Ira Sherman

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Washington, Washington DC

Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C.
Ira Sherman
Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C.

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability

Licensed in Washington DC since: 1975

Education: University at Buffalo Law School - SUNY

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2024

Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C.

1232 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036 Phone: 202-659-8600 Email: Ira Sherman Visit website


I have been a trial lawyer since 1974. I completed 5 years in the Office of the Solicitor, Division of Civil Rights, U.S. Dept. of Labor and departed in the position of a Senior Trial Attorney. I litigated numerous class action civil rights enforcement cases seeking compliance with the obligation of federal contractors not to discriminate and to take affirmative action. One such case was against Uniroyal Tire & Rubber Co., Inc., alleging that approximately 1,200 women and minorities were subjected to discriminatory employment practices. My team of attorneys were successful and Uniroyal was “debarred”, by Order of President Gerald Ford, from engaging in contracts with the United States until they came into compliance with their civil rights obligations.

I began at Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. in 1980. I became the Managing Partner in 2000. I have represented thousands of individuals injured as a result of the carelessness of others. I have focused my practice on the representation of individuals with traumatic brain injuries. I am a founding member of the Brain Injury Association of D.C. (BIADC). I assisted in the drafting of the Athletic Concussion Protection Act of 2011 – a District of Columbia law that protects youth athletes suspected of sustaining a concussion from reentering play unless cleared by a healthcare provider. BIADC sponsors a support group for victims of TBI. I represented approximately 15 of the families of developmentally disabled wards of the District of Columbia that died in the D.C. operated group home system. A plaque memorializing the deaths of these individuals has been placed in their honor, as a result of this litigation, outside the door of the Director of HHS of the District of Columbia.

I have represented numerous children that suffered brain injury at birth as well as individuals that suffered profound brain injury as a result of the use of cyanoacrylate (the chemical equivalent of Superglue®) as an embolization device. I have also successfully represented a 6-year-old child that suffered profound brain injury as a result of near drowning.

In December 2012, I was elected to the Board of Directors for the Brain Injury Association of America. In January 2014, I was elected to a 2-year term as Treasurer of the Brain Injury Association of America.

Highlights of 2022 and 2023 include the continued successful management of Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. and the mentoring of all partners and associates regarding trial technique and litigation strategies, as well as the approaches most likely to lead to the successful resolution of cases with values of $100,000 or more.

In terms of management of the major cases in litigation, we have had several cases that resolved for $1,000,000 or more during 2023 and 2024, to date.  The law firm has also received verdicts or settlements in excess of $10,000,000.  Partner Joseph Cammarata received a verdict of $18,811,759 as a result of injuries sustained by our client in a car crash that took place in Prince George’s County.  Our client was a passenger in a vehicle that was hit head on by a van that crossed the double yellow line into our client’s path of travel.  Partner Allan Siegel obtained a verdict of $17,100,000 in a medical malpractice case in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Partner Allan Siegel, who was awarded the title of “Trial Lawyer of the Year” by the District of Columbia Trial Lawyers’ Association, resolved cases with a total value of over $35 million in 2023 and 2024, to date.   Partner Joseph Cammarata also obtained a settlement of $2,675,000 as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile collision. Moreover, our firm has distinguished itself by consistently producing verdicts in the District Courts of Maryland that far exceed the last offer provided by the insurance company.  I am extremely proud of the ongoing success of the law firm of Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C. during this challenging period of time.

In short, my entire career has been dedicated to successfully representing those that have been adversely affected by the careless behavior of others.

First Admitted: 1974, New York

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Industry Groups:
  • AAJ
  • BIAA
  • DC-TLA
  • MAJ

Office location for Ira Sherman

1232 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036


14 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2024

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