Attorneys you can trust to fight for you. Experienced and aggressive representation you can count on.

Our firm was formed in 1983 by David Sher and Mark Cummings, two ambitious trial attorneys. In 2003, we became Sher, Cummings and Ellis, when John Ellis, a renowned medical malpractice litigator, joined the firm. Today we continue to practice in the heart of Arlington, helping people from all walks of life with their legal struggles.

We are a firm of four attorneys, and practice in Northern Virginia, primarily in the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William, as well as the Cities of Alexandria and Manassas. We also practice in the United States District Courts for the the District of Columbia and the Eastern District of Virginia. Both David Sher and Mark Cummings are AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, and have been selected yearly for Super Lawyers recognition since 2007 and 2008 respectively.

We are committed to providing high quality legal services, and treat our clients like they are part of the family. As a result, most of our work is referred by previous clients.

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Mark Cummings is an adjunct professor at George Mason University Law School and has taught Virginia Practice, Virginia Remedies, and Health Law since 2000. He was recently selected by the Virginia Supreme Court to serve as faculty on the Virginia State Bar mandatory Professionalism Course. David Sher served as Chair of the Arlington Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education Committee, and was awarded special recognition for his outstanding service.