Metro Verdicts Monthly recently provided data on legal malpractice settlements and verdicts in Virginia, D.C., and Maryland.
The median legal malpractice settlement/verdict in Washington D.C. was a whopping $262,500.00. In Virginia and Maryland, the median legal malpractice settlement/verdict was $212,500.00 and $140,211.00 respectively.
What explains the incredible disparity between Washington, D.C. and Maryland and why is Maryland’s median so low? I really have no idea. As always, I find this type of data very interesting yet useless.