Stephen Harris Moriarty, II: Lawyer with Chadwick, Washington, Moriarty, Elmore & Bunn, PC

Stephen Harris Moriarty, II

Principal, Community Association Attorney
Washington,  DC  U.S.A.

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • General Counseling and Representation
  • Condominium Warranty Disputes
  • Rules and Covenants Enforcement
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Bylaw Interpretation and Amendments
  • Covenant by Law and Rule Enforcement
  • Contract and Commercial Disputes
  • Developer Warranty Claims
  • Premised Liability and Insurance Defense
  • Collections, Bankruptcies and Foreclosures
  • Insurance Coverage Disputes
  • Local Government Disputes
  • Discrimination Complaints
  • Employment
  • Fair Housing
  • Eminent Domain
  • Corporate Practice and Procedure Issues
  • Property Rights Disputes
  • Sending Notices of Intent to File Lien
  • Securing Personal Judgments against Debtors
  • Foreclosures
  • Post-judgment Execution Remedies
  • Garnishments of Wages and Bank Accounts
  • Property Levies
  • Membership Arrears/Delinquency
  • By Law Interpretation and Enforcement
  • Elections
  • Resale Disclosure Compliance
  • Employment Issues
  • Amendments to Governing Documents
  • Special Assessments
  • Insurance Matters
  • Service Contracts
  • Owner Disputes
  • Condominium Law
  • Homeowners Associations
  • Condominium Associations
  • Residential and Commercial Master Associations
  • Housing Cooperatives
  • Business Associations Law
  • Real Estate
  • Common Interest Community Law
  • Community Association Law
  • Condominium Association Law
  • Condominium Conversions
  • Condominium Cooperative Conversions
  • Cooperative Housing Association Law
  • Cooperative Housing Law
  • Planned Unit Development Law
  • Property Management
  • Collections
  • Post Judgment Collections
  • Secured Collections
  • Unsecured Collections
  • Housing Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Property Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Association Law
  • Homeowners Association Law
  • Property Owners Association Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Small Business Law
  • Business Law
University University of Virginia, Charlottesville, B.A., History, 1976
Law SchoolUniversity of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law, J.D., 1981
Admitted1981, Virginia; 1998, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia; 2002, U.S. Supreme Court. (Not admitted in District of Columbia)

Professional associations
•Virginia State Bar
•Fairfax County Bar Association
• Community Associations Institute, Washington Metropolitan Chapter


Steve Moriarty is a principal in the firm's Fairfax office. He also meets with Roanoke-area clients at the Salem office. Steve has represented community associations since 1984, focusing on dispute avoidance and resolution, and trying cases in state and federal courts across Virginia. He served in the Fairfax Commonwealth's Attorney's Office from 1981 to 1984 and has taught at the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy in Ashburn, Virginia. He was a contributing author of Condominium and Homeowner Association Litigation: Community Association Law and has written articles for Quorum Magazine.

• AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating SM from Martindale-Hubbell

Career history
•Law Offices of Gary V. Davis, 1989 - 1991
•Hyatt & Rhoads, 1984 - 1989
•Fairfax County Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney, 1981 - 1984

Seminars and teaching
•Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy
•Adjunct instructor 1997 - present
•Legal instructor, 1994 - 1996
•Hiring Service Providers, WMCCAI 2008 Expo

•Condominium and Homeowner Association Litigation, Community Association Law, Wiley Law Publications, 1987

•Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy
•Adjunct instructor 1997 - present
•Legal instructor, 1994 - 1996
•Hiring Service Providers, WMCCAI 2008 Expo

Reported CasesNotable cases: Grillo v. Montebello, 243 Va. 475 (Virginia Supreme Court, 1992); Bloomingdale, et al., v. Lake Holiday Country Club, Inc., Ch. 98-64 (Frederick County Circuit Court, 1998); Wyndham v. Oulton, Ch. 99-001468-00 (Henrico County Circuit Court; writ denied, Virginia Supreme Court, U.S. Supreme Court)

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Office Information

Stephen Harris Moriarty, II

1250 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. Suite 300
WashingtonDC 20036


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