Barry J. Nace

Barry J. Nace

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Washington, DC

Paulson & Nace, PLLC
 | 1025 Thomas Jefferson St., NW, Suite 810
Washington, DC 20007
Phone: 202-463-1999
Fax: 202-223-6824
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2013, 2019
Licensed Since: 1972
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Barry J. Nace is the senior partner at Paulson & Nace, PLLC, one of the leading law firms in Washington, D.C. A nationally known and highly respected trial lawyer, Mr. Nace has represented countless plaintiffs in drug product liability and medical malpractice jury trials. He and his firm are proud of their impressive track record of helping many personal injury victims to secure multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements.

Mr. Nace set a new record in Washington, D.C. when he won the two largest individual jury verdicts in the district’s history. Today, he continues to set new standards of excellence in the courtroom and fight for justice for each and every client.

Because of his distinguished credentials and impressive advocacy results, Mr. Nace was the first attorney elected to serve two terms as president of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. In addition, Mr. Nace is the only U.S. attorney to have served as both president of the American Association for Justice and the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

In 1965, Mr. Nace earned his law degree from the Dickinson School of Law. In 1994, the same school awarded him an honorary doctor of laws degree.

Certificates and Credentials

About Barry Nace

Admitted: 1972, Washington D.C.

Professional Webpage:


  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Repeatedly selected One of the Top 100 Lawyers in Metropolitan Washington, D.C.
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Attorney of the Year, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • Attorney of the Year, D.C. Trial Lawyers Association
  • Repeatedly recognized as One of the Best Trial Attorneys in the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan region

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in Civil Practice Board Certified in medical malpractice by the American Board of Professional Lability Attorneys.

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Law Institute
  • Founding Member, Board of the Public Justice Foundation
  • President,  National Board of Legal Specialty Certification
  • Member, International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • President, Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.
  • Chairman, American Association for Justice PAC
  • President, American Association for Justice
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Many million dollar verdicts including: Ealy v. Merrell-Dow: $95 million Clifton v Georgetown: $50 million See web pages

Representative Clients:

  • Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

Educational Background:

  • Dickinson College, B.S. in Chemistry; Dickinson School of Law Honorary Doctor of Laws degree, 1994, 1965
Office Location for Barry J. Nace

1025 Thomas Jefferson St., NW
Suite 810
Washington, DC 20007

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Last Updated: 1/5/2018

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