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Jonathan Eric Agin
Jonathan Eric Agin was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Mr. Agin graduated from John Carroll University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and a minor in History. After spending two years as an account executive and marketing representative for a Fortune 500 company, he then attended Case Western Reserve School of Law where he received a Juris Doctor. While at Case Western Reserve School of Law, Mr. Agin was an Associate on the Case Western Reserve Law Review and later served as a Contributing Editor.

Mr. Agin focuses his practice on cases involving medical malpractice, general liability matters including, security cases, premises liability matters, auto torts, construction cases and insurance coverage.

Since receiving his Juris Doctor degree, Mr. Agin has been a trial attorney in Washington, DC. Prior to forming Taylor Sylla & Agin, LLP, Mr. Agin practiced for a large worldwide law firm. Mr. Agin has acted as lead trial counsel in numerous civil matters in Washington, DC and Maryland. Additionally, Mr. Agin has successfully mediated and arbitrated several large medical malpractice and general liability cases in both Washington, DC and Maryland. Mr. Agin has also argued before the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

Mr. Agin additionally serves on the Board of Directors of Reef Relief based out of Key West, Florida. Reef Relief is a non-profit grassroots organization that seeks to conserve coral reefs and educate people about threats to these natural resource

Mr. Agin is licensed in the District of Columbia, Maryland, The United States District Court for the District of Columbia, The United States District Court for the District of Maryland and The Supreme Court of the United States of America.

Reported Decisions: Del Rosario v. Wang, 804 A.2d 292 (D.C. App. 2002)
  Herndon v. National Passenger Railroad Corporation, 814 A.2d 934 (D.C. App. 2003)
  Hoffman v. Fairfax Housing Redevelopment and Housing Authority, 276 F.Supp.2d 14 (U.S.D.C. 2003)
  Brisbin v. Washington Sports and Entertainment, Ltd., 2006 U.S. Dist. Lexis 8629 (United States District Court for the District of Columbia 2006)

Direct dial phone number: (202) 783-7875

E-mail address: jea@tsafirm.com

Jean-Marie Sylla, Jr.
Jean-Marie Sylla, Jr. received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Master of Science in Management and Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland. In addition, Jean-Marie holds an LL.M. degree in Insurance from the University of Connecticut. During his law studies, Jean-Marie served as the Managing Editor for the Journal of Health Care Law & Policy and represented the school in four National Trial Advocacy Competitions. In 1997, he was a member of the National Team, which placed as a National Finalist in the American Bar Association National Competition for trial advocacy in Chicago, Illinois.

Mr. Sylla currently serves as the firmís managing partner. Mr. Sylla is a litigation attorney specializing in business litigation, general liability, insurance litigation, and real estate matters. He represents clients of the Firm in a variety of commercial, corporate and tort matters, including insurance coverage, construction, health care, ERISA and premises liability.

Mr. Sylla has represented investors, property owners, banks, tax certificate holders and other “interested” persons in the District of Columbia in tax sale foreclosure proceedings pursuant to D.C. Code Ann. §47-1301 et seq. Mr. Sylla also represents condominium associations in governance and collection matters. Mr. Sylla has particular expertise with respect to condo-hotel regime governance.

Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Sylla entered private practice where he represented medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers in product liability actions, and insurance companies in insurance coverage disputes. Mr. Sylla has also successfully represented clients in landlord/tenant matters, tax foreclosure and other real estate matters in the District of Columbia and State of Maryland.

Mr. Sylla has litigated cases in state and federal courts in many jurisdictions, including, Alabama, the District of Columbia, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. Mr. Sylla is licensed to practice in the District of Columbia, Maryland, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. Sylla is an active member of the Tort and Insurance Section of the American Bar Association, Maryland Defense Counsel and Defense Research Institute.

Reported Decisions: Gallagher v. H.V. Pierhomes, LLC, 957 A.2d 628 (Md. App. 2008).
  Reliance Standard Life Ins. Co. v. Matini, 2006 WL 1980260 (Dist. D.C. 2006)
  Thomas v. Farmer, 148 F.Supp.2d 593 (D.Md. 2001)

Direct dial phone number: (202) 689-9512

E-mail address: jms@tsafirm.com

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