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David M. Schoenfeld
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Partner
Washington, DC Office
1233 20th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20036

Tel:  (202) 712-7000
Fax:  (202) 712-7100
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David M. Schoenfeld is the Senior Workers’ Compensation Partner in the Washington, D.C. Office. He has nearly thirty years of experience in workers’ compensation insurance defense matters and in the representation of home builders in construction related concerns.

Mr. Schoenfeld represents large national carriers, local carriers, self-insured’s and home builders before administrative agencies, court trials and before the appellate courts in Maryland and the District of Columbia. Many appellate matters he has handled have positively impacted the interpretation of the law in his practice area.

Mr. Schoenfeld is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison (1987), and the University Of Maryland School Of Law, with Honors (1990). While in law school, Mr. Schoenfeld served as an Asper Fellow for the Honorable Joseph Howard, Judge on the Federal District Court in Baltimore. Bar admissions include the Supreme Court of the United States, Maryland Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Court of Appeals, Federal District Court of Maryland, and Federal District Court for the District of Columbia.

Mr. Schoenfeld served for three years as the President of the Associate of Compensation Insurance Attorneys, Co-chaired the Workers’ Compensation Section for the Montgomery County Bar Association and served as the Section Chair for the Law Firm Management Section for the Montgomery County Bar Association for three years. Mr. Schoenfeld was honored to have been selected as a Bar Leader of the Montgomery County Bar Association. He appears regularly as a Host of the Law School for the Public Television Program produced by the Montgomery County Bar Association and is a volunteer Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge for Teen Court, a diversionary juvenile criminal court administered by the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Mr. Schoenfeld is Martindale Hubbell Peer Review "AV" (Preeminent) rated; AVVO "Superb" 10/10 rated, has been selected as a Washington DC Super Lawyer and is Global Law Experts 2019 and 2020 recipient for the Workers’ Compensation Ins. Defense Lawyer of the Year in Washington, DC. He has been selected as a presenter at numerous continuing education seminars. In 2017 Mr. Schoenfeld was honored to receive the William Neal Award for Volunteerism from State's Attorney John McCarthy for his service to the Montgomery County Teen Court and in 2019 Mr. Schoenfeld was further honored to receive the Community Service Award from the Montgomery County Bar Foundation for his service as a Host on the Law School for the Public television series.

  

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Past President, Association for Compensation Insurance Attorneys, 2005-2008
    Co-Chair, Worker’s Compensation Section, Montgomery County Bar Association, 2008 – 2009
    Co-Host, Law School For The Public Television Program
    Volunteer Judge, Teen Court, States Attorney Office, Montgomery County Circuit Court
    “AV” Martindale-Hubbell; Peer Review Rated
    10/10 “Superb AVVO Rated
    SuperLawyer Awarded
    Workers’ Compensation Ins. Defense Lawyer of the Year in Washington, DC, 2019 & 2020 – Global Law Experts

Education

  • University of Maryland School of Law, J.D., with Honors, 1990
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Bachelor of Science, 1987

Bar and Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • Court of Appeals of Maryland
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
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