Contact Information:

Law Office
Eric M. May, P.C.
Of Counsel with
Ashcraft & Gerel, LLP
1825 K Street, N.W.
Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20006


Phone: 202-822-8264
Fax: 202-416-6392

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Lawyer Qualifications and Experience

Washington DC Workers’ Compensation & Personal Injury Lawyer Eric M. May

Eric M. May has been practicing workers’ compensation and personal injury law in the District of Columbia and Maryland since 1974. Mr. May and his staff give personal service, are responsive to his clients’ needs, and seek the maximum benefits available. In his 40 years of practicing workers’ compensation law, Mr. May has received referrals from previous clients, other attorneys, labor unions, and medical practitioners, among others.


  • Catholic University of America, J.D., 1972
  • Penn State University, B.S., 1965


  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland


  • Handled more than 2,000 workers’ compensation cases
  • Hundreds of cases of those cases have gone to trial
  • Argued appeals of many workers’ compensation cases at the Washington D.C. Court of Appeals
  • Many of Eric’s  cases have made and clarified new law
  • Tried approximately 100 personal injury cases in various courts throughout the Washington D.C. area


  • Member of the National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the category of lawyers who practice civil plaintiff law in Washington, D.C.
  • AV Rating- Martindale Hubbell. Martindale Hubbell is a private organization which sends out questionnaires to practicing lawyers asking them to rate other lawyers on competency and reputation. Lawyers may have no rating at all or may earn one of three ratings which are: AV (highest rating); BV (second highest); CV (third highest); or no rating given at all.
  • Super Lawyer Membership- Workers’ Compensation. Super Lawyers is also a private organization that conducts a selection process which recognizes top lawyers in various areas of law. Potential candidates are evaluated state by state on the basis of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only five percent (5%) of lawyers in any state are selected.


  • D.C. Workers’ Compensation Practice Manual. Sponsored by the D.C. Bar, this manual was first published in 1986. The Manual is now in its Seventh Edition and consists of almost three hundred pages of text and case summaries.
  • District of Columbia Practice Manual- Workers’ Compensation Chapter. This manual covers of many different areas of law published by the D.C. Bar.
  • Attorney May contributed to the Standardized Civil Jury Instructions for the District of Columbia and the D.C. Municipal Regulations on workers’ compensation.
  • Acted as a mediator in settling cases at the D.C. Superior Court.
  • Authored articles on workers’ compensation for the D.C. Bar Magazine
  • Since 1986 he has taught courses on workers’ compensation for the D.C. Bar, other organizations, and labor unions throughout the D.C. area.
  • Testified before the D.C. Council on proposed changes to workers’ compensation law.
  • For many years he was on the Board of the D.C. Trial Lawyers Association.