Steve Webster has over twenty years of experience in civil and criminal litigation,
appeals, and investigations. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America in the areas
of commercial litigation, banking and finance litigation, and real estate litigation.
Prior to forming Webster Book, he was a partner at a large international law firm
where he spent several years litigating complex civil and criminal cases. He began
his career by serving for several years as a public defender after receiving his
law degree from Georgetown University and his B.A. from Providence College.
Steve is a member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association
(Tort, Trial, and Insurance Practice Section; Criminal Justice Section, White Collar
Crime Committee), the National Association of Forensic Economics, the Association
of Certified Fraud Examiners (associate member), the National Association of Criminal
Defense Lawyers, and the George Mason American Inn of Court. He lives in Purcellville,
Virginia with his wife and five children.
Aaron S. Book is a founding partner of Webster Book LLP, located in Alexandria, Virginia. He has been named a "Top Lawyer" by Washingtonian Magazine, is listed in the "Best Lawyers in America®," and also is named a Virginia "SuperLawyer®." Aaron maintains a diverse trial practice in both civil and criminal law. In addition to federal and state trial work, Aaron has argued cases before the Virginia Supreme Court. Aaron's trial practice areas include complex commercial disputes, white collar criminal defense, partnership disputes, real estate disputes, professional malpractice, and general criminal defense. Aaron enjoys taking on court-appointed cases at the state and federal level as well as handling certain matters on a pro bono basis. Prior to forming Webster Book, Aaron spent six years as a trial lawyer with Reed Smith LLP, a large international law firm. Aaron also worked for the U.S. Office of Government Ethics as a management analyst. Aaron received his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Virginia, and received his J.D. from William & Mary Law School, where he served as Senior Articles Editor of the William & Mary Law Review. Aaron is a member of Virginia and District of Columbia Bars, The Barristers, the George Mason University American Inn of Court where he will serve as President for the 2013-14 Inn year, The American Bar Association, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Aaron lives with his wife and twin daughters in Washington, DC, and his hobbies include weight training, boxing, and guitar.
David N. Webster
An active trial lawyer, Mr. Webster has conducted a broad range of civil and criminal
trials in 16 states and the District of Columbia. His trials have included cases
involving business fraud, securities fraud, contract actions, both for injunctions
and damages, real estate matters, insurance coverage, employment litigation, both
individual cases and class actions, aircraft and helicopter crashes, medical malpractice,
products liability cases involving automobiles, pharmaceuticals and medical devices,
toxic torts, the defense of legal malpractice cases for lawyers and law firms, and
libel. He has served as an arbitrator and as arbitration counsel in matters under
the AAA Commercial Arbitration and the NASD Rules. He has been listed in the Best
Lawyers in America since its first edition in 1983. His current listings are in
the areas of Commercial Litigation, Legal Malpractice, Personal Injury, Products
Liability, and White Collar Criminal Defense.
He has also been retained and testified in actions in federal courts in which he
qualified as an expert in complex civil litigation involving parallel grand jury
proceedings, administrative debarment and simultaneous civil litigation and in matters
involving the reasonableness of legal fees.
Mr. Webster is a member of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia, and
has served as: Chairman of its Legal Ethics Committee, Member of its Board of Directors,
and President. Mr. Webster is a member of the Section of Litigation, American Bar
Association, and its Professional Liability Litigation Committee. He is a Fellow
of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation,
a member of the American Judicature Society, The Barristers (Past President), and
Mr. Webster has been Adjunct Professor of Criminal Law at Georgetown University
Law Center, an instructor in Trial Practice at Catholic University Law School and
taught a semester course in ethics at the University of Virginia Law School. He
has appeared and lectured at the Harvard Law School, the University of Michigan
Law School, the University of Florida Law School, Emory University Law School, and
the University of Baltimore School of Law. He has been a faculty member of the National
Institute of Trial Advocacy, and has appeared on programs sponsored by the Practicing
Law Institute; D.C. Bar; ABA Section of Litigation; Georgetown University Law Center;
Young Lawyers Section of the Bar Association; the Women's Bar Association of the
District of Columbia; the Law Journal SeminarsPress; the Legal Times; the Virginia
Trial Lawyers' Association; State Bar of Georgia; the West Virginia Bar; Close-Up
Foundation; the Environmental Protection Agency; the Federal Trade Commission; and
the Consumer Federation of America.
Mr. Webster received an A.B. (1955) from Providence College where he recently served
two four-year terms on its Board of Trustees and a J.D. (1958) from Georgetown University
Law Center (first in the class) where he was awarded the Alumni Achievement Award
in 1976 by the Alumni Club of Washington, D.C. He was admitted to the District of
Columbia Bar in 1958 and the Maryland Bar in 1998. In 1959, he joined the law firm
of Hogan & Hartson where he remained until 1967. He was a founding partner in the
law firm of Williams & Connolly until 1981 when he joined Nussbaum, Owen & Webster.
In 1989 he joined Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered, where he practiced until 2009, when
he joined Webster Book.
James J. Holt
James received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Philosophy from the University of Virginia in 2003 and graduated magna cum laude from the George Mason School of Law in 2009. While in law school, James was a member of the George Mason Law Review and was awarded a writing fellowship in 2008. After law school, James clerked for the Honorable Claude M. Hilton, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia. Prior to joining Webster Book, James worked as a litigation attorney in Washington, D.C.
James focuses his practice on commercial and criminal litigation in federal and state courts and is licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia.