Kenneth M. Trombly

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Washington, Washington DC

Trombly & Singer, PLLC
Kenneth M. Trombly
Trombly & Singer, PLLC

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability; view more

Licensed in Washington DC since: 1975

Education: The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2023

Trombly & Singer, PLLC

1825 K St NW
Suite 1150
Washington, DC 20006 Visit website


A partner at Trombly & Singer, PLLC, located in Washington, D.C., Kenneth M. Trombly has provided zealous advocacy to his clients for more than 40 years. Focusing his practice on personal injury and wrongful death matters, he represents plaintiffs who have been harmed by the negligence of others in cases involving motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, medical malpractice and birth injuries.

After obtaining his bachelor's degree from The George Washington University in 1970, Mr. Trombly went on to attend The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1973. Admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Maryland, he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the District of Maryland and the District of Columbia, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 4th and District of Columbia Circuits and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Highly regarded by his fellow professionals, Mr. Trombly has received an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell, an honor reserved for lawyers demonstrating the highest level of legal acumen and ethics. He has also been listed in Best Lawyers in America,** and in 2010, he was named as the Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Throughout his years of practice, Mr. Trombly has had many six and seven-figure cases, a number of which have received national coverage.

Mr. Trombly has delivered presentations on various topics relating to his practice areas to many attoney groups. He is an active participant in numerous legal organizations, including the Trial Lawyers Associaiton for the DC Metropolitan Area, the American Association for Justice, the American Board of Trial Advocates and the DC Bar.

*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.

**The Best Lawyers in America® 2010. Copyright 2009 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

Focus areas

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

  • 70% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1973, Maryland

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member, Committee on Trial Evidence, American Bar Association
  • President-Elect, Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C., 1993-94
  • Member, Legislative Committee, 2006- present
  • Co Chair, Steering Committee, 1996-1997
  • Trustee, D.C. Legal Political Action Committee, 2008-present
  • Steering Committee, Section on Litigation
  • Steering Committee of Section on Injury to Persons and Property, 1995
  • Sustaining Member; Article Peer Reviewer, TRIAL Magazine
  • President, American Board of Trial Advocates, 2006-2010
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland, 1974
  • Standing Committee on Public Education, Professional Negligence Section
  • Panel Attorney, National Victim Center
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1977
  • Member, Interstate Trucking Litigation Group
  • Maryland Association for Justice
  • Vice President, Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C., 1992-93
  • Treasurer, Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C., 1990-91
  • Co-Chair, Ethics Committee, 2009-present
  • President, Trial Lawyers Foundation, 1995-1996
  • Steering Committee of Law Office Management Section
  • Member, Board of Governors, Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C., 1986-1990
  • American Association for Justice (formerly known as The Association of Trial Lawyers of America)
  • Treasurer, American Board of Trial Advocates, 2004-2005
  • Maryland Bar, 1973
  • Standing Committee on Public Education, Product Liability Section
  • Master, George Washington American Inn of Court, 1993-2000
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1975
  • Member, Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group
  • American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists
  • Secretary, Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C., 1991-92
  • American Bar Association, Section on Litigation
  • Member, Committee on Product Liability, American Bar Association
  • President, Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C., 1994-95
  • Member, Public Education Committee, 2006-2008
  • Co-chair, Anti-Solicitation Committee, 2001- present
  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Member of Review Panel for 1998 and 2002 Revisions of Standardized Civil Jury Instructions for the District of Columbia
  • Charter Member, District of Columbia Chapter, American Board of Trial Advocates
  • District of Columbia Bar, 1975
  • Member, Standing Committee on Public Education, 1993-1996
  • Fellow, American Board of Trial Advocates Foundation
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia, 1975
  • Standing Committee on Public Education, Motor Vehicles and Premises Liability Section
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • United States Supreme Court, 1978
  • Fellow, National College of Advocacy
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • District of Columbia Bar, Bread for the City Legal Clinic, D.C. Bar Pro-bono Project Mentor Attorney, 2001-present
  • Volunteer Arbitrator, Circuit Court for Prince Georges County, Maryland, 1996-present
  • Volunteer, Obama/Biden Get Out the Vote Effort, Sterling, VA, Election Day, 2008
  • Volunteer Arbitrator, District of Columbia Superior Court, 1993-present
  • Volunteer Attorney, Kerry/Edwards Campaign, Adams County Democratic Party- Election Day, Gettysburg, PA, 2004
  • Volunteer Mediator, District of Columbia Superior Court Multi-Door Mediation Program, mediating cases in the Superior Court's Civil Division, 2013-present
  • Volunteer Producer, "A-Barack-Cadabra" fundraising events for the Obama for President Campaign, 2008 and 2012
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Speaker, Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, "Hired Guns Seminar on Defense Experts", Baltimore, MD, 2001
  • Speaker, D.C. Bar Program, "Preparing for Trial in the Serious Personal Injury Case", 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003
  • Speaker, "Creative use of Demonstrative Evidence", D.C. Trial Lawyers Seminar, American University Law School, 2003
  • Speaker, D.C. Bar/ D.C. TLA joint seminar "Case Selection in Automobile Tort Cases", 2004
  • Speaker, "Advanced Personal Injury Procedures for the Experienced Litigation Paralegal", Institute for Paralegal Studies, Washington, DC., 2004
  • Speaker, D.C. TLA Annual Seminar, George Washington University National Law Center, "Settlement Techniques in Automobile Cases", 2008
  • Speaker, D.C. T.L.A. Presentation on Dealing with Difficult Clients, 2010
  • Author of “Conjuring and the Courtroom; All I needed to know about trying cases I learned by doing magic shows”, published in Law and Magic, A Collection of Essays (Carolina Academic Press, 2010; Professor Christine Corcos, ed.)
  • Author of "Curb Their Enthusiasm," an article about addressing client expectations in the current civil justice environment, published in TRIAL, June, 2009
  • Co-author of 1996 revisions to the chapter on Handling Personal Injury Cases, D.C. Practice Manual (D.C. Bar Publications)
  • Digested Opinions of the Honorable Charles R. Richey for The District Court Digest
  • Delegate, District of Columbia Judicial Conference, 1995, 1998, 1999
  • Moderator, District of Columbia Superior Court Annual Bench & Bar Meeting, 1998
  • Guest reviewer April/May 2007 issue of Law Practice Magazine, "How to Build and Manage a Personal Injury Practice, 2nd Ed"
  • Guest lecturer, David A. Clarke School of Law, University of the District of Columbia, Law Office Management Class, 2013
  • Speaker, D.C. Volunteer Lawyers Project, "Tips and Strategies for Successful Direct Examinations of Key Witnesses", 2011
  • Speaker, "Economics of Contingent Fee Cases," Georgetown University Law Center Continuing Legal Education Program, 1982
  • Speaker, "Motor Vehicle Torts in the District of Columbia," D.C. Trial Lawyers Annual Seminar, 1992
  • Speaker, "Communication, The Key to Litigation in the 90s- Settlement of Injury Cases," D.C. Trial Lawyers Annual Seminar, 1994
  • Moderator, Panel on Expert Witnesses, D.C. Trial Lawyers Annual Seminar, 1995
  • Presenter and co-author of CLE materials, "The Pit Bull Deposition," Georgetown University Law Center Continuing Legal Education Seminar, "Winning Discovery and Trial Techniques from Winning Lawyers", 1995
  • Moderator and Presenter, "Plaintiff's Tort Practice in the 90's", D.C. Injury to Persons and Property Section, 1996
  • "Uncivil Depositions, Adding Insult to (Personal) Injury", Presentation, D.C. Bar Annual Convention, 1997
  • Speaker, "Nuts and Bolts of Automobile Negligence Claims", Washington College of Law, American University, 1997
  • Participant, Mock Trial of a Traumatic Brain Injury Case, Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America National Convention, Washington, D.C.,1998
  • Moderator, American Board of Trial Advocates, Masters in Trial Program, New Orleans, LA, 1998
  • Speaker, "Arguing Damages in Tough Cases", D.C. Trial Lawyers Association, 1998
  • Speaker, American University Law School/D.C. TLA Annual Nuts & Bolts Auto Seminar, 1999
  • Speaker, D.C. Trial Lawyers Association, Demonstrative Evidence Seminar, American University Law School, 2001
Educational Background:
  • Columbus School of Law of The Catholic University of America, JD, 1973
  • The George Washington University, B.A., 1970
  • Trial Lawyer of The Year, Trial Lawyers Association Of Metropolitan Washington, D.C., 2010
  • Included In The Current Edition Of The Best Lawyers In America (Woodward White Publishing Co.), 2006 – Present
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Ranked AV by Martindale Hubbell
  • Designated As One Of D.C.'S "Super-Lawyers" (Law & Politics Magazine), 2013
  • 10/10 Rating With Avvo
  • Past President, Trial Lawyers Association Of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.

Office location for Kenneth M. Trombly

1825 K St NW
Suite 1150
Washington, DC 20006

Phone: 202-775-8888

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