Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca, LLP is pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2017, Charles J. LaDuca will be taking over as Firm Chairman. Mr. LaDuca’s 22 year career here at CGL, starting as a messenger in college, has given him the experience it will take to continue CGL’s long history of fighting and winning for our clients. 03/13/2017.

Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca, LLP is proud to announce that on December 1, 2016, Charles J. LaDuca was awarded The “Top 100 Plaintiffs Lawyers in America”  award from the National Trial Lawyers Association. This award is a peer based award. Over Mr. LaDuca’s career here at CGL, some of the cases he has had a lead role in have helped to recover almost $2 billion dollars for our clients. 03/13/2017.

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Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca attorneys are experienced advocates. Between them, our attorneys have

  • conducted approximately 200 trials;
  • conducted approximately 500 quasi-adjudicative, administrative or arbitral proceedings resulting in a final adjudication;
  • argued appeals in ten federal circuit court of appeals including two en banc arguments;
  • argued appeals in at least seven states
  • testified before Congress, state legislatures or federal or state administrative bodies at least 60 times; and
  • appeared in many cases before the United States Supreme Court


Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca attorneys have held positions of trust in state or federal governments, including:

  • One was Solicitor to the House of Representatives and Assistant Counsel to the Senate;
  • One was the Executive Director of a Federal agency, the highest staff position;
  • Two were Section Chiefs of the United States Department of Justice;
  • Two were Assistant US attorneys and one was a public defender; and
  • Two were Counsel to Congressional Committees


Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca attorneys have strong academic qualifications and many were judicial clerks or interns. Of our attorneys:

  • Eight were law review members or editors;
  • Twelve served as judicial law clerks or interns;
  • Three worked at the United States Court of Appeals;
  • Six worked at United States District Courts;
  • One worked for the District of Columbia Court of Appeals (the district’s highest court);
  • Two worked for state circuit courts; and
  • One worked at the District of Columbia Superior Court.


Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca attorneys are diverse. Among our attorneys and staff, we speak:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Turkish


Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca, LLP supports many charities in our community, both in the United States and abroad. Over the past five years, CGL has contributed to organizations supporting equal justice, centers for human rights, groups combatting hunger, medical centers and universities in Israel, cancer research efforts, cancer survivor support, legal programs, law schools, juvenile justice initiatives, better government, and wounded veterans of the Iraqi and Afghanistan wars. CGL has also made a major financial commitment to help indigent clients seek representation in the District of Columbia through the “Raising the Bar” campaign of the D.C. Access to Justice Project.

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