Washington D.C. Legal Research Services for Attorneys

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The National Legal Research Group provides attorneys with quality legal research and writing services to help them with their cases. Founded in 1969, we have assisted over 50,000 attorneys, including solo practitioners, large firms, corporate counsel, and more. 

We have completed over 170,000 projects across the U.S., including cases specific to Washington D.C. legal research. Our attorneys average over 20 years of experience each, and are specialized by areas of law to ensure expertise and competence. To learn more about how we can help, please complete the form on this page. 

Washington D.C. Legal Research Attorney Spotlight:


Senior Research Attorney Alistair D. Edwards

B.A., University of Virginia, 1994. J.D., University of Florida Law School, 1998.  Member, Maryland and D.C. Bars.  Admitted, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Prior to joining NLRG, Alistair clerked for a Maryland circuit court judge and worked in the litigation department of a Washington, D.C.-based law firm.  Alistair concentrates on Property, Contracts, and Commercial Law.  He has in-depth experience in mortgages, commercial and residential transactions, landlord and tenant law, adverse possession, easement law, real estate contracts, real estate financing, construction law, and oil and gas law.  Read Full Bio.

jeremy-taylor.jpgSenior Research Attorney Jeremy Y. Taylor

B.A., College of William and Mary, 1983.  J.D., Marshall Wythe School of Law, College of William and Mary, 1986. Member, Virginia, U.S. Fourth Circuit and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals Bars.  Jeremy joined NLRG in 1986 and is the editor of our Products Liability Update.  Areas of expertise include Administrative Law, Evidence, Personal Injury, Immigration, Civil Procedure, & Products Liability/Consumer Protection.  Jeremy has extensive experience in the areas of medical malpractice, corporate and partnership law, including shareholder relationship issues arising in close corporations. Read Full Bio

ThomasSandra.jpgSenior Research Attorney Sandra L. Thomas

A.A., American College in Paris.  B.A., Boston University. J.D., Georgetown University Law Center.  Member, California and D.C. Bars. Sandra worked for 12 years as a staff attorney with the California Court of Appeal.  While practicing law in California, she was the successful appellate attorney in In re DeJohn B., 84 Cal. App. 4th 100, 100 Cal. Rptr. 2d 649 (4th Dist. 2000).  She has also served on the staff of the District of Columbia Law Revision Commission, and operated a private appellate practice in Redlands, California, with a particular focus on juvenile abuse and neglect cases. Read Full Bio

WittJames.jpgSenior Research Attorney James P. Witt

B.A., Hamilton College, 1964.  J.D., University of Connecticut Law School, 1968. L.L.M., Tax, George Washington University, 1971.  Member, D.C. Bar.  Prior to joining NLRG in 1974, Jim was in private practice in the District of Columbia.  He specializes in Tax Law and Estates, Trusts, and Wills.  He has worked on numerous cases involving federal estate tax includability issues, contracts to make wills, resulting and constructive trusts, and the cy pres doctrine. Read Full Bio




Washington D.C. Legal Research


Pleadings and Discovery

Since we were founded over 40 years ago, we have helped attorneys with preparing pleadings in every state and federal court, including Washington D.C. We have experience in preparing pleadings for complaints, motion for summary judgement, motion to compel, motion to strike, motion to dismiss, motion for summary judgement, and more.

Our team of attorneys have assisted in cases ranging from complex multidistrict litigation to relatively simple state court proceedings. We can help with the following discovery-related services: motions to compel discovery, requests for production, deposition summaries, requests for admissions, interrogatories, and preparation for depositions. 

Trial and Appellate Briefs

To help you with your case, we can provide appellate brief writing services for Washington D.C. Courts of Appeal, Federal Courts of Appeal, and the United States Supreme Court. In addition, we offer appellate brief compliance review and filing through The Lex Group. 

The National Legal Research Group has prepared briefs in every state and federal court, including Washington D.C. If you are needing additional legal research and writing help with your case, please complete the form on this page for our attorneys to review your case.

Telephone and Email Reports

Our team of attorneys can provide a cost-effective solution of telephone and email reports. This allows you to have access to our legal research expertise for expert analysis of legal issues at a much lower cost. Contact us to learn more about this option and to see if it is a good fit for your case. 

Legal Document Review

To help streamline processes for you, we provide high-quality legal document review services. This can help you save a large amount of time, predict your costs upfront, and better meet your deadlines. Let us help you free up more of your time to focus on other tasks for your case and reduce your workload.

Legal Memoranda

For years we have assisted attorneys with their cases by providing you with objective legal memoranda for case evaluation, trial and appellate preparation, strategic planning, or any other purpose prior to or in support of litigation or transactional analysis. We can assist with Objective Memoranda, Advocacy Memorandum, Adversarial Memoranda, or Memoranda in Support of Motions.

If you are finding a case to be overwhelming or you would like additional legal research and writing services from experienced attorneys, contact us today to discuss how we can help you with your case. 



"The research and writing was performed in a professional and timely manner."

-Joel W. Anders, Washington, DC