Category Archives: Cases – Athletic, Sports & Medicine

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Upcoming (FREE !) Medical Presentation on Treating Common Sports Injuries. Ask the Experts

Who doesn’t like free medical advice ? In an effort to continue to keep clients and co-counsel up to date on the latest developments in medicine AND the law, Triathlon Trial Lawyer Doug Landau wants you to know that the INOVA Hospital System is sponsoring another FREE seminar for the public this month. Herndon lawyer Doug Landau has

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DC Running Coach

I want to thank my good friend Michael Hamberger DC Running Coach for linking to our website. dkwl___hamburger.jpeg The “DC Running Coach” literally “ran into” the Triathlon Trial Lawyer at a DCRRC “bureaucratic runaround” at the FDR Memorial. Hamburger, a nationally ranked duathlete, had ridden into the District and was hurrying to make the start of the monthly 3k. Herndon Lawyer Landau, who is usually running late himself, helped him lock up his bike so as to make the race. Both DC Running Coach and the Triathlon Trial Lawyer made the start, though Hamburger had the better time. After cross examining his new acquaintance, Landau discovered that his new friend was also competing in the USAT National Age Group Duathlon Championships. Hamburger agreed to take the bikes to Mason, Ohio, and Landau found the lodging. Here they are, shown at the finish line of this challenging race. After stretching, refueling, comparing notes and packing, the DC Running Coach DC Running Coachreturned to training runners in and around our Nation’s Capitol, and the Triathlon Trial Lawyer returned to Herndon, Virginia and Abrams Landau, Ltd. to plan for future races and injured athletes’ cases.

Triathlon Trial Lawyer published again in Fall, 2007 Newsletter of the USMS Potomac Valley Masters Swimming Newsletter

Triathlon Trial Lawyer Doug Landau was again published in the September, 2007 Newsletter of the Potomac Valley Masters (the Regional Governing body for the United States Masters Swimming or “USMS“), called “The Swimmers Ear.” Triathlon_Injury_Lawyer_Reston_swimmers.jpeg Landau, who had previously written about the United States National Age Group Triathlon Championships in St. Joseph, Missouri, turned his attention from legal advice for injured triathletes, disabled cyclists and sidelined swimmers, to athletic advice. In an article titled, “Time Saving Tips for the Aquadynamically Challenged,” Triathlon Trial Lawyer Doug Landau shared his thoughts on how to improve triathlon and aquathlon performance. The article can be found at:

Injured triathlete lawyer Doug Landau concluded, “With these half-dozen tips, you are sure to have a fast overall time, more fun and less aggravation at your next event. Good luck and see you at the races !” The USMS periodical noted that Doug Landau of Abrams Landau, Ltd., Herndon, Virginia, the “Trial Lawyer Triathlete,” ( is a USAT Sprint and Olympic Distance Age Group All American, a three time winner of the Sport & Health Clubs Super Sprint Triathlon and the United States’ only gold medalist at the 2005 quadrennial Maccabiah Games in Israel. While he does not coach (he finishes his swim with other racers’ Bubbes !), he has successfully represented athletes who have been injured in accidents up and down the East Coast.

A New Year and a New Web Site !

Triathlon Trial Lawyer Doug Landau has undertaken this new web presence to organize his e-mails, race results, pictures and articles for athletes, athletic equipment, coaches and those in the Legal, Sports Medicine and Allied Health Professionals.

For decades, this Herndon Injury Lawyer has written about topics relating to injured athletes, sports medicine and athletic competitions and the law. In 1985 he wrote the seminal article for the Virginia State Bar Journal, “A Runners Rights and Remedies.” The Triathlon Trial Lawyer has written for the United States Masters Swimming (“USMS”) Association’s Newsletter for the Potomac Valley Region, “The Swimmer’s Ear.” After graduate school in Applied ANatomy & Physiology and as a member of the American College of Sports Medicine, the athletes lawyer was published in the ACSM’s “The Physician and Sports Medicine.” After beginning the practice of law in Virginia, Landau continued helping injured athletes. Recognized as an expert after publishing articles for PLserving as the Articles and Comments Editor for the “Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law,” at the University of Miami School of Law, the athletes lawyer has lectured on such topics as, “Orthopedics for Lawyers” along with the Virginia Spine Institute’s lead surgeon Thomas Schuler, M.D. In 2005, Herndon trial lawyer Landau lead a panel presentation in 2005 on “Medical Issues” for the Virginia Workers Compensation Commission.


As for his Triathlon “credentials,” Landau is an Age Group All American Sprint and Olympic Distance Triathlete and has competed successfully throughout the United States of America and abroad. The Triathlon Trial Lawyer qualified for and competed in the 2007 USAT National Age Group Championships in Aquathon, Duathlon and Triathlon {See FInish Line Picture at Right ->]

The Outline for the site is simple and matches Landau’s goal whenever he travels.

Doug keeps his positive outlook by combining his travel for the Landau Law Shop (“CASES”) with RACES that might be in the vicinity, as well seeing the “FACES” of clients, witnesses and family members who reside in these PLACES.

A. Cases – Actual law cases tried by the Triathlon Trial Lawyer, interesting medical cases, Sports Medicine articles, lectures and related items from the public forum.

B. Faces – Photos from races, law meetings, sports events, etc.

C. Places – Links and Information for athletes, coaches, bike shops, physical therapists, personal trainers doctors, lawyers, and other interested persons.

D. Races – Schedules, Results, Editorials about special events and people.

Please let us know how you like this new offering from the Triathlon Trial Lawyer and the trial team at Abrams Landau, Ltd.