John J. Girgenti, Attorney 

John works on a wide range of complex civil litigation matters in both federal and state courts. 

Examples of recent matters include:

  • Assisting a major auto parts manufacturer in complex litigation over insurance coverage for bodily injury claims.
  • Assisting a nationwide, automotive dealer in the recovery of insurance proceeds.
  • Assisting multiple 524(g) asbestos trusts in the pursuit of insurance coverage for the benefit of personal injury claimants.

John also has an active pro bono practice which includes working with the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to correcting and preventing the conviction of innocent people in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.

Prior to joining Gilbert LLP, John was an associate in the D.C. office of a large international law firm where his practice included advising clients with regard to intellectual property matters, with a focus on trademark issues and patent litigations. He also advised clients on compliance with, and potential liability under, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and assisted with both internal corporate reviews and government investigations related thereto. 

During law school, John spent a year representing defendants in misdemeanor cases in the District of Columbia Superior Court as a member of Georgetown’s Criminal Justice Clinic.


  • 2001 - J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
  • 1997 - B.A., University of Virginia

Bar Memberships

  • District of Columbia
  • New York