Tsimpedes Law Firm

Athan .T. Tsimpedes

Athan is the founder of Tsimpedes Law Firm. He has enjoyed success in a wide variety of injury related cases, international civil litigation, patent law and litigation and food law and litigation. In addition, Athan has appeared on various media and news outlets involving cases from McDonald's french fries to the notorious DC Madam case.His achievements in the court room have paved the way for success in the complex realm of litigation. As an example, his firm was involved in the landmark case of Kirkham v. Air France 429 F3d. 288 (DC Cir. 2005) where he was able to successfully represent an individual client in US courts against a mighty sovereign nation where in the past, would have been untouchable.Mrs. Kirkham, a U.S. resident, suffered severe personal injuries in France when in transit between connecting flights. Athan, as her attorney, was able to show that a ticket purchased by Mrs. Kirkham in the U.S. to fly to France gave rise to a duty of care and provided the necessary nexus to prosecute Air France and thereby the nation of France (majority shareholder of Air France) in the United Stated District Court in Washington, DC. The current legal precedent for commercial activity exemption has been largely set largely due to this landmark case and allows lawsuits to go forward against those entities outside the United States that would hide behind their flag and country. Add hyperlink her to AAJ article of the Framework.He is licensed in the District of Columbia and the states of NJ and MD; U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and the Third, Fourth, Sixth, Ninth and Federal Circuits; U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, District of Columbia, District of New Jersey and the Western District of Pennsylvania; U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the United States Supreme Court.


EDUCATION

District of Columbia School of Law, J.D., 1995

Montclair State University, B.A., 1990 


BAR ADMISSIONS

The US Supreme Court

District of Columbia

Maryland State

New Jersey State

United States District Courts for the District of Columbia, State of Maryland, State of New Jersey and the Western District of Pennsylvania. 

United States Court of Appeals for the 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 9th and Federal Circuits

U.S. Supreme Court. 


AREAS OF PRACTICE

Civil Litigation; Anti-Trust, FSIA and FTCA Claims, Mass Torts and Class Actions, Aviation, Personal Injury; Automobile Accidents; Wrongful Death; Premises Liability;, consumer actions, Energy compensation, Labor and Employment , Products Liability; Bad Faith; Consumer Protection; Consumer Warranty; Business Litigation; Discrimination and Criminal Law. 


AFFILIATIONS

American Bar Association

American Trial Lawyers Association

Montgomery County Bar Association 


Email: athan@tsimpedeslaw.com‚Äč



Dr Salim Shah

Salim is a registered patent lawyer and has extensive experience in biotechnology and pharmaceutical matters. He counsels clients regarding the development of intellectual property strategies and patent portfolio management. His practice encompasses conducting freedom to operate, due diligence, patentability, IP based business practices especially in the areas of pharmaceutical product development. He has helped pharmaceutical companies in the international markets for WHO certifications and cGMP manufacturing practices.Salim has worked as technical and legal advisor for a well-known IP firm in Washington DC. He has also worked as an intern (from June 2005-December 2006) with Honorable Judge Pauline Newman at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. In addition, Salim has worked with Judge Daniel Davidson at the Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, Maryland. 


EDUCATION

George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, Virginia, J. D. (Intellectual Property Track) 2005

Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, Ph. D. 1997J

awaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, M. Phil. 1992

Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India, M. Sc. Biotechnology 1989

University of Delhi, New Delhi, India, B. Sc. Zoology 1987 


BAR ADMISSIONS

Commonwealth of Virginia

District of Columbia

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit 


AREAS OF PRACTICE

Intellectual Property, FDA, Due Diligence, Pharmaceutical Product Development, Civil Litigation, Personal Injury; Wrongful Death; Malpractice, Products Liability; and Business Litigation. 


AFFILIATIONS

American Bar Association

Inns of Court 


Email: salim@tsimpedeslaw.com; ss234@georgetown.edu



Dr. Theodora A Christou

Theodora is not licensed in the United States and acts a a consultant to the Tsimpedes Law Firm. 


Email: theodora@tsimpedeslaw.com

Follow: @Dr_Theodora



Dimitrios Moscholeas 

Dimitrios is licensed in the State of New York and serves as Of Counsel to the Firm.

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Athan .T. Tsimpedes
Dr Salim Shah
Dr Theodora .A. Christou
Dimitrios Moscholeas