Payman Tehrani is a civil litigator and criminal defense lawyer. Mr. Tehrani has successfully tried and settled hundreds of cases in the Maryland and Washington, D.C. state and federal trial courts. He is well regarded for his zealous representation, perseverance, knowledge, and creativity in resolving his client’s legal problems. Mr. Tehrani’s unique background and diverse legal experience allow him to effectively represent his clients.
Mr. Tehrani is a graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law wherein he was the Managing Editor of the University of Baltimore’s Journal of Environmental Law. While in law school, Mr. Tehrani served as the judicial intern to the Honorable Alexander Williams, Jr., now retired District Court Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. After graduating from law school, Mr. Tehrani served for two (2) years as the judicial law clerk for the Honorable Ann S. Harrington, the Administrative Judge of the Montgomery County Circuit Court and the Sixth Judicial Circuit. Mr. Tehrani is licensed to practice in the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia.
Prior to co-founding the Law Offices of McKenzie and Tehrani, LLC, Mr. Tehrani was a former Assistant City Attorney for the City of Rockville. In that capacity, Mr. Tehrani represented and provided legal counsel to the City of Rockville’s Mayor, Council, City Manager, employees, and the police department. He handled a wide variety of City matters including, but not limited to, zoning and land use issues, contract disputes, construction disputes, labor and employment matters, infrastructure issues, and zoning and property maintenance violations. Given this experience, Mr. Tehrani is not only well versed in handling multifaceted issues involving complex parties, but also in navigating the bureaucratic framework of municipal governments and other complex entities.
Prior to his representing the City of Rockville, Mr. Tehrani was an insurance defense trial attorney in the Maryland and Washington, D.C. areas. Mr. Tehrani represented major insurance carriers, public utilities, and self-insured companies that conducted business in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. This experience helped Mr. Tehrani understand the process and analysis insurers and self-insured entities undergo in determining liability and settlement value of cases. Possessing this knowledge has proven invaluable to Mr. Tehrani in his representation of personal injury victims.
Education & Training:
- University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D.
- University of Maryland, College Park, B.A.
Bar & Court Admissions:
- District of Columbia
- United District Court for the District of Maryland
- Honorable Ann S. Harrington, Administrative Judge for the Sixth Judicial Circuit, and Chief Judge for the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland.
- President of the Prince George’s County Police Athletic League
- Member of the Maryland State Bar
- Member of the Montgomery County Bar Association