Howard A. Birmiel earned his law degree from the University of Baltimore in 1975 and established himself as a well-known practitioner of real estate, small business, and bankruptcy law in Northern Virginia. On behalf of his many satisfied clients, Howard has appeared before numerous courts. Mr. Birmiel chaired the Coalition to Retain Independent Services in Settlements in 1992 and served as a director of the Virginia Real Estate Attorneys League. He has testified before Congress, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and before committees of the Virginia legislature regarding consumer interests in real estate transactions. Howard Birmiel is well-respected by his colleagues in Northern Virginia for his detailed knowledge of real estate law.