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Experienced
Professional
Personal SERVICE
JOHNSTON & WESTERFIELD
Partner
Washington, DC
1997 to present

€1,000,000 settlement in US District Court D.C. based on breach of contract.
$2,200,000 verdict in partnership dispute. Court also granted $550,000 in sanctions award in US District Court NY. Takara International v. Honzawa
$1,270,000 jury verdict in DC Superior Court for eye injury resulting from an automobile accident case in Ukrain. Spears v. Intrados
$1,000,000+ jury verdict in medical malpractice case based on failure to diagnose melanoma. Circuit Court for Prince William County, VA Jenks v. Stark
GILBERG & KURENT
Of Counsel
DC, VA & MD
1989 - 1996
$53,800,000 jury verdict in New York Supreme Court, Manhattan in a malicious prosecution case -- one of the highest verdicts in nation that year. Worked with counsel in related actions pending in Europe, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. Briefed and argued multiple appeals, eventually concluding when the US Supreme Court denied certiorari petition. Honzawa v. Honzawa
Represented clients in local courts in Virginia, Maryland and D.C. Clients have included Fortune 500 corporations, small businesses and individuals. The cases have spanned the entire gamut of litigation including: contract claims, business disputes, medical malpractice claims, products liability, slip and falls, automobile accidents, food borne illness claims, tainted food products, premises liability, workers compensation, and FELA claims.
George Washington University National Law Center
Juris Doctor Degree
Washington, DC
Ball State University
Bachelor of Arts: History & Pol Sci
Magna Cum Laude
Ball State University, Muncie, IN
Certified by the Virginia Supreme Court as a Civil Mediator in the General District Court, and experience as a mediator in D.C. Superior Court
Licensed to Practice Law in DC, VA and MD
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY
SIGNIFICANT CASES
Case results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each case. Case results do not predict similar results in any future case.