Jack Olender is the self-styled “King of the Malpractice Bar.” His fascinating oral history recounts his journey from a small mill town in Pennsylvania to the courtrooms of Washington, where he famously won the nation’s first multi-million dollar obstetrics malpractice verdict.

Olender has fought not only for the rights of his injured clients, but also for greater inclusivity within his own law firm. His oral history was taken and is summarized by Judge Phyllis D. Thompson of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.