Joseph A. Blaszkow
Attorney Joseph A. Blaszkow is a dedicated professional in the field of personal injury and civil litigation, and has been winning cases for his clients since 1981. He has amassed 34 years of experience, litigating cases in Maryland, Virginia, and the District, as well as appellate Courts and the US District Courts in the three jurisdictions.
Mr. Blaszkow was also one of the first attorneys in the Commonwealth of Virginia to obtain punitive damages against a drunk driver who had injured his client.
In his personal time, Mr. Blaszkow is an avid fan of baseball and is a dedicated bike rider, attending events throughout the area.
Bachelor of Science, West Virginia University, 1978
Jurisdoctorate, Georgetown University School of Law, 1981
Maryland State Bar Association
Virginia Bar Association
District of Columbia Bar Association
Alexandria Bar Association
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Matt, Chief Paralegal and Investigator
Matt is the firm’s chief paralegal, responsible for supervising all other staff members in addition to investigating cases, drafting legal forms and documents, compiling research, and overseeing some administrative tasks. Before transitioning from Law Enforcement into Law, Matt was a professional police officer, specializing in traffic enforcement and accident investigations.
Matt is credentialed as an ALP by the National Association of Legal Professionals, and is currently preparing for his registered paralegal examination. He holds two degrees, one in business and the other in para-law studies.
Solace is the newest addition to the firm, and brings a wide array of experience with her. She is originally from Ghana, and is a recent graduate of the Florida Coastal School of Law. Prior to law, Solace studied business and received her MBA from Jacksonville University. She is also the firm’s largest source of positive energy!
She is currently studying for the Virginia Bar Exam!
Marianne is a part-time but valuable member of the team, specializing in research and civil case preparation. Marianne assists in the drafting of certain documents and correspondence.
Marianne earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Princeton University, and is currently preparing for her masters-level studies.
Barbara, Legal Assistant
Barbara is the right hand of the firm’s principal attorney, assisting in scheduling, filing, and other administrative work. Though her work is primarily behind the scenes, she is a very important part of the firm’s structure.
Barbara is a patron of the arts and can regularly be spied at the Kennedy Center. She is a former professional ballerina.