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.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Safety Professional of the Year - Mining Section||American Society of Safety Engineers||2008|
|President||Law Office of Adele L. Abrams PC||2001 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Patton Boggs||1996 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Environmental Information Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|Energy & Mineral Law Foundation||Member||2001 - Present|
|DC Bar Association||Member||1997 - Present|
|American Society of Safety Engineers||National Representative||1996 - 2008|
|International Society of Mine Safety Professionals||Member||1996 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Committee Member - Employment & Labor||1995 - 2008|
|Maryland State Bar Association||Member & Treasurer, Solo/Small Firm Section||1995 - Present|
|International Academy of Collaborative Professionals||Member||N/A|
|Washington v. Jacobs||Verdict for Defendant|
|AKZO Nobel v. Secretary of Labor||Verdict for Defendant|
|Pahwa v. Pahwa||Remanded|
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|The Safety Professionals Handbook||Workers' Compensation Regulatory Issues||2008|
|Construction Safety Management & Engineering||MSHA Considerations for Contractors||2004|
|Construction Safety Management & Engineering||Managing Subcontractor Risk||2004|
|George Washington University National Law Center||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|Webinar||Terminating a Worker's Comp Claimant||2009|
|National Safety Congress||Substance Abuse Legal Issues in Construction & Mining||2009|
|BLR Webinar||OSHA Recordkeeping and National Emphasis Program||2009|
|B21 Webinar||Legally Effective Accident Investigations||2009|
|ASSE Professional Development Conference||OSHA Enforcement in the New Administration||2009|