L. Palmer Foret

 

5069 Overlook Road NW

Washington, DC 20016

 

Telephone: 202.320.1541
E-mail:
lpforet@foretlaw.com

 

 

Practice Areas

 

Product Liability

Medical Malpractice

Other Personal Injury

Contract Disputes

Mr. Foret's firm specializes in product liability, medical malpractice, injuries resulting from truck and auto accidents, police misconduct, unsafe premises and other personal injury. Mr. Foret's experience and knowledge in these fields have resulted in significant settlements and jury awards for his clients through creative resolution of legal issues and major disputes.  

Mr. Foret has been a lawyer for over 40 years, representing injured persons for more than 30 years. Prior to that, he worked with doctors, insurance companies and manufacturers, so he understands firsthand the tactics and strategies used by defense attorneys and uses that knowledge to better represent you, the injured party. 

Honors, Past and Present

      Received Barry J. Nace Trial Lawyer of the Year award from The Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, DC.

      Invited to be included in The Best Lawyer in America for Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury Law representing Plaintiffs.

Professional Organizations

      Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, DC

      Association of Trial Lawyers of America

American Associate for Justice

      Professional Negligence Section

      Scientific and Medical Integrity Committee

      Public Education Committee

      Breast Cancer Litigation Group

      Industrial & Agricultural and Vehicles Litigation Group

      Interstate Trucking Litigation Group

      The Roscoe Pound Foundation, Supporting Fellow

Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, DC

      President, 2003-2004

      President-Elect, 2002 - 2003

      Vice-President, 2001 - 2002

      Treasurer, 2000 - 2001

      Secretary, 1999 - 2000

      Board of Governors, 1996 - 2005

      Executive Committee, 1999 - 2004

      Membership Committee Chair and Co-Chair, 1996 - 1999

District of Columbia Bar

Injury to Persons and Property Section

      Steering Committee, 1996 - 1997

      Medical Malpractice Committee Chair, 1996 - 1997

The Bar Association of the District of Columbia

Judicial Conference of the District of Columbia

Case Evaluator & Arbitrator, Superior Court of the District of Columbia 

      Maryland Trial Lawyers Association 

      Trial Lawyers for Public Justice

Education 

Bachelor of Arts, 1974, Colgate University  

Juris Doctor, 1977, Gonzaga University

 Member of Gonzaga Law Review and the Student Bar Association

 Legal Intern, Spokane County Public Defender's Office

 Law Clerk, United State's Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington

Admitted To Practice

 Maryland

 District of Columbia

 Various Federal Courts

 United States Supreme Court

Honors, Past and Present

 The Best Lawyers in America

 American Board of Trial Advocates

 Who's Who in Executives and Professionals

 Who's Who in American Law

 International Who's Who of Professionals

 Jury for The Counselors Trial and most court competitors

Publications

 Patients as Plaintiffs: How Physician-Patient Confidentiality Survives the Filing of a Lawsuit. D.C. Trial, Vol. X, Issue II (March/April 1996).

Presentations

 Errors and Omissions Insurance Coverage - Is It Necessary? Real Estate Appraisal Malpractice Seminar, Tysons Corner, Virginia, October 29, 1986.

 Legal/Liability Issues for Contractor Occupational Health Professionals. NASA Occupational Health Meeting, Charleston, South Carolina, November 6, 1986.

 Negligence Per Se Revisited in the District of Columbia. DC Defense Lawyer's Association Annual Meeting, Irving, Virginia, September 18, 1987.

 Practical Issues of University/Off-Campus Collaboration - General, Tort and Product Liability Issues. National Association of College and University Attorney's CLE Workshop, Washington, DC, November 14, 1987.

 Medical Malpractice. Health Care Law Seminar, American University Law School, Washington, DC, March 7 & 9, 1988.

 How to Prove Loss of Quality of Life Damages. District of Columbia Bar: Injury to Persons and Property Section, Labor Relations Section; Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association, November 24, 1992.

 Effective Trial Court Advocacy. District of Columbia Bar: Litigation Section, February 17, 1993.

 Americans with Disabilities Act. Hemophilia Association of the Capital Area, March 16, 1993.

 Ethical Concerns in the Practice of Intellectual Property Law I. The Bar Association of the District of Columbia: Patent, Trademark and Copyright Section, May 25, 1993.

 Ethical Concerns in the Practice of Intellectual Property Law II. The Bar Association of the District of Columbia: Patent, Trademark and Copyright Section, June 1, 1994.

 Medical Malpractice. District of Columbia Bar: Injury to Persons and Property Section, January 28, 1997.

 Effective Use of Demonstrative Evidence: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words. Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Seminar, Clearing the MIST: Winning Big in Tough Auto Cases, October 20, 2000.

 Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, DC, Dinner Meeting. The Better Venue: Differences in Federal v. D.C. Superior Court. Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, DC, Dinner Meeting, February 13, 2003. 

 The Catastrophe Injury Case/Use of Life Care Plans.  District of Columbia Bar: Tort Law and Litigation Sections Seminar, The Far Side of Damages, April 4, 2003.

 Trial/Jury Bias. Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, DC Seminar, Automobile Cases, October 10, 2003.

 Juror Bias and Voir Dire: Improving the Odds. Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, DC Seminar. Advanced Litigation Workshop, Cutting Edge Techniques from Top Lawyers, Physicians, Experts and Trial Consultants, March 12, 2004.

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