Douglas Stevens, Esquire


Licensed in Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C.

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Doug is a graduate of Harvard and Georgetown. He has been an attorney since 1979, and has been admitted to practice in five states, four by exam, as well as the federal courts of D.C., Maryland and Virginia, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

He has tried hundreds of cases and has handled litigation before the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. He has also argued before the Virginia Supreme Court.

Doug was born in London, England, and attended Plandome Road Elementary School and Manhasset Junior High School in Manhasset, Long Island, New York. Growing up, he was an avid football, baseball and tuba player, and was active in the Liberal Religious Youth group (LRY) of the Unitarian-Universalist Society, serving as a counselor at Camp Homestead in Brewster, New York. He knows the meaning of more Bob Dylan lyrics than any living person, including Mr. Dylan.

He attended George School, a Quaker boarding school outside of Philadelphia, where a generous grading system and a skillful local sports photographer contributed to his being named a national scholar-athlete.

At Harvard, he wrote for the Harvard Independent, performed in the Experimental Theatre, and was the thirty-seventh midfielder on the lacrosse team. He studied film-making, astronomy with a major in Social Studies(!)

During time off from college, he was a teacher in Gulale, Ethiopia, made jam in Tanzania, spent time in Isfahan and Lahore, and visited Vinoba Bhave in India (of Gandhi fame). After college, Doug wrote legislative mail (on a robo machine!) for Congressman Stephen J. Solarz of Brooklyn, N.Y. and was a fundraiser for the presidential campaign of Congressman Morris Udall.

While at Georgetown Law, Doug got a job working for Vice President Mondale’s office, and upon graduation was named Assistant Counsel to the Carter-Mondale Re-Election Committee, an enterprise that ran into a wee bit of electoral difficulty caused by one Ronald Reagan.

During this time, he also was an associate at Patton, Boggs & Blow in Washington, D.C., and co-authored materials on federal election law with Tommy Boggs.

Doug then returned to Long Island where he spent a year and a half running for his hometown congressional seat, before the electoral district was abolished by the redistricting of 1982. He then came back to Washington and started practicing law full time.

When not working, over the last few years he has been found coaching roller hockey, basketball, baseball and soccer, avocations facilitated by having five kids. He has also been seen occasionally strumming a Martin DS35 guitar with cracks of unknown origin.

He lives with his family in Potomac, Maryland.



Lou Schoenike, Esquire

Of Counsel

Licensed in Washington, D.C. and Virginia

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Born in Silver Spring, Lou has maintained strong local ties to the Washington area. Lou was a graduate of Fauquier High School in Virginia, where he played football for the Fauquier Falcons. Lou also attended Valparaiso University in Indiana and studied abroad in Kenya. He graduated from UVA undergrad and George Mason Law School. Lou enjoys history, photography, and travel.



Thomas G. Magalski, Esquire

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Licensed in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Michigan

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Tom is a graduate of Scranton Prep and the University of Scranton, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Russian History and a Master’s degree in American History. Tom attended the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan. He has tried hundreds of cases in many different areas of the law including personal injury protection coverage, slip and fall, contract actions, theft, collections, defense work, uninsured motorists coverage, and the reasonability of medical bill charges. Tom has litigated cases in both district and circuit courts of Maryland, DC Superior Court, and the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. He lives with his family in Silver Spring.



Chris R. Miller, Esquire

Of Counsel

Licensed in Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Michigan

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Chris is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in History with a concentration in American Diplomatic History. He attended Touro Law Center in New York and moved to Washington, DC in 2010. Chris is licensed to practice law in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Virginia, and he litigates personal injury claims in all three jurisdictions.