Civil Litigation

The Firm makes every effort to resolve disputes and find practical solutions to avoid the expense of litigation.  If this fails, however, we are always prepared to go to trial to protect our clients’ interests.  Since the Firm’s establishment well over a decade ago, we have provided our clients with cost-effective, quality representation in a wide array of litigation matters, including business disputes, torts, civil rights, employment, healthcare, real estate, regulatory and personal injury matters. 

The Firm’s litigation attorneys regularly appear in the state, federal and administrative courts of the District of Columbia and Maryland including the Superior Court, the D.C. Court of Appeals, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, the U.S. District Court of the District of Maryland, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Merit Systems Protection Board, the Provider Reimbursement Review Board, the D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, the D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development, D.C. Office of Human Rights, D.C. Alcoholic Beverage Regulation Administration and various Advisory Neighborhood Commissions.  If a case is centered in Virginia, the Firm will typically partner with local Virginia counsel, generally at no additional cost to the client.

When appropriate, we work with our clients to participate in alternative dispute resolution processes including mediation and arbitration.  Proven negotiation and trial skills provide our clients with a significant advantage in settlement negotiations.  While past success is no guarantee of future results, the Firm has been very successful in negotiating resolutions on our clients’ behalf.  Please see our News section for a summary of our recent accomplishments. 

The Firm’s defense work includes pre-litigation counseling to help clients assess risk and exposure, providing advice on litigation avoidance strategies and, if called for, conducting pre-suit negotiations.

We recognize that litigation can be a difficult and stressful experience regardless of whether you are a plaintiff or a defendant in the lawsuit.  With that in mind, we strive to provide sound advice and develop strategies to achieve an efficient resolution of dispute, while keeping our clients informed every step of the way.