Catherine Park, Esq.

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

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

Catherine Park, Esq., is a trial and appellate attorney, and a negotiator. Many of Ms. Park's cases involve constitutional claims (including civil rights, criminal defense, the First Amendment guarantee of a free press, and the Executive and Legislative Privileges). Ms. Park has been a practicing attorney since 2005.

Representative Sample of Cases

• 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.