Georgetown University Law Center
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. District Court for Western District of Virginia
U.S. Supreme Court
District of Columbia
Jon Schraub provides complete guidance in the areas of professional liability litigation, healthcare, and employment. He serves clients at the trial and appellate levels in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. Jon is the managing shareholder of Sands Anderson’s McLean office and a member of the Litigation and Healthcare Groups and Employment Team. With significant experience and in-depth knowledge, Jon works tirelessly to supports his clients’ successes.
To serve his client’s unique legal needs, Jon applies his talents in professional liability defense and coverage, employment law, and business counseling. His expansive trial and appellate litigation experience help national and international insurance companies navigate complex professional indemnity and Executive & Officer issues. In liability court, Jon has also defended:
- Corporate officers and directors
- Real estate brokers
- Title insurance companies
In addition, Jon has handled numerous medical malpractice claims, including defense of ob-gyn, emergency room, radiology, and neurology cases. He further served as outside counsel to a federal thrift institution and numerous national trade associations. John works efficiently and intelligently to help each client them look forward and come out ahead.
- Miller v. Davis, (Circuit Court for Baltimore County, Md., 2017) (medical malpractice, neurosurgery) – Defense verdict
- Armacost v. Davis, 217 Md. App. LEXIS 895 (Md. Ct. of Spec. App. 2017), (reversal of jury verdit against neurosurgeon based on errors in instructions by the Court – decided issues of first impression in Maryland)
- Leslie A. West, Adm’r v. John F. Rodgers, Esq., (Circuit Court for the City of Alexandria, Va. 2017) (legal malpractice defense) (summary judgment awarded to lawyer on malpractice claim over failure to timely file federal estate tax return)
- Mayr, et al., v. Osborne, 795 S.E.2d 731 (Va. S. Ct. 2017) (Judgment against neurosurgeon reversed and existing Virginia law changed to eliminate battery as a cause of action for medical malpractice)
- Healy v. BWW Law Group, et al., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 8642 (D. Md. 2017), (Summary Judgment for law firm on FDCPA and RICO lawsuit)
- Woodroof v Cunningham & Associates, 147 A.3d 777 (D.C.C.A. 2016) (legal malpractice defense) (Affirming dismissal for arbitration)
- Curtin v Commonwealth Orthopedics, et al., (Fairfax County Cir Ct 2016) (medical malpractice – jury) DEFENSE VERDICT
- Rainey v. Maseer Bade, M.D., (Fairfax County Cir. Ct., 2016) (medical malpractice defense – jury) DEFENSE VERDICT
- N.O. a Minor by her mother Christine Orwig v. Mark Alembik, M.D. and About Women OB/Gyn, PC, (United States District Court of the Eastern District of Virginia, 2016) (Virginia double cap medical malpractice lawsuit) DEFENSE VERDICT
- Rocha v. Brown & Gould, LLC, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 56469, (U.S.D.C. for the District of Columbia, April 30, 2015) (Summary Judgment for law firm in $10 million legal malpractice case)
- Representation of law firm in US District Court for D.C. in $10 million legal malpractice claim resulting in summary judgment for client.
- Leigh Ann Nagosky, as Administrator of the Estate of Michael Nagosky v. Mathew Mayr, M.D. and Neurosurgical Associates PC, (Chesterfield County Cir. Ct 2015 (medical malpractice- wrongful death defense – jury)
- Davis v. About Women Ob-Gyn, (Stafford County Cir. Ct. 2013) (medical malpractice defense – jury)
- McFadden v. Kiernan, (Fairfax County Cir. Ct. 2013) (medical malpractice defense – jury)
- Andaracua v. Soutter, (Fairfax County Cir. Ct. 2013) (medical malpractice defense – jury)
- Madahusudhan v. Pediatric Surgical Associates, PC, et. al (Fairfax County Cir. Ct. 2013) (medical malpractice defense – jury)
- Martinez-Vargas v. Virginia Womens’ Health Associates Ltd., (Prince William County Cir. Ct. 2011) (medical malpractice defense – jury)
- Estate of Webster v. Fairfax Neonatal Associates, (Prince William County Cir. Ct. 2010) (medical malpractice defense – jury)
- Clements v. Hashemi, (Fairfax County Cir. Ct. 2009) (medical malpractice defense – jury)
- Smith v. Kim, 277 Va. 486, 675 SE2d 193 (2009) (Affirming verdict — medical malpractice defense – jury).
- Butler v. Trivedi (I and II), (Cir. Ct. City of Alexandria 2008/2009) (medical malpractice defense – jury)
- Smith v. Gastroenterology Associates of Northern Virginia, (Kim) (Fairfax County Cir. Ct. 2008) (medical malpractice defense – jury)
- Goode v. Commonwealth Orthopedic, (Fairfax County Cir. Ct. 2008) (medical malpractice defense – jury)
- Cagle v. Child Cardiology Associates, (Fairfax County Cir. Ct. 2006) (medical malpractice defense – jury)
- Da Silva v. Child Cardiology Associates, (Montgomery County, Md., Cir. Ct. 2007) (medical malpractice defense – jury)
- Falk v. Vaswani, (Fairfax County Cir. Ct. 2005) (medical malpractice defense – jury)
Defended multi-state debt collection law firm in class action FDCPA lawsuit involving Robo-signing claims in federal district court and US Court of Appeals.
Obtained a defense verdict in a two-week trial defending a psychiatrist against malpractice claims arising out of the suicide of a 34-year old male patient. The issues involved technical applications of psychopharmacologic principles, as well as treatment decisions made in a managed health care environment.
Obtained multiple defense verdicts in favor of physicians and surgeons in complex, medical jury trials involving catastrophic injuries.
Represented as special litigation counsel to bankruptcy trustee in successful multi-million dollar recovery of fraudulent conveyance against a major national bank.
Represented insurance client in a series of related, complex coverage disputes involving multiple defalcations and embezzlement by an insured title company.
Represented outside directors and General Counsel of failed family of professional liability insurance companies in federal, multi-district litigation involving state insurance receivers and policyholders
Served as lead counsel winning summary judgment on behalf of former directors and attorneys of a failed federally insured savings institution against claims by the FDIC totaling over $15 million. The case involved cutting edge issues including attorney’s liability, director liability, statute of limitations analysis, application of FIRREA, and bank regulator duties. This case received national attention as the most successful effort to date in restraining the expansive interpretation by the FRIC/RTC of its powers under federal law.
Served as special counsel to an association in the development and negotiation of a major real estate project in downtown Washington, D.C. The project involved assembling numerous parcels of land, and negotiating zoning and environmental issues with administrative bodies. He also oversaw a unique transfer of development rights program to facilitate the highest and best use of the site.
Tried the first case in the 4th Circuit to find insurance coverage for a property owner under a CGL policy based on the defective work of a sub-contractor.
"Best Lawyers in America®”
Virginia Business magazine “Legal Elite"
“Super Lawyers,” 2006 - 2015
"Lawyer of the Year in Washington DC for Legal Malpractice Defense,” Best Lawyers®, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014
“Lawyer of the Year in Washington DC for Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants,” Best Lawyers®, 2015 - 2016
“Leaders in the Law,” 2015
Virginia Lawyers Media
New York City Urban Fellowship, Office of the Mayor, City of New York
Virginia Bar Association Insurance Committee - Founding Chairman, 1998
Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys - Vice Chair, Policy Coverage Committee, 2004 - 2005
The National Kidney Foundation - General Counsel, 1991 – 1996
Brazilian American Cultural Institute, Director 1986 - Present; Chairman of the Board of Directors, 1991-Present
American Arbitration Association, Member, Permanent Panel of Arbitrators, 1989 - Present
Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Program, Superior Court of the District of Columbia Arbitrator, 1990 - Present
Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of Litigation, American Bar Association, 1989
Symphony Orchestra League of Alexandria, Virginia
Board of Directors, 1997 - 1998
- 23 Sands Anderson attorneys named to 2019 Best Lawyers® list
- 2018 Virginia Employment Law Pocket Guide
- Thirty-Three Sands Anderson Lawyers Named to 2017 Virginia Business Legal Elite
- 20 Sands Anderson PC Attorneys Named to 2018 Best Lawyers® List
- Twenty-One Sands Anderson attorneys included in 2017 Super Lawyers® list
- Thirty-One Sands Anderson Lawyers Named to 2016 Virginia Business Legal Elite
- Seventeen Sands Anderson Lawyers Included in 2017 Best Lawyers
- Twenty-One Sands Anderson Attorneys Included in 2016 Super Lawyers List
- Thirty Sands Anderson Attorneys among 2015 Legal Elite
- Jonathan Schraub Selected as Leader in the Law