Jack Olender


Jack H. Olender & Associates

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Jack H. Olender
Washington, DC

Chief trial counsel in the first multi-million dollar obstetric malpractice verdict in the country

The first lawyer in the District of Columbia certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy

Diplomate of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys, American College of Trial Lawyers, International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and Inner Circle of Advocates (limited to 100 of the very best personal injury and malpractice lawyers in the country) (Olender is the only lawyer in the District of Columbia who is a diplomate of ABOTA.)

Professional Leadership

President, Public Justice, P.C., Board of Directors, American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys

Board of Directors, Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists

Board of Directors, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice Foundation

Past President, Bar Association of the District of Columbia

Past President, Trial Lawyers Association, D.C.

Past President, American Board of Trial Advocates, D.C.

Past President, George Washington American Inn of Court

Past Board of Directors, Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Community Leadership

Board of Directors, African-American Civil War Memorial Freedom Foundation

Board of Directors, Greater Washington Urban League

Board of Directors, University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law Foundation

Board of Visitors, University of Pittsburgh Law School

Board of Visitors, Howard University Law School
Honors and Awards

Honored as a Visionary among “The 90 Greatest Washington Lawyers of the Last 30 Years” by the Legal Times

Recipient, Charles Hamilton Houston Medallion of Merit, Washington Bar Association

Inducted, Hall of Fame, National Bar Association

Honored, Champion of Justice, Trial Lawyers Association, D.C.

Honored, Champion of Democracy, D.C. Vote

Honored, Lawyer of the Year, Bar Association of the District of Columbia

Honored, Trial Lawyer of the Year, Trial Lawyers Association, D.C.

Honored, Advocate for Justice, National Bar Association

Honored, Commitment to Justice Award, B’nai B’rith International

Honored, Ollie Mae Cooper Award, Washington Bar Association

Honored by Public Citizen for his ìgroundbreaking achievements for bringing accountability to American medicine and…tireless dedication to the welfare of the citizens of Washington through advocacy and philanthropy”

Hall of Fame, District of Columbia

Hall of Fame, Washington Bar Association

Repeatedly named one of Washington’s top lawyers by Washingtonian Magazine. In a recent profile of Washington’s top 75 lawyers, Washingtonian proclaimed Olender to be ìa medical malpractice wizard…. Olender is a giant of the plaintiffs’ bar, a reputation earned over years of devoted service to his clients.î

Repeatedly named in The Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Who’s Who in the Law, Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who in the World

Published Works

Jack Olender’s commentaries and articles have appeared in numerous publications including the following:

ABA Journal

Afro-American Newspapers

Everyday Law

Federal Lawyer


Group Practice Journal

NBA Magazine

National Law Journal


The Washington Business Journal

The Washington Post

The Washington Times

Washington Legal Times

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia, 1961

Maryland, 1966

Pennsylvania, 1985


University of Pittsburgh, A.B., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1957

University of Pittsburgh, J.D., 1960

George Washington University, Law School and Medical School, LL.M., Forensic Medicine, 1961