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David S. Stein

Divorce and separation Attorney at Washington, DC

5.0   1 review

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%
    Contentious divorce, custody and support litigation.

    5 years

  2. Child custody
    20%
    Child custody and divorce are our interrelated practice areas -- we strive and succeed in getting divorce settlements that sustain over time and protect your property right as well as granting you physical and legal custody when possible.

    20 years

  3. Criminal defense
    15%
    We are particularly specialized in criminal defense litigation in both DC and Maryland jurisdictions.

    25 years, 300 cases

  4. Adoption
    5%
    We both handle prosecution of adoption petitions as well as representing biological parents in show cause proceedings.

    25 years, 100 cases

  5. Child support
    5%
    We are throughly familiar with DC child support statute and related case law and have handled successfully numerous child support modifications as well as filing and grant of child support sums.

    25 years

  6. DUI and DWI
    5%
    A large potion of our criminal law practice is devoted to DWI/DUI defense in the District as well as in Maryland.

    25 years, 100 cases

David S. Stein, the principal attorney, earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, graduating with honors.  Attorney Stein obtained his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the prestigious George Washington National Law Center, active in the academic AIPLA Journal and graduating at the top of his class.  He worked as a summer associate in the prominent law firm of Holland & Knight and intern-clerked with the Honorable Judge Evelyn Queen in the District of Columbia Superior Court, in both criminal and civil calendars.

Following graduation from law school, Attorney Stein took a position with the international firm, Novamark, headquartered in Paris, focusing on international transactions and litigation.  Thereafter, he joined a local Washington, D.C. boutique litigation firm before establishing the Law Offices of David Stein.

Over the past ten years, Attorney Stein has established himself as a tenacious and accomplished litigator in the Washington, D.C. and Maryland jurisdictions.  His drive for excellence and client satisfaction has earned him a reputation as a fierce, and an unrelenting advocate.

David Stein has been admitted to practice in the Maryland Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Court of Appeals, US District Courts (MD & DC), as well as Supreme Court of the State of New York.  He is also an active member of DC Bar Association.

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Licensed for 26 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2001
Updated 07/19/2022
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1997
Updated 06/08/2022
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 1996
Updated 07/12/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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The Law Offices of David Stein
601 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Suite 900
Washington, DC, 20004

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Posted by William | June 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Litigator
Working with Mr. Stein has been an amazing experience! I hired him to represent my family in a very contentious child custody case and he met EVERY one of my expectations. His thoroughness and professionalism are unmatched in the court room and his experience with the legal system are always on display! I would highly recommend Mr. Stein to ANYONE with legal matters that seem too tough to tackle. He’s very thoughtful and deliberate in explaining legal matters which will instill confidence and calmness in any client he represent. I can not thank Mr. Stein enough for all that he has done for my family and myself.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • The Law Offices of David Stein
  • 1997 - Present

Education

  • George Washington University National Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of Maryland, College Park
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • IN RE PETITION OF PLB
  • AFFIRMED
  • IN RE T.W. & K.,W.
  • affirmed
  • IN RE AR.E.
  • AFFIRMED
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Associations

  • US DISTRCIT COURT DC
  • 2011 - Present
  • US DISTRICT COURT MD
  • 2009 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • 1997 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • FIRM BLOG PUBLISHED BY ABA
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • Member
  • 2017 - 2018
  • American Bar Association
  • FAMILY LAW
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys' Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - 2018
  • DC FAMILY COURT TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION
  • Member
  • 2017 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • French
  • Spanish

Awards

  • TOO 100 TRIAL LAWYER -- CRIMINAL
  • THE NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS
  • 2019
  • AIPLA Journal
  • AIPLA Journal
  • N/A

Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • GEORGE WASHINGTON NATIONAL LAW CENTER
  • FAMILY LAW
  • 2018
  • TV SHOWS: BONES; NOTORIOUS; BLACKLIST
  • LEGAL ADVISER
  • 2017
  • HOWARD UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
  • LITIGATION STRATEGY
  • 2015
  • Howard University School of Law
  • Guest Speaker
  • 2014
  • DC Superior Court Peer CLE
  • Adoption litigation
  • 2010
  • PDS MD Conflict Attorney Training
  • Criminal Law
  • 2009
  • GW Law School
  • Criminal Law Litigation/Evidence/Trial
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

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DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known this lawyer for years. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I enjoyed working with David. He is sharp, focused, always prepared. I strongly recommend his work. Elena Iuga"
Adoption Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is deliberative and presents cogent arguments based on law. I have also observed him manainge difficult clients."
Family Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have had the pleasure of working with Atty. Stein and he is an exceptional trial attorney. He is a zealous advocate and one I would highly recommend."
Family Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"For the last several years, I have had the opportunity to work with David. David is an experienced, zealous and competent attorney. He represents his clients and their interests with passion. I strongly endorse David."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Mr. Stein on several matters in Superior Court involving complex legal and factual issues. I have found him to be a very well prepared and imaginative lawyer who represented his clients with vigor and passion.."
Adoption Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Mr. Stein in several adoption and child abuse cases over the past several years. I have always found Mr. Stein to be very professional, competent and well prepared. I strongly recommend Mr. Stein."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is an exceptional attorney, and zealous advocate. I would recommend him highly and without reservation."
Family Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David does not make nearly as many mistakes as I do."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Stein is a skilled, hard-charging attorney that gets optimal results for his clients."
Child custody Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Mr. Stein on more than one occasion. He is zealous and aggressive lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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