Big Law Experience, Small Firm Attention
Combining “Big Law” relationships and a long history of success with small firm attention and cost-effective representation, Jerry Madden is pleased to announce the opening of Madden Law PLLC in Washington, D.C. Joining Jerry at the firm are seasoned and highly effective attorneys Virginia Whitner Hoptman and Charles Rowan.
Jerry, Virginia and Charlie each have more than 25 years of civil trial and appellate experience. Madden Law will focus primarily on appellate litigation before the Supreme Court of the United States, all thirteen federal circuit courts of appeals, and the appellate courts of Virginia, Maryland, and Ohio. The firm will represent clients at the administrative and trial level on a case-by-case basis.
Jerry, Virginia and Charlie have a strong substantive background in high-stakes or high profile complex cases including business tort, contract, fraud, professional malpractice and consumer financial protection cases. Jerry also has a deep background in suits brought by or against the United States or one of its agencies, including actions brought under the Federal Tort Claims Act, actions filed in the United States Court of Federal Claims under the Tucker Act (contract and Fifth Amendment cases) and actions under the Administrative Procedure Act. In addition, Jerry has significant experience in cases related to financial regulatory and enforcement matters involving financial institutions and affiliated individuals, bank receivership law, securities litigation, the Dodd Frank Act, and financial institution golden parachute law.
Madden Law's affiliation with Virginia and Charlie provides its clients with access to two highly skilled mediators through Beyond Conflict, which they founded to help organizations plan for conflict and prevent and resolve disputes.
The firm, located at 1455 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, shuns the traditional hierarchical approach to practicing law. “Big fees and inefficiency are difficult for big firms to avoid because of their pyramid staffing and fee structure. Charlie and I observed that challenge firsthand when we began practicing law together as associates at an Am Law 100 firm in the 1980s. Instead, Madden Law uses a variable and practical approach to fee arrangements to ensure that fees are appropriate to the engagement, favoring fixed-fee, hybrid fixed or contingency-fee arrangements to more closely align the interests of clients and the firm,” Jerry Madden said.
“Madden Law looks forward to engaging with in-house counsel who desire a fresh look at a trial-court matter and/or desire to more closely align the interest of their corporation with its outside counsel. The firm also seeks engagements with law firms that focus exclusively on trial work or who seek occasional assistance briefing unique or complex issues of law at the trial level. Additionally, Madden Law seeks engagements in cases involving suits against or by the United States or its federal agencies, particularly, but not exclusively, matters related to financial institution regulation,” he added.
Read Madden Law's inaugural blog post: An Inspiration to Serve.