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Phone: 301-948-3800, 202-7198945
Demosthenes Komis is a trial attorney who specializes in commercial trucking and major personal injury and wrongful death cases. Licensed to practice law in the courts of Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia, he has tried cases to verdict in all three jurisdictions. He was selected as a Rising Star in 2012 and 2013 by the Maryland Super Lawyers publication. A native Virginian, he is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the Howard University School of Law. Prior to joining Karp, Wigodsky, Norwind, Kudel & Gold, P.A., Demosthenes served as a law clerk for the Honorable Natalia Combs Greene in the Civil and Criminal Divisions of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. He resides with his wife, two daughters and Bisco, his loyal dog, in Arlington, Virginia.
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Recent Noteworthy Case:
Partners Lee Norwind and Demo Komis recently won a $920,000 verdict in the Circuit Court for Fairfax County, Virginia for a woman who was stopped in morning rush hour traffic on I-66 in Fairfax County and was rear-ended by a tractor-trailer, triggering a multi-car pile-up. Here’s a photo of our client’s car with the truck literally in the back seat of it. Fortunately she survived, but experience tells us that victims of crashes caused by fatigued truck drivers aren’t always as lucky.
The truck driver and his company denied causing the accident and refused to settle the case fairly. In fact, the truck driver claimed that other drivers, including our client, moved into the truck’s lane suddenly before it could stop. Demo and Lee located the other drivers and met with them. Their version of events refuted the truck driver’s story. They told Lee and Demo that the truck had been speeding on I-66 well before the crash site. The other drivers were adamant that all of their cars had been stopped for a long time before the truck hit them.
The other drivers provided important eyewitness testimony at the trial. Equally important to winning the case were deposition admissions wrested from the truck driver that Lee and Demo used as powerful evidence during the trial establishing that the truck driver had only a few hours of sleep each of two nights before the collision, and he had to be fatigued at the time of the collision. Lee and Demo also brought the treating doctors into court to explain to the jurors in depth about the serious accident-related injuries resulting from the collision and the medical care given by the doctors.
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