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Emilie Fairbanks represents landlords and tenants in DC courts and administrative hearings. She represents clients in evictions, housing conditions court cases, wrongful eviction claims, and tenant petitions. Ms. Fairbanks also helps small and individual DC landlords with lease drafting and DC licensing. Working with you and your real estate agent she can even help you decide whether to purchase a tenant occupied building or house. 


Practice areas


  1. Landlord & Tenant: 100%
    11 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Dorene Mary Haney

    I endorse this lawyer. I have represented clients opposite Ms. Fairbanks on numerous occasions, and she is a zealous, knowledgeable, and highly professional advocate.


    Dorene Haney Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Marc A Borbely

    Ms. Fairbanks represented one of the largest apartment buildings in the District in a complicated eviction for breach of lease. Ms. Fairbanks firmly and zealously advocated for her client in court, and worked hard to craft a settlement that avoided a very large legal bill for both sides. Ms. Fairbanks is an experienced landlord-tenant attorney; before launching her own firm, she worked for about four years at one of the District's most active landlord-tenant firms.


    Marc Borbely Landlord or tenant Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

419 7th Street NW Suite 405
Washington, DC, 20004


DCActive 200707/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerEmilie Fairbanks LLC2011 - Present
AssociateSchuman & Felts2007 - Present
Law ClerkDistrict of Columbia Superior Court2005 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Armenian Bar AssociationYoung Lawyers Division Litigation Committee Member2012 - Present
Montgomery County Bar AssociationN/A2011 - Present
American Bar AssociationLiaison to Law Library of Congress2011 - Present
Bar Association of the District of ColumbiaN/A2011 - Present
American Bar AssociationGP Solo Magazine Editorial Board Member2011 - Present
District of Columbia Women's Bar Association FoundationN/A2010 - Present
District of Columbia BarN/A2007 - Present
George Washington American Inn of CourtMembership Chair2005 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
BANNUM, INC. v. 2210 ADAMS PLACE, N.E., LLC 4 A.3d 431 (2010)Affirmed on appeal.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Georgetown Journal of Gender and the LawThird Annual Review of Gender and Sexuality LawAnnual Review: Abortion2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor2004