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About me

I am an experience attorney in both federal and state (MD, DC and PA) matters, as well as a court-approved mediator and collaborative attorney. My experience includes being the only Certified Mine Safety Professional (CMSP) in the United States. Before becoming an attorney, I had 15 years experience with trade associations, working with Congress and the regulatory agencies. Our firm still provides public policy/lobbying support for selected associations and organizations.


I also worked for 14 years as a disk jockey on WHFS-FM, where I hosted a radio show and engineered a variety of foreign language programs.


I have one husband, three stepchildren, one grandchild, and three dogs.


Practice areas


  1. Administrative Law: 40%
    21 years, 500 cases
  2. Family: 20%
    21 years, 100 cases
  3. Employment & Labor: 20%
    21 years, 100 cases
  4. Litigation: 10%
    21 years, 50 cases
  5. Criminal Defense: 10%
    21 years, 25 cases



Hourly ($225-300/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Law Office of Adele L. Abrams PC

4740 Corridor Place, Suite D
Beltsville, MD, 20705-1164


DCActive 199705/24/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Safety Professional of the Year - Mining SectionAmerican Society of Safety Engineers2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentLaw Office of Adele L. Abrams PC2001 - Present
Associate AttorneyPatton Boggs1996 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2009 - Present
Environmental Information AssociationMember2004 - Present
Energy & Mineral Law FoundationMember2001 - Present
DC Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
American Society of Safety EngineersNational Representative1996 - 2008
International Society of Mine Safety ProfessionalsMember1996 - Present
American Bar AssociationCommittee Member - Employment & Labor1995 - 2008
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember & Treasurer, Solo/Small Firm Section1995 - Present
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Washington v. JacobsVerdict for Defendant
AKZO Nobel v. Secretary of LaborVerdict for Defendant
Pahwa v. PahwaRemanded
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Safety Professionals HandbookWorkers' Compensation Regulatory Issues2008
Construction Safety Management & EngineeringMSHA Considerations for Contractors2004
Construction Safety Management & EngineeringManaging Subcontractor Risk2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Washington University National Law CenterLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WebinarTerminating a Worker's Comp Claimant2009
National Safety CongressSubstance Abuse Legal Issues in Construction & Mining2009
BLR WebinarOSHA Recordkeeping and National Emphasis Program2009
B21 WebinarLegally Effective Accident Investigations2009
ASSE Professional Development ConferenceOSHA Enforcement in the New Administration2009