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FTLF - Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP / 2001 L Street NW, Second Floor, Washingtion DC 20036 / phone: (202) 466-8960 /  fax: (202) 293-8103

Eugene R. Fidell 

Address: 2001 L Street N.W.
Second Floor
Washington, District of Columbia 20036

Phone: (202) 466-8960
E-mail: efidell@feldesmantucker.com
Fax: (202) 293-8103
Web site:    http://www.feldesmantucker.com

PositionAreas of PracticeEducation
HonorsPublished WorksAffiliations
Representative Cases

Professional Information

A native of New York, Eugene R. Fidell is a partner in the firm's Litigation Department and head of the Military Practice Group. He graduated in 1965 from Queens College, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and in 1968 from Harvard Law School. He served in the United States Coast Guard from 1969 to 1972. His practice includes general civil litigation, federal administrative law, appeals, and military law, an area in which he frequently serves as a commentator for national and foreign news media.

Current Employment Position(s):

Senior Partner

Year Joined Organization:


Areas of Practice:

Military Law

Bar Admissions:

New York
District of Columbia
U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
U.S. Court of Federal Claims


Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1968 LL.B.

Queens College, New York, 1965 B.A.
Honors: Cum Laude

Published Works:

Evolving Military Justice, (Co-Editor), Naval Institute Press, 2002

Guide to the Rules of Practice and Procedure for the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 12th ed., 2006

Annotated Guide: Procedures for Trials by Military Commissions of Certain Non-United States Citizens in the War Against Terrorism (Editor), LexisNexis, 2002

Military Commission Instructions Sourcebooks, (Editor), Vols. 1-2, 2003-04

Military Justice: Cases and Materials (with Elizabeth L. Hillman and Dwight H. Sullivan), Lexis Nexis, 2007

Representative Cases:

Miller v. Department of the Navy, 476F.3d 936 (D.C. Cir. 2007)

Piersall v. Winter, 435 F.3d (D.C. Cir. 2006)

Brooks v. United States, 65 Fed CI. 135 (2005)

Quinton v. United States, 64 Fed. CI. 118 (2005)

United States v. Beyer, NMCM 200201128 (N.M.C.C.A. 2005)

Barnes v. United States, 57 Fed. Cl. 204 (2003)

Cummings v. Dep't of the Navy, 279 F. 3d 1051 (D.C. Cir. 2002)

Frizelle v. Slater, 111 F. 3d 172 (D.C. Cir. 1997)

Doninger Metal Products Corp. v. U.S. Postal Service, 41 Fed. Contr. Rep. (BNA) 210 (D.D.C. 1984)

Detweiler v. Pena, 38 F. 3d 591 (D.C. Cir. 1994)

Krzeminski v. United States, 13 Cl. Ct. 430 (1987)

LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae, L.L.P. v. Abraham, 347 F.3d 315 (D.C. Cir. 2003)

Mondy v. Sec'y of the Army, 845 F. 2d 1051 (D.C. Cir. 1988)

Nolan v. United States, 44 Fed. Cl. 49 (1999)

Pellegrin & Levine v. Antoine, 961 F.2d 277 (D.C. Cir. 1992)

Robinson v. Dalton, 45 F.Supp. 2d 1 (D.D.C. 1998)

Rolader v. United States, 42 Fed. Cl. 782 (1999)

Sherwood v. Washington Post, 871 F.2d 1144 (D.C. Cir. 1989)

Sills v. Bureau of Prisons, 761 F.2d 792 (D.C. Cir. 1985)

Wagner v. United States, 365 F.3d 1358 (Fed. Cir. 2004)

Wilkinson v. Wilkinson, 785 F. Supp. 1037 (D.D.C. 1992)

Wilkinson v. Wilkinson, 986 F.2d 546 (D.C. Cir. 1992)

Classes/Seminars Taught:

Adjunct Professor, Washington College of Law, 2006 - Present

Visiting Lecturer, Harvard Law School, 2004

Visiting Lecturer, Yale Law School, 1993, 1998, 2007

Honors and Awards:

Alan Barth Service Award, ACLU of the National Capital Area, 1993

Judicial Award for Public Service, United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 1997

Professional Associations and Memberships:

American Law Institute, Life Member

American Bar Foundation, Fellow

National Institute of Military Justice, President


Phi Epsilon Pi

Birth Information:

March 31, 1945, New York, New York

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