MESSAGE FROM THE PROVIDER:CUNNINGHAM & ASSOCIATES, PLC is a full-service civil litigation law firm based in Arlington, Virginia with more than 55 years of combined experience. We represent clients in a wide array of cases in all jurisdictions in Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland. We have a diverse litigation practice where we represent individuals, small businesses, corporations, and insurance companies. Among the types of cases we handle are professional...Read more
MESSAGE FROM THE PROVIDER:
CUNNINGHAM & ASSOCIATES, PLC is a full-service civil litigation law firm based in Arlington, Virginia with more than 55 years of combined experience. We represent clients in a wide array of cases in all jurisdictions in Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland. We have a diverse litigation practice where we represent individuals, small businesses, corporations, and insurance companies. Among the types of cases we handle are professional liability of lawyers, engineers, accountants, doctors, healthcare professionals, and other specialty professions where we have a high success rate. We represent property owners and property management companies in lease issues, unlawful detainers, and other actions. We also handle general liability, products liability, commercial general liability, automobile torts, coverage determinations, workers’ compensation, and consumer protection claims.
LEGAL MALPRACTICE AND BAR DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS – We represent attorneys in a wide variety of practice areas including alleged ethical violations, fee disputes, and litigation.
SPECIALIZED PROFESSIONS – We represent individuals in specialized professions, including engineering, accounting, architecture, and construction.
MEDICAL MALPRACTICE – We represent health care professionals in medical malpractice claims.
AUTO TORTS – A regular portion of our firm’s practice includes the representation of insureds involved in automobile and trucking accidents, including issues involving uninsured/underinsured motorists.
PRODUCTS LIABILITY – We represent distributors in products liability cases.
GENERAL LIABILITY – We represent commercial and private property owners in defense of claims by trespassers, invitees, and workers on a variety of issues including slip and falls, animal attacks, and natural hazards.
LOCAL COUNSEL – Our firm regularly serves as local counsel for claims in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia, including the Federal courts in these jurisdictions.
INSURANCE COVERAGE – We provide coverage opinions, present and defend bad faith claims, and represent insurance companies and individuals in declaratory judgments and rescission actions.
ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION (ADR) – When appropriate, we recommend and make use of alternative disputes forums such as mediation and arbitration tribunals.
GEOGRAPHIC AREAS SERVED:
Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.
NUMBER OF YEARS IN THIS PRACTICE AREA:
TOTAL CASES HANDLED:
STANDARD HOURLY RATE:
Our firm stands by its low-cost, reasonable rates, which average well under $200 hourly. In addition to our standard hourly fee arrangement, we offer contingent fee arrangements in appropriate cases.
Attorneys at Cunningham & Associates are admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. Attorneys are admitted in the following Federal tribunals: United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the Fourth Circuit and the¬ Ninth Circuit, the District Courts in the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, the U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern Divisions of Maryland, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Joseph F. Cunningham is a member of the Virginia State Bar, Maryland State Bar, District of Columbia Bar, the Defense Research Institute, International Association of Insurance Counsel, Claims Litigation Management Alliance, the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, and the Maryland Defense Counsel.
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