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Hollingsworth LLP is among the nation’s leading litigation firms.   The Firm specializes in complex civil litigation and associated regulatory counseling, providing its clients with experienced attorneys capable of handling all aspects of large litigation challenges while effectively managing litigation spend in ways big firms cannot match.  Our attorneys have successfully tried cases in “hellholes” across the country and on more fair playing fields as well.  Our expertise extends beyond traditional litigation and counseling into innovative alternative dispute resolution in domestic and international forums.  Representing some of the largest and most respected companies in a number of major industries, the Firm’s success is reflected in the favorable results obtained for its clients for thirty-four years.

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 2,000 individual Ecuadorian farmers by some of the same groups behind the $19.2 billion Ecuadorian court judgment against Chevron. Forbes called it “a sparkling victory” for the client “and its attorneys at the Hollingsworth firm.”

We handle any litigation challenge, but the majority of our work is in the areas of environmental, pharmaceutical products, medical device, toxic tort and product liability, insurance, financial institutions, federal claims, government contracts, and white-collar defense.  Our clients are multi-national blue-chip companies, large and small domestic businesses, and 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.  Our record of success is reflected in the many reported federal and state cases in which we have been lead counsel, several of which represent key industry precedents.  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.  We offer efficiencies unmatched at larger general practice firms and depth and experience unmatched at boutiques. 

Hollingsworth LLP works on business-oriented legal initiatives through an active amicus program on issues of significant import for our business clients.  Our senior partner serves as advisor to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for major issues affecting U.S. business.  Our amicus briefs focus on issues not raised in the merits briefs and highlight the larger implications of erroneous rulings in individual cases to the proper administration of fair justice in the courts. 

Hollingsworth LLP has become the amicus voice of industry on a broad array of legal issues impacting our clients, such as the proper standards for expert testimony admissibility, federal preemption, regulatory overreach, the government contractor defense, standing, and no-causation plaintiff theories of public nuisance, low dose or every fiber exposure, and risk contribution.  We are regularly retained for this purpose by the most prominent industry groups in the country, including (among others) the United States Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers, PhRMA, the American Chemistry Council, the American Coatings Association, the American Petroleum Institute, the American Federation of Petrochemical Manufacturers,  the American Tort Reform Association, the National Bankers Association, the Associated General Contractors of America, and the International Association of Defense Counsel.

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 seminars for our clients, including the country’s longest running seminar on complex litigation defense.  We go in-house to teach counsel and their clients how their business affects the course of litigation and vice versa.  We work with the most impressive experts and consultants in the world.   

We maintain our only office in the District of Columbia, and we support our community as both lawyers and business people.  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, Lawyers for Civil Justice, Sedona Conference, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce National Litigation Center’s Constitutional and Administrative Law Committee, and Washington Legal Foundation.   We encourage local pro bono representation through the District of Columbia Bar Association and other local organizations.  We participate in local fundraisers for charitable groups, including 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 Charter School of Washington, D.C.

Contact Information

1350 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-898-5800

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    Hollingsworth LLP

    Contact Information

    1350 I Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20005
    Phone: 202-898-5800


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    Partners: 28
    Of Counsel: 1
    Associates: 27
    Paralegals: 8
    Non-Legal Employees: 28

    Practice Areas

    Appellate Practice
    Banking and Finance Law
    Environmental Law
    Government Contracts
    Insurance Law
    Litigation - Banking and Finance
    Litigation - Environmental
    Litigation - Insurance
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
    Natural Resources Law
    Product Liability Litigation - Defendants