Michael S. Lieberman is a founding partner of DiMuroGinsberg and a member of the firm’s litigation team. He has 35 years’ experience in the litigation of complex criminal and civil matters, with particular emphasis and success in appellate matters. Mr. Lieberman spent the early years of his career honing his skills as a criminal litigator, concentrating mostly on constitutional claims. His practice has since evolved to include commercial litigation in the areas of business conspiracy, RICO, copyright and trademark litigation and the litigation of wrongful death claims, especially police involved shootings. Mr. Lieberman also assists attorneys involved in professional negligence matters.


  • New York State Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Virginia State Bar

Representative Cases:

  • Obtained $2.95 million settlement for beneficiaries in Fairfax County Circuit Court in a wrongful death police shooting
  • Obtained favorable Virginia Supreme Court ruling on intentional infliction of emotional distress.
  • $3 million arbitration award including damages and attorneys’ fees upheld by D.C. Court of Appeals.
  • Obtained multi-million dollar settlement in a wrongful death 1983 action involving a police shooting.
  • Obtained $108,212.00 in sanctions for discovery abuse in IP case.
  • Successfully represented a trade association in protection of its copyrighted software
  • Obtained two Virginia Supreme Court rulings reversing disciplinary actions taken against attorneys

Honors & Awards:

  • Leaders in the Law, 2015 Class honoree, Virginia Lawyers Media
  • Virginia SuperLawyer, 2014 – 2016
  • Washington DC SuperLawyer, 2015 – 2016
  • Recipient, Public Justice Achievement Award, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, 1995
  • Phi Kappa Phi

Publications & Lectures:

  • “Virginia cracks down on worker misclassification” Virginia Employment Law Letter (Jun. 2022)
  • “ADA doesn’t protect train engineer from turning over medical records” Virginia Employment Law Letter (Mar. 2022)
  • Co-author, Attorneys Fees and Sanctions, Virginia CLE , Aug. 2012
  • Author, Excessive force by state police officials; The Journal of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Volume 20, Number 4, 2009
  • Author, To Speak or Not to Speak: Public Employment and the First Amendment; The Journal of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Spring, 1996
  • Co-author, “Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: An Emerging Area of Law.” Trial Magazine, July 1995


Tel: 703-684-4333
Fax: 703-548-3181

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Areas of practice:

  • Appellate practice
  • Litigation
  • Commercial law
  • Qui Tam litigation
  • Personal injury
  • Professional negligence


  • District of Columbia, 1980
  • Virginia, 1980
  • New York, 1987
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1988


  • J.D., American University, cum laude, 1979
  • B.A., American University, cum laude, 1976

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