Legal Teams

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The Prosecution

Assistant US Attorney Glen Kirshner, chief of the homicide division.

The Defense Teams

Representing Joseph Price:

Bernard Grimm from Cozen O’Connor represents Joseph Price. A well known criminal attorney, often appearing on FOX, CNN, and Court TV, “Bernie” Grimm has been rated as one of Washington DC’s top criminal attorneys by Washingtonian Magazine. His professional bio appears below:

Representing Dylan Ward:

David Schertler from Schertler & Onorato represents Dylan Ward. Schertler is also a telegenic attorney, having appeared on CNN and other television news programs. Schertler served as legal counsel for defendant Buford Yates in the MCI Worldcom securities fraud case and most recently Blackwater Worldwide security guard Dustin Heard. He has also been recognized by Washingtonian Magazine as one of DC’s top trial lawyers. His official bio appears below:

Representing Victor Zaborsky:

Thomas Connolly from Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis represents Victor Zaborsky. Recently, Connolly defended Dr. Steven Hatfill of Frederick, MD, investigated for possible involvement in the 2001 anthrax mail attacks. Mr. Connolly served as lead counsel in the matter of Hatfill v. John Ashcroft, a privacy action brought against the FBI and Department of Justice stemming from a campaign of leaks in the FBI’s investigation of the anthrax attacks. The case resulted in one of the largest Privacy Act settlements in history and Dr. Hatfill was fully exonerated. Connolly has been recognized as one of The Best Lawyers in America and has appeared on numerous news and legal programs including FOX, CNN, and Court TV. His professional bio appears below:

The Wone Family

In 2007, Katherine Wone, widow of Robert Wone and Personal Representative of the Estate of Robert Wone, engaged the services of the law firm,Covington and Burling. Robert Wone had been an Associate at Covington & Burling prior to taking the General Counsel position at Radio Free Asia. Eric Holder, now US Attorney General under President Obama, represented Katherine Wone and the estate.

Benjamin Razi from Covington & Burling now represents the Estate of Robert Wone (Katherine Wone, Personal Representative) in the wrongful death lawsuit seeking damages in the amount of $20 million dollars against Joseph Price, Victor Zaborsky, and Dylan Ward. Razi represents plaintiffs and defendants in disputes involving allegations of breach of contract, bad faith, fraud, and other business torts, with a particular focus on insurance litigation on behalf of policyholders, licensing disputes, and False Claims Act cases. His professional bio appears below:

In February, 2009, Patrick Regan from Regan, Zambri & Long joined the team supporting the civil case filed by the Estate of Robert E. Wone (Katherine Wone, personal representative) against Joseph Price, Victor Zaborsky, and Dylan Ward. Regan will represent the estate pro bona, as is the Covington and Burling team.

A premier trial lawyer, Mr. Regan has been repeatedly honored by Washingtonian Magazine as one of the top ten attorneys in the Washington metropolitan area, out of a total of more than 90,000 attorneys. Mr. Regan has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, widely regarded as the definitive guide to the leading lawyers in the country, and has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. The Legal Times, a national legal publication, has repeatedly selected Mr. Regan as one of the top litigators in Washington. Mr. Regan was also selected by the National Law Journal as one of the “Top Ten Power Lawyers” in Washington. These awards specifically mentioned Mr. Regan’s numerous significant verdicts and settlements within the last few years. Mr. Regan is the recipient of the “Trial Lawyer of the Year” award from the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C., and he currently serves on the Board of Governors of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Regan has had more than 60 cases which have resulted in settlements or verdicts in excess of $1 Million.

In December 2007, Washingtonian Magazine again selected Mr. Regan as one of top attorneys in the Metropolitan area and stated: “Regan is one personal-injury lawyer who could be a poster boy for legal ethics and integrity in a field often ridiculed as being populated by ambulance chasers. Mr. Regan is both telegenic, having appeared on local and national cable news programs, and a prolific writer, having authored academic and consumer articles on personal injury litigation. Mr. Regan’s professional bio appears below:

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