BERNIE GRIMM, PARTNER
Bernie Grimm earned his law degree from Antioch School of Law and his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from King’s College. After receiving his juris doctorate, Mr. Grimm served as a trial attorney with the District of Columbia Public Defender Service for six years and started his own practice, the Law Office of Bernard Grimm, in 1990. Prior to returning to his own firm, Mr. Grimm was a partner and shareholder with Cozen O’Connor Law Firm in their Washington, D.C. office from 2007 through 2012. There, he handled matters involving money laundering, bribery and visa fraud, as well as personal and premises liability.
Mr. Grimm has extensive experience in federal and state courts, representing clients in both civil and criminal matters. He has tried over 200 jury trials, many of which were high profile cases. Most notably, he won an acquittal for a partner of an Am Law 100 law firm in the well-publicized Wone murder case.
He is a legal commentator on Fox News, Court TV and CNN. Bernie is listed as a leading litigation lawyer in white-collar crime and government investigations by Chambers USA. He also has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Lawyers (#21) in the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Area by Washingtonian Magazine in 2002 and received the R. Kenneth Mundy Award, presented by the District of Columbia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers to the top trial lawyer in the jurisdiction. In 2011, Bernie was inducted in to the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Admitted to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia, Bernie is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and served as president of the Public Defender Service Alumni Association from 1994-2002. In addition, he participated in the Harvard Law School Trial Advocacy Workshop and has been a guest lecturer for Widener University Law School and the District of Columbia Criminal Practice Institute. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Law Students in Court in Washington and is an adjunct professor at American University, Washington College of Law in their Trial Advocacy Program.
Awards and Recognition
American College of Trial Lawyers
President, Public Defender Service Alumni Association 1995-1998
Board of Directors, District of Columbia Law Students in Court 2004-2008
Top 100 Lawyers, Washingtonian Magazine 2010-2015
Top Criminal Lawyers in Washington, D.C., Washington Post 2007-2018
Kenneth R. Mundy Trial Lawyer of the Year 2003
LINDA KENNEY BADEN, OF COUNSEL
Linda Kenney Baden, is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Rutgers School of Law and Rutgers University. Following graduation from law school, she served a judicial clerkship with the Presiding Judge of the Appellate Division, Judge John F. Lynch and then entered private practice with the law firm of Meyner and Landis in Newark. Ms. Kenney Baden was later appointed Assistant Prosecutor for the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office where she served as a trial team leader and the lead attorney assigned to the Sex Crimes Investigative Unit. During her tenure with the Prosecutor’s Office, she prepared and tried numerous criminal cases including those involving murder and the death penalty. Ms. Kenney Baden was awarded an “AV” rating through Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating that one can attain. This rating signifies “that her legal abilities are of the very highest standard and that her professional ethics and conduct are above question.” Ms. Kenney Baden has been involved in numerous cases before the New Jersey Supreme Court and federal courts, making new law with regard to civil rights and employment cases. In fact, in an Opinion issued by the United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals, Ms. Kenney Baden’s work was characterized as “exceptional, fine and outstanding.” Additionally, in June 2010, a New Jersey Court in granting a seven figure fee aware in a high profile civil case, praised Ms. Kenney Baden and her co- counsel as “extremely capable” for their “persistent, extraordinary efforts and the results which they obtained” in a ten year fight on behalf of the Spring Lake First Aid Squad. The late Johnnie Cochran, in his book “A Lawyer’s Life,” wrote that Ms. Kenney Baden was a “brilliant New Jersey attorney.”
Ms. Kenney Baden has been very active with professional and service activities and has served on the Brookdale Community College Board of Trustees and the Brookdale Community College Foundation. She also served on the District Fee Arbitration Committee and was appointed chairperson of that Committee by the Honorable Chief Justice Robert N. Wilentz and has also been appointed a mediator for the Federal District Court of New Jersey. She has served as a Master for the C. Willard Heckel Inn of Court sponsored by Rutgers University and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. She has lectured in China to the Public Security University (Beijing), Croatia, and Kuwait. Additionally, Ms. Kenney Baden has appeared as a legal guest commentator on numerous networks. She is a weekly contributor to the Nick Bonsanto sports radio show heard on Sports ByLine USA – appearing in the segment “Nick and Linda’s Court”. She is also a blogger for the Huffington Post – concentrating on sports law stories. She is the co-host of the sports law show, Hear Say Sports, soon to make its debut. She is also the author of two thriller novels with her husband Dr. Michael Baden -“Remains Silent” and “Skeleton Justice.”
Ms. Kenney Baden is currently admitted in the following Courts: United States District Court for the Western District of New York (2012), United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (2012), United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (2007), New York Bar (2000), District of Columbia Bar (1999) (I.D. No. 44600), United States Supreme Court (1996), United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (1993), United States District Court for the District of New Jersey (1978) and New Jersey Bar (1978).
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