Who is Perry Charnoff?

A Team Dedicated to Providing Compassionate Legal Counsel for Personal Injury Victims


The law firm of Perry Charnoff PLLC emerged from its founding attorneys’ desire to provide a holistic approach to trial law as well as supportive, compassionate legal counsel that would give voice to injury victims and their families. At Perry Charnoff, we believe that trial law is more than just a legal matter — it’s a tool to promote justice and prevent future tragedies.

Before forming Perry Charnoff, trial lawyers Mikhael Charnoff and Scott Perry became acquainted in court, often working on opposing sides of a case. The legal partnership they later created, Perry Charnoff PLLC, was born out of a mutual respect for each other’s work.

Today, the two attorneys’ different litigation backgrounds allow them to assess both sides of every case and anticipate how litigation will unfold.

As a law firm, we pride ourselves on our reputation for being dynamic, experienced trial attorneys who bring intensity and creativity to our practice. By keeping our firm small, focused, and flexible, we are able to put our clients’ needs above any other concern and provide a customized approach to every case.

Mr. Charnoff and Mr. Perry have achieved many successful verdicts and settlements for past clients. Fill out our contact form for more information.

Perry Charnoff PLLC was formed on three principles:

We are trial lawyers first.

Simply put, trial experience matters. When we agree to represent a client, we prepare your case assuming it may go to trial and strategize accordingly. Our attorneys’ combined 30 years of trial experience — working for both the plaintiff’s and defense’s side allows our team to view each case from an informed and nuanced perspective. We feel at home in the courtroom, and we understand the practices and procedures of local courts as well as how to best advocate for you in each venue.

We litigate to achieve results.

We use the litigation process to attain justice, not to fight pointless battles. Often, the majority of the effort and money spent on litigation accumulates during the pre-trial phase, which includes pleadings, discovery, and motions practice. We approach this phase with an aggressive and efficient strategy in order to reduce costs for our clients. No one wins when cases languish, and our approach respects that.

We respect our community.

We provide legal representation for clients in Arlington, Virginia, Washington, DC, and the broader metro area, and we consider ourselves their neighbors as well as their advocates. We stay active in our community by supporting local initiatives (including the annual Clarendon Day event in Arlington) and nationwide causes that we are passionate about, particularly those centered around issues of community and family safety.

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“Scott represented me after my son and I were hit by a car. He did an excellent job working with me during a very stressful time. He was responsive to all of my questions and kept me constantly updated as to the status of my case. I was very pleased with the outcome of my case and can highly recommend him.” 

- Melanie D, Client