James T. Hittinger


District of ColumbiaMarylandVirginia


Washington DC

1233 20th Street NW 8th Floor

Washington, DC 20036

Virginia - Fairfax

10511 Judicial Drive

Fairfax, VA 22032

Maryland - Rockville

15850 Crabbs Branch Way Suite 330

Rockville, MD 20855

Practice Areas





Premises Liability

Product Liability

Professional Liability



James Hittinger is a partner in the firm’s District of Columbia office. He also maintains offices in Rockville and Fairfax. James specializes in complex litigation, including the defense of physicians, dentists, hospitals, nurses, psychologists, medical practices, and many other professionals, as well as construction and construction defect litigation, environmental/mold litigation, premises liability, trucking, and general liability matters. James has successfully tried both jury and non-jury matters in each of the state and federal courts in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Virginia. He has handled numerous matters at arbitration, including before the American Arbitration Association. He has also represented clients on appeal in each of these jurisdictions.

James has been selected as a D.C. Super Lawyer every year since 2017. In 2021, James was also selected as one of the best lawyers in Montgomery County by Bethesda Magazine.

Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Notable Matters

  • Represents several hospitals, health systems, medical practices, and individual providers in a variety of civil and professional disputes.
  • Represents professional licensees before the various professional licensing boards.
  • Represents both homeowners and contractors in construction disputes.
  • Successfully represented a property management company at trial in mold injury litigation.
  • Successfully represented a major retailer at a premises liability trial.
  • Successfully prevailed at arbitration in a construction matter on behalf of a subcontractor against a general contractor.


  • University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 2010
  • Franklin & Marshall College, B.A., 2005

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute