About Tesfaye | Amare, PLLC

Tesfaye | Amare, PLLC is the culmination of dreams deferred, and plenty of sweat equity. We have unheeded peer endorsements, abandoned forgone promotions, and brushed-off professional accolades. We are the manifestation of the American Dream because we had access to meaningful support. Our dreams and motivations buttressed by undeserved help and guidance allow us to do what we have dreamed of doing – establishing a law firm anchored on the principles our immigrant parents instilled in us and cultivated by the American ethos of hard, honest work. We are the boutique firm, without the frills. We are closely tethered to our humble beginnings on which our motivations and inspirations rest. In essence, we are attorneys and counselors first and business owners a distant second. We are dedicated to building a client-centered practice; one in which the attorney-client privilege is paramount and the firm’s representation is specifically tailored to the unique needs of every client. The combined experience of our principal attorneys in the private and public sectors offers clients invaluable insight into how bureaucracy and procedure, as well as internal competing factions, effect a client’s matter. This is particularly helpful when one is compelled to defend himself or herself against an investigation or prosecution from a government agency with seemingly limitless resources. This is who we are.

Meet the attorneys of Tesfaye | Amare, PLLC


Girum Tesfaye, Esq. | Founding & Managing Partner
Alexandria, VA

Girum Tesfaye is a founding partner in the Virginia office of Tesfaye | Amare, PLLC. A “Client’s Choice” award winner, Girum has forged a reputation of excellence among his peers and clients. Girum has earned the respect of opposing counsel and prosecutors while aggressively [..]

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Paulos Amare, Esq. | Partner
Rockville, MD

Paulos Amare is a founding partner in the Maryland office of Tesfaye | Amare, PLLC. His practice includes transactional law, contract law, criminal law and general civil litigation. Paulos attended the University Of Baltimore School Of Law where he distinguished himself from his peers as a Judicial intern [..]

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Cassandra Radloff, Esq. | Associate Alexandria, VA

Cassandra (“Cassi”) Radloff, a native of Northern Illinois, focuses her practice on immigration law. She attended Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina where she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Government [..]

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Juliana O’Neill, Esq. | Associate Alexandria, VA

Juls graduated from Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan with a degree in mathematics and English. She earned her J.D. from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and is licensed to practice law in Virginia and [..]

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