Stephen B. Pershing

Law Practice Overview

Member of the DC Bar: Yes

Practice Areas: Civil Rights (Plaintiffs-side), Elder Law and Insurance Law

Types of Service:  Court Representation, Drafting Documents, Document Review and Settlements

Cases Accepted: Civil rights (victims of discrimination in employment, housing, education, voting, based on race, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity, religion, family status, disability); insureds against insurers; personal injury victims; people seeking government information; constitutional plaintiffs against governments (free expression, privacy, reproductive rights); and individuals and families in elder law matters—guardianships, wills, powers of attorney, Medicaid/special needs trusts.

Languages: English, French, German and Hebrew

Wheelchair Accessible Office: Yes

Office Location: 1629 K St., NW, Washington, DC 20006


Full Bio

I am a Washington, D.C.-based public interest lawyer of over 25 years’ experience. I have litigated civil rights and liberties cases with the ACLU and the U.S. Justice Department, championed access to justice in constitutional litigation and in the D.C. Bar, and taught at the George Washington University, American University and William & Mary law schools. I am the founding executive director of a nonprofit Washington semester program for law students from across the United States. I maintain a solo law and mediation practice in Washington, and I am of counsel to Charlson Bredehoft Cohen & Brown, P.C., of Reston, Virginia.

Contact Information

Phone: (202) 642-1431


Skype: steve.pershing

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