Attorney List

Updated July 31, 2015

The following is a list of attorneys who have successfully represented Foreign Service employees or who have experience in the specified area. This list is provided as a courtesy. AFSA does not endorse any of the attorneys on this list nor does it accept responsibility for the consequences of the use of any attorney on this list.

Criminal Law/IG/DS

Steven Cash, Counsel

Day Pitney, LLP
1100 New York Ave NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20005
Tel: (202) 218-3900
E-mail: scash@daypitney.com
Website: www.daypitney.com
criminal, civil and administrative representation of U.S. Government employees

Barry Coburn

Coburn & Greenbaum PLLC
1710 Rhode Island Ave NW, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20036
Universal direct dial (work and cell): 202-643-9472
Main firm number: 202-657-4490
Fax (toll-free): 866-561-9712
Website: www.coburngreenbaum.com
criminal law, civil and administrative trial work; barred in VA, MD and DC

Nina J. Ginsberg

DiMuroGinsberg, PC
1101 King St, Suite 610
Alexandria, VA 22314-2956
Tel: (703) 684-4333
Fax: (703) 548-3181
Website: www.dimuro.com
criminal law

Leslie McAdoo Gordon

McAdoo Gordon & Associates, PC
1140 19th St NW, Suite 602
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202) 293-0534
Fax: (202) 478-2095
E-mail: postmaster@mcadoolaw.com
Website: www.mcadoolaw.com
criminal defense, security clearance, diplomatic security investigations

J. Michael Hannon

Hannon Law Group, LLP
333 8th Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Tel: (202) 232-1907
Fax: (202) 232-3704
E-mail: jhannon@hannonlawgroup.com
Website: www.hannonlawgroup.com
clearances, Employment, Federal Torts, Trials

Elizabeth Newman

Kalijarvi, Chuzi & Newman
1901 L St NW, Suite 610
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202) 331-9260
Fax: (202) 872-9562
E-mail: enewman@kcnlaw.com
security clearances, employment law

Jeffrey O'Toole

Bonner Kiernan
1233 20th St NW, 8th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202) 712-7000
E-mail: otoole@bonnerkiernan.com
Website: www.bonnerkiernan.com
criminal defense, visa fraud

David Schertler

Schertler & Onorato, LLP
575 7th St NW, Suite 300 South
Washington, DC 20004
Tel: (202) 628-4199
Direct: (202) 628-4155
Fax: (202) 628-4177
E-mail: dschertler@schertlerlaw.com
Website: www.schertlerlaw.com
criminal, civil and administrative work

Employment Law

Dipo Akin-Deko, Esq.

Akin-Deko Professional PLLC
919 Prince St, 2nd Floor
Alexandria, VA 22314
Toll Free: (888) 391-7772
Local: (703) 566-6145
Fax: (703) 566-6141
E-mail: dakindeko@adpfirm.com
Website: www.adpfirm.com
federal employment law, employment discrimination, EEO complaints, Foreign Service grievances, administrative grievances & arbitration, business law and contract law

Kristin D. Alden

Alden Law Group, PLLC
1300 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 501
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202) 463-0300
Fax: (202) 463-0301
Website: www.AldenLG.com
EEO, FS grievances, whistleblowing, security clearances, investigations, retirement and disability

William S. Aramony

100 North Pitt St, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
Tel: (703) 299-8496
Fax: (703) 299-8498
E-mail: BillAramony@gmail.com
EEO, security clearances, federal retirement, federal claims court, U.S. district court

Josh F. Bowers, Esq.

Law Office of Josh F. Bowers, PC
A Law Firm Dedicated to Protecting the Rights of Federal Employees
1100 Wayne Ave, Suite 900
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Tel: (301) 565-0090
Fax: (301) 565-0085
E-mail: jbdclaw@aol.com
Website: www.JoshBowersLaw.com
security clearances, sexual harassment, Foreign Service grievances, disability retirement, disability discrimination

Bill Bransford, Debra Roth

Shaw, Bransford & Roth, PC
1100 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202) 463-8400
Fax: (202) 833-8082
E-mail: sbr@shawbransford.com
Website: www.shawbransford.com
federal employment law, EEO complaints, OIG and DS investigations, Foreign Service grievances, security clearance determinations, retirement benefits This firm provides a free 30-minute initial phone consultation for AFSA members. Please call 202-822-9335 to take advantage of this benefit.

Sheldon I. Cohen & Associates, Attorney at Law

2009 N 14th St, Suite 708
Arlington, VA 22201
Tel: (703) 522-1200
Fax: (703) 522-1250
E-mail: sicohen@sheldoncohen.com
national security law, government and private employment law

Patricia Gurne

Gurne & Porter
900 19th St NW
Washington, DC 20006
Tel: (202) 778-0020
Direct: (202) 778-0025
Fax: (202) 778-0029
E-mail: pgurne@gurnelaw.com
business and employment law

June Kalijarvi

Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch, PC
1901 L St NW, Suite 610
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202) 331-9260
Fax: (866) 452-5789
E-mail: jkalijarvi@kcnlaw.com
all private & federal issues except worker's comp

Greg McGillivary

Woodley & McGillivary
1125 15th St NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20005
Tel: (202) 833-8855
Fax: (202) 452-1090
E-mail: gkm@wgmlaborlaw.com
overtime compensation

Bridget Mugane

9250 Red Cart Ct
Columbia, MD 21045
Tel: (301) 596-0175
Fax: (410) 992-5225

Conference Location

1101 17th St NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20036-4798
Tel: (202) 387-4383 and (301) 596-0175
Fax: (410) 992-5225
E-mail: fsatty@comcast.net
Foreign Service grievances

Jonathan Puth

Webster, Fredrickson, Correia & Puth, PLLC
1775 K St NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20006
Tel: (202) 659-8510
Fax: (202) 659-4082
Website: www.wfcplaw.com
federal and non-federal employment discrimination law

Michael J. Riselli, PC

Law Offices of Michael J. Riselli, PC
218 N Lee St, 3rd Floor
Alexandria, VA 22314
Tel: (703) 690-0624
Website: www.joblaw.net
MSPB Appeals, sexual harassment, EEO claims, age/race discrimination, Equal Pay Act and FLSA claims, whistleblowing, retaliation, labor-management matters, administrative grievances and arbitration

Beth S. Slavet, PC

PO Box 42521
Washington, DC 20015-2942
E-mail: bsslav@comcast.net
FS grievances, security issues, selection out, privacy/FOIA requests, disability retirements

Michael L. Spekter

1090 Vermont Ave NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005
Tel: (202) 223-8112
Fax: (202) 223-3334
E-mail: spekterlaw@aol.com
EEO, grievances

Matthew B. Tully, Esq.

Tully Rinckey PLLC
1800 K St NW, Suite 1030
Washington, DC 20006
Tel: (202) 787-1900
Fax: (202) 640-2059
E-mail: info@fedattorney.com
Website: www.fedattorney.com
federal employment law, EEO law, MSPB appeals, national security law, security clearance revocation/denial, governmental representation

Mark S. Zaid, PC

1250 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202) 454-2809
Fax: (202) 330-5610
E-mail: mark@markzaid.com
security clearance, IG investigations, employment law

Jason M. Zuckerman

Law Office of Jason M. Zuckerman, PLLC
1629 K St NW #300
Washington, DC 20006
Tel: (202) 262-8959
E-mail: jzuckerman@zuckermanlaw.com
Website: www.zuckermanlaw.com
Office of Special Counsel cases: whistleblower claims, prohibited personnel practices, Hatch Act, USERRA

Family Law

Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell, LLP

Virginia Office

Richard A. Gray
4000 Legato Rd, 11th Floor
Fairfax, VA 22033
Tel: (703) 896-7663
Fax: (703) 896-7601

District of Columbia Main Office

Jonathan M. Dana
Katherine A. O’Rourke
1129 20th St NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202) 466-8960
Fax: (202) 293-8103

Maryland Office

Sarah J. Zimmerman
Marina S. Barannik
4800 Hampden Lane, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814
Tel: (301) 232-1252
Fax: (202) 293-8103

Foreign Service Retirement

Peter J. Jeffrey

Jeffrey Law Group
The Federal Employee's Law Firm®
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 350
Washington, DC 20004
Tel: (202) 312-7100
Fax: (202) 312-7101
Website: www.jeffreylawgroup.com
disability retirement, security clearances, sexual harassment, Foreign Service grievances, disability discrimination & all other forms of federal employment law

Edward Passman

Passman & Kaplan
1090 Vermont Ave NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005
Tel: (202) 789-0100
Fax: (202) 789-0101
E-mail: ehpassman@passmanandkaplan.com
federal employment, EEO

General Practice

Mark A. Bayer, Robert P. Kaufman

Bayer and Kaufman
2011 Pennsylvania Ave NW, 5th floor
Washington, DC 20006
Tel: (202) 466-4747
Fax: (202) 466-2020
E-mail: mbayer@bayerkaufman.com
domestic relations, personal injury, real estate, trust and wills

Russell Bikoff

Russell A. Bikoff Attorney and Counselor at Law
1620 L St, NW Suite 610
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: 202-466-8270, ext. 4
Fax: 202-293-4377
E-mail: Rab@BikoffLaw.com, BikoffLaw@Verizon.net
Website: www.bikofflaw.com
criminal representation, wills, powers of attorney, and advance medical directives

George R. A. Doumar, Ralph Drury Martin

Dumar Martin, PLLC
E-mail: gdoumar@doumarmartin.com, rmartin@doumarmartin.com
Website: www.doumarmartin.com
grievance matters, IG and security clearance investigations, and criminal matters

Washington, DC Office

1629 K St NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006
Tel: (202) 349-1674
Fax: (202) 331-3759

Arlington, VA Office

2000 N 14th St, Suite 210
Arlington, VA 22201
Tel: (703) 243-3737
Fax: (703) 524-7610

Carl Horton

2915 Hunter Mill Rd, Suite 15
Oakton, VA 22124
Tel: (703) 938-5708
Fax: (703) 242-8736
E-mail: cphesq@aol.com
domestic relations, traffic

Rande K. Joiner

Joiner & Green
1350 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 850
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202) 328-3300
Fax: (202) 785-5605
E-mail: rkjoiner@joinerlaw.com
estate planning, business law, family law

Karen L. Keyes

2300 Wilson Blvd, Suite 240
Arlington, VA 22201
Tel: 703-528-1991
Fax: 703-528-1948
E-mail: kkeyes@keyeslaw.com
Website: www.keyeslaw.com
family law attorney and mediator

Deborah Luxenberg (DC & MD); Stephen Johnson (DC & VA), AFSA member; Kimberly Hibsch (DC, MD & VA)

Luxenberg & Johnson, PC
assistance in locating family law attorneys in other jurisdictions; divorce; collaborative law; mediation; litigation; agreements: premarital, marital, separation & property agreements; children: custody, separation, visitation, relocation, international travel & other issues concerning children

Main Office

7920 Norfolk Ave, Suite 210
Bethesda, MD 20814
Tel: 301-652-1161
Fax: 301-986-4133
E-mail: counsel@luxlaw.com
Website: www.luxlaw.com
firm also has offices in DC and VA; long distance telephone and e-mail consultations; experienced in cases with clients abroad

Gregory V. Powell

Furey, Doolan & Abell
8401 Connecticut Ave, Suite 1100
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Tel: (301) 652-6880
Fax: (301) 652-8972
E-mail: gpowell@fdalaw.com
domestic relations, litigation, probate

Daniel V. Renart, Esquire

Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott, LLC
17251 Melford Boulevard, Suite 108
Bowie, MD 20715
Tel: (301) 383-1525, ext. 213
Fax: (240) 206-9207
E-mail: drenart@rgphlaw.com
Foreign Service family law

Douglas K. Spaulding

Reed Smith
1301 K St NW
Washington, DC 20005
Tel: (202) 414-9200
Fax: (202) 414-9299
E-mail: dkspaulding@reedsmith.com
litigation

Calvin Steinmetz, Thomas E. Lester

The Law Office of Calvin Steinmetz
2141 P St NW, Suite 103
Washington, DC 20037
Tel: (202) 861-0077
Fax: (202) 452-1779
E-mail: CalMets@aol.com, tlester@calmets.com
criminal, personal injury

Reid Weinstein

Law Office of Reid M. Weinstein, LLC
751 Rockville Pike, Suite 11-B
Rockville, MD 20852
Tel: (240) 460-6245
Website: www.reidweinsteinlaw.com
landlord/tenant, personal injury, defamation/libel

Richard M. Wexell & Associates

10480 Armstrong St
Fairfax, VA 22030
Tel: (703) 385-3858
Fax: (703) 385-5139
E-mail: rwexell@fairfaxvalaw.com
domestic relations, personal injury

Tax Advisor

Arthur Granberg

Tax Matters, Associates PC
3601 N Fairfax Dr
Arlington, VA 22201
Tel: (703) 841-0158
Fax: (703) 522-5726
E-mail: aag8686@aol.com
public tax practice, FSO returns

Bruce Hirshorn

Boring & Pilger
307 Maple Ave W, Suite D
Vienna, VA 22180
Tel: (703) 281-2161
Fax: (703) 281-9464
E-mail: mbhirshorn@boringandpilger.com
consultation, tax planning, and preparation of returns