Stefan B. Tahmassebi

EDUCATION 
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., June 1987 

University of Virginia, B.A., May 1983
Major in German Language and Literature (High Honors)
Major in History
Minor in Foreign Affairs 

STATE BAR ASSOCIATION 
Virginia Bar Association, District of Columbia Bar Association, Maryland Bar Association and various federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court.


LEGAL WORK EXPERIENCE
 
Deputy General Counsel - National Rifle Association of America - Fairfax, Virginia - January 1998 to present - Practice: Employment, Corporate, Commercial, Commercial Real Estate, Sales & Use Tax, Insurance, Constitutional, Trust & Estates, Civil Rights, Litigation, Appellate.

Assistant General Counsel - National Rifle Association of America -  Washington, D.C. and Fairfax, Virginia - January 1989 to January 1998 - Practice:  Employment, Corporate, Commercial, Commercial Real Estate, Sales & Use Tax, Insurance, Constitutional, Civil Rights, Litigation, Appellate.

Associate - Jawad George & Associates - Washington, D.C. and Herndon, Virginia - July 1987 to January 1989 - Practice:  Employment, Corporate, Commercial, Commercial Real Estate, Personal Injury, Litigation.

Law Clerk - Law Offices of Walter Booth - Silver Spring, Maryland - June 1986 to October 1986 - Practice:  Criminal, Domestic Relations, Personal Injury (Plaintiff), Litigation.

Law Clerk - Kenneth M. Trombly, P.C. - Washington, D.C. - July 1986 to September 1986 - Practice:  Personal Injury (Plaintiff), Litigation.

Summer Associate & Law Clerk - Jawad George & Associates - Washington, D.C. - July 1985 to February 1986 - Practice:  Employment, Corporate, Commercial, Real Estate (Commercial and Residential), Personal Injury, Litigation.

Criminal Investigator - Public Defender Service of Washington, D.C. - Washington, D.C. - September 1983 to January 1984 - Practice:  Criminal Investigations.

Private Investigator - Various Attorneys - Washington, D.C. - October 1983 to January 1984 - Practice:  Criminal Investigations.


PUBLISHED WRITINGS
 
“Gun Control and Racism,” 2:1 George Mason University Civil Rights Law Journal 67 (Summer 1991);  “The Bill of Rights and the States,” American Rifleman (March 1991); “Shooting in Self Defense,” American Guardian  (August 1997);   “The Bill of Rights and the States,” American Guardian  (May 1999);   “The Second Amendment and the United States Supreme Court,” American Guardian (May 2000);   “Organizational and Legal Considerations,” NRA Club Officers’ Guide (National Rifle Association of America 2001);     “The Facts About Incorporation,” NRA Club Connection (January 2001);  “How the Tax Code May Affect Your Club,” NRA Club Connection (May 2001);   “The Second Amendment Protects Private Gun Ownership,” Gun Violence: Opposing Viewpoints (Greenhaven Press, Inc.: 2002);   “The Virginia Concealed Carry Weapon Law,” Nuts and Bolts Firearms Law for the General Practitioner (March 2003);  “The Virginia Concealed Carry Weapon Law,” Firearms Law for the General Practitioner (March 27, 2004);    “The Virginia Concealed Carry Weapon Law,” Firearms Law for the General Practitioner (April 1, 2005);   “Shooting in Self Defense,” Women’s Outlook (July 2005);  “The United States Supreme Court and the Second Amendment,” The Right to Bear Arms? (The Federal Bar Association, Western Pennsylvania Chapter, December 7, 2006);  “U.S. Supreme Court Jurisprudence,” 2007 National Firearms Law Seminar (April 13, 2007);  “Gun Control and Racism,” 2008 National Firearms Law Seminar (May 16, 2008);   “A Short Summary of the Sarbanes‑Oxley Act,” NRA Club Connection (May 2008);  “Felony Disqualification, History and Procedure,” 2010 National Firearms Law Seminar (May 14, 2010);  “Firearms Disqualification and Relief from Disability,” 14th Annual National Firearms Law Seminar, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (May 14, 2011);        “The Virginia Concealed Carry Statute,” Northern Virginia Institute for Substitute Judges (July 18, 2011);   “The Virginia Concealed Carry Weapon Law,” Online Continuing Education, Lawline.com  (2011);  “Tax Exempt Status and Your Club, Part I,” Club Connection, Volume 16, Issue 3 (September 22, 2011);   “Tax Exempt Status and Your Club, Part II,” Club Connection, Volume 16, Issue 4 (December 12, 2011);   “Tax Exempt Status and Your Club, Part III” Club Connection, Volume 17, Issue 1 (March 20, 2012);   “The Various Federal Firearms Disqualifications and Developments Subsequent To Heller” 15th Annual National Firearms Law Seminar (April 13, 2012);  “The Virginia Concealed Carry Statute,” Northern Virginia Institute for Substitute Judges (July 23, 2012); “Virginia Firearms Laws,” Region Five Magistrates Conference (2013) various guest editorials in newspapers.


FOREIGN LANGUAGE
 
Fluency in German language and writing. 


MEDIA
 
“NRA Civil Rights Round Up.” Appeared weekly as guest legal analyst on Sirius Satellite Radio, Patriot Channel 144. 2005 to 2012.    Various appearances as a speaker, presenter and debater at legal seminars, law schools,  colleges, bar associations, political events, etc.