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Mary Elizabeth Kuntz

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Education Attorney at Washington, DC

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  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 10 years
    Maryland - MD 13 years
    Virginia - VA 15 years
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2014
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2010
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found

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Kalijarvi Chuzi Newman & Fitch PC
818 Connecticut Ave NW Ste 1000
Washington, DC, 20006-2725
Mary Elizabeth Kuntz
Washington, DC, 20006
Mary Elizabeth Kuntz
818 Connecticut Ave NW Ste 1000
Washington, DC, 20006-2725
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Posted by Laurie | January 27, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney at a reputable firm
I strongly recommend that you consult this firm and specifically Mary Kuntz for any employment-related legal issue. I worked for a small government entity in which quite a few employees had experienced discrimination of various types; in my own case, there was an informal RIF in which the more senior non-management staff was targeted for removal without justification in order to make way for newer staff that could be paid significantly less. I was referred to one of the senior partners, Elaine Fitch, who had represented a colleague at my agency, after having been represented by two other firms that I had not been satisfied with in EEO cases. As Elaine Fitch was not available when I came to KCNF, Mary Kuntz, who is also a partner, handled my case. Mary is one of the most knowledgeable and professional attorneys I have worked with. She has a calm demeanor and is able to navigate difficult situations easily. She dealt with lower-end attorneys at my agency whom she had to instruct in the law and also managed to do the same with the senior attorneys who somehow didn’t care if they complied with it. I was able to obtain a fair settlement with a difficult agency in both EEO and MSPB cases. I also referred several others at my agency to her. Integrity, professionalism and experience matter. I am quite pleased that I landed here. The firm always dealt with me fairly in both communications, and in cost.
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Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Great Legal Mind
I consulted with Ms. Kuntz several times during my current EEO case just to get a different opinion on my strategy. Ms. Kuntz was direct, honest and explained the full scope of the situation putting me at ease each time. Ms. Kuntz is sharp and understands the EEO process as well as all of the concerns within the process. She is a great legal mind.
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Posted by David | October 10, 2016
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Clearance Issue
I was in need of legal consultation for a security clearance issue. I asked my friends in human resources for a recommendation. They recommended the attorneys at Kalijarvi Chuzi & Newman based upon their track record of successfully defending the employ against the agency. I called the firm and said that I needed to speak to someone ASAP. I was very quickly connected with Mary Kuntz, I am very thankful that I was able to work with her. Mary was extremely easy to speak with and she quickly understood my situation. She expertly explained all the legal points, and formulated a plan of action to mitigate my situation. Mary’s intelligence, competence, and empathy immediately put me at ease, and for the first time since my situation began, I felt optimistic. No one likes spending money on legal fees but I can truly say, Mary was worth every penny. I recommend Mary without reservation and am truly grateful for all that she did.
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Posted by anonymous | May 25, 2023
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Not a good experience
Ms. Kuntz was my attorney for a retaliatory termination case. At our initial consultation, for which I provided written evidence, she said we had a great case, so I went forward with her. Unfortunately, she did not seem to have the time to work on the case. She would ask for information, I would send it to her, and then she would ask for it again, and again. It was clear she wasn't reading her email, and when we spoke it was clear she hadn't read what she'd received. She ran up the bill by talking and talking and talking without ever getting to the point. She was also unreliable when it came to deadlines. Because she missed one deadline, I always had to check with her and her staff multiple times to be sure she was meeting other deadlines that, had she missed them, would have resulted in me losing the case. I never felt like I could trust her. In the end, SHE decided to settle, and it was clear from the conversation that she just didn't feel like negotiating because she was overburdened at the time with other cases and clients. While I did "win," (the settlement covered her fees and an additional sum for me) it was awful to feel like the outcome was a result of my attorney not having the time to participate fully in my representation.
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  • George Washington University Law School
  • J.D.
  • 2008
  • Yale University
  • Ph.D.
  • 1985
  • Washington University
  • A.B.
  • N/A

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Washington Education Lawyer Mary Elizabeth Kuntz
Mary Elizabeth Kuntz
Education Attorney
Washington, DC
Licensed for 15 years