Mr. Hintzen is the founder of the Hintzen Law Firm and his practice focuses on employment law on both the plaintiff and defense side. Mr. Hintzen also practices in the areas of business litigation, breach of contract, transactional matters, real estate litigation and government contracts. Mr. Hintzen has successfully represented plaintiffs in these areas and acquired over $1,000,000 in judgments, settlements and claims in D.C. Superior Court, Federal District Court for the District of Columbia and the Department of Labor. Mr. Hintzen was named a Top 100 Lawyer in the District of Columbia in 2017, 2018 and 2019 by the NBL.
Mr. Hintzen is a passionate advocate, counselor, advisor, litigator and skilled negotiator. Mr. Hintzen has used these skills to successfully dismiss cases against business and individual clients, obtained summary judgments, negotiated contracts, obtained arbitration awards and negotiated settlements through mediation on behalf of clients. Mr. Hintzen brings over thirteen years of experience and a client focused approach to the Hintzen Law Firm.
Prior to founding the Hintzen Law Firm, Mr. Hintzen was a Partner at the Franklin Square Law Group focusing on employment law, business litigation and real estate matters. Additionally, Mr. Hintzen practiced at O’Melveny & Myers for five years representing a broad spectrum of Fortune 500 companies in antitrust and securities matters.
Mr. Hintzen earned his joint Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration degrees from Golden Gate University School of Law and School of Business. In law school, he received a CALI award in Appellate Advocacy and also won the Appellate Advocacy oral argument competition. In business school, Mr. Hintzen’s focus was strategic marketing. Prior to law school, Mr. Hintzen earned a Bachelor of Arts in American History from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Mr. Hintzen is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Mr. Hintzen has also made special appearances in many other state and federal courts including Maryland, Wisconsin, North Carolina and Oregon.
Abdellah is a recent graduate of Wake Forest University School of Law in Winston-Salem, NC. During law school, Abdellah participated in Wake Forest’s Pro Bono Project and was inducted into Wake Forest’s Pro Bono Honor Society after logging more than 300 pro bono hours by the time he graduated. Additionally, Abdellah was elected to leadership positions for Wake Forest’s Student Bar Association and the Timberlake Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta.
Throughout law school, Abdellah selected courses and extracurriculars to develop skills relevant to serving as a litigator. He further developed these skills in a professional environment through externship and internship experiences. Abdellah has worked as a law clerk intern with Husqvarna Group’s legal department in Charlotte, NC, and with the Office of Commissioner Burrows at the EEOC in Washington, D.C. Additionally, in the fall of his third year of law school, Abdellah worked as a legal extern for Elliot Morgan Parsonage Law Firm in Winston-Salem, NC. Prior to law school, Abdellah worked as a paralegal for Franklin Square Law Group in Washington, D.C.
Abdellah is originally from Casablanca, Morocco but has spent the majority of his life in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area. He received his Bachelor of Arts in political science from Virginia Tech. He enjoys watching Premier League soccer and Virginia Tech football, developing his cooking skills, and traveling to new places. He is also the reigning champion of his fantasy football league.