Daniel Hornal is licensed to practice in the District of Columbia. He specializes in Consumer Protection, Torts, and Contracts. He is the co-author of the legal textbook Bargain, Exchange and Liability, which is currently being used to instruct first-year students at Georgetown University Law Center in torts and contracts. He has a J.D. from Georgetown Law School. His non-legal interests include motorcycling, photography and alternative energy.
Kelsey Phipps is licensed to practice in the District of Columbia. She specializes in the area of criminal defense, litigating misdemeanor cases on behalf of defendants in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Prior to joining Talos Law, Kelsey completed a two-year clerkship in the Chambers of the Honorable Marisa J. Demeo. Kelsey represented juvenile respondents in D.C. Superior Courts as a member of the Georgetown University Law Center’s Juvenile Justice Clinic and served indigent clients as a legal fellow in the Orleans Public Defender’s office in New Orleans, Louisiana. Prior to Kelsey’s work in criminal law, she served on the staff of the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy, working in the area of disability policy on the United States Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. Kelsey holds a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center and an M.A. from the University College Dublin, Ireland, where she studied as a Fulbright Fellow. Her non-legal interests include mid-century modern art, travel, and science fiction.
Dan Snow is an Associate at Talos Law. He is licensed to practice in the District of Columbia and California. He specializes in civil rights, consumer rights, and criminal defense, including civil suits on behalf of wrongly convicted individuals. Prior to his involvement with Talos Law, Dan practiced as a District of Columbia Assistant Attorney General in the Juvenile Section of the Public Safety Division. He earned his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center. While in law school, he worked as a member of the Juvenile Justice Clinic and as a law clerk for the Office of the General Counsel for DC Public Schools, granting him a unique insight into issues facing young people in the District. In his spare time, Dan enjoys acting, classical music, and board games.
Ephraim “Eph” Unell is Of Counsel with Talos Law. He holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. He is licensed to practice in Maryland and before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. He is also accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs to assist claimants with the preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims for VA benefits. Eph came to Talos Law after completing a clerkship at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims with the Honorable Judge William S. Greenberg, whom he profiled in the October 2015 issue of The Federal Lawyer. Eph is available to represent clients in matters involving government contracts, veterans benefits, Federal claims for wrongful conviction, and other areas of Federal litigation or administrative law.
Samantha Godwin is Of Counsel with Talos Law. She is licensed to practice in the District of Columbia and advises Talos Law on a wide spectrum of trial and appellate litigation issues. Samantha earned her J.D. from Georgetown Law and her B.A. and M.A. in philosophy with distinction from University College London. Samantha has published articles in constitutional law, family law, judicial review, health and medical law and has presented her research at numerous conferences and workshops at universities across the United States and Europe. In addition to her work for Talos Law, Samantha is engaged in graduate research at Yale Law School and Cambridge University on a Gates Cambridge Scholarship and has been employed as a research fellow by Georgetown University Law Center and taught sections at Yale on international challenges and bioethics and the law. Samantha enjoys squash, independent films, political philosophy, and 20th century abstract expressionism. For current publications, please visit samanthagodwin.com.
Alisa Silverman is a Junior Associate at Talos Law. She earned her J.D. from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and her B.S. in Elementary Education with distinction from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Talos Law, Alisa worked as a Law Clerk at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a Law Clerk within the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, a Law Clerk at the American Federation of Government Employees, and a child welfare legislative advocate within the Maryland Legislature. In her spare time, Ms. Silverman enjoys teaching dance lessons, international travel, and musical theater.
Andrew Schweizer is a Law Clerk with Talos Law. He currently attends Georgetown University Law Center and will graduate in 2016. Andrew graduated summa cum laude from West Chester University with a B.A. in philosophy. Prior to Talos Law, Andrew was a law clerk with the Advocates for Equal Justice and Education. He has also worked on issues of poverty and human rights for various nonprofits. Andrew is passionate about his hobbies of painting, cooking, and playing the piano.