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First Half of 2019 at Joseph, Greenwald & Laake, P.A.


It was a busy first half of 2019 here at Joseph, Greenwald & Laake, P.A., and a period in which we continued our steady growth as one of the top firms that serves businesses and individuals in the Washington, DC, area.

As the year began, we added four new attorneys from the former Rockville, MD., law firm of Dragga Hannon LLP. The new lawyers – Patrick W. Dragga, Jeffrey Hannon, and P. Lindsay Parvis – added significantly to our capabilities in family law, helping us build a family law practice that is unsurpassed in the region. These lawyers have integrated well into our existing practice group and are serving clients in matters involving divorce, prenuptial agreements, child custody and visitation, child support, alimony and other issues.

Also we announced that we had named principal Jerry Miller to our Executive Committee. Jerry is a highly experienced business attorney who helps his clients, large and small, tackle the legal challenges of owning, operating and growing a business.

In February, we elevated Allison McFadden to Senior Counsel in our Family Law practice group. Allison has been a strong advocate for the rights of the Firm’s family law clients, both people of high net worth and parents with limited resources. And in June, we elevated Rama Taib-Lopez to the same position, also in the Family Law practice group. Rama’s practice illustrates her deep understanding of the interplay of family law and immigration issues. We now have 14 attorneys in our two offices who practice family law.

Last but not the least, we kicked off a new practice area in Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR), in which its attorneys are prepared to assist litigants across the Washington, DC, metro area resolve their disputes without going to court. We can provide highly qualified neutrals in such areas as family law, estates and trusts, medical malpractice, employment disputes, personal injury, commercial and contract disputes, civil rights, and business and shareholder disputes.

About Joseph Greenwald & Laake​

For more than 40 years, Joseph Greenwald & Laake has worked with individuals and businesses in Maryland and the District of Columbia, taking on the most complex of legal issues with sophisticated counsel and a personal touch. JGL serves clients in virtually all areas of the law.

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