Goal-Oriented Results and Direct Communication

Our goal is to achieve a solution that allows you to move forward with comfort and financial security.

Experienced Attorneys

You will get the experience of a competitive large firm but with a small firm approach and attention.

We are Trauma Lawyers

We do specific work for those who have gone through heart breaking drama, we are here for you.

Advocates for Social Justice & Engaged in Community Service

We strive to give every client peace of mind along with equal and quality legal counsel.

Washington, D.C.
Workers Compensation and Personal Injury Lawyer


Determined District of Columbia attorneys pursue compensation for accidental injuries

Whether you are hurt in a split-second accident or by incremental harm over a long period of time, your injury may impact every aspect of your life. At the Washington, D.C. law firm of May Lightfoot, PLLC, we help our clients seek compensation for injuries suffered on the job and in accidents caused by others’ negligence. By focusing on workers’ compensation claims and personal injury law, we provide keen insight and comprehensive guidance through every step of the legal process.


In the aftermath of an injury, the support of an experienced lawyer is invaluable. We strive to give every client peace of mind along with quality legal counsel.

Our attorneys deliver aggressive representation in the civil courts of Maryland and the District of Columbia and use our wealth of experience to negotiate satisfactory settlements.

Respected D.C.-area injury law firm advocates on behalf of people hurt in accidents

Our attorneys strive to get you everything you are entitled to, while doing our best to minimize your stress. Our satisfied clients express appreciation for our:

  • Goal-oriented litigation — We relentlessly pursue favorable outcomes without losing sight of the big picture. Our goal is to achieve a solution that allows you to move forward with comfort and financial security.
  • Personalized approach — Each of our clients receives one-on-one attention. When you choose us, your lawyer will take the time to understand your concerns and what matters most to you.
  • Caring support — We understand that dealing with the pressure and intricacy of a workers’ compensation claim or personal injury lawsuit can be stressful. Our lawyers are committed to clear communication and responsive service every step of the way.

Clients Trust Us

Bill Lightfoot and Kelly Fisher represented my husband and I after we lost our 1 year old son Stokely due to daycare negligence. They were very attentive and caring during the entire process...


Mari A. - Google Review

May Lightfoot has some of the brightest minds in the business! I myself have enjoyed our partnership. They put clients first and give maximum effort that produce results!


Matt & Laura W. - Google Review

Mr. William P. Lightfoot did excellent work for my father. He will be considered in the future for my family and recommended to my friends and family members as well...


Cynthia C. - Google Review

Excellent, professional attorneys in the Washington D.C. metro. Mr. Lightfoot took me on as a client 2 years ago and I have been very happy with the results he has brought to the table.


David - Google Review

Skilled personal injury lawyers represent clients in the District of Columbia and Maryland

We have successfully litigated personal injury claims of all kinds, obtaining sizeable settlements and favorable verdicts. Our firm represents clients injured in:

  • Motor vehicle accidents — A car accident, truck collision or motorcycle crash can leave a victim with piles of bills and long-term physical suffering. If an insurance company is unwilling to make a satisfactory offer for compensation, we are prepared to take them to court. We also represent pedestrians injured by motor vehicles.
  • Slip and fall incidents — Cracked floors, icy sidewalks and wobbly railings are just a few types of premises liability issues that may lead to a serious slip and fall injury. We seek compensation through premises liability claims from property owners and managers who knew or should have known an unsafe condition existed on their premises but failed to fix it.
  • Products liability accidents — When dangerous and defective products cause injuries, we strive to hold the responsible parties accountable for damages. Our firm files products liability claims against manufacturers, distributors and retailers.

A full list of our practice areas can be found here.

We are committed to justice and fairness for our injured clients. You can count on us to work tirelessly on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve as promptly and efficiently as possible.

Free D.C. Workers’ Compensation Book


What every injured worker needs to know

The workers’ compensation claims process can be complex, confusing, and rife with potential pitfalls. In this book, we address common D.C. workers’ comp questions and concerns, work to banish myths and misconceptions that could hurt your claim, and explain why you need experienced legal representation to ensure your rights are protected.

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Meet Our Attorneys


LaRuby May knows how to build things: campaigns, policy, cases, and trust. She has spent her entire career finding gaps in the community and doing what it takes to get residents the services and resources they deserve. It is no different in her work at May Lightfoot—the only personal injury law firm in Ward 8.

For 39 years, William P. Lightfoot has served as a lead attorney litigating multi-million dollar cases in the courts of the Metropolitan Washington Area. He negotiates settlement agreements, represents clients in arbitrations, mediations, and at trial, as well as manages cases from initial client intake through final disposition. He has recovered millions of dollars for his clients.

William J. Lightfoot is a founding partner of May Lightfoot PLLC. He earned his law degree from the George Washington University Law School. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Lightfoot worked in Mayor Bowser’s Office of Legal Counsel where he helped draft legislation.

Ms. Jung was recently appointed by a federal judge to the leadership team of the Zantac Multi-District Litigation in Florida. She will play a key role in the national litigation and discovery related to the hundreds of Zantac cases filed throughout the country.

Practice Areas


Located in Washington, D.C. and practicing throughout the D.C. area and Maryland, the lawyers at May Lightfoot, PLLC represent clients in workers’ compensation and personal injury claims.

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