Attorney List

Updated August 27, 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

Deborah Luxenberg, Esq.

Luxenberg Mediation & Family Law, LLC
7217 Central Ave.
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Tel: 301 652 1161
Fax: 301 986 4133
Email: dluxenberg@luxlaw.com
Website: www.luxlaw.com
Mediation, collaborative law, alternative dispute resolution, settlement negotiations and family law matters in MD and DC.

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

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