Over the course of his career, personal injury lawyer 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 personal injury claims involving automobile accidents, product liability, medical malpractice, and bus accidents.
As a result of these efforts, Paul has been selected as the President of the District of Columbia Trial Lawyers Association. He has been named the Association’s Trial Lawyer of the Year for 2019. Paul has also been named a Best Lawyer by Best Lawyers in America since 2016. He was also named a Washington, DC Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine every year since 2014 and was selected a Washington, DC Rising Star in 2013.
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 received his B.A. from Boston College and 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 DC.
Paul has obtained some of the largest settlements and verdicts in the Washington DC Metro area; a $15.2 million verdict against a negligent property owner for failure to maintain the building and violating safety codes; a $6.4 million jury verdict for an ex-CIA employee who was injured in Sam’s Club when a car drove into the building; $4.25 million settlement for a car crash that caused a brain injury; $4.2 million verdict for a patron of a nightclub who was attacked leaving the establishment; and a jury verdict for $3.8 million after an automobile collision that caused a traumatic brain injury.