Not Just Lawyers…Advocates!

At the Temple Law Offices, our team of experienced attorneys understand the complexity of the law and work tirelessly to represent our diverse, international client base. We define success by our ability to protect our clients’ interests at both the negotiation table and in the courtroom. Skilled in both complex litigation and business transactions, our team is well suited to take on any number of challenges that a business or individual may face. Attorney Temple enjoys over forty years of combined civil litigation, administrative law, and legislative experience and has litigated successfully in DC and Maryland courts, as well as in other jurisdictions.

To inquire about what Temple Law Offices can do for you, feel free to schedule a consultation and one of our attorneys will review your case with you in our offices.

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Sitting in the courtroom and observing the jurors’ faces as attorney Donald Temple delivered his closing arguments in the case of Eric Payne v. the District of Columbia, every fiber of my being sensed that justice was soon going to roll ‘down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.’
— Colbert I. King, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist (via The Washington Post)

Recent Defining Accomplishments

  • In July 2019, Attorney Temple successfully defended Jericho Baptist Church in a summary judgment motion in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Maryland.

  • In February 2019, the National Bar Association presented Attorney Temple with the Heman Marion Sweatt Award. 

  • In January 2018, Attorney Temple proved triumphant in the Supreme Court, fighting against D.C. in representation of Stephanie Artis.

  • In 2018, the Washington Metropolitan Area Lawyers Association awarded Attorney Temple “Lawyer of the Year”.

  • In May 2017, Attorney Temple was able to secure a reversal and resolution in Laura Jackson v. D.C. Office of Employee Appeals and D.C. Department of Health.

  • In November 2016, Attorney Temple successfully litigated Payne v. D.C. to a jury verdict in the U.S. District Court for D.C. after a protracted 8 years and secured a $1.7 million verdict and $3.5 million settlement thereafter.



DT positioned with Former Congressman Walter Fauntroy and Reverend Jesse Jackson.

DT positioned with Former Congressman Walter Fauntroy and Reverend Jesse Jackson.

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