Pressler & Senftle is a civil-litigation law firm providing superior, client-focused legal services. The firm represents clients in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia in two practice areas:

Personal Injury and Negligence Group
The firm has secured million-dollar awards for its clients in major personal injury and vehicle accidents.

Practice area includes:

  • Major injuries
  • Accidents involving automobiles,
       trucks, buses and motorcycles
  • Wrongful death
  • Public transportation
  • Slip and fall injuries
  • Burn victims
  • Injured infants
  • Medical malpractice

Public Sector Employment Law Group

Practice area includes:

  • Adverse actions / Terminations
  • Disability retirement
  • Arbitration
  • Labor grievances / Disputes
  • EEO / Discrimination
  • Collective bargaining contract disputes
  • Appeals / Judicial review


The principals of the firm, James W. Pressler and Patrick G. Senftle, also manage an active Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) practice. They are highly experienced mediators and arbitrators who have conducted hundreds of alternative dispute resolution proceedings in major personal injury, medical malpractice and complex civil litigation cases.

The firm was established in 1981 by managing partner James Pressler, who has the highest performance rating (AV) from Martindale-Hubbell. The firm’s attorneys have over 75 years of combined experience in these practice areas.

To speak with an attorney about representation, please call (202) 822-8384 or send an email to


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