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Laura D. Abenes
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Maryland - Rockville Office
15850 Crabbs Branch Way, Suite 330
Rockville, MD 20855

Tel:  (301) 948-1177
Fax:  (301) 948-4334
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Laura D. Abenes is a Partner in Kiernan Trebach's Rockville office. Prior to joining Kiernan Trebach Ms. Abenes worked for over 20 years with Gavett, Datt & Barish, P.C. where she coordinated the firm’s asbestos litigation department. Ms. Abenes litigates cases in state and federal courts, representing manufacturers, contractors and suppliers in the defense of toxic tort and products liability claims. Ms. Abenes has won appeals for her clients to the Court of Special Appeals and Court of Appeals in Maryland and in the 4th and 5th Circuits.

Before law school, Ms. Abenes studied in both England and Italy. She began her legal career in 1990 as an associate at one of the largest firms in Texas where she represented defendants in multi-million dollar environmental claims regarding Superfund sites around the country. . She has practiced in the areas of environmental litigation and regulation, real estate, construction and commercial litigation


Professional & Community Affiliations

  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Baltimore City
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • National Asian American Bar Association


  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. with Honors, 1990
  • Mary Washington College, B,A,, magna cum laude, 1985

    Universita per il Stranieri, Perugia, Italy, 1986
    Italian Government Scholarship
  • Oxford University, United Kingdom, 1983-1984

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • Texas
  • United States District Court for the District of Maryland
  • United States District Courts for Texas
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
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