Catherine Park, Esq.

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  • D.C. Bar Member

  • Also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for D.C., and 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 include real estate 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



  • Legal claims involving breach of warranty for construction defects in a newly-constructed condominium, under the D.C. Condominium Act.

  • A lawsuit for breach of contract to sell real property, 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.