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About me

Small town values - Big city experience. 

I am an attorney, certified fraud examiner, and registered private investigator.  I am also a faculty member at the University of Maryland, College Park, where I teach ethics, fraud and professionalism at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  

A very large portion of my practice is employment law (private sector and government employees), litigation of all manner of disputes, family law and probate.  In the probate area, we frequently represent loved ones and estates in matters where allegations of financial irregularities have been made. 

Ultimately, my practice is focused on helping people through tough situations.  If you need counsel, we can probably help.  Please contact us for more information at



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Practice areas


  1. Employment: 40%
  2. Probate: 30%
  3. Family: 25%
  4. White Collar Crime: 5%



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

6 total 

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  • Jan Ingham Berlage

    David Weber and I serve on the Maryland Defense Force together. In that capacity, I have gotten to know David and to see that he is both an excellent attorney as well as a person. I fully endorse him.


    Jan Berlage Lawsuits and disputes Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Julie Goodwin Weber

    David and I have worked on a number of matters together. He is a highly intelligent lawyer, who is able to quickly and accurately synthesize information and come up with an out-of-the-box solution to even difficult and unusual problems. David handles all of my probate litigation; I trust him with my most important client litigation matters.


    Julie Weber Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

Contact info

Goodwin Weber PLLC

267 Kentlands Blvd.
Suite 250
Gaithersburg, MD, 20878


DCActive 200007/06/2016
NYCurrently registered 199903/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client Choice Award - 2015Avvo2015
Syracuse Law Honor Medal for Professional IntegritySyracuse University College of Law2015
Professional Development RibbonMaryland Military Department2014
Honorable Service RibbonMaryland Military Department2014
Va. Dept. Ciminal Justice Certification as Private InvestigatorNorthern Virginia Security Academy2013
Woodrow Wilson Visiting FellowshipCouncil of Independent Colleges2013
Misson Achievement AwardFederal Deposit Insurance Corporation2011
Commission - Kentucky ColonelCommonwealth of Kentucky2011
Special Act or Service AwardU.S. Department of the Treasury2010
Special Act or Service AwardU.S. Department of the Treasury2009
Special Act or Service AwardU.S. Department of the Treasury2008
Certified Fraud ExaminerAssociation of Certified Fraud Examiners2007
Special Act or Service AwardU.S. Department of the Treasury2007
Special Act or Service AwardU.S. Department of the Treasury2006
Mission Achievement AwardFederal Financial Institution Examination Council2006
Special Act or Service AwardU.S. Department of the Treasury2005
Commendation LetterTexas Department of Insurance2005
Special Act or Service AwardU.S. Department of the Treasury2004
Special Act or Service AwardU.S. Department of the Treasury2003
Commendation LetterUnited States Attorney for the Middle District of Florida2003
Special Act or Service AwardU.S. Department of the Treasury2002
Special Act or Service AwardU.S. Department of the Treasury2001
Quest for Excellence - Excellence in Bank Supervision AwardOffice of the Comptroller of the Currency2001
Special Act or Service AwardU.S. Department of the Treasury2000
Honorary Court Security Officer, Northern District of New YorkUnited States Marshals Service2000
Water Buffalo Award in EvidenceProfessor H.D. Lewin1998
CertificateJustinian Honor Society1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Academic Director - Fraud Management ProgramsUniversity of Maryland, College Park2015 - Present
LecturerUniversity of Maryland, College Park2014 - Present
Lieutenant Colonel, Judge Advocate CorpsMaryland Defense Force2013 - Present
PrincipalGoodwin Weber PLLC2012 - Present
Commissioner, Landlord - Tenant AffairsCity of Gaithersburg2010 - Present
Adjunct Associate ProfessorUniversity of Maryland University College2009 - Present
Assistant Inspector General for InvestigationsU. S. Securities & Exchange Commission2012 - 2013
Supervisory Counsel and Chief of Enforcement Unit IFederal Deposit Insurance Corporation2010 - 2011
MemberKentlands Historical Trust2003 - 2015
Special Counsel for EnforcementOffice of the Comptroller of the Currency2000 - 2010
Judicial Law ClerkUnited States District Court For The Northern District Of New York1998 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Federal Defense AttorneysMember2013 - Present
MSBA Special Committee on Veterans' Affairs and Military LawMember2013 - Present
Bar Association of Montgomery CountyMember2013 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationActive Member2013 - Present
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Alumni AssociationMember2013 - Present
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Alumni AssociationMember2013 - Present
FraudbustersMember2013 - Present
Federal Law Enforcement Officers AssociationActive Member2012 - Present
Fraternal Order of PoliceActive Member2011 - Present
International Defensive Pistol AssociationActive Member2010 - Present
National Rifle Association - Institute for Legislative ActionMember2010 - Present
U.S. Supreme Court BarMember2008 - Present
Association of Certified Fraud ExaminersMember2007 - Present
District of Columbia BarMember2000 - Present
U.S. District Court Northern District of New York BarMember1999 - Present
Justinian Honorary Law SocietyMember1998 - Present
Order of the CoifMember1998 - Present
Association of National Park RangersActive Member1995 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Syracuse University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Syracuse UniversityCriminal JusticeBS - Bachelor of Science1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Undergraduate CoursesEthics and Professionalism in Accounting2015
CAFRAL - Advanced Banking ProgramRisks to Financial Institutions - Reputation, Legal, Compliance2015
Undergraduate CoursesEthics and Professionalism in Accounting2014
Undergraduate CourseFraud and Forensic Accounting2013
Undergraduate CourseFraud and Forensic Accounting2012
Undergraduate 300-level classFraud Detection and Deterrence2012
Undegraduate CourseFraud and Forensic Accounting2011
Graduate 600-level courseCriminal Justice2010
Annual International Fraud ConferenceDodd-Frank, Financial Reform, and the Banking Crisis2010
Graduate 600-level courseCriminal Justice2009
Graduate 600-level classFraud Examination and Analysis2009
Undergraduate ClassFinancial Institution Law2008
Graduate 600-level courseInternet Research, Investigations and Writing2008
Foriegn Bank Supervision SchoolForeign Bank Supervisory Training / Foreign Technical2008
FFIEC Fraud SchoolFundamentals of Fraud for State and Federal Bank Examiners and Investigators2007
Enforcement & Compliance Division TrainingClaims of Privilege in Federal Bank Enforcement2007
Enforcement & Compliance Division TrainingThe Right to Financial Privacy Act2007
Russian Federation Technical AssistanceRule of Law and Anti-Corruption Training / Foreign Technical Assistance2005