Areas of Practice
Practice-Specific Experience
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1970
  • Creighton University, A.B., cum laude, 1967
Judicial Clerkships
  • Hon. Oliver Gasch, US District Court, District of Columbia, 1970-1971
Bar & Court Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • US Supreme Court
  • US Courts of Appeals: District of Columbia, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Eleventh, Federal Circuit
  • US Tax Court
  • US District Court for the District of Maryland

Roger E. Warin

1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20036
TEL: +1 202 429 6280
FAX: +1 202 429 3902

Roger E. Warin is a nationally recognized professional in insurance and reinsurance coverage litigation and arbitration. For more than 30 years, he has taken the lead in handling major coverage disputes for insurers and reinsurers. He and an experienced and tested team of Steptoe lawyers who work with him have won major victories in coverage disputes involving asbestos bodily injury and building claims, property and business interruption claims, construction defects, environmental pollution, employment discrimination, professional liability, construction and products liability claims, and health and life insurance disputes.

Mr. Warin has also counseled insurers and reinsurers on a wide variety of insurance and reinsurance coverage issues and has assisted them in resolving many disputes and potential disputes through alternative dispute resolution procedures.

Mr. Warin taught Insurance Law at the American University Law School for two years and has served in leadership positions in the Tort and Insurance Practice Section of the American Bar Association. Mr. Warin is also a frequent lecturer and speaker and author on insurance and reinsurance issues having made more than 60 presentations in the past five years.


  • Recommended in Legal 500 US 2011-2013 as a Leading Lawyer for Insurance: Advice to Insurers
  • Lawdragon 3000 Leading Lawyers in America, 2011
  • Named a Top Lawyer in Insurance by Washingtonian magazine, 2011
  • Received a #1 Ranking in Chambers USA 2010-2013: America's Leading Business Lawyers; Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer (Nationwide) and Insurance: Insurer (District of Columbia)
  • Distinguished as a Top 100 attorney by Washington, DC Super Lawyers 2011, 2013
  • Distinguished as a Top 10 attorney by Washington, DC Super Lawyers 2013
  • Listed in Washington, DC Super Lawyers 2007-2013
  • Named Washington, DC Insurance Lawyer of the Year for 2010 by Best Lawyers in America
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2005-2014 for Arbitration, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Legal Malpractice Law, and Mediation
  • Received a #1 Ranking in Chambers USA 2008, America's Leading Business Lawyers; Insurance: Insurer Firms and received a #1 Ranking in Insurance: Insurer Firms for the District of Columbia
  • Who's Who Legal for Insurance & Reinsurance, 2011-2012
  • Wiley A. Branton Award 2005, Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs
  • EuroMoney's Expert Guide to the World's Leading Insurance and Reinsurance Lawyers (2006, 2008, 2010)
  • EuroMoney's Expert Guide to the Best of the Best USA (2007, 2009, 2011)

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Professional Affiliations

  • Board Member, Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section and Tort and Insurance Practice Section
  • Barristers
  • Board Member, Council for Court Excellence
  • Member, Leadership Counsel on Legal Diversity