Stefan Shaibani

- Attorney & Member | Admitted in CA, DC & MD

Stefan Shaibani is the founding member of the Law Firm of Stefan Shaibani, PLLC. Since establishing his practice in 2005, Stefan has been successfully representing plaintiffs in torts matters, including personal injury, automobile accidents, premises liability, wrongful death, nursing home neglect, estate litigation, business torts and civil fraud actions. Stefan has obtained several settlements for his clients in excess of $100,000. In 2009, Stefan obtained a judgment at the Fairfax County Circuit Court in the amount of $694,000 for his client in an estate litigation matter. The Firm has collected $20 million in settlements and judgments for its clients.

Following his admission to the California Bar in 2001, Stefan clerked for the Honorable Joseph T. Sneed of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Stefan was a Trial Attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, from 2002 to 2004.

Stefan has handled several trial and appellate matters that culminated in published court opinions, including the following:

Dickerson v. Longoria, 414 Md. 419 (2010)
Modaressi v. Vedadi, 441 F. Supp.2d 51 (2006)


J.D., Stanford Law School (2000)
B.A., Boston University (1997)

Bar Admissions & Memberships:

State Bar of California (2001)
District of Columbia Bar (2004)
Maryland State Bar (2007)
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (2005)
U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland (2008)
U.S. Court of Federal Claims (2002)
Iranian-American Bar Association (2002)
American Association for Justice (2013)

Bar Admissions & Memberships:

New York State Bar (2011)
District of Columbia Bar (2012)
Maryland State Bar (2012)
Ontario, Canada (2012)
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (2016)
District of Columbia Trial Lawyers Association (2016)

Eva Kalmar

- Attorney | Admitted in DC, MD & NY

Eva Kalmar is a licensed attorney in both the United States and Canada. Since joining the Firm in 2012, Eva’s practice involves representing plaintiffs in personal injury, automobile accident, premises liability, and wrongful death cases. Eva regularly appears in courts in the District of Columbia and Maryland, and has conducted mediation, bench and jury trials. Eva also has significant experience in all phases of litigation including conducting depositions and working with expert witnesses on complicated issues.

Prior to relocating to the United States, Eva worked at a premier insurance defense litigation firm in Toronto. While working for the defense side of personal injury, Eva represented Fortune 500 international insurance companies. Through her work at an insurance defense firm, Eva gained an insight and understanding of how insurance companies operate giving her an advantage advocating for her clients.


J.D., Michigan State University College of Law (2010)
J.D., University of Ottawa, Canada (2011)
B.A., University of Western Ontario (2006)

Maxwell Paderewski

- Attorney | Admitted in VA and DC

Maxwell Paderewski represents plaintiffs in personal injury, automobile accident and premises liability cases. Maxwell graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of Law, in 2016 as a member of its Honor Society. He is bilingual and communicates fluently with Spanish-speaking clients. Maxwell is admitted to the Virginia Bar and is working under the supervision of Stefan Shaibani pending his admission to the District of Columbia Bar. Prior to joining the Firm, Maxwell was employed by an appellate litigation non-profit where he drafted Amicus briefs for the U.S. Supreme Court of the United States.


J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law (2016)
B.B.A., Emory University, Goizueta Business School (2010)

Bar Admissions & Memberships:

Virginia State Bar (2016)
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (2017)

Jonelle Williams

- Operations Manager

Jonelle Williams is the Operations Manager of the Law Firm of Stefan Shaibani, PLLC. In this capacity, Mr. Williams meets with many clients of the Firm involved in automobile accident and personal injury cases, makes recommendations to the attorneys regarding the merits of the prospective clients’ bodily injury claims, and devises and implements marketing and business strategies. Mr. Williams has been with the Firm for four years.

Mr. Williams graduated from American University in 2009 with a B.A. degree in Government and a concentration in Public Policy. During his time at American University, he was honored as a distinguished member of the National Scholars Collegiate Society, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement and Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity. Mr. Williams was also awarded the 2013 Rising Star Award given to outstanding alumni who add value to their communities.

Mr. Williams was recently appointed by the Montgomery County Council to a seat on the Legislative Branch of The Montgomery County Charter Review Commission which is responsible to study the constitutional framework of the County and make recommendations to amend the Charter.

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  • Stefan, you and your staff helped us through a difficult time and we just wanted you all to know how much we appreciated all of you. Thank you and best wishes.
    G & P
  • Help me through the most difficult time in my life after my Mother passed. Hiring Mr. Shaibani was the best decision I could have made. Mr. Shaibani won my case and I was able to get closer after so many hurdles/difficulty. Mr. Shaibani also assisted me in preparing my will to secure my asset in the future. I will always ensure to keep Mr. Shaibani contact information for future use if needed.
    Estate settlement
  • From the day one Mr. Shaibani made me feel that he is going to fight for my best interest. He was very professional and very nice. We met many times and discussed about the case. Every time there is something new he informed me or arranged a meeting. His staffs are very nice and helpful too. Special thanks to Eva who was with me from the day one until the end. My case was settled within a year. I am so glad that I found Mr. Shaibani. I highly recommend this firm. You won't be disappointed if you have Mr. Shaibani taking care of your case.
    Car accident
  • Stefan provided advice regarding distribution of partnership funds when partner was being sued. Saved me hundreds of thousands! Additionally, on a separate matter, he represented me during a deposition which avoided my further involvement in the case.
    Partnership representation
  • Dr. Shaibani made a thorough examination of our accidents and efficiently followed through to the end. His diligence and accurate evaluation of our cases was truly admirable.
    Auto accident

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