Attorney List

Lawyer Referral List

Updated February 14, 2013

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.

Employment Law | Criminal Law / IG / DS | General Practice
Foreign Service Retirement | Tax Advisor


Employment Law

William S. Aramony
100 North Pitt St, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
Telephone: (703) 299-8496
Fax: (703) 299-8498
E-mail: BillAramony@gmail.com
EEO, security clearances, federal retirement, Federal Claims Court, U.S. District Court

Sheldon I. Cohen & Assoc.
Attorney at Law
2009 N. 14th St, Suite 708
Arlington, VA 22201
Telephone: (703) 522-1200
Fax: (703) 522-1250
E-mail: sicohen@sheldoncohen.com
National Security Law, Government and Private Employment Law

Bill Bransford
Debra Roth

Shaw, Bransford & Roth, PC
1100 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20036
Telephone: (202) 463-8400
Fax: (202) 833-8082
E-mail: sbr@shawbransford.com
http://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.

Bridget Mugane
9250 Red Cart Ct.
Columbia, MD 21045
Telephone: (301) 596-0175
Fax: (410) 992-5225

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

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

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

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

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

Josh F. Bowers, Esp.
Law Office of Josh F. Bowers, P.C.
"A Law Firm Dedicated to Protecting the Rights of Federal Employees."
1100 Wayne Ave., Suite 900
Silver Spring, MD. 20910
Telephone: (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.

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

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

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

Mark S. Zaid, Esq.
Mark S. Zaid, P.C.
1250 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036
Telephone: (202) 454-2809
Fax: (202) 330-5610
E-mail: mark@markzaid.com
Security clearance, IG investigations, employment law

Michael J. Riselli, P.C.
Law Offices of Michael J. Riselli, P.C.
218 N. Lee St., 3rd Floor
Alexandria, VA 22314
Telephone: (703) 690-0624
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

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

Jason M. Zuckerman
Law Office of Jason M. Zuckerman, PLLC
1629 K St NW #300
Washington, DC 20006
Telephone: (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

Criminal Law/IG/DS

J. Michael Hannon
Hannon Law Group, LLC
1901 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
Telephone: (202) 232-1907
Fax: (202) 232-3704
E-mail: jhannon@hannonlawgroup.com
http://www.hannonlawgroup.com
Clearances, Employment, Federal Torts, Trials

Leslie McAdoo
McAdoo, Gordon & Associates
1140 19th St NW, Suite 602
Washington, DC 20036
Telephone: (202) 293-0534
Fax: (202) 478-2095
Email: administration@mcadoolaw.com
http://www.mcadoolaw.com
Criminal defense, security clearance, diplomatic security investigations

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

Jeffrey B. O'Toole
O'Toole, Rothwell, Nassau & Steinbach
1350 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036
Telephone: (202) 775-1550
Fax: (202) 775-0008
E-mail: Otoole@otrons.com
Criminal defense, visa fraud

Steven Cash
Law Offices of Steven A. Cash PLLC
1825 I St NW
Washington, DC 200306
295 Madison Ave, 42nd fl
New York, NY 10017
Telephone: (301) 908-3927
E-mail: scash@deckprism.net
http://www.deckprism.net
Criminal law, IG/DS investigations, security clearances

Nina J. Ginsberg
DiMuroGinsberg, PC
1101 King Street, Suite 610
Alexandria, VA 22314-2956
Telephone: (703) 684-4333
Fax: (703) 548-3181
Website: http://www.dimuro.com
Criminal law

Barry Coburn
Coburn & Greenbaum PLLC
1710 Rhode Island Avenue, Northwest
Second 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
www.coburngreenbaum.com
Criminal law, civil and administrative trial work. Barred in VA, MD, DC.

David Schertler
Schertler & Onorato, LLP
575 7th Street, N.W. Suite 300 South
Washington, DC 20004
Phone: (202) 628-4199
Direct: (202) 628-4155
Fax: (202) 628-4177
E-mail: dschertler@schertlerlaw.com
www.schertlerlaw.com
Criminal, civil and administrative work

General Practice

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

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

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

Calvin Steinmetz
Thomas E. Lester

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

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

Richard M. Wexell & Associates
10480 Armstrong St
Fairfax, VA 22030
Telephone: (703) 385-3858
Fax: (703) 385-5139
E-mail: rwexell@fairfaxvalaw.com
Domestic relations, personal injury

George R. A. Doumar
Ralph Drury Martin

Dumar Martin PLLC

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

Arlington, VA Office:
2000 N 14th St, Suite 210
Arlington, VA 22201
Telephone: (703) 243-3737
Fax: (703) 524-7610
E-mail: gdoumar@doumarmartin.com rmartin@doumarmartin.com
http://www.doumarmartin.com
Grievance matters, IG and security clearance investigations, and criminal matters

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

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

Main Office:
7920 Norfolk Ave, Suite 210
Bethesda, MD 20814
Telephone: 301-652-1161
Fax: 301-986-4133
E-mail: counsel@luxlaw.com
Website:http://www.luxlaw.com

Firm Also Has Offices in DC and VA
Long Distance telephone and E-mail consultations.
Experienced in Cases with Clients Abroad.
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.

Karen L. Keyes
2300 Wilson Blvd., Suite 240
Arlington, VA 22201
Telephone: 703-528-1991
Fax: 703-528-1948
E-mail: kkeyes@keyeslaw.com
Website:www.keyeslaw.com

Family Law Attorney and Mediator

Foreign Service Retirement

Peter J. Jeffrey
Jeffrey Law Group
The Federal Employee's Law Firm ®
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 350
Washington, DC 20004
Telephone: (202) 312-7100
Fax: (202) 312-7101
http://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
Telephone: (202) 789-0100
Fax: (202) 789-0101
E-mail: ehpassman@passmanandkaplan.com
Federal employment, EEO

Tax Advisor

Arthur Granberg
Tax Matters, Associates PC
3601 N Fairfax Dr
Arlington, VA 22201
Telephone: (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
Telephone: (703) 281-2161
Fax: (703) 281-9464
E-mail: mbhirshorn@boringandpilger.com
Consultation, tax planning, and preparation of returns