Using this Guide

This guide consists of short descriptions of some – but by no means all – of the civil claims for damages recognized in the District of Columbia. It is intended for general, informational purposes to help citizens understand the gist of each claim. It does not describe all of the legal principles and standards applicable to each claim, and it is not a substitute for consulting with a competent, licensed attorney. This guide is not intended to provide guidance about the laws of any jurisdiction other than the District of Columbia.

I have extensive knowledge and experience in the area of civil litigation, and am a member in good standing of the District of Columbia Bar. If you need legal advice or representation, please contact me at your earliest convenience for a free, initial consultation.

Doug Melcher