Leonard Charles Pederson, Jr, Esq.

Owner of the Firm
202-364-1111 ext. 29

Leonard Charles Pederson, Jr. was born and raised in Spokane, Washington.  He received his B.A. at the University of Washington and then matriculated at the Georgetown University Law Center in the District of Columbia where he received his Juris Doctor and Masters of Law degrees.  He began his career law clerking for a trial judge in the District of Columbia Superior Court.  Mr. Pederson then became a staff attorney for the Social Security Administration before joining the firm of Schulze & Sorrell, later known as Schulze and Pederson.  He is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia and Washington State.

Lexis-Nexis – Martindale-Hubbel – has rated Mr. Pederson as “Rated AV Preeminent”.  This is the highest possible rating, the pinnacle of professional excellence earned through a strenuous peer review rating process that is managed and monitored by the world's most trusted legal source.

In 2013 Mr. Pederson was selected by ALM as a top-rated lawyer and a legal leader, one of the finest in the Washington and Baltimore area.  This selection is made from the AV Preeminent group and is an honor to receive.  ALM ( – ALM is an Integrated Media Company and is a leading provider of news and information for the legal and commercial real estate markets.  ALM’s market-leading brands include the New York Times, Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, Wall Street Journal; American Lawyer; Corporate Counsel; National Law Journal; Real Estate Forum;; Legal Tech; and other media.

November 26 – December 2, 2010, The Washington City Paper, ran an article in “D.C.’s finest – 2011.”  In that article Schulze and Pederson, Chtd. was acknowledged as having built a solid base of experience, resources, and success in the complexities of personal injury law.

Mr. Pederson has been involved in volunteer civic organizations and served five years on the Bowie City (Maryland) Advisory Planning Board where he was vice chairman.

Mr. Pederson is a member of the John Carroll Society.  He is also a member of the Army Navy Club in D.C., and he is listed in The Social List of Washington, D.C., known by heads of state as The Green Book.  He remains a member of Phi Beta Kappa.