Michael L. Pivor


District of ColumbiaMarylandVirginia


Maryland - Rockville

15850 Crabbs Branch Way

Rockville, MD 20855

Virginia - Fairfax

10511 Judicial Dr.

Fairfax, VA 22032

District of Columbia

1233 20th St. NW

Washington, DC 20036

Practice Areas

Construction & Construction Defects


Food & Beverage Liability



Premises Liability

Product Liability

Professional Liability




Michael is a Partner in the firm’s Washington, DC and Rockville offices.  He has been involved in a variety of civil litigation matters, with an emphasis on defending businesses in the retail and hospitality industry.  In addition, Michael has represented individuals, families, and businesses in a variety of complex legal disputes, including personal injury, wrongful death, trucking and transportation, alleged constitutional violations, premises liability, products liability, alleged RICO violations, contract disputes, construction matters, landlord-tenant disputes, employment law, defense of architects & engineers, and professional malpractice.  Michael has tried numerous jury and bench trials to defense verdicts, has obtained the dismissals of several cases through dispositive motions, and has successfully briefed and argued multiple state and federal appeals.

Michael has been recognized as a Super Lawyer- Rising Star in the District of Columbia. 

Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Virginia State
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia

Notable Matters

  • Obtained a favorable opinion for a Fortune 500 company from the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • Obtained a defense verdict for a national commercial property management company 
  • Obtained summary judgment in a seven-figure action in the City of Baltimore.


  • American University Washington College of Law, J.D., 2004
  • American University, B.A., 2001

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • DRI (Retail & Hospitality section)
  • District of Columbia Defense Lawyers Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association (litigation section)
  • Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts
  • American Bar Association