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Peter Masciola

Peter Masciola

Affiliated Attorney


Peter R. Masciola is an Affiliate Attorney for the Federal Practice Group and has over 30 years of experience as a lawyer in the private and public sectors. He has successfully represented military officers and enlisted personnel from all ranks and specialties whose families have been the victims of major personal injury or medical malpractice, including military JAG officers, medical officers, military family members, and retirees from bases across the country and around the world. His clients have obtained multi-million dollar recoveries for their injuries and other losses caused by negligent military health care providers and other personnel from all branches of service and federal agencies. Mr. Masciola has held numerous executive leadership positions in Civilian and Military Bar Associations and was the DC Trial Lawyers Association’s 2009 Trial Lawyer of the Year.

Mr. Masciola is a Retired Brigadier General from the Air National Guard – U.S. Air Force Reserve. In 2012 he completed a year’s tour in Afghanistan in charge of US Law of Armed Conflict legal operations and US support of Afghan terrorist criminal trials at the Detention Facility in Parwan. Mr. Masciola also served a 17-month active duty tour as Chief Defense Counsel, Guantanamo Bay Military Commissions. In 1993-1994, Mr. Masciola served on active duty as the Branch Chief of the Air Force Medical Law Claims and Tort Litigation, overseeing all of the Air Force Medical Claims and Medical Tort Litigation. Mr. Masciola is dedicated to providing you and your family experienced, high quality, professional representation for your military medical malpractice, Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), Military Claims Act (MCA), military accident, or serious personal injury case. Mr. Masciola is an accomplished criminal and civil litigator who gets winning results for his clients.

Military Service Summary: Brigadier General (Retired) US Air Force – Air National Guard. Over 30 years of distinguished military service in both the Regular and Reserve Air Force, holding progressively senior leadership positions as prosecutor, defense counsel, supervisory attorney, and senior general counsel for operations, policy, legislative issues, and homeland air defense. Top Secret Clearance TS/SCI (active)

Awards include: Legion of Merit 2014, Bronze Star 2012, DC Trial Lawyer of the Year 2009, Air Force General Counsel Award 2008, National Guard Minute Man Award 2005

Practice Areas
  • Birth Trauma
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Federal Tort Claims Act
  • Military Accidents
  • Military Administrative Law
  • Military Disability & Medical Malpractice Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Veterans Affairs Federal Tort Claims
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Malpractice
Awards & Memberships
  • Judge Advocates Military Bar Association (Past President)
  • District of Columbia Bar (Torts Law Section and Former Steering Committee Member)
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington DC (Member Board of Governors)
  • Judge Advocates Association American Inns of Court (Master)
  • American Association for Justice (Past Chair, Federal Tort Claims Act and Military Section)
Court & Bar Admissions
  • Massachusetts
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • U.S. Court of Veteran Appeals
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

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