Firm Profile

Hollingsworth LLP
1350 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
United States
(202) 898.5800

Firm Details

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, 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.


Donald W. Fowler
Managing Partner


  • National Law Journal Midsize Firm List
  • National Law Journal Midsize Firm List
  • AmLaw Litigation Daily Litigators of the Week
  • International Interior Design Award for Davis Carter Scott
  • Frederick Douglass Human Rights Award from the Southern Center for Human Rights
  • National Law Journal Top Defense Wins of 2004
  • National Law Journal Top Defense Wins of 1997
  •'s 2013 15 Best Litigation Boutiques
  • National Law Journal Midsize Firm List
  • National Law Journal Top Defense Wins of 2001
  • 2014 Thomas L. Sager Award Finalist
  • Lawyer Monthly's Pharmaceutical Products Liability Law Firm of the Year-USA
  • Corporate America Legal Elite 2015: Best in Products Liability Litigation - Washington DC
  • Global Law Experts' High Stakes Litigation Law Firm of the Year, Washington DC, and Pharmaceutical Products Liability Law Firm of the Year, Washington DC


Maury A. Callahan
Marketing & Client Relations
Jeni Davis
Office Manager

Firm 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

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Washington, DC

1350 I Street, NW

Washington, DC 20005

United States

(202) 898.5800

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