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My primary professional goal is to never forget the needs of my clients. Too often attorneys focus on the case, rather than the client. Although I have a passion for litigation, my greater passion is to serve my client well. Being creative, finding the resolution to the problem that escapes others, understanding the culture of my client and what they deem important enables me to distinuish my services from others


Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 65%
    23 years
  2. Construction: 20%
    25 years
  3. Litigation: 15%
    25 years



Hourly ($295-335/hour)

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Bonner Kiernan Trebach & Crociata, LLP

1233 20th Street, NW
8th Floor
Washington, DC, 20036


DCActive 199107/06/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011
Bar LeaderMontgomery County Bar Association2011
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
"AV" Martindale Hubbell Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
"AV" Martindale Hubbell Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
"AV" Martindale Hubbell Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBonner Kiernan Trebach & Crociata, LLP2011 - Present
PartnerWard & Klein, Chtd1993 - 2011
AttorneyKing & Nordlinger1992 - 1993
AttorneyCramer & Klopman1990 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
Law School For The Public Television ProgramCo-Host2013 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the District of ColumbiaMember of the BarN/A
United States District Court for the District of MarylandMember of the BarN/A
United States District Court for the District of ColumbiaMember of the BarN/A
Supreme Court of the United StatesMember of the BarN/A
Maryland State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
District of Columbia BarMemberN/A
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Law Firm Management Section, Montgomery County Bar AssociationSection Chair2008 - 2012
Workers' Compensation Section, Montgomery County Bar AssociationCo-chair2008 - 2009
Association of Compensation Insurance AttorneysPresident2005 - 2009
Association of Compensation Insurance AttorneysSecretary1997 - 1999
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Wilbur Hiligh & Federal Express Corporation v. District of Columbia Department of Employment ServicesDecision in favor of the employer
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Maryland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
University of WisconsinN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
U.S. Department of Commerce, Special American Business Internship Training (SABIT) ProgramCreation and Structure of a Viable Workers' Compensation System in the Developing Countries of the Former Soviet Union and Central Asia2006
U.S. Department of Commerce, Special American Business Internship Training (SABIT) ProgramReducing Workers' Compensation Claims and Costs in Your Company2006
Controlling Workers Compensation Costs for Employers in the District of ColumbiaWorkers Compensation2002
MWCEACausation and Apportionment2001