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Sickels, Frei & Mims is one of the most experienced plaintiffs personal injury law firms in Northern Virginia.  Our attorneys have 100 years of combined experience representing injured people in cases dealing with medical errors, wrongful death, defective products, and serious automobile and trucking crashes.

Since 2010, the firm has been named a Best Law Firm in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area by U.S. News & World Report, achieving a Top Tier ranking in Medical Malpractice Law-Plaintiffs and Personal Injury Litigation-Plaintiffs.  All three partners at the firm have been listed in Best Lawyers, been listed in SuperLawyers, and achieved the highest "AV" peer rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

We are committed to the very highest standards of legal representation. We keep our caseload small, search for the very best experts, use advanced technology and exhaustively prepare your case. When you partner with us, we put our entire team of attorneys and experienced legal assistants behind your case.

The Sickels, Frei and Mims firm has evolved over the past 35 years into a partnership of consistently effective trial attorneys committed to the highest standards of legal representation. The partners have spent decades representing the injured in cases involving serious accidents, medical malpractice, products liability and other personal injury litigation.

Each of the partners has the highest (AV) peer-review rating by Martindale-Hubbell and is a highly experienced civil litigator. The partners are assisted by outstanding associate attorneys, certified paralegals, medical technologists and a professional support staff. The firm's two main areas of concentration are civil litigation and business planning.

Civil Litigation

Our trial attorneys represent those whose legal rights have been violated by the neglect, indifference or carelessness of others. We have tried literally hundreds of jury trials and successfully resolved cases of hundreds of clients without going to trial. We have more than 100 years of combined experience in these broad areas of practice:

  • Medical malpractice
  • Product failures and defects
  • Wrongful death
  • Serious auto, truck and bus collisions
Business Planning

Our business department handles a variety of legal services, including:

  • Commercial real estate transactions
  • Business organization
  • Capital formation
  • Financing
  • Risk management
  • Long term legal affairs planning
Client Reviews
Gary Mims represented me as my attorney with an issue I had last year. Working with Gary was a pleasure. He was very understanding about my situation, and it was affirming to talk to him. He had a good grasp not only of the legal issues, but the technical issues with my case. Other attorneys I had approached were less receptive because they were not familiar with my particular issue; Gary was. He was professional, empathetic, and a zealous advocate. I was very pleased with how he handled my case... Lisa Ramish
This is the ‘go to’ firm in Northern Virginia for personal injury law. They did a fabulous job for us. I would highly recommend them. They definitely went above and beyond for us with a great result. Christine Bates
Trusted advice and guidance when you need it most: Gary Mims of Sickels, Frei and Mims, provided outstanding help and guidance through a difficult, emotional and often complex process. When we first thought we might need legal assistance we reached out to several attorneys that we found on the internet and Gary stood out from all the rest: he explained the situation and process ahead in simple terms that we were able to understand...While we hope not to need legal support in the future, if we did, Gary Mims would most certainly be our first, and only, choice. 10 out of 10, thank you Colonel Jeremy Johnson