucking company and a major municipal transit system.

A graduate of American University Washington College of Law, Mr. Morgenstern went on to serve as a clerk for a federal judge for two years before joining a large law firm in New York City. He moved on to teach at Brooklyn Law School, where he wrote treatises and articles for legal publications related to the rights of consumers and accident victims. He continues to write articles about legal and medical topics for professional journals.

In 1988, Mr. Morgenstern opened his own law firm in the Washington, D.C., area in order to represent the injured. In the years since, the firm has grown into one of the region's premier personal injury law firms, with offices in Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland.

His hard work and professionalism have earned Mr. Morgenstern respect in his community and among his peers. He was named in the American Association for Justice's list of the nation's top 100 trial lawyers, and he has been rated AV Preeminent* by the prestigious peer review service Martindale-Hubbell, its highest possible rating.

Mr. Morgenstern is currently admitted to practice in Washington, D.C., Maryland, New York and Ohio.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


12 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2010, 2013 - 2022

About Michael S. Morgenstern

Admitted: 1990, Ohio

Professional Webpage: http://www.michaelmorgenstern.com/lawyer-attorney-1386118.ht...


  • $3.35 million settlement against MetroBus
  • $59.7 million jury verdict against Toyota Motor Co.


  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers (Maryland) - The American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Avvo (“Perfect 10”)
  • 35 years AV Preeminent (highest rating) Martindale-Hubbell
  • Top Lawyer, Washingtonian Magazine
  • DC and Maryland Super Lawyers

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School.
  • Instructor in Law, Chicago-Kent Law School.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Author, The Role of the Federal Government in Protecting Its Citizens From Communicable Disease (University of Cincinnati Law Review).
  • Author, Guillain-Barre Syndrome Following Vaccination (Lawyers Medical Journal).
  • Author, Current Concepts of Child Abuse and Neglect (Legal Medicine Annual).
  • Author, Dancing with the Cars: Do Pedestrians Really Have the Right of Way? Local Laws Are Weaker Than You Think, (Legal Times)

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Fellowship, U.S. Department of Justice, Torts Section, Washington, D.C.
  • Fellowship, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Legal Medicine Division, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
  • Federal Clerkship, Chief Judge, Northern District of Illinois

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Admitted Maryland; Washington, DC; New York; Ohio
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Office Location for Michael S. Morgenstern

77 South Washington Street
Suite 204
Rockville, MD 20850

Phone: 301-217-9500

Fax: 301-217-9579

Last Updated: 11/6/2020

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