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Lawyerly Lairs: Capital Homes in the Capital

Once again, from Washingtonian:

Lawyer Dan Himmelfarb bought a five-bedroom, five-bath Colonial in Chevy Chase DC for $1.6 million. On a corner lot, the home was built in 1922 and has two family rooms. Himmelfarb is a partner at Mayer Brown, where he’s a member of the firm’s Supreme Court & Appellate practice.

Himmelfarb, as you can see from his Mayer Brown bio, also has incredible credentials. He’s a graduate of Yale Law School, a former law clerk to Judge J. Michael Luttig (4th Cir.) and Justice Thomas, a former assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York, and an alumnus of the Solicitor General’s office. Himmelfarb also worked for a few years at Wachtell Lipton, where we briefly overlapped. And yes, in case you’re wondering, he is related to the noted historian Gertrude Himmelfarb (the wife of Irving Kristol and mother of William Kristol).

Here’s another view of the Himmelfarb home (via Google Maps; click to enlarge):

In this photo, you can see more clearly that the house is on a corner lot (note the silver car on the side street). It also has lovely dormer windows and a well-manicured lawn.

It’s much more likely for a well-heeled D.C. lawyer to live in a single-family house than it is for an affluent New York attorney to do so. But even in Washington, some lawyers opt for the convenience of condominium living. Which brings us to the well-feathered nest of our next legal eagle….

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