Claudia Lopez-Knapp

Mrs. Lopez-Knapp held the position of Electronic Health Systems Manager at a large neurology practice prior to attending law school, which sparked her interest in health and business law. After law school, Mrs. Lopez-Knapp served as the Honorable David Bernhard’s first judicial law clerk at the Fairfax County Circuit Court. Her clerkship experience provided her with unparalleled insight into hundreds of cases, and she regularly utilizes this experience when developing litigation strategies for her clients. Mrs. Lopez-Knapp has successfully assisted in representing clients in complex business litigation, including cases for breach of contract, trademark infringement, and misappropriation of trade secrets. She has also successfully negotiated and settled several legal disputes.

Location Vienna, Virginia
Phone 703-520-1326
Practice Areas
Business Services
Contracts
Intellectual Property
Lawsuits & Disputes
Trusts & Estate Planning
Representative Cases
  • On November 27, 2019, the Supreme Court of Virginia affirmed Judge Bernhard’s judgment in the matter of Futuri Real Estate, Inc. v. Atlantic Trustee Services, LLC in which the partial subordination rule was adopted. This was a matter of first impression in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Mrs. Lopez-Knapp had the privilege of working closely with Judge Bernhard on the Futuri case during her tenure as his law clerk.
  • Mrs. Lopez-Knapp won a breach of contract matter on summary judgment.
  • Mrs. Lopez-Knapp prevailed at trial in late September representing the plaintiff in a landlord-tenant dispute.
PROFESSIONAL HONORS & ACTIVITIES
  • Named by Super Lawyers to 2021 Washington, DC Rising Star List
EDUCATION
  • William & Mary Law School, Williamsburg, Virginia J.D., Juris Doctor
  • George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia B.S. Business Management
BAR ADMISSIONS
  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
BAR ASSOCIATIONS
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • Alexandria Bar Association
LANGUAGES
  • Fluent in English and Spanish