Patrick G. Senftle
About Mr. Senftle
Patrick G. Senftle is a native to the Washington D.C. area who has had extensive civil litigation experience over the past 30 years. His area of expertise include serious automobile and trucking negligence, premise liability, fire cause/origin, wrongful death, and medical negligence. He has particular interest in litigating the rights of traumatic brain injury clients.
Mr. Senftle has significant experience in fire cause/origin and severe scalding cases. One of Mr. Senftle's Maryland appellate decisions clarified the extent of notice required to trigger a landlords duty to respond to potential fire hazards. Mr. Senftle has obtained substantial awards for fire victims that have involved detailed investigations and the sifting of evidence in often destroyed fire settings.
Mr. Senftle has also regularly advised transportation management clients. He has guided transportation fleet owners through insurance regulatory matters and assisted in the development of risk management protocols. He has also litigated matters involving the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).
In addition, Mr. Senftle also specializes in the unique details of insurance law and has been involved in complex insurance coverage disputes. He is also engaged in an active Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) practice and has mediated and arbitrated many civil cases.
Mr. Senftle is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, as well as St. Louis University Law School, where he was a published member of the law journal.
Outside the Office
An advocate for literacy, Mr. Senftle is a board member of the Youth Leadership Foundation which is a non-for-profit organization mentoring students in English and Math in the greater Washington, D.C. area.
District of Columbia
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
United District Court for the District of Columbia
United States District Court for the Southern District of Maryland
United States Court of Federal Claim
Notable Cases and Awards
Mr. Senftle has tried numerous cases to trial. He believes in developing the details of each client’s claim and engaging in innovative trial techniques. He has obtained recoveries and verdicts ranging from $1 million to $3 million, advocating for full compensation for his clients. Some notable representative cases are the following:
$3 million jury verdict for Washington D.C. police officer with cervical injuries and traumatic brain injury (highest D.C. Superior Court verdict in 2019)
$1 million recovery in wrongful death matter involving violation of MUTCD
$500,000.00 verdict for auto accident victim with post-traumatic stress disorder (based on $16,000.00 medical bills and $58,000.00 lost wages)
The National Trial Lawyers has ranked Mr. Senftle within the Top 100 Litigators under a peer review process. He has been regularly selected by SuperLawers Washington D.C. and has received a Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating of 5.0 out of 5.