I like what we have built here at Brown | Gould | Kiely, LLP. We are a family of lawyers that enjoys rolling up our sleeves and doing quality work for our clients. I like coming into the office every day because I enjoy the people here. They challenge me to be a better lawyer.
Before forming Brown | Gould | Kiely, LLP, I worked at a firm in Washington, D.C. litigating commercial cases in the courts of the District of Columbia and Maryland; and prior to that I worked at one of South Florida’s premiere asbestos litigation firms. Over the course of more than twenty years, I have continued to represent individuals and businesses in state and federal courts. I have tried cases in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Florida and West Virginia, and have represented my clients’ interests in the courts of Virginia and Delaware.
I have prosecuted numerous severe injury claims and wrongful death suits and have litigated hundreds of claims representing victims of asbestos exposure. I am proud to have served as co-counsel in what is believed to be the largest individual asbestos settlement in the District of Columbia, and to have obtained tens of millions of dollars in awards and settlements for our clients.
I also routinely represent business clients in commercial disputes including breach of contract cases, brokerage disputes, and litigation involving real estate. Business cases occasionally require arbitration, and I have many years of experience in the arbitration of claims under both the American Arbitration Association guidelines and JAMS rules.
I am honored to have received Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, an objective rating that indicates my peers rank me at the highest level of ethical and professional excellence.
I serve on the Board of Directors of the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation, and previously served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, National Capital Area.
My wife and I have lived in Bethesda for more than 20 years, and our children attended the local public schools. When we are not spending time enjoying our immediate community, we love to travel and explore.
- District of Columbia
- United States District Court for the District of Columbia
- United States District Court for Maryland
- United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
- United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
- University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI) 1989, BA
- University of Miami (Miami, FL) 1992, JD
Professional Associations and Memberships
- District of Columbia Bar Association – Litigation Section
- Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland
- Maryland Bar Association – Litigation Section
- Florida Bar
- American Association for Justice
- Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, DC