Aaron Handleman is a senior member in Eccleston & Wolf’s District of Columbia office and serves as the Chairman of the firm’s Board of Directors.
Aaron has extensive civil trial experience, having tried numerous jury and non-jury cases in D.C. as well as Maryland. He has also handled appeals in the state and federal circuits. Aaron concentrates his practice in professional liability defense, primarily in the defense of lawyers and accountants sued for malpractice. Aaron has represented numerous attorneys in defense of professional ethics complaints filed with the District of Columbia Office of Bar Counsel. In addition, Aaron has handled a variety of employment related matters, including, discrimination, sexual harassment, wage and hour and whistleblower claims, and defended claims of alleged defamation. Aaron is experienced in the general liability and casualty areas having represented apartment and home owner associations, small business owners, property managers, contractors, non profit organizations and handled premises liability cases.
Marietta College (B.A., cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1968)
- Hall of Honor Award honoree, October 2014
George Washington University (J.D., with honors, 1971)
District of Columbia Court of Appeals and Superior Court, 1971
Court of Appeals of Maryland, 1972
U.S. District Court for District of Columbia, 1972
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, 1972
U.S. Supreme Court, 1978
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1984
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1984
U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, 1988
United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Affairs, 2008
Martindale-Hubbell Rating: A/V
Publications, Awards and Activities:
Washington DC Super Lawyers, since 2008
Selected for Best Lawyers for DC, since 2008
Included in Best Lawyers in America since 2006
Selected by Washington Smart CEO Magazine as among the top attorneys in Greater Washington, D.C. in 2005
Selected as Maryland Super Lawyer, 2007
Author: “Will a Pending Fourth Circuit Defamation Ruling Result in Increased Insurance Costs for Business and Insurers?” Insurance and Liability Reporter, February 15, 1991.
Author: Co-Contributor, American Insurance Attorneys, “Insurance & Tort Desk Reference – D.C. Section,” Mark Rhodes, Publication Director, Fall 1991.
Co-Author: “The Erosion of Secondary Liability for Attorneys Under the Federal Securities Laws,” ABA Section of Litigation, Professional Liability Newsletter (Summer, 1994).
Board of Directors, General Counsel, Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington, 1981-1989
Board of Trustees, Marietta College, 1985-1990; 1992-1995
President, Marietta College Alumni Association, 1990-1992
American Bar Association
DC Defense Lawyers Association and Bar Association of DC
District of Columbia Bar
Maryland State Bar Association