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>SCHUMACK RYALS PLLC / DANIEL SCHUMACK
Virginia Office :: Tel. 703-934-4656 (serving DC Metro)
Mr. Schumack represents law firms and lawyers
on these risk management issues:
:. bar complaint defense
:. disciplinary investigation response
:. fee dispute litigation and arbitration
:. law firm partnership agreements (and unwinds)
:. solo/small firm continuity and succession plans
:. private ethics advice
Bar Licenses: Virginia, District of Columbia, Maryland
Mr. Schumack is a 1987 graduate of American University's Washington College of Law. His practice focuses on issues of special concern to other lawyers. He is a member of APRL, the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, and peer review rated AV-Preeminent in Martindale-Hubbell.
In addition to private engagements defending lawyers in the disciplinary systems of the District, Virginia, and Maryland, Mr. Schumack has also served as court-appointed respondent's counsel in the District in matters involving impaired or incapacitated attorneys. He has also served as Special Bar Counsel when the D.C. Office of Bar Counsel is conflicted out of investigating or prosecuting a bar complaint.
Ethics Presentations: Mr. Schumack is a regular presenter of continuing legal education courses on trust account compliance and other ethics-focused issues. See course titles.
Peer Appointments and Bar Service:
From 2007 to 2009, Mr. Schumack served as Vice Chair of the D.C. Bar's Rules of Professional Conduct Review Committee. This followed after three years as a member of the Committee. During his tenure, the Committee published a comprehensive overhaul of the Rules of Professional Conduct and the D.C. Bar's IOLTA regulations.
From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Schumack served as a Hearing Committee Chair in the D.C. Bar's disciplinary system. This followed after three years as a Hearing Committee panelist.
Other service to the bar includes: Secretary to the D.C. Bar's Board of Governors (FY 2012-13); member of the D.C. Bar's CLE Committee (2010-2016); and member of the D.C. Bar's Practice Management Advisory Service Committee (2010-2012).
Mr. Schumack currently serves as a Civil Motions Conciliator in Virginia's Fairfax Circuit Court.
Community: Mr. Schumack served on the Board of Directors of the National Kidney Foundation of the National Capital Area from 2008 to 2013. He chaired the NKF April Open Golf Tournament from 2005 through 2012.
Notice: Use of this website does not create an attorney-client relationship. Our services are limited to Virginia, Colorado, District of Columbia, and Maryland.
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