ABOUT US

"We found that our individual talents and fields complemented each other’s

in surprising, and what turned out to be inseparable, ways.

This made us eager to create this joint practice, one that would effectively intersect our expertise with our respective interests.

 

Problem solving and providing a high level of service is the passion that drives us.

That's the energy that sets us apart."

SHARI KLEINER
LISA ELLERN-FELDMAN
ROBERT PLOTKIN
KLEINER FELDMAN PLOTKIN PLLC is a boutique Employment and Trusts & Estates law practice that provides legal advice
to businesses and individuals at responsible rates.
Licensed in Washington, D.C., Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Massachusetts.

Shari has been actively practicing employment law since 2001.  She specializes in common sense approaches to employment relationships.  Shari helps her clients navigate complex legal schemes and laws to create environments that bring out the best in their employees, lower turnover, and increase productivity.  Shari excels in problem-solving difficult situations and provides a complete array of employment law services from advice work to litigation, and everything in between.

In 2010, using the broad skill set she acquired while practicing at a large, international firm, Shari founded a solo practice, based in Boston, focusing on smaller, start-up employers, keeping many of her clients as they became large employers

In 2017, after moving with her family to the Washington, D.C. area, Shari founded Kleiner Feldman Plotkin, PLLC, where she continues to provide her tailored employment legal advice and representation to employers in need of practical, sophisticated solutions, with an added focus on associations and non-profits.

 

In addition to all aspects of traditional employment law, and employment litigation, Shari also is experienced in Guardianship Law, Trusts and Estates and Immigration law.  A graduate (cumme laude) of Georgetown University Law Center, she is a member of the D.C. Superior Court Fiduciary Panel and is active in various legal and social justice organizations.

BAR ASSOCIATIONS

  •  Washington, D.C.

  •  Massachusetts 

EDUCATION

  • Georgetown University Law Center, Juris Doctor Cumme Laude

  • Johns Hopkins University  

     B.A. International Studies

AFFILIATIONS/ACTIVITIES

  Full Panel Member, D.C. Superior      Court Probate Fiduciary Panel of

     Attorneys 

After graduating from law school, Lisa clerked for the Honorable Magistrate Judge Robert M. Levy of the Eastern District of New York.  Following her clerkship, she worked at Simpson Thatcher and a variety of other top-tier law firms.  Prior to co-founding Kleiner Feldman Plotkin, Lisa specialized in non-profit law as well as Trusts & Estates.  Lisa is experienced in handling probate, estate planning, elder law, disability benefits, and advising non-profit and for profit entities.

BAR ASSOCIATIONS

  • Washington, D.C.

  • New York

  • New Jersey

EDUCATION

  • Columbia School of Law,  Juris Doctor

  • Cornell University  

     B.A. 

AFFILIATIONS/ACTIVITIES

   Full Panel Member, D.C. Superior      Court Probate Fiduciary Panel of

     Attorneys   

Bob's career includes fifteen years of service as a Senior Trial Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division, where he was responsible for the preparation and trial of major cases involving the taking of complex, developable real estate for U.S. Government Agencies and the Washington area METRO transportation system. He also spent several years as Counsel for the Resolution Trust Corporation/FDIC of Washington, D.C., where he was personally responsible for litigating complex cases involving large-scale losses to failed savings and loans and banks. Additionally, he worked as a Trial Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice and a Patent Examiner with the U.S. Department of Commerce.

 

During the course of his career, he litigated patent infringement cases, and is still admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent Office.

 

Most recently, Bob spent several years in private practice, with a focus in estate planning for small to very large estates, elder law, and business law. He also has experience in employment law, veterans’ disability law and landlord-tenant law.

 

Bob brings tremendous depth, as well as the wisdom that comes with forty-five years in practice.

BAR ASSOCIATIONS

  • Washington, D.C.

  • Maryland

EDUCATION

  • American University Washington College of Law,  Juris Doctor

  • University of Pennsylvania, 

     B.S. Electrical Engineering

AFFILIATIONS/ACTIVITIES

  
 

SHARI G. KLEINER, ATTORNEY & PARTNER

LISA ELLERN-FELDMAN, ATTORNEY & PARTNER

ROBERT PLOTKIN, ATTORNEY & PARTNER

(202) 567-7603