About

Peter Dingman and Ken Labowitz founded Dingman Labowitz in 1997 to provide clients with legal assistance in the specific practice areas where their experience allows them to be effective and efficient.

Having spent over three decades living and practicing in Alexandria, Virginia, handling transactions and litigation in Federal and State courts in Northern Virginia and across the Washington, D.C. region, and working primarily with clients with local interests, Peter and Ken have a strong connection to the area their firm serves. They each possess 35 years of experience practicing law, and have earned the highly respected AV-rating from their peers. Friends as well as colleagues, Ken and Peter had been partners in several other firms; they shared a desire to create a firm reflecting their particular views and attitudes toward the practice of law. The goal was to create a firm committed to serving the legal needs of clients effectively, knowledgeably and compassionately.

For several years, they looked for the right lawyer to add to the firm’s capabilities. Anne Heishman joined the firm in 2009, bringing with her substantial court room experience, both trial and appellate, and a concern for aiding vulnerable clients. Since her admission to the Bar, and after service as clerk to the then Chief Judge of the Fairfax County Circuit Court, Anne has focused her practice on service to individual clients confronting times of crisis, whether arising from age, physical or mental infirmity or other domestic crisis. Most importantly, she shared the Dingman Labowitz ethos: develop expertise in her chosen practice area and do it well.

Resolve your legal needs in a timely, honest and effective manner

Whether helping clients plan for a loved one’s future, assisting business partners who are in the throes of a heated contract dispute, assisting in structuring a new transaction or business entity or sorting out the tangled affairs of an elderly or incapacitated adult confronting end of life decisions, Peter Dingman, Ken Labowitz and Anne Heishman offer clients in-depth knowledge, experience and the personal attention to detail their case deserves. The firm concentrates on the following practice areas:

Elder Law (Guardianship and Conservatorship)guardianship-and-conservatorship

Caring for the chronically ill can pose difficult legal challenges. Ken Labowitz, Anne Heishman and our staff have the knowledge to help you understand and resolve these matters with both the experience and compassion they require.

estate-administrationEstate Administration (probate)

Managing estate issues arising from the death of a loved one can be legally and emotionally difficult. Ken and Anne offer various services related to the probate of an estate, from qualifying as administrators to providing legal advice to executors and heirs.

fiduciary-litigationFiduciary Litigation

Ken and Anne have a wide variety of litigation experience. With an elder law focus, their litigation expertise is now tailored to meet the needs of clients with fiduciary-related issues, including trusts and estates litigation and contested guardianships and conservatorships.

commercial-real-estateCommercial Real Estate/Real Estate Litigation

Peter Dingman can assist in negotiation and documentation of complex commercial real estate transactions with the perspective of having survived several market cycles in this region. When negotiation fails, the firm has the experience to pursue resolution in court. Peter Dingman has successfully tried many of these cases in courts throughout the region.

mediationBusiness Representation

From forming new entities to assisting with settling disputes in existing companies, we look for creative solutions and structures that may help avoid future confrontation.

For assistance in resolving your legal needs, please contact Dingman Labowitz, P.C.