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Phone: 301-948-3800, 202-7198945
Demosthenes “Demo” Komis is a trial attorney who has tried more than twenty cases to a jury verdict in the courts of Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.
Licensed in all three jurisdictions, Demo’s trial and litigation experience includes the representation of Plaintiffs in a variety of tort actions, including medical malpractice, legal malpractice, premises liability, trucking and automobile negligence cases. Demo largely represents clients who have suffered permanent and catastrophic injuries, including death, traumatic brain injury, disability, facial disfigurement, eye and spinal injuries.
Demo also has experience representing individuals in sexual assault and discrimination claims against employers, such as claims brought pursuant to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as well as the Virginia Human Rights Act.
Demo litigates cases in both federal and state courts throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia. In Virginia, he has litigated cases as far west as Roanoke and as far east as the City of Norfolk. In Maryland, Demo has litigated cases in Montgomery, Prince George’s, Anne Arundel, Charles and Wicomico counties. Through his trial experience, Demo has acquired a keen understanding of juries and can effectively deliver arguments to jurors from various communities.
Though all cases vary and none is predictive, some of the jury verdicts in Demo’s cases have included:
Demo is widely recognized for his advocacy. He was named a “Rising Star” by the Super Lawyers publication for 10 consecutive years.
Before joining the firm, Demo clerked for the Honorable Natalia M. Combs Greene on the Superior Court for the District of Columbia. He holds a B.A. degree in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia and a J.D. degree from Howard University School of Law.
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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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Karp, Wigodsky, Norwind, Kudel & Gold, P.A. is committed to undertaking challenging cases, changing lives, and making justice a reality for our clients. To speak with Mr. Komis, call 301-948-3800 or contact us online.
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