Scott M. Perry is a founding partner of Perry Charnoff PLLC. Mr. Perry limits his practice to plaintiff catastrophic injury cases, including commercial vehicle collisions, wrongful death, product liability, and medical malpractice. An accomplished trial lawyer, Mr. Perry has consistently been named as a Washington, DC, area “Super Lawyer” since age 35, an accolade awarded by his legal peers. >
Mikhael D. Charnoff is a founding partner of Perry Charnoff PLLC. Mr. Charnoff practices within a wide range of civil and commercial litigation, including business torts, contract disputes, and real estate litigation. He also handles a range of professional liability defense cases that involve legal malpractice, real estate, and federal statutory claims. >
Andrew Simpson serves as our Of Counsel with over 30 years of civil litigation experience, Andrew Simpson has represented countless personal injury plaintiffs.
Anne D. Pile works with the Perry Charnoff team as a legal nurse consultant. With 15 years of experience as a nurse and more than a decade as a legal nurse consultant, she brings medical expertise, passion for patient advocacy, and an inside understanding of the health care field to the team at Perry Charnoff.
Gloria R. Cannon
After working as a paralegal, Gloria Cannon became a law clerk at Perry Charnoff. Gloria is currently in her second year of law school at The University of the District of Columbia law school. Gloria Cannon joined the firm out of a desire to positively impact the lives of our clients and help to set new precedents wherever possible.
Desiree T. Khodorkovsky
Senior Litigation Paralegal
With nearly a decade of experience as a paralegal, Desiree joined our team with the desire to assist in the firm's day-to-day operations. As a civil and commercial litigation paralegal, Desiree manages our client relations and case files and assists with preparation for trials, hearings, and depositions.
Elizabeth Perez-Garcia majored in Criminology Law and Society at George Mason University with a double minor in Forensic Psychology and Intelligence Analysis. Before joining our team, Elizabeth worked at an immigration law firm. Elizabeth joined the firm to learn a new practice area and serve our clients in the best way possible, with the hope of attending law school.
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, and the broader Washington, DC, 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.