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Edward Norwind

Karp, Wigodsky, Norwind & Gold, P.A.
2273 Research Blvd.
Suite 200
Rockville, MD 20850
301-948-3800
www.karplawfirm.net


Edward L. Norwind - Lee Norwind has been selected as a Washington, D.C. "Super Lawyer," to go along with his listing as a Maryland "Super Lawyer" and his inclusion in the "LawDragon 3000" list of the nation's most influential lawyers. LawDragon names only 3,000 lawyers nationally to this prestigious list, representing less than one percent of the attorneys across the country.

Lee is a former president of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. and a recipient of the Trial Lawyer of the Year Award. Lee has served on the Board of Governors of the American Association of Justice (AAJ) as Governor from the District of Columbia, and currently serves on the National Advisory Board of the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, an indication of his strong interest in representing victims of major truck accidents.

Lee has earned a reputation as a tenacious and well-prepared advocate for his clients in all kinds of personal injury and wrongful death cases, who are often coping with major life-changing circumstances, as demonstrated by the many times he has won generous recoveries to meet the unique needs of persons and families dealing with unexpected catastrophic injuries and losses. Lee’s hard work, dedication, and commitment to his clients and their causes start with a bedrock belief that any person who is injured by the misconduct or negligence of others can obtain justice, even if it means taking on the most powerful interests in a court of law.

He cares deeply about the persons and families he represents, and with decades of experience and success, Lee has compassion for his clients’ situations and a keen awareness of their needs. While skill and experience are important, equally important to Lee is the close personal relationship he builds with clients. Lee and his team of lawyers work collaboratively to bring an innovative approach and combined experience to every case, and his resources include an extensive network of the best consultants, physicians, accident reconstructionists, engineers, life care planners, economists, vocational experts, and others from around the country.

A member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Lee has distinguished himself with many years of meticulous and successful representation of brain injured and paralyzed victims, whether resulting from car and truck accidents, medical malpractice, product failures, or other negligence. Lee has handled brain injury cases of all types, having lectured on the topic of brain injury to lawyers, and having worked with some of the leading physicians and psychologists in the country to achieve maximum compensation to meet his clients' critical life needs and improve their futures.

Lee is also devoted to achieving justice for victims of serious injury or wrongful death caused by the federal government by litigating cases under the Federal Tort Claims Act. And when long-term disability insurance companies wrongly deny or terminate payments to disabled individuals, who often have paid insurance premiums for many years to secure income protection against disabling conditions, Lee's knowledge of medicine and litigation experience gained from countless cases is a distinct advantage in representing long-term disability insurance policyholders. Lee and his law firm have the resources and skill to level the playing field in long-term disability insurance cases.


Lee has represented the families of victims of prescribed methadone overdose in wrongful death cases.  These persons have been prescribed methadone by health care providers (typically for pain but sometimes for other uses), taken the medication exactly as prescribed, and suffered respiratory arrest and death within days of starting on the medication because the starting dose was too high.

Areas of practice
       
  • Personal Injury
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  • Wrongful Death
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  • Vehicle Collisions
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  • Medical Malpractice
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  • Product Liability
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  • Federal Tort Claims (injury or death caused by government negligence)
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  • Long-term Disability Insurance Claims and Litigation

Admitted to practice
       
  • California, 1976
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  • District of Columbia, 1977
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  • Maryland, 1983

Litigation percentage
       
  • 95 percent of practice devoted to litigation

Honors and awards

Education
       
  • Santa Clara University School of Law, J.D.
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  • Michigan State University

Professional memberships
       
  • Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America — National Advisory Board Member
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  • Association of Justice — Former Member, Board of Governors
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  • Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. — Former President and Trial Lawyer of the Year
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  • Maryland Association for Justice
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  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Founding Member, D.C. Chapter
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  • Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland

Representative cases
       
  • MacKaness v. Bowers, Virginia Supreme Court
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  • Branigh v. United States, U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington at Tacoma