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$2.2 Million Settlement On Behalf Of Injured Worker

Posted on October 14, 2013 to
The litigation team of William Lightfoot, Paulette Chapman and Kelly Fisher settled a construction case for $2.2 million on behalf of an injured worker. A contractor allegedly violated an OSHA safety regulation. Mr. Lightfoot had lead responsibility for presenting the evidence of a safety...
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Koonz McKenney Wins Appellate Ruling Upholding Verdict for Injured Motorist

Posted on October 14, 2013 to
Lawyers with Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot, L.L.P. recently achieved a favorable decision for a client who had been injured in a WMATA accident involving a Metrobus. The D.C. Court of Appeals affirmed a judgment on a jury verdict for the...
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Paulette Chapman Voted Trial Lawyer Of The Year 2013

Posted on October 11, 2013 to
Congratulations to our partner Paulette E. Chapman who has been voted Trial Lawyer of the Year 2013 by the D.C. Trial Lawyers Association. Her professional colleagues recognize her for outstanding commitment to her clients, persistence in the pursuit of...
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Will Critical Review Keep Judge From D.C. Circuit Slot?

Posted on October 11, 2013 to
D.C. Court of Appeals Judge Vanessa Ruiz, who has been aggressively pushed by a number of well-connected Democratic lawyers for promotion to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, is being taken to task for having an...
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Julie Heiden Named Personal Injury Law Professional of the Year

Posted on October 10, 2013 to
Virginia injury attorney Julie Harry Heiden, partner at Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot, L.L.P., has been named a Cambridge Who’s Who Professional of the Year in Personal Injury Law. While inclusion in the Cambridge Who’s Who Registry is an...
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Paulette Chapman Speaks at the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689

Posted on October 9, 2013 to
In March, partner Paulette Chapman spoke to over 250 members of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689 about their rights under workers compensation laws in DC, Virginia, and Maryland. She stressed that while the three states are similar in the...
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Functioning AEDs Save Lives

Posted on October 8, 2013 to
Washington, D.C. injury lawyer Paulette Chapman, along with Washington, D.C. injury attorney Kelly Fisher and Maryland injury lawyer Justin Beall recently settled a premises liability lawsuit involving the failure of a large convention hotel to have an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) available for...
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Chapman Selected To Executive Committee Of The Council For Court Excellence

Posted on October 7, 2013 to
Partner Paulette Chapman has been elected to serve on the Executive Committee of the Council for Court Excellence (CCE), a nonprofit organization that  works to improve the administration of justice in the local and federal courts in the Washington...
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$1 Million Given to Family of Fatally Beaten Patient

Posted on October 7, 2013 to
The District paid $1 million Monday to the family of a former patient of St. Elizabeths Hospital, the city’s public psychiatric facility, who was stomped to death by another patient. City officials made the payment 10 months after a...
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Koonz McKenney Johnson & DePaolis LLP Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against the District of Columbia

Posted on July 6, 2012 to
Washington, D.C. – Washington Metro-area law firm Koonz McKenney Johnson & DePaolis LLP has filed a personal injury lawsuit against the District of Columbia for the death of a D.C. resident. The complaint was filed on behalf of Barbara...
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