Professional Details

Steve Altman
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1701 Penn. Av.
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20006


Description of Practice

Steve has successfully mediated disputes in many areas, including contracts, workplace, business, personal injury, non-profit, government and property. He is an attorney with over twenty-five years of Department of Justice experience in complex civil litigation and alternative dispute resolution. He has special expertise in the False Claims Act and Qui Tam litigation. He is an experienced neutral with particular focus in resolving disputes involving the government, business entities, employment matters and non-profit organizations.

Professional Background

Steve was an Assistant Director for Commercial Litigation in the Department of Justice Civil Division for over 25 years. Since 2003 he has mediated over 1500 cases in a wide range of topics.


Steve has mediated over 1500 cases. He also provides training and quality review for mediators in the DC Superior Court mediation program.


BA Duke University 1970
JD Syracuse College of Law 1973


Steve works with attorneys and parties to design the process and approach that is appropriate for the particular situation.

Areas of Practice

  • Accidents (500 mediated)
  • Appellate (15 mediated)
  • Business (25 mediated)
  • Civil (general) (250 mediated)
  • Commercial (150 mediated)
  • Congregational (3 mediated)
  • Contracts (150 mediated)
  • Elder (7 mediated)
  • Eminent Domain (7 mediated)
  • Employment (20 mediated)
  • Foreclosure (20 mediated)
  • Government (40 mediated)
  • Landlord - Tenant (500 mediated)
  • Legal Malpractice (3 mediated)
  • Personal Injury (400 mediated)
  • Professional Fees (4 mediated)
  • Real Estate (25 mediated)

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Counselor
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Arbitrator
  • Facilitator

This dispute resolution professional keeps liability insurance.