Attorneys

Daniel N. Steven has 35 years’ experience in the practice of law, including complex litigation in state and federal courts.  He is an AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 rated attorney.   Currently he focuses his practice in the areas of estate planning, elder law, publishing and media law, health care providers, and general business representation.  He received his B.A. from the University of Rochester and his J.D. degree from Washington University in St. Louis, where he was Chief Comments Editor of Urban Law Annual (currently Washington University Journal of Law and Policy).  For more, click here.

Benjamin A. Klopman, of counsel to the firm, has over thirty years of trial experience handling complex personal injury and business litigation.  He has served clients throughout all of Maryland’s counties and the District of Columbia in both state and federal courts.  Mr. Klopman has represented accident victims, injured workers, landlords, tenants, homebuyers, small companies, family-run businesses, shopping centers, property managers, developers, and construction companies. He attended law school at the University of Maryland where he received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1980 with honors and the distinction of the Order of the Coif.  He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Maryland, Magna Cum Laude, in 1980.

Amanda E. Manesof counsel to the firm, is admitted to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia. She drafts wills, powers of attorney, and related estate planning documents, and assists with probate administration. She received her J.D. from the University of Baltimore, where she was a member of the National Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Team. Following law school, Ms. Manes clerked for the Honorable Edward R.K. Hargadon, Judge-in-Charge of Juvenile Causes for Baltimore City. She earned her B.S. cum laude in Psychology and Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh. Ms. Manes has practiced law in both the public and private sectors, and worked for a number of years in the domestic violence advocacy field, creating resources and analyzing policy for a federally funded non-profit organization.