MEET THE TEAM
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 40 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.
Kevin is a graduate of St. John’s University School of Law. During his studies, he worked for the in-house counsel of a Manhattan commercial automobile insurer. He is admitted to practice law in both Virginia and Maryland.
Kevin is a New York native, and is enjoying the smaller quantity of snow here in the DC-area! Outside the office, Kevin is a passionate fan of English soccer and enjoys running.
Chief Operating Officer
(also Chief Paralegal and Investigator)
Matt has served the firm since late 2014, starting as a paralegal, and as the office expanded, as Chief Paralegal. Matt is a former law enforcement officer, who specialized in traffic enforcement and accident investigations. Matt brings that experience into law and serves as the firm's investigator when necessary. He is a certified paralegal and is currently studying for his advanced paralegal exam. Matt has an Associates Degree (Business Management) from Lehigh Valley College, and a Bachelors Degree (Criminal Justice) from University of Phoenix.
Beginning in 2023, Matt also serves as the firm's Chief Operating Officer, handling office management and administrative responsibilities.
Matt is an avid railfan, and when not in the office, can usually be found watching trains or stooped over his hobby desk, painting miniature locomotives.
Legal Assistant / Assistant to Joseph Blaszkow
Barbara is, to most people, the smiling face of the firm and is often the first member of the team that new clients meet at our reception desk. She also assists 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 has recently taken on additional responsibilities related to billing and accounting. Barbara is a patron of the arts and can regularly be spied at the Kennedy Center. She is a former professional ballerina.
Talyea is a 2021 summa cum laude graduate of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, who pursued a degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in psychology. Throughout college, she spent most of her free time mentoring youth and helping them to resources and opportunities that weren't readily available or accessible to them. She enjoys empowering those around her and members of her community. Talyea currently serves as a paralegal within the firm and assists attorneys with personal injury pre-litigation and litigation matters. Talyea is currently studying for the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), as she has the aspirations of attending law school to become an attorney in the near future.
During her free time, Talyea likes to travel and admire fashion and food trends around the world.
Cindy graduated from Northern Virginia Community College in the summer 2020. Her drive to become a Paralegal stemmed from assisting in Immigration procedures for her family, and has previously worked in immigration and family law support roles. Before coming into law, Cindy worked in a medical office! On her time off she loves to spend time with her husband and two boys, traveling, baking and hiking.