Member Profile: Stephen D. Altman

Stephen D. Altman
Stephen D. Altman. PLLC
1701 Pennsylvania Ave N.W.
Suite 300
Washington D.C., DC 20006
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Tel: (202) 349-1447
Fax: (202) 349-1447

Stephen D. Altman regularly travels out of state to Maryland

ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration; ADR Training/CME


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Stephen D. Altman has substantive case experience in the following areas...

Civil Rights
Community Associations
Consumer Fraud
Contract Disputes
Cross Cultural
Elder Abuse
Eminent Domain
Health Care
Legal Malpractice
Mortgage Foreclosure
Non-profit Organizations
Personal Injury
Premises Liability
Product Liability
Professional Fees
Professional Liability
Professional Malpractice
Professional Negligence
Real Estate
Religious Institutions
Title Disputes
Trusts / Estates
Wrongful Death



Steve Altman is principal of Altman Dispute Resolution Services. He provides mediation, arbitration, training,and settlement consultation n a nationwide basis. His experience covers a wide range of civil disputes with specialties in complex civil litigation, claims under the False Claims Act, and disputes involving non-profit organizations. He was formerly an Assistant Director of the Commercial Litigation Branch in the Department of Justice's Civil Division, where he supervised commercial and government contract and fraud litigation for over 20 years. While at the Department, Steve chaired the Committee that wrote the Division’s ADR policy.

In addition to his private practice, Mr.Altman teaches negotiation and mediation advocacy at the Georgetown University Law Center where he was honored as the 2013 Charles Fahy Distinguished Adjunct Professor. As an advisor to the student ADR Society and coach of the school's interscholastic negotiation team, Steve has helped students win regional, national, and international competitions.

His community activities include being President Emeritus of the Washington DC Jewish Community Center, and President of the Northwest Neighbors Village.


  • J.D., Syracuse College of Law 11973
  • B.A., Duke University 1970

Memberships & Affiliations

Prior to working for the Department of Justice, he served in the Air Force and as an attorney for the Civil Service Commission.  He is certified as an arbitrator for FINRA and is a member of the Association for Conflict Resolution, the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution, and the DC Bar. His community activities include being President Emeritus of the Washington DC Jewish Community Center and an active volunteer in the Everybody Wins mentoring program.


False Claims Act cases: $360 per hour preparation, $480 per hour mediation All other cases: $300 per hour preparation, $400 per hour mediation
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