Attorney Paul Hunt is one of the top Washington DC lawyers. He has an impressive record for attorney wins and has set major case precedent for laws in the District of Columbia. Mr. Hunt has been helping DC residents navigate the complex legal system in our nation’s capital since he opened his firm in 1995. Below are some of the major attorney wins that Paul has delivered for his clients and the list continues to grow!
– June 29, 2001, 1st Jury Trial Win
Law Offices of Paul Hunt, PLLC wins first jury trial in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia (federal).
This begins a string of successful jury trial representation that continues.
– 2008 , Set Major Case Precedent
Law Offices of Paul D. Hunt, PLLC represents successful client in case that sets major precedent in Washington, DC which affects the power structure of the entire court system. Importantly, the rights of a homeowner who lost their home in litigation are protected.
See Shoetan v. Link, 2009 D.C. Super. LEXIS 5, at *12 (D.C. Super. Ct. Nov. 13, 2009).
– October 1, 2010, Set Major Case Precedent For Citizens
Law Offices of Paul D. Hunt successfully represent a litigant against the District of Columbia on a major issue of law in the District of Columbia. This case sets a major precedent expanding the rights of citizens to gain relief against the DC government when their rights are violated.
See Barnhardt v. District of Columbia, 8 A.3d 1206 (D.C. 2010)
– 2014 , Successful DWI Bench Trial
Law Offices of Paul D. Hunt is successful at a DWI bench trial in keeping a client from mandatory jail time by successfully arguing the lack of evidentiary basis to prove that an occupant not wearing a seat belt was a minor. The result is a client avoiding jail time.
– June 2019, DWI Offender Avoids Mandatory Jail Time
The defendant is a first time offender for DWI. There were a few exacerbating factors that caused the him to face possible jail time of 10 days. Most importantly, the government began the case by charging an enhancement of a mandatory 10 days in jail because his BAC content was measured at precisely .20 by the discovery they provided. This is right exactly on the .20 cutoff that triggers the 10 days mandatory time. For the government, they lose if they can’t prove that beyond a reasonable doubt. The government refused to back down, at first. Counsel (me) recommended to retain an expert of significant experience who is located in Maine and can be found on the web, Richard Parent. The expert had an extensive Resume with expertise necessary to allow him to testify as to the accuracy of the test and to ask detailed discovery questions. This kind of witness almost automatically causes reasonable doubt that the blood test is accurate to .001. It just can’t be that accurate. He costs around $3500 non/refundable. One I filed the paperwork noticing the expert to the government under court rules and stating our legal theory, the government immediately backed down to standard first time treatment 10 days prior to trial with no jail time. 2018 CTF 2689 District of Columbia v. Jay Miller.
– June 2019, Real Estate Quiet Title Matters
The firm just won a huge victory to add to our list of attorney wins in a case that will likely result in a major development at 1706 Florida Ave., NW. This space was owned by a DC family that had historically owned small parcels of real estate in DC that are now worth a fortune. The Law Offices of Paul D. Hunt, PLLC has been directed to clear title through a Complaint to Quiet Title and to obtain a declaratory judgment to clear the way for the development. The key was obtaining service on a defendant who created a 60 year old break in the title chain that prevented title companies from underwriting the deal. We got a motion to serve by publication granted on what was probably a fictitious defendant named Russell J. Moore and the court gave positive indication that it was going to issue a default judgment curing the break in the Title Chain.
Note to Developers: when the stakes are this high you need to contact me immediately in highly complex large-scale Quiet Title matters.
Case is searchable in Courtview by name of 1706 Florida Ave LLC.
– June 2019, Protected Your Investments
Carroll Lee is the name in court view where we first got a big victory and took three adjacent lots on Grant St., NE that are each 2500 Square feet of of Nannie Helen Boroughs in that area. Recently, a prior lien purchaser who never obtained a Deed tried to nullify the judgment. We immediately responded and defeated this motion and protected the investment.
– July 2019, Firm Overcomes Summary Judgment Motion
Sexual Abuse case goes to mediation Thursday where firm overcomes summary judgment motion allowing for a trial of a Coast Guard officer who is accused of sexually assaulting a high profile person whose organization Helping Hands, Inc. has May 6 designated as Helping Hands day in DC. Gregory Baldwin v. Jonathan Schafler. Coast guard is coordinating with the firm after MPD REFUSES to prosecute.
– July 2019, International Divorce Win!
Firm concludes international default divorce from Ethiopian defendant. Another case where the Firm shows how it can obtain service around the world on individuals that cannot be found. This is called a motion for service by publication which was granted in this case allowing the client to obtain a divorce when he could not locate the defend in Ethiopia.