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Ian Andrew Cronogue

Litigation Attorney at McLean, VA

5.0   15 reviews

also known as Ian Cronogue

  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 10 years
    Virginia - VA 11 years
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2014
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2012
    Active No misconduct found

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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice


Baker, Cronogue, Tolle & Werfel, PLC
1320 Old Chain Bridge Road
Suite 200
McLean, VA, 22101


5.0 / 5.0
  15 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by Victor | March 12, 2022
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Excellent attorney
Excellent attorney—has help me matters over the years. Would certainly use for other matter in the future.
Posted by Farhad | March 1, 2022
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Intelligence, Professionalism and Great Heart all in One
Over the years, our company has faced a number of challenges and with Ian, a professional, intelligent and a model of high integrity and compassionate Attorney, on our side, we came out victorious every time. We owe a lot to him and the firm that he represents.
Posted by NPW | February 24, 2022
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Very competent attorney
Ian has assisted me with several matters. Very competent and knowledgeable attorney.
Posted by Damon | February 3, 2022
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Employment Contract
A mutual colleague referred me to Ian to assert my legal rights under an employment contract. Ian calmly and deliberately walked me through the process and logically identified strengths and weaknesses of each claim. He is a strong writer, an extremely important and often overlooked skill, who accurately established the factual history of the case to compel a reasonable settlement, saving costs for both parties. I found his rate and hours charged to be very reasonable. I strongly recommend Ian.
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Posted by Gemma Properties | January 20, 2022
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Excellent attorney and litigator
Ian assisted me with countless legal matters over the years. He is the first person I consult when I have any sort of legal issue. He later helped me with the sale of my business to a larger corporation.
Posted by Petar Cuk | December 8, 2021
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Ian is very unique human in these crazy unhuman times, he did help me to solve my problem but what is make him exceptional besides his knowledge is that he will answer you anytime you call him that is unreal in this crazy unhuman world and specifically all lawyers will never answer to you you always talk to some secretary who tells you leave a message, NOT WITH IAN HE WILL ANSWER TO YOU He is so friendly easy to talk very straightforward, with him you will be feeling at ease for sure he is SUCH A GOOD MAN PERIOD.
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Posted by anonymous | December 8, 2021
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Litigation, Government contracts, Employment and labor
Ian is a sharp and upcoming attorney. He has in depth knowledge of the suspension and debarring laws pertaining to Govt contracts which he specializes in. When in doubt, he does not mind consulting with with senior partners. Works in all challenging situations to achieve the best result. Persistent and hardworking. Very considerate and understanding of clients and their difficult issues and conditions. Never gives up. He is a great guy also to work with. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Michelle | July 27, 2021
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Great Experience
Ian is fantastic to work with. He is incredibly thorough, thoughtful, knowledgeable, and responsive. He is able to break down complex issues into simple terms and I always felt confident in his advice. I was incredibly impressed and would highly recommend Ian for anyone needing legal services.
Posted by Kristen | April 20, 2021
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Excellent experience
My husband consulted Ian regarding our case after he came strongly recommended from a close family friend. He was easy to work with, gave realistic expectations regarding the process of our case and was always available by email or phone with any questions. The outcome exceeded our expectations and he made the process as seamless as possible. Would highly recommend to anyone requiring legal advice or counsel
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Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2020
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Ian helped me setup my company years ago and is my first call whenever I have legal questions. He’s been fantastic throughout that time.
Posted by Lori | May 17, 2019
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Excellent experience and resolution
Ian provided me with the expertise and resolution that I had hoped for with a case that I believed was doomed from the beginning. Ian is a highly skilled attorney whose communication and negotiating skills is second to none. I would highly recommend Ian; I trusted him throughout the entire process.
Posted by John | January 27, 2019
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Attorney at Law
After 26 years of leasing our home in Fairfax, Virginia, I was in a Jam! My lease had a open-end first right of refusal to purchase the property and a locked in monthly rental amount with no escalation clause, attached to a 1992 listed sales price for the residence property. Due to escalating property values: Suddenly I found myself and my family being told by our Landlord to vacate the premises in 30 days per Virginia Law Under the Landlord Tenant laws of our state. I was referred to Attorney Ian Cronogue. I explained my situation to Mr, Cronogue and he agreed to take my case. He first contacted my landlord and explained my rights expressed under the lease. Further research indicated that the Virginia statute governing Landlord Tenant disputes are generally more favorable to Landlords. Attorney Cronogue explained the legal pro's and con's of my situation under Virginia Statutes and advised me according to his legal knowledge and experience. Mr. Cronogue worked with me over a 9 month period where we reached a negotiated settlement with the Landlord. During the negotiations Mr. Cronogue was key in helping me to calm emotionally charged decision making by balancing the situation with the Law facts yet allowing me, the client, to make the ultimate decision in regard to the direction of the case. Mr. Cronogue is a client focused Attorney who cares about and looks after his clients interest absent authoritarian or paternalistic grander. Example: Because of Virginia Landlord Tenant Law, He thought it was highly likely that we would not prevail in court, but even if we went to court and prevailed, the cost of litigating the matter in money and time could result in a net economic loss to me. Mr. Cronogue saw to it that we were not put out of our leased home of 26 years in 30 days with nothing, (per the legal notice given by the Landlord), and helped us negotiate a settlement arrangement to our benefit. Great Work! Excellent Attorney at Law!!!
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Posted by anonymous | March 4, 2016
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Ian worked hard on my case and kept me in the loop about what was going on. He was never to busy when I told him I would like speak with him in person and he took time to answer all of my questions.
Posted by Mike | September 15, 2015
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Outstanding from the start
I was referred to Ian after a long and terrible experience with an attorney I ended up having to let go. From the start, I felt as if Ian was completely on my side and as if, we had known each other for years. He treated me as a friend and put himself in my shoes. Thanks, Ian! You were great!!
Posted by Vincent | August 28, 2015
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I Couldn't Have Been More Pleased!
I thoroughly enjoyed being Ian's client. He's all what you would hope a lawyer should be: hardworker, thorough, patient and very articulate. Thanks to his great personality too, he made me feel reassured that the case would go well and it did. Ian is honest and trustworthy and I would certainly work with him again if I were to need legal services.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Baker, Cronogue, Tolle & Werfel, PLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Murray, Cronogue & Werfel P.L.C.
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Summer Associate/Student Associate
  • Smith, Pachter, McWhorter PLC
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Summer Associate
  • Sharp, Michael, Graham, and Evans LLP
  • 2010 - 2010
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  • American University Washington College of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • University of North Carolina
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2009

Sample of Legal Cases

  • AGF, LLC v. A. Ghafoor, et al.
  • Successful enforced the arbitration provision on behalf of our clients


  • McLean Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2019 - Present
  • Alexandria Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Washington College of Law
  • 2012
  • CALI Award for Excellence in Legal Writing
  • CALI
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (10)
Endorse Ian
Litigation Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ian is the sort of OC lawyers dream about. While skillfully advocating for his clients he maintains levels of professionalism and pragmatism that are sorely lacking in today's bar. He is a credit to the practice's ethics and a good person, and those matter more to me than his sharp intellect and iron grip on matters of statute and black letter."
Government contracts Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. As one who has been a lawyer for 38 years now, I can say without hesitation that Ian is an individual who possesses a legal aptitude and a professional maturity far beyond his years. I have sought Ian's input many times for my own cases and have always been impressed by his quick grasp of the pertinent legal issues as well as his ready analysis and intellect in working through an often complex litigious problem. His knowledge of government contracts law is as expansive as any attorney with whom I have ever worked. I have also found Ian to be meticulous in trying to find a favorable resolution to every client's problem. I recommend him highly. Any client retaining Ian can be very confident of having one of the best advocates acting on their behalf."
Unknown Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Friend
"Ian is a highly intelligent lawyer. He is professional and diligent. Anyone in need of legal services should contact Ian first. If you find yourself matched up against Ian in a basketball game, make sure you pick him up at half court because he has unlimited range. I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. We opposed each other in a complex litigtation matter. He fought very hard for his client and at all times was professional and courteous. He knows the law and articulates his position to the court ably."
Government contracts Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ian is a colleague of mine for whom I have great respect. He is a talented and seasoned litigator who I highly recommend to clients looking for someone with expertise in government contracts and labor law."
Government contracts Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ian for a number of years and regard him highly as a litigator. Ian is both creative and tenacious. He is also not afraid to roll up his sleeves and work hard. Happy to have him as a colleague and to refer to!"
Litigation Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have practice law for nearly 50 years and in that time I can confidently say Ian is one of the best young litigators I have seen. He is eloquent and always prepared in the the courtroom and has an outstanding persuasive writing ability. I am glad to have worked with him and excited to see where his career leads."
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Personal injury
Government contracts
Bankruptcy and debt
Employment and labor

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McLean Litigation Lawyer Ian Andrew Cronogue
Ian Andrew Cronogue
Litigation Attorney
McLean, VA
Licensed for 11 years