Rena Schild is a trial lawyer in the finest sense of that phrase.   Widely respected by judges and attorneys for her integrity, diligence and skill, Ms. Schild has won many favorable jury and bench verdicts on a variety of civil matters in the District of Columbia and Maryland.  She is well-known for her mastery of the trial lawyer’s most critical skills: attention to the finest details of the matter, no matter how complex; a complete familiarity with the rules and procedures which often control the course and the outcome of litigation, and an unmatched ability to communicate with judges and with jurors.

Ms. Schild has successfully litigated discrimination, wrongful death, personal injury, toxic tort, and lead-based paint cases.  Ms. Schild also represents the District of Columbia Housing Authority in actions based upon illegal activity committed on public housing property.  She was co-lead counsel in the first case of this type in the District of Columbia to have been successfully prosecuted before a jury and affirmed on appeal.

Ms. Schild previously served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, where she engaged in all aspects of the defense of the full spectrum of civil claims brought against the District of Columbia.   

She has been selected to train and speak to judges of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, and has been appointed by the court to serve as a receiver. She has also spoken before government agencies and commercial entities.

Ms. Schild is admitted to practice before the following courts:  the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, the Court of Appeals of Maryland, The United States District Court for the District of Columbia, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland and the United States Court of Federal Claims.

Ms. Schild is also an accomplished and award–winning photographer. Several of her photographs can be seen on this website, and her work can be viewed at