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About Hollingsworth LLP

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.

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, Council for Court Excellence, Defense Research Institute, International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), Lawyers for Civil Justice, Products Liability Advisory Council, Sedona Conference, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce National Litigation Center’s Constitutional and Administrative Law Committee, and Washington Legal Foundation.

Hollingsworth LLP attorneys serve on boards and committees of such varied local and national organizations as the United States Chamber of Commerce, the Law and Economics Center at George Mason University School of Law, the Democratic National Committee, 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. Maintaining our only office in the District of Columbia, 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 the annual Lawyers Have Heart 10k, the Whitman Walker AIDS Walk, Gifts for the Homeless, and Breast Cancer Awareness activities. We also serve as tutors and mentors at The SEED School of Washington, D.C., a public charter school.

Additional info
Year of establishment 1982 Number of Partners 28
Number of offices 1 Partner:associate ratio 0.90
Biggest office Washington Percentage of women attorneys 26.80
Number of attorneys 70 Percentage of minority attorneys 5.70
Number of associates 31 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 2.90
Area of practice

Hollingsworth LLP practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Amicus
  • Common Carrier Liability
  • Complex Litigation
  • E Discovery
  • Environmental
  • Federal Claims
  • Financial Institutions
  • Government Contracts
  • Insurance
  • Investigations
  • Natural Resource Damages
  • Pharmaceutical Products
  • Toxic Torts & Products Liability
  • White Collar Defense
Awards and recognitions

U.S. Court of Federal Claims grants judgment on the administrative record in firm client's protest of advance debris removal contracts awarded by Army Corps of Engineers.
Partner Eric G. Lasker selected as 2014 Distinguished Legal Writing Award winner.
Hollingsworth LLP offices win design award for Davis Carter Scott.
Hollingsworth LLP Selected as Finalist for 2014 Thomas L. Sager Award.
Partners Donald W. Fowler and Richard O. Faulk selected as 2015 Distinguished Legal Writing Award winners.
Hollingsworth LLP receives 2015 District Of Columbia Excellence Award.
Firm to receive Frederick Douglass Human Rights Award.
Three Hollingsworth LLP partners win 2014 Corporate Intl Global Award
Hollingsworth LLP hosts Atlantic Legal Foundation's (ALF) March Board & Council meeting, following ALF's Annual Award Dinner.
NCAPA nominates Hollingsworth LLP for Paralegal Program Excellence Award.
Novartis prevails in Second Circuit cost award ruling.


Hollingsworth LLP is committed to hiring and retaining attorneys and staff whose backgrounds reflect the diversity of the legal marketplace. Diversity is an integral part of the Firm's long-term development and business plan. The Firm has set up objective criteria for the hiring, promotion, networking, and marketing of our women and minority lawyers. We recognize that our diversity makes us more effective, more welcoming, more competitive, and contributes to the Firm's growth.

Summer associate program

We hire first-year, second-year and pre-clerkship third-year students for our summer program. We try to satisfy our new-associate hiring needs from the Summer Associate program. We extend offers of permanent employment to second-year students who have proven themselves. Those first-year summer associates whose work and accomplishments meet our criteria are invited to return to the Firm for the summer following their second year of law school.

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1350 I Street, N.W.
Washington, DC

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