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​​​Of Counsel


William B. O’Connell, Jr.: (Of Counsel) Born: Washington D.C., 1932. Admitted: 1966, Virginia State Bar; 1966. Supreme Court of Virginia; 1967, District of Columbia Bar; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia; U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia; U.S Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Education: Maryland University (B.S., 1963); Georgetown University (LLB, 1996). Practice Areas: Probate: Estate Planning, Civil Litigation and Criminal Law.

Quinn O’Connell, Jr.:  (Member) Born: Washington, D.C.. 1952. Admitted: 1996, District of Columbia Bar: 2000. U.S. District Count for the District of Columbia. Education: Regis College (B.S., 1974): American University (J.D., 1995). Member: Bar Association of the District of Columbia (Member: Estates, Trusts and Probate Law Section; Real Estate, Housing and Land Use Section): American Bar Association (Member: Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section): The Charlotte E. Ray American Inn of Court 1997 – 2002. Practice Areas: Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Transactions, Real Estate, Probate, Estate Planning, Banking and Litigation. Mr. O’Connell served as the Law Clerk to the Honorable Judge Wendell P. Gardner, Jr., Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 1995 – 1997. Mr. O’Connell has been involved for more than thirty years as a principal in a wide variety of commercial transactions involving the structuring of mergers and acquisitions, banking, commodities, biotechnology, industrial joint ventures and real estate transactions.  In developing his subject matter expertise in these areas of the law, Mr. O’Connell draws on the depth of his business experience and his extensive participation in the negotiation of complex multi-tiered transactions. As an example of his atypical experience, Mr. O’Connell founded and served as General Counsel to a title settlement company which during  its existence, effected the settlement of in excess of 1,000 commercial and residential transactions. Mr. O’Connell sold the title company to Brennan Title Company in August 2006. Mr. O’Connell continues to be actively involved in a Real Estate Investment Company which is developing real estate in the Washington D.C. area. Mr. O’Connell is a fourth generation Washingtonian and a former banker with the Riggs National Bank of Washington D.C.

Susan T. Chartier: (Member) Born: Pawtucket, Rhode Island, 1963. Admitted: 1988, Rhode Island Bar; 1989, District of Columbia Bar; 1989, Maryland State Bar. Education: Providence College (B.A., 1985); The Catholic University of America, Columbus Law School (J.D. 1988). Member: Maryland State Bar Association (Member: Real Property); Bar Association of the District of Columbia (Member: Real Estate, Housing and Land Use Section); Rhode Island Bar Association. Practice Areas: Commercial Real Estate, Residential Real Estate, and Tax Deferred Exchanges. Licensed Title Insurance Agent:  1996, Maryland. 

Anita Isicson: (Of Counsel) Born: Arlington, Virginia, 1949. Admitted: 1976, District of Columbia Bar; 1976 Virginia State Bar: 2000, Maryland State Bar, 1980, U.S. Tax Court; 1980, U.S District Court for the District of Columbia.  Education: University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Finance and Commence (B.S. Economics cum laude 1971); Georgetown University Law Center (J.D. 1975). Member: Bar Association of the District of Columbia 1976 – 1999; Virginia Bar Association; Maryland State Bar Association; Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia, 1994 – 2008; Virginia Women Attorneys Association, 1983 – 2004, Director and Membership Chair, 1984 – 1987, Advisory Committee on Superior Court Rules of Probate and Fiduciary Procedure 1989 – 1999; National Association of Women Judges 1989 – 1999. Ms. Isicson presided as Auditor-Master, a quasi-judicial Court officer for the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 1989 – 1999, during which period of time she presided over more than 1600 cases.