Jack H. Olender

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Washington, DC

Jack H. Olender & Associates, PC
 | 888 17th Street Northwest, 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-879-7777
Fax: 202-393-2245
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1961
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Jack H. Olender has more than 50 years experience as a champion for justice for those who have been catastrophically injured throughout metropolitan Washington, D.C. After receiving his law degree and his master of laws in forensic medicine, Mr. Olender founded Jack H. Olender & Associates, P.C., a malpractice law firm focused on medical malpractice and catastrophic personal injury. He has distinguished himself by being the first lawyer in the District of Columbia to be certified as a civil trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and has won or settled more than 200 cases with awards upward of $1 million each.

Mr. Olender has been featured on numerous network, cable, and local television and radio programs, including 60 Minutes, 48 Hours, Larry King Live, and MSNBC's Buchanan and Press. He has been recognized in many publications, including the Washington Business Journal, The Washington Post and The Washington Times. His many honors include being inducted into the Hall of Fame by the National Bar Association, honored as a Champion of Justice by the Trial Lawyers Association, D.C., and Champion of Democracy by a D.C. vote.

Mr. Olender is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, the state of Maryland and the state of Pennsylvania.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (80%): Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis

Personal Injury - General (10%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury

Personal Injury - Products (10%)

Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury


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Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2019

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About Jack Olender

Admitted: 1961, Washington D.C.

Professional Webpage: http://www.olender.com/attorneys/jack-olender/


  • Presidential Award, Washington Bar Association
  • Community Service Award, Greater Washington Urban League
  • Presidential Award, National Bar Association
  • Honored, Trial Lawyer of the Year and Outstanding Leader, Trial Lawyers Association, D.C.
  • Jack H. Olender Day in the District of Columbia, February 18, 1987
  • Repeatedly named in The Best Lawyers in America, Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Who’s Who in the Law, Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who in the World
  • Repeatedly named one of Washington’s top lawyers by Washingtonian Magazine.  In a recent profile of Washington’s top 75 lawyers, Washingtonian proclaimed Olender to be “a medical malpractice wizard.... Olender is a giant of the plaintiffs' bar, a reputation earned over years of devoted service to his clients.”
  • Hall of Fame, Washington Bar Association
  • Hall of Fame, District of Columbia
  • Honored by Public Citizen for his “groundbreaking achievements for bringing accountability to American medicine and...tireless dedication to the welfare of the citizens of Washington through advocacy and philanthropy"
  • Honored, Ollie Mae Cooper Award, Washington Bar Association
  • Honored, Commitment to Justice Award, B’nai B’rith International
  • Honored,  Advocate for Justice, National Bar Association
  • Honored, Lawyer of the Year, Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • Honored, Champion of Democracy, D.C. Vote
  • Honored, Champion of Justice, Trial Lawyers Association, D.C.
  • Inducted, Hall of Fame, National Bar Association
  • Recipient, Charles Hamilton Houston Medallion of Merit, Washington Bar Association
  • Honored as a Visionary among "The 90 Greatest Washington Lawyers of the Last 30 Years" by the Legal Times

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Pennsylvania, 1985
  • President, Public Justice, P.C., Board of Directors, American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, 1980
  • Maryland, 1966
  • District of Columbia, 1961
  • U.S. Supreme Court,1965
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1961
  • Board of Visitors, Howard University Law School
  • Board of Visitors, University of Pittsburgh Law School
  • Member, Board of Directors, University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law Foundation
  • Member, Board of Directors, Greater Washington Urban League
  • Member, Board of Directors, African-American Civil War Memorial Freedom Foundation
  • Member, Past Board of Directors, American Association for Justice
  • Member, Past President, George Washington American Inn of Court
  • Past President, American Board of Trial Advocates, D.C.
  • Past President, Trial Lawyers Association, D.C.
  • Member, Past President, Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • Member, Board of Directors, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice Foundation
  • Member, Board of Directors, Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Board of Advisors, Anesthesia Malpractice Prevention
  • Board of Directors, Carson Scholars Fund

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Medical Malpractice and the Shroud of Secrecy, National Bar Association Magazine,November,1990
  • Preventing Medical Malpractice, Hospital Law, 1989
  • Medical Negligence Can Invite Legal Negligence, Trial Magazine, May, 1989
  • Washington Legal Times
  • The Washington Times
  • The Washington Post
  • The Washington Business Journal
  • National Law Journal
  • Group Practice Journal
  • Forward
  • Federal Lawyer
  • Everyday Law
  • Afro-American Newspapers
  • ABA Journal

Educational Background:

  • George Washington University, Law School and Medical School, LL.M., Forensic Medicine, 1961
  • University of Pittsburgh, A.B., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1957
Find Me Online
Website - www.olender.com
Office Location for Jack H. Olender

888 17th Street Northwest
4th Floor
Washington, DC 20006

Phone: 202-879-7777

Fax: 202-393-2245

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Last Updated: 11/14/2018

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