Kamerow & Kamerow

The Kamerow Law Firm started its existence when brothers Stanley Kamerow and Allan Kamerow joined forces in 1946.  Stanley's son Jack joined the firm in 1981 and Norm Schneider joined the firm in 1988. Jack and Norm restructured the firm and we became the Kamerow Law Firm in 2004.

Stanley H. Kamerow practiced law in Washington, D.C. and Maryland for more than a half-century before his death in 2002.  He lived in Chevy Chase.  He and his brother founded the law firm of Kamerow & Kamerow in the District in 1946 and continued the partnership until Stanley's death. Stanley was born in Baltimore and raised in Washington.  He graduated from Roosevelt High School and in 1938 from the Columbus School of Law which later merged with Catholic University.  He was a proud founding member of the Brandeis Club, and a co-founder of what became Our Kodesh Congregation, the first synagogue in Montgomery County. He was a 50-year Washington Redskins season ticket holder.

Allan L. Kamerow practiced as a trial lawyer in Washington, D.C. and Virginia for more than a half-century.  He died in 2002 at the age of 81.  He lived in Alexandria starting in 1952.  Allan, a World War II Army veteran, was born in Baltimore and raised in Washington. He graduated from Roosevelt High School and Catholic University law school and was admitted to the D.C. Bar in 1943.  Allan was a founding president of its Sterling Citizens Association and past president of the Seminary Hills Citizens Association. He had served on the Alexandria Planning Commission from about 1970 to 1990.  He was a past president of the Agudas Achim Congregation in Alexandria. As a member of the Jewish Community Center, he had helped found the Jewish Lions Club in the 1930s.  Allan, whose hobbies included golf, was a member of Westwood Country Club and was a 50-year Washington Redskins season ticket holder. As a young man, he had parlayed his hobby of playing spoons into an appearance with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. In the 1970s, as a ham radio operator, he relayed emergency messages from missionaries in Liberia during a revolution there.

Jacob A. Kamerow joined his father Stanley and uncle Allan's law firm in 1981 after his graduation from Georgetown University Law Center and practiced continuously until illness forced him to retire in 2017.  He died on February 8, 2018.  He was a graduate of Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School where he was the Sports Editor of the Tattler, and a cum laude graduate of the University of Virginia.  He litigated hundreds of cases throughout Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.  In his free time, he enjoyed camping trips, nature hikes, kayaking expeditions, beach vacations, and his beloved Washington sports teams and the Virginia Cavaliers. He is survived by his wife of forty years, Chris, and two adult children, Mollie and Ethan.

Norman G. Schneider joined Kamerow & Kamerow in 1988 after a judicial clerkship with Judge Truman A. Morrison, III at the D.C. Superior Court. Like Jack, who was a year ahead of him, Norm is a graduate of Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, where he was captain of the It's Academic team. He received his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, then studied for a Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst before changing fields and attending the Georgetown University Law Center, from which he received the International Academy of Trial Lawyers Advocacy Award at graduation.  He has litigated hundreds of cases throughout Maryland and the District of Columbia. He is married and the father of three adult children who work as: a lawyer, a teacher, and a baseball executive.


The firm has won cases as large as $6 million and as small as one thousand dollars, at trial and on appeal, in settlement and in arbitration, including cases against individuals such as reckless drivers and drunk drivers, corporations such as General Motors, Ford Motor Company, Metro, Wendy's, Roy Rogers, building contractors, and trucking firms, and against the United States, District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia governments.

Over time we have adapted our practice to meet new trends in the law and the economy.  We are sensitive to concerns about legal expenses.  Each matter you bring to us will be handled in the most cost-efficient and cost-effective basis possible.

Representative cases:

Hall v. General Motors (products liability)
Anderson v. Carroll (medical malpractice)
Pile v. Hahn Transportation (beltway tanker truck accident)
Colbert v. Leggett (workplace sexual harrasment)
Venable v. District of Columbia (fire deaths)
Cross v. Guyton (will contest)
Phipps v. U.S. (Federal Tort Claim)
Moore v. U.S. Fire Insurance Co. (claim against diplomat)
Bell v. Mays Department Stores (elevator accident)
Graham v. District of Columbia (police misconduct)
Baron v. Bachner (drunk driving accident)
Haase v. Choi (serious traffic accident)
Ferrell v. Rosenberg (medical malpractice)
Baran v. Krisky (legal malpractice)
Smith v. U.S. Air Force (military rights of females)
Resse v. Veteran's Administration (right to counsel, veteran's benefits)
Doe v. Shemer and Montgomery County Board of Education (sexual misconduct by teacher)
Doe v. Walter Johnson Crew Club (sexual misconduct by coach)