© 2017 Pangia Law Group

DOUGLAS P. DESJARDINS

Pangia Law Group - Trial Lawyers - Washington, DC
1717 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20036 
Direct: 202.758.2794

Fax: 202.393.1725 
Email: dpd@pangialaw.com

Throughout his professional career Doug has only represented injured victims. Doug has participated in numerous complex Federal Multidistrict Litigation cases and was on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee of the Egypt Air 990 crash. At Pangia Law Group, his primary focus is on complex cases, as many of his clients have been in catastrophic aircraft or motor vehicle cases. Many significant disasters are caused by a number of different factors and parties. Doug supervises a team of experts to determine precisely what happened and who is responsible. Doug's goal throughout the entire process is to see that his clients are compensated to the fullest extent of the law and are supported every step of the way.

 

Doug is based in Washington, D.C.​ Whenever he can, Doug likes to sneak off to the woods of New Hampshire for a hike.  Before his kids graduate from college, his goal is to hike all 48 mountains over 4,000 feet in the state—he only has 35 more to go, and 6 years to hike them.

BAR ADMISSIONS
  • State Bar Admissions: Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and the District of Columbia

  • Supreme Court of the United States

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, Ninth Circuit, Sixth Circuit, Fourth Circuit, and the District of Columbia Circuit

  • Federal District Court Admissions: District of Columbia, Maryland, Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania, Northern District of Ohio

 

EDUCATION
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 1993

  • Davidson College, Bachelor of Arts, English, 1986.

 

SELECTED REPORTED CASES, SPEECHES AND PRESENTATIONS
  • Charles County Com’rs v. Johnson, ---A.2d.---, 2006 WL 1560742 (Md. 2006).

  • Garby v. George Washington University Hosp., 886 A. 2d 510, (D.C. Oct. 27, 2005).

  • “A lifetime in a wheelchair after a Sunday drive - Scriber c. General Motors: roof crush results in quadripledia; A case study in defective design litigation.” Presented to the Attorneys Information Exchange Group conference, Orlando, Florida, October 23, 2000.

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section

  • District of Columbia Bar Association, Personal Injury and Litigation Sections

  • American Association of Trial Lawyers, Member

  • Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C., Member

  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Member

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
  • United States Peace Corps, Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), 1987-1989