Featured Members

Abdur-Rahim Muhammad


A native Washingtonian, author Abdur-Rahim Muhammad is a graduate of Hampton University and the University of the District of Columbia. Muhammad began his Martial Arts training in 1970 and continues to teach in the traditional manner so highly emphasized by all...

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Manuel Cordovez


WALA volunteer attorney Manuel Cordovez is the founder of Creativity IP PLLC, a Virginia-based intellectual property law firm for creative professionals and businesses.Cordovez has more than twelve years of experience in all areas of intellectual property law, including the...

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In Memory of G. Hamilton “Ham” Loeb


It is with deep sorrow that we announce that G. Hamilton “Ham” Loeb, co-founder of the Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts, died July 30, 2018, of a brain tumor, at the age of 67. Ham was a partner in the litigation practice...

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SOLE Defined


SOLE Defined puts an exciting twist on percussive dance by turning their bodies into human drums. In one word, SOLE Defined creates a “Percussical,” an innovative twist on the traditional musical with its integration of percussive dance and multi-media with...

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Hardeep Grover


Hardeep Grover is an attorney with Tresquire Legal Services, a solo practice where he works with creative entrepreneurs in the food, beverage, art, and entertainment spaces, helping clients navigate legal hurdles on their path to business growth. Hardeep began his...

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Karl W. Means


Karl W. Means is an attorney with Miles & Stockbridge in Tysons Corner, Virginia, advising clients on a range of intellectual property-related issues, including working with clients to protect and license copyrighted works covering a wide variety of subjects, including...

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Dr. Debra Jean Ambush


Debra Jean Ambush, Ph.D. is a distinguished Lecturer in Art History, Art and Design, and Art Education at Towson University. She was 2017 recipient of the National Art Education Association Woman’s Caucus’ Maryl Flether DeJong Award for her work...

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Janet Fries


Janet Fries is of counsel at the law firm of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP and has been on the WALA Board of Directors since 2004. She has represented numerous authors, artists, collectors, estates, art organizations, musicians, producers and internet companies...

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