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Girum Tesfaye is a founding partner in the Virginia office of Tesfaye | Amare, PLLC. A “Client’s Choice” award winner, Girum has forged a reputation of excellence among his peers and clients. Girum has earned the respect of opposing counsel and prosecutors while aggressively advocating for the best interest of his clients.

Before founding Tesfaye | Amare, PLLC, Girum was an Associate Attorney at a general civil litigation firm in Northern Virginia. There, Girum honed his litigation and trial skills in the General District Courts and Circuit Courts throughout Northern Virginia where he successfully defended his clients in trial against the Commonwealth’s Attorney as well multi-national firms. Girum was among the top associates of the firm, bringing in clients and cultivating lasting professional relationships which often led returning clients and ongoing legal representation.

Moreover, Girum gained valuable experience with the tightly-guarded aspects of government investigations and civil litigation while at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Department of Enforcement, where he assisted with the investigation and subsequent prosecution of various cases brought before Federal District Courts as well as cases before administrative judges. Girum also served as a law clerk and contract attorney with several large government contractors, supporting the U.S. Department of Justice as well as the U.S. Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). At the CFTC, Girum assisted with investigations of alleged violations of the Commodity Exchange Act, including failures to supervise, Ponzi Schemes, and registration violations

As a law student, Girum was a Certified Limited Practice Student assisting with the defense of serious criminal offenses at one of Arizona’s most reputable criminal defense firms. Girum also served as a Law Clerk in the competitive Legal Research and Writing Program at the Maricopa County Superior Court.

Girum Tesfaye is contributor of Avvo Answers and writes regularly about what to do when faced with DUI, immigration consequences of criminal convictions and guilty pleas, as well as how to navigate the treacherous waters of contract/business dispute litigation.

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