At McCool Law PLLC, we effectively help victims who have suffered abuse at the hands of clergy, teachers, law enforcement and others. We are equally effective in handling complex personal injury and death cases involving automobile, truck, bus, and motorcycle accidents. Our attorneys work with medical and mental health specialists to determine the extent of the damage caused by the perpetrators of these offenses. We work with investigators to find evidence and witnesses to build strong cases and obtain justice for our clients.

Steven McCool is named in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business as a nationally recognized litigator. He has served as lead counsel in more than 75 criminal and civil jury and bench trials. Mr. McCool is also a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers

In Chambers USA, in 2018, Mr. McCool’s peers described him as an incredibly talented trial lawyer. In 2017, his peers described him as one of the best trial lawyers in the city. Another peer added: He wins the unwinnable cases. I’ve never seen anyone more committed to the interests of his clients. In 2016, his peers described him as an exceptionally gifted trial lawyer and a tenacious advocate for his clients, including SEC enforcement, internal and grand jury investigations, in addition to FCA litigation. Mr. McCool is identified as one of the Best Lawyers in America® by U.S. News & World Report (Tier 1 – Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation). He is also recognized as one of Washington’s Top Lawyers by Washingtonian Magazine, and in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, Mr. McCool was named as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Washington, DC by Super Lawyers®. Main Justice honored Mr. McCool with its Distinguished Service Award in the Zealous Advocates category and as one of five nominees for Trial Firm of the Year in its first annual Best FCPA Lawyers Client Services Awards.


• Lead counsel for elementary school students who were sexually abused by their teacher. John Doe 1, Jane Doe 1 Minor Child 1, et al. v. Latin American Montessori Bilingual Public Charter School, Civil Case No. 18-cv-0006 (D.D.C.).

• Lead counsel in a survival and wrongful death action for the estate of a woman who died after being struck by a Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority bus. Mr. McCool convinced a Federal judge in Maryland that the Maryland Tort Claims Act is not incorporated into the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority’s blanket waiver of sovereign immunity for harm caused by its employees’ negligence. The parties subsequently reached a settlement. Gregory Lyons v. WMATA, Civil No. 03-1066 (D. Md.).

• Lead counsel in a federal civil rights suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for a Catholic University student whose skull was fractured by a member of the Metropolitan Police Department. Following extensive discovery and settlement negotiations, the District of Columbia agreed to pay Mr. McCool’s client an undisclosed amount. Gregory Hernandez v. District of Columbia, et al., Civil No. 06-442 (D.D.C.).

McCool Law PLLC

1776 K Street, N.W.
Suite 200
Washington, D.C. 20006

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Office: (202) 450-3370
Fax: (202) 450-3346

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