Professional Experience

Mr. Klimaski is the principal of Klimaski & Associates, P.C., having practiced law since 1976. He practices complex litigation in employment and labor (including Title VII), employee benefits (ERISA), criminal (civilian and military), military administrative, constitutional and civil rights and police misconduct law.

Litigation Experience

  • Martindale Hubbell Rating: AV
  • First chair in approximately 50 jury and 25 bench (judge only) trials in civilian and military courts.
  • Approximately 45 appellate oral arguments in civilian and military courts
  • Extensive discovery experience (depositions, interrogatories, requests for documents and admissions)
  • Legal research and writing or pleadings, motions, memoranda, appellate briefs and petitions for certiorari
  • Extensive experience conducting negotiations and settlements

Litigation Percentage

90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, 1976
  • State of Maryland, 1982
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit, 1977
  • US. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit, 1994
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 1979
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columba, 1977
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, 1985
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1990
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 1977
  • U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals, 1985
  • U.S. Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals 1982
  • U.S. Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals, 1980


  • Antioch School of Law, District of Columbia, J.D., 1976
  • New School for Social Research, New York, New York, M.A., Psychology, 1973
  • Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL, B.S., 1967, Honors: History

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association, 1993 – Present Board of Directors
  • Veterans Education Project, Inc., 1992 – Present Board of Directors
  • District of Columbia Bar Committee on Court Rules, 1995 – 1998 Chair
  • National Lawyers Guild, 1973 – Present
    Regional Vice-President, 1985 – 1987
  • Military Law Task Force, National Lawyers Guild, 1985 – Present
    Executive Board member
  • Judge Advocates Association
    Life member
  • D.C. Trial Lawyers Association
    2007 – present

Legal Publications

  • “The Uniform Code of Military Justice,” a chapter in AMERICAN VETERANS AND SERVICEMEMBERS SURVIVAL GUIDE co-authored with David Addlestone of Veterans for America, 2008
  • “Understanding Military Law: An Overview,” 2005
  • “Protecting the Right to a Pension,” with K. Marks and W. Anspach, in GUIDE TO EMPLOYEE AND UNION RIGHTS, Clark Boardman Co., Inc., 1985
  • “The Fifty States’ Legal Standards for Public Education,” with D. Schember, National Institute of Education, 1978

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • Television appearances on CNN, C-SPAN and MSNBC concerning military law issues, including the Gulf War, U.S. v. Longtree, U.S. v. Flynn and U.S. v. McKinney
  • Featured segment on CNN program “Impact,” highlighting case of Lynom v. Widnall, sexual harassment and retaliation suit against the Air National Guard, aired summer 1997.
  • Seminar presentations on litigation (including jury matters such as voir dire and jury selection), pension rights under ERISA, and military law

Past Employment Positions

  • Military Law Reporter, Public Law Education Institute
    Contributing Editor, 1975 – 1984
  • State Education Law Project, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
    Project Co-Director/ Staff Attorney, 1977 – 1978
  • United Mineworkers Health & Retirement Funds
    Hearing Examiner, 1975
  • Keen State College, Union, NJ
    Academic and Veterans Affairs Advisor, 1972 – 1973

Military Service

United States Army, 1969 – 1971
First Lieutenant
Honorable Discharge

Pro Bono Activity

Producer, “Law School for the Public,” 1999 – Present
Montgomery Community Television
Rockville, MD