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Marc A Borbely

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Marc has represented more than 900 tenants in the District. He opened the D.C. Tenants' Rights Center in January 2013, to offer high-quality, lower-cost legal services. He has been serving as a landlord-tenant mentor to other attorneys, through the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program, since 2011. From 2008 to December 2012, Marc was a staff attorney at Neighborhood Legal Services Program. Marc received a B.S. in biochemistry at Yale University and a law degree at the U.D.C. David A. Clarke School of Law. He is admitted to practice law before the D.C. Superior Court/D.C. Court of Appeals, and before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Marc is the proud father of a two-year-old baby.


Languages spoken: French, German, Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Landlord & Tenant: 100%
    7 years



Hourly ($75/hour), contingent (25-40%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Brendan J. Klaproth

    Marc is an excellent attorney. His practice focusing on tenant rights is a great service to the residents of the District of Columbia. Working in the same building, I have had the opportunity to talk litigation strategy with Marc. He's a great attorney, and I highly recommend him to a tenant seeking representation.


    Brendan Klaproth Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Aaron G. Sokolow

    Marc has been opposing counsel in multiple landlord and tenant disputes. He is well-versed in this area of law and excels at representing tenants.


    Aaron Sokolow Landlord & Tenant Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

D.C. Tenants' Rights Center

406 5th Street NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC, 20001


DCActive 200805/24/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2015
Howard C. Westwood FellowshipNeighborhood Legal Services Program2009
'I'll Be There' AwardD.C. Jobs with Justice2008
Public Interest FellowshipFredrick B. Abramson Memorial Foundation2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalD.C. Tenants' Rights Center2013 - Present
Staff AttorneyNeighborhoood Legal Services Program2008 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Lawyers Guild, DC ChapterBoard Member2013 - 2014
Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.Member2013 - Present
Bar Association of the District of ColumbiaMember2013 - Present
District of Columbia BarCo-chair (Landlord and Tenant Committee of Real Estate Section)2013 - Present
American Civil Liberties UnionMember2008 - Present
Washington Council of LawyersMember2008 - Present
District of Columbia BarMember2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Highland Dwellings Together We Stand Legal Action Group vs. D.C. Housing AuthoritySuccessful settlement.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Yale UniversityMolecular Biophysics & BiochemistryBS - Bachelor of Science1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
2011 Annual Housing Policy ConferencePublic Housing Demolition or Disposition2011