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 Warin is a partner in the Washington office of Steptoe and serves as chair emeritus of the firm.  For more than 30 years, Mr. Warin has successfully handled a wide range of complex commercial litigation, appearing in courts throughout the United States as well as in various arbitral forums.  For more than two decades, he has been lead counsel in representing insurers in numerous major nationwide insurance coverage and reinsurance disputes involving hurricane, financial products, event cancellation, pharmaceutical and medical device claims, professional liability, asbestos, toxic substances, and environmental claims.  His cases have also involved securities fraud, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, libel, trademark, products liability, directors' and officers' liability, voting rights, employment discrimination, attorneys' fees, First Amendment, legal malpractice and other professional liability, negligence, real estate, surety, construction, environmental, toxic tort, and insurance coverage claims.  He has represented dozens of national law firms in defense of legal malpractice and professional negligence claims and in connection with a wide range of attorneys' fees disputes.  Mr. Warin is recognized as one of the leading legal malpractice defense lawyers in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Mr. Warin is also a successful appellate advocate, having argued more than 20 cases in various federal circuit courts of appeals and state supreme courts.

Mr. Warin is a frequent lecturer and author on insurance and reinsurance coverage disputes, legal malpractice claims, commercial litigation, and attorneys' fees litigation. 


  • Band 1 in Chambers USA, Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer (Nationwide) and Insurance: Insurer (District of Columbia), 2010-2016
  • Leading Lawyer, The Legal 500 US, Insurance: Advice to Insurers, 2011-2017
  • Legal 500 Hall of Fame 2017
  • Law360 Insurance “MVP”: 2015
  • Lawdragon 3000 Leading Lawyers in America, 2011
  • Washingtonian magazine, "Top Lawyer," Insurance, 2011
  • Top 100 attorney by Washington, DC Super Lawyers 2011, 2013-2016
  • Top 10 attorney by Washington, DC Super Lawyers, 2013
  • Washington, DC Super Lawyers, 2007-2017
  • "Lawyer of the Year," The Best Lawyers in America, Malpractice Law-Defendants (DC), 2016
  • "Lawyer of the Year," The Best Lawyers in America, Insurance Law (DC), 2010
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Arbitration, Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Legal Malpractice Law, and Mediation, 2005-2018
  • 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, Insurance & Reinsurance
  • 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, 2013)
  • EuroMoney's Expert Guide to the Best of the Best USA (2007, 2009, 2011, 2013)

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Professional Affiliations

  • Chair of Board, Attorneys’ Liability Assurance Society, 2014-2016
  • Board Member, Attorneys’ Liability Assurance Society, 2008-2016
  • Board Member, Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation
  • Litigation Section and Tort and Insurance Practice Section, American Bar Association
  • Barristers
  • Board Member, Council for Court Excellence