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Law Offices of Joseph F. Cunningham & Associates, PLC
1901 North Moore Street, Suite 802
Arlington, Virginia 22209Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 703-294-6500
Fax: 703-294-4885
E-Mail: info@cunninghamlawyers.com
www.cunninghamlawyers.com
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Established: 1970

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Professional Liability
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Coverage Issues
  • Litigation
  • Appeals
  • Arbitration
  • Condo Disputes
  • Health Law
  • Construction Disputes
  • Trucking Defense
  • Litigation
  • Aviation Law
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About Us
Since 1970, Cunningham & Associates, PLC offers personalized, accessible insurance defense service to meet the exacting needs of our clients. We offer trial and appellate practice, coverage analyses, mediation and regulatory advice. We have tried to verdict hundreds of cases in state and federal courts in MD, DC and VA and settled thousands successfully.
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Additional Locations
Silver Spring, Maryland
1111 Bonifant Street
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
Washington, District of Columbia
5039 Connecticut Avenue, Unit 3
Washington, District of Columbia 20008
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
ACE GroupAdmiral Insurance Company
American National Property and Casualty CompanyArgonaut Insurance Company
Attorneys Liability Protection Society (ALPS)AutoOne Insurance Company
Boat/U.S. Marine InsuranceChubb Group of Insurance Companies
Colony Insurance CompanyDonegal Insurance Group
Frontier Insurance CompanyGreat American Insurance Company
Hallmark Insurance CompanyHarleysville Insurance Company
Hudson Insurance GroupLegal Mutual Liability Insurance Society of Maryland
Lloyd'sMinnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company
Selective Insurance Company of AmericaSouthern Insurance Company
Specialty Claims Services, Inc.Western General Insurance Company
Westport Insurance Corporation
Non-Insurance Clients
The Barac CompanyClaims Management Resources, LLC
Columbia Sussex CorporationCunningham Lindsey Claims Management, Inc.
Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc.Jones Lang LaSalle
Murdock Claim Management CompanyU.S. Claims Administration, Inc.
ValleyCrest Companies
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Personnel Information
Firm Managing Partner
Joseph F. Cunningham
Arlington, VA
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Professional Liability
Admitted
  • District of Columbia, 1965
  • Maryland, 1977
  • Virginia, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
Additional Biographical Details:
Adjunct Professor, Georgetown Law Center; Instructor, Universities of Maryland and Virginia; Cunningham Chair, Insurance and Commercial Law, Columbia University
Memberships:
  • Maryland State, Virginia and Arlington Bar Associations
  • The District of Columbia Bar
  • Maryland Defense Counsel
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
Education:
  • John Carroll University, B.S. (with honors), 1957
  • University of Rochester, M.A. (with honors), 1965
  • Columbia Law School, J.D., 1960
Born:1935
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Senior Associates
Patrick E. O'Laughlin
Arlington, VA
Admitted
  • Maryland, 2009
  • Virgin Islands, 2012
Education:
  • University of Maryland, B.A., Business Administration, 2006
  • University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., 2009
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Aaron J. Cheatham
Arlington, VA
Admitted
  • Ohio (Inactive), 2010
  • Virginia, 2012
Education:
  • George Mason University, B.A. Economics, 2007
  • University of Toledo School of Law, J.D., 2010
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Associate
Kevin M. Eckert
Arlington, VA
Admitted
  • Virginia, 2015
Education:
  • Case Western Reserve University, B.A., 2010
  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D. (with honors), 2015
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Articles
Overlooked Defense in Professional Liability Claims Against Attorneys by Joseph F. Cunningham, Michael A. Graziano & Steven C. Lippman

Articles by Joseph F. Cunningham
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Additional Links
State-Offered Mediation 'Effective' on Disputes
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Service Areas
Rockville, Maryland28 miles
Alexandria, Virginia6 miles
Fairfax, Virginia14 miles
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