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Hollingsworth LLP is among the nation’s leading litigation firms. All of our lawyers specialize in complex trial and appellate work. We handle any litigation challenge, but the majority of our work is for corporate clients in the areas of pharmaceutical products, toxic torts and products liability, environmental, insurance, federal claims, financial institutions, government contracts, medical devices, and white collar defense. Our clients are multi-national blue chip companies, large and small domestic businesses, an array of directors and officers, and other individuals. We are called upon to solve our clients’ toughest litigation problems nationwide and, in consequence, we regularly have the lead in landmark cases and on cutting-edge litigation theories and defenses. We work with the most impressive experts and consultants in the world. Because we have the tenacity and skill to win at trial and on appeal, we increase the likelihood of successful resolution at earlier stages of a case as well. Hollingsworth LLP offers efficiencies unmatched at larger general practice firms and depth and experience unmatched at boutiques.
Once again proving that big cases don't necessarily demand big law firms, the Firm recently won an appeal in a novel lawsuit brought on behalf of three Ecuadorian provinces and over 3,200 individual Ecuadorian farmers by some of the same groups behind the $19.2 billion Ecuadorian court judgment against Chevron. Forbes called the Firm's win "a sparkling victory" for the client "and its attorneys at the Hollingsworth firm."
Our attorneys are regularly called upon to lecture and write on issues involving our areas of expertise. We have taught law school courses, authored leading treatises, spoken at national conferences for judges and lawyers, and served on the editorial staff of media outlets. We host private seminars for our clients, including the country’s longest-running seminar on complex litigation defense, and we go in-house to teach counsel and their clients how their business affects the course of litigation and vice versa. We independently advance our clients’ interests through our memberships in, among others, the American Law Institute, Atlantic Legal Foundation, Defense Research Institute, International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), Lawyers for Civil Justice, Products Liability Advisory Council, Sedona Conference, and Washington Legal Foundation.
Hollingsworth LLP attorneys serve on boards and committees of such varied local and national organizations as the Democratic National Committee, the D.C. Public Library Foundation, Community Foundation for Montgomery County (Maryland), Leadership Maryland, and Chesapeake Legal Alliance (a non-profit dedicated to using the law to improve the quality of the Chesapeake Bay).
We support our community as both lawyers and business people. Our attorneys and staff provide volunteer legal services and support to low-income and underrepresented members of our community on a wide range of issues, including the protection of rights and interests of the elderly, children, veterans, immigrants, and the homeless. We encourage pro bono representation through the District of Columbia Bar Association and other local organizations. We participate in local fundraisers for charitable groups, such as Lawyers Have Heart, the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, Whitman-Walker Health, Gifts for the Homeless, and Breast Cancer Awareness activities.