|VA||Authorized to practice law||1990||02/12/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best Lawyer, Corporate Counsel||Best Lawyers in America||2010|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2010|
|Best Lawyers||Washington Post||2010|
|Best Lawyer, Criminal Defense||Washingtonian Magazine||2010|
|Recognized||Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers||2008|
|Recognized||Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers||2007|
|Top Lawyers||Washingtonian Magazine||2007|
|Top Lawyers||Washingtonian Magazine||2004|
|Washington’s top 75 lawyers||Washingtonian Magazine||2002|
|Washington’s top 50 lawyer||Washingtonian Magazine||1992|
|Law Clerk||Law Clerk Superior Court||1976 - 1978|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American College of Trial Lawyers||Fellow||2010 - Present|
|Howard University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1975|
|American University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1972|
Posted by anonymous
Tom represented me in a DC criminal matter in 2012, resulting in a major reduction in a serious charge, a dismissal, and, ultimately, the charge being removed my my record. He is very responsive to calls/emails and an all around good person.
I would, without reservation, enthusiastically recommend Tom. He helped me prevent a foolish mistake from destroying my career and I will forever be grateful for his expectation-surpassing work on my behalf.
Posted by Lena
Mr Abbenante represented me twice in criminal matters and is currently serving as my civil attorney. In both criminal matters, Mr. Abbenante's legal expertise, professionalism and compassion turned what would have been long sentences for a young person into a short sentence and probation. I will always be appreciative. Another positive is that he keeps you informed at all times. In my ongoing civil case he keeps me informed on how things are progressing. I highly recommend Mr. Abbenante to anyone who is facing a criminal or civil case. He is one of the very best. Tom thank you----keep doing what you do.
Posted by Jessica
Tom represented me in a civil suit that just settled in August, 2015. He is an excellent lawyer and I recommend him without reservation and would definitely use him again myself. Although I had insurance in place that would have covered at least a portion of the claim against me, I engaged Tom because I was additionally being sued for punitive damages, which insurance does not cover, and there was a chance that a settlement or jury trial would exceed my insurance amount. Tom represented me very well both in advising on strategy and tactics against the plaintiff and in providing checks and balances on my insurance company's counsel. Tom gave advice that resulted in the most efficient path possible and was informed by current experience in his practice. The settlement ended up being within my policy limits and had no punitive damages or any other expenses for me personally. Tom also was very efficient in the use of his time, which resulted in a very reasonable tab for his advice.