ABOUT Paul J. Cornoni
Washington D.C. Personal Injury Lawyer
Over the course of his career, personal injury attorney Paul Cornoni has dedicated his practice to helping families put their lives back together after tragic events. He works to secure substantial settlements and verdicts in complex claims involving automobile accidents, drowning, fires, product liability, medical malpractice, bus accidents and wrongful imprisonment.
As a result of these efforts, Paul has been selected as the President of the District of Columbia Trial Lawyers Association. He has also recently been named the Association’s Trial Lawyer of the Year for 2019.
As a Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia personal injury lawyer, Paul has litigated cases all over the Metro area. He has overseen many successful trials in the local and federal courts of the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia, as well. He also routinely argues cases before the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals and the DC Federal Circuit. Several of his cases resulted in new legislation and decisions that continue to influence future personal injury claims.
Prior to practicing law, Paul attended Boston College; he then received his J.D. with honors from the George Washington University Law School. While at Boston College, Paul was a scholarship member of the Men’s Division I Soccer Team. During that time, he was team captain for several seasons and was a four-time winner of the Big East Conference Academic All-Star Award. Paul was also the 1999 recipient of the Tom McElroy Award. This award recognizes the student athlete at Boston College who best represents the ideals of character, leadership and achievement.
Outside of work, Paul enjoys spending time with his wife and three children as well as participating in charities for local schools in Montgomery County and D.C.
$15.2 Million Verdict
A $15.2 million jury verdict on behalf of the estate of two young adults that tragically died in a fire. The verdict was against the property owner and landlord for negligently maintaining the building and violating several fire safety codes.
$6.4 Million Verdict
A $6.4 million jury verdict for an ex-CIA employee who lost his leg when a car drove into a Sam’s Club. The verdict was against Walmart for negligently designing the store and failing to protect its customers.
$4.2 Million Verdict
A jury verdict of $4.2 million for a patron of a DC nightclub who was attacked and severely beaten as he exited the establishment. Testimony at trial indicated that the nightclub refused to provide security guards for patrons exiting the nightclub. The reported decision is listed as Novak v. Capital Management, 570 F.3d 305 (D.C. Cir. 2009).
$4.25 Million Settlement
A $4.25 million settlement for a man who suffered a brain injury as a result of an auto accident.
$3.8 Million Verdict
A jury verdict of $3.8 Million wherein a client suffered a traumatic brain injury and other related damages due to an automobile collision. The case is Tovar v. McKesson Corporation which was tried in DC Superior Court. It is the highest jury verdict in DC in the past ten years for an automobile accident case. The verdict was paid in full.
Professional Associations & Memberships
• District Of Columbia Trial Lawyers Association
• District Of Columbia Bar Association
• American Association For Justice
• Maryland Trial Lawyers Association
• Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
• Massachusetts Bar Association
• Boston Bar Association
• Boston College Alumni Association