Founded in 1871, the Bar Association of the District of Columbia (BADC) is one of the oldest bar associations in the nation.

The BADC and its members have a proud history of working closely with the judiciary, courts, the DC Council, and the US Congress on the administration of justice.

As DC’s voluntary bar it lobbies on behalf of its members, provides the only lawyer referral service in DC, and mentors young lawyers.

This year marks the 147th year the BADC has promoted civility, justice, and collegiality among members of the legal profession in the capital through advocacy, education, and social events.


  • Matthew G. Kaiser
    Matthew G. Kaiser President
  • Allen P. Grunes
    Allen P. Grunes President-Elect
  • Celina W. Stewart
    Celina W. Stewart Treasurer
  • Catherine D. Bertram
    Catherine D. Bertram Treasurer-Elect
  • Maura M. Logan
    Maura M. Logan Secretary
  • Erin M. Dunston
    Erin M. Dunston Immediate Past-President

Board of Directors

  • Steven A. Cash
    Steven A. Cash
  • Andrew N. Cook
    Andrew N. Cook
  • Carrie F. Cordero
    Carrie F. Cordero
  • Matthew L. Fedowitz
    Matthew L. Fedowitz
  • Kevin D. Judd
    Kevin D. Judd
  • Janelle R. Kuehnert
    Janelle R. Kuehnert
  • Nancy H. Lutz
    Nancy H. Lutz
  • Dominic G. Vorv
    Dominic G. Vorv
  • Patricia A. Watters
    Patricia A. Watters


Download the current BADC Bylaws: