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"My clients give me the opportunity to grow as a litigator, and as a person."

Catherine Park, Esq.



Admissions:
D.C. Bar
U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Education:
J.D., Duke University School of Law
M.F.A., University of Iowa, graduate program in English-Creative Writing (the "Iowa Writer's Workshop")
B.A., Yale University

Catherine Park, Esq., is a trial and appellate attorney, and a negotiator. Many of Ms. Park's cases include condominium litigation and constitutional claims. A practicing attorney since 2005, Ms. Park has conducted numerous trials and hearings, written complex appellate briefs and trial-court motions, and conducted oral advocacy at the D.C. Court of Appeals.

REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLE OF CASES

A fraud case against a major financial institution for inducing false deposition testimony and concealing documents that conclusively established the falsely accused litigant's rightful claim.

Breach of warranty for construction defects in a newly-constructed condominium, under the D.C. Condominium Act.

Breach of contract to sell real property at a condominium association's nonjudicial foreclosure of its lien for unpaid assessments on a condominium unit, and violations of the D.C. Consumer Protection Procedures Act.

Defense against an illegal attempt to collect post-bankruptcy-discharge condominium assessments despite the limitations prescribed by 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(16) of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

Defense of condominium owners involving the recent landmark ruling of the D.C. Court of Appeals in Chase Plaza Condominium Association v. JPMorgan Chase Bank, 98 A.3d 166 (D.C. 2014).

An action in U.S. Bankruptcy Court to dispossess a serial bankruptcy filer of the assets of the bankruptcy estate.

A lawsuit for fraud and multiple violations of the federal Fair Housing Act and D.C. Condominium Act, filed against a real estate developer.

A web publisher's freedom of speech and freedom of the press claims against a federal government body, for denial of access to its proceedings.

Criminal trials and preliminary hearings on a variety of felony and misdemeanor offenses.

Counseling citizens on constitutional protections surrounding interactions with detectives.

Defense of a high-level managerial employee, falsely accused of breaching an employment agreement.

Defense of a personal representative of an estate, falsely accused of breach of fiduciary duty.

Representation of a condominium owner against illegal actions of the Condominium Association and Managing Agent, who falsified evidence to avoid making repairs.

Representation of a condominium owner against an illegal attempt by the Board of Directors to bypass judicial process in seeking to collect questionable fines for alleged violations of the rules.

Representation of a condominium owner, falsely accused of flooding a downstairs neighbor's property.

Representation of a condominium association to legitimize a newly-elected Board of Directors against an internal challenge by a member of the Condominium Association.