Cliff has been practicing law in the District of Columbia Metropolitan area for thirty years. While Cliff’s primary focus has been civil litigation and trial work, he has also counseled businesses in contract and lease negotiations, including, but not limited to, NDA’s, MSA’s, partnering agreements, vendor agreements, complex service provider agreements and commercial leases. Cliff’s litigation and trial experience includes, but is not limited to: general business, real property and asset management litigation and counseling in private practice, construction, commercial and personal injury litigation, real property, title insurance, civil disputes and insurance coverage litigation. Cliff’s trial experience includes first chair jury, bench and administrative trials numbering approximately 150, including first chair jury trials numbering approximately 70. Cliff has also participated in countless ADR’s including mediations and binding arbitrations.
Cliff is a 1988 graduate of the Wake Forest University Law School, and a 1983 graduate of Denison University with a B.A. in English Literature and Creative Writing. Cliff is licensed in the state and federal courts in Maryland and the District of Columbia, and has appeared pro hac vice in Virginia courts. Cliff has handled numerous appeals, at least 10 of which have resulted in reported decisions.