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Daniel Adam Gross

Child custody Attorney at Washington, DC

4.4   7 reviews

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Daniel A. Gross serves as Senior Counsel in the firm’s Friendship Heights office and represents clients throughout Maryland. He is dedicated to serving his clients and believes that they deserve an attorney who will put forth the time and effort necessary to assist them in getting the results they desire. Mr. Gross is experienced in many types of family law cases, including divorce cases, child support, child custody, adoption, and name change, as well as in estate planning. While Mr. Gross is a trial attorney who spends most of his days in court and has handled numerous jury trials and bench trials, he understands that fighting in court is not the only pathway to a win.

If it is possible to resolve a matter in an amicable way, such as a thorough mediation, Mr. Gross will encourage that strategy. This allows the involved parties to navigate a difficult experience with dignity while keeping legal fees down. Mr. Gross is also a trained mediator and served as a founding board member on the Charleston Mediation and Meeting Society. However, in cases where agreement and cooperation are not feasible, Mr. Gross is willing to fight for the rights of his clients and their children.

Mr. Gross is a member of the Superior Court Trial Lawyers Association, the District of Columbia Bar Association, and various other professional organizations. He is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in international politics and New England Law | Boston. While he is a native of New York City, he has chosen to make the Washington, D.C. Metro area his home and enjoys the opportunity to represent the people of this great city. He is an avid Washington Nationals and Washington Capitals fan.

If you are in need of legal assistance because you are contemplating a divorce in Montgomery County, Prince Georges County, Baltimore City/Baltimore County, or Maryland, or you need assistance with any other family law issue, such as child support, child custody, adoption, collaborative divorce, or prenuptial agreements, please call today for a complete and confidential consolation.

Licensed for 17 years
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 2016
Updated 07/12/2022
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2010
Updated 03/02/2021
State SC
Status Suspended - Administrative
Acquired 2006
Updated 11/23/2022
State MA
Status Administrative Suspension
Acquired 2005
Updated 09/19/2022

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DiPietro Law Group, PLLC
1025 Connecticut Ave, NW
Suite 1000
Washington, DC, 20036
DiPietro Law Group, PLLC
4157 Chain Bridge Rd.
Fairfax, VA, 22030
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4.4 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
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Posted by JAMES | November 15, 2013
With out a reasonable doubt
In a brief I was charged with a criminal charge of theft and the Det. in the case was lying.Dan Gross was able to prove to the court that he was lying and that I had been wrongly accused. I was well satisfied with Mr Gross performance and would highly recommend to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2012
Excellent attorney!
I have seen Mr. Gross in court many times and have watched him work on cases. He has an outstanding grasp of criminal law and deals with both Judges and Prosecutors very effectively. In a tough situation, Mr. Gross is someone that I want fighting for me. In short I highly recommend Dan Gross as your attorney. He will fight for you and get a good result.
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Posted by anonymous | November 13, 2012
Excellent Lawyer
Entrusted this lawyer with my DUI case last year, he did a fantastic job informing me of the status of my case and how we could fight it. He got my case dropped, not once, but twice since my case was reopened. Daniel Gross is a lawyer that knows how to handle business!
Posted by anonymous | November 11, 2012
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Patient, knoweldegable, available and very responsive. Daniel is a great lawyer that I highly recommend in Criminal defense
Posted by anonymous | July 17, 2011
Great lawyer!
My friend got me this lawyer at 11 at night when I was in jail. At 8 the next morning he met my friend at the DC court and took my case. I received no papers an didn't even have to stand up in front of the judge.
Posted by anonymous | December 7, 2010
Not one of them
In a criminal-justice system that is heavily skewed against the defendant, and in which most defenders do little but plead their clients guilty, Mr. Gross is notable for being one of the few who hate this state of affairs. He is a fighter.
Posted by David Mitchell | June 14, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Unhappy With Quality of Service
Daniel Gross chose not to pass along information regarding the time and place that a court ordered arbitration would occur until pressed for details regarding when the arbitration would take place. It is an attorney’s responsibility to pass along all documents produced by the court to their client by not immediately passing along the document regarding the arbitration to his client, Daniel Gross failed to fulfill do what is required by his profession. Daniel Gross held a meeting without my approval with the opposing party's attorney and decided not to appear when the arbitration was scheduled despite being hired to represent me throughout the entirety of the lawsuit. It was communicated to me that Daniel Gross and the opposing party’s attorney agreed upon settlement terms before the arbitration took place. At the arbitration, the opposing party’s attorney, Thomas E. Lester, who was described by Daniel Gross to be a friend of his, requested more than what was agreed upon the settlement terms negotiated prior to the arbitration. Daniel Gross failed to offer any alternative suggestions to any of the demands delivered by the opposing party’s attorney even though he was aware that Thomas E. Lester's terms were different than the terms that I agreed to prior to the arbitration. The attorney, Daniel Gross, was terminated because I was not happy with the legal defense that I was provided with.
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AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Counsel
  • DiPietro Law Group PLLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Pro Bono Attorney
  • Advocates for Justice and Education
  • 2010 - Present
  • Owner and Attorney
  • Law Office of Daniel A. Gross, PLLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Of Counsel Attorney
  • stipkala, LLC
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Private Contract Attorney
  • Various Washington, DC Firms
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Center for Heirs' Property
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Court Appointed Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Charleston County Court System
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Student Prosecutor
  • Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Student Attorney
  • New England School of Law Clinical Law Office
  • 2004 - 2004
  • Law Clerk
  • Flanagan & Hern, LLP
  • 2003 - 2004
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  • Intoximeter EC/IR II Breath Test Training & Education Seminar (Williamsburg, VA)
  • Intoximeter EC/IR II Breath Test Training & Education
  • 2011
  • NHTSA and IACP DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
  • Certificate of Training
  • 2011
  • New England Law | Boston
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001
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Legal Cases

  • United States v. JE
  • Hung Jury
  • State v. CLR
  • Felony charges dismissed or reduced to simple misdemeanor


  • District of Columbia Superior Court Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Inns of Court
  • Barrister
  • 2011 - Present
  • DC Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Inns of Court
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Meeting and Mediation Center of Charleston
  • Board of Directors
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Public Interest Law Association - New England Law | Boston
  • President
  • 2003 - 2004
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • Member
  • 1999 - 2001
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Top 10 Attorneys
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Recognized as defense attorney dedicated to defense of DUI
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2011
  • Certificate of Training - DWI Detection and SFST Testing
  • La Pier and Associates
  • 2011
  • Outstanding Service Award
  • CHPP
  • 2009
  • CALI - Clinical Evidence - Highest Grade
  • New England Law | Boston
  • 2005
  • Public Interest Scholarship
  • Public Interest Law Association - New England Law | Boston
  • N/A
  • Dean's List
  • New England Law | Boston
  • N/A
  • Dean's List
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Stuart Title CLE
  • Litigation
  • 2009
  • Heirs Property CLE
  • Civil Litigation
  • 2008
  • Daufuskie Island Legal Services Seminar
  • Litigation
  • 2007
  • Land Rich
  • Litigation
  • 2007
  • Habitat for Humanity Educational Program
  • Litigation Issues for Low Income Clients
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (12)
Family Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Daniel is a hardworking and dedicated attorney. From my experience of working with him on several matters, I can honestly say that he truly cares about his clients and works hard to defend them and fight for them in and outside the court room."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan Gross seems to have a limitless knowledge of criminal and traffic law, and has been consistently generous with his advice and guidance. I endorse him without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Although it is not often that I feel compelled to recommend a potential competitor ;-) , Mr. Gross is a first-rate criminal defense lawyer. With many years of trial experience, Mr. Gross is highly respected among judges and other lawyers at D.C. Superior Court. He is also an approachable and classy guy."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Good guy. I like his proactive style of defense."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with in trial before and have witnessed first hand his dedication to his clients and trial skills. He fights for his clients and gets good results. I fully endorse him. He is a trustworthy attorney with a strong reputation in the criminal defense community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan has been practicing in DC for several years, her knows the judges the prosecutors and their tendencies. He has attention to detail and the true dedication to his clients that you rarely see these days."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.He is trustworthy and he gets great results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan is an excellent and thorough attorney who knows DC law. If I got in trouble, I would retain Dan to get me out of trouble. I highly recommend Dan Gross."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Dan for approximately two years. Dan is an excellent criminal defense attorney. I highly recommend his services for anyone in need of a top notch criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Gross is a highly talented and aggressive criminal defense attorney. His work is very well regarded by his clients and the D.C. legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a fellow member of the legal community in Washington, DC, I know Dan Gross to be a smart and committed criminal defense attorney. A couple of weeks ago, for example, I saw Mr. Gross win a difficult felony firearm case for a client. He brings a lot of skills and experience to the table, and I would refer a potential client to him without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Among the finest attorneys I have worked with, Daniel Gross serves his Criminal Defense and DUI clients with knowledge, skill and passion. You can be confident that you will get the best representation in your case with Daniel Gross as your attorney. I endorse him wholeheartedly."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Gross is a highly skilled Criminal Lawyer who now practices in the DC area. He has an excellent reputation in the Boston area, having completed his education here and worked in our courts. He is known for and earned a reputation of being not only knowledgeable, but a true zealous advocate for the people he represents. I send all of my referrals from the Washington DC area to his firm, and I am confident he will obtain the best result possible, and that the people I refer will receive high quality representation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Having been a (lifetime) member of the National College for DUI Defense for over 10 years now, with dozens of national DUI training seminars attended therein, I have been privileged to know and interact with some/most of the finest DUI/DWI defense attorneys in America. I have recently had the privilege of knowing and interacting with Daniel Gross. I can say without hesitation his current ascent to that short list. I highly recommend Daniel to any citizen in need and proudly endorse his work product."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan is a smart lawyer who I'd trust with a criminal problem. You can tell when you talk to him about clients and cases that Dan cares about his clients and he's using all of his talents to try to help them."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan is an experienced criminal defense attorney who can be trusted when serious consequences are a risk."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan Gross is great lawyer who does everything in his power to help his clients. I have always known him to act ethically and diligently on every case that comes into his office. I would gladly recommend him to anyone in need of a criminal defense attorney."
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