Attorneys

 
AV Rated Lawyer, Cary S. Greenberg

Cary S. Greenberg  (AV Rated) 

Principal

Personal Injury/Criminal Defense/Domestic Relations

Mr. Greenberg focuses on the defense of white-collar crime and other felony prosecutions. He successfully won not-guilty verdicts for clients charged with murder, bank fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, drug distribution, extortion, assault, unlawful disposal of toxic materials, malicious wounding, embezzlement, obtaining money by false pretenses, and other federal and state crimes.

Mr. Greenberg also focuses on personal injury and is part of the million-dollar verdict club. He regularly mediates, litigates, and resolves personal injury cases. 

Prior to co-founding GreenbergCostle, PC in 2008 with Caroline Costle, he was a partner at Rich Greenberg Rosenthal Costle, LLP.  He previously served as a prosecutor in the office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Alexandria, and was a principal in the Old Town Alexandria law firm of Greenberg, Bracken and Tran.

During his 28 years of practice, he gained extensive experience in domestic relations litigation, which is a primary focus for his law partner Caroline Costle. Mr. Greenberg has appeared on MSNBC, local cable stations, and on radio.{Link to Kelly radio show}. He regularly participates as a justice for Langley High School’s Case Day, and has served as a judge in the Capitol Challenge. Mr. Greenberg is part of the legal advisory panel for the ACLU and the Virginia Supreme Court recommended him to the Bench-Bar Committee. Mr. Greenberg serves as vice-chair for an ethics disciplinary panel of the Virginia State Bar. 

He is a marathon runner, cyclist and wine enthusiast. Mr. Greenberg has completed 2 parts of a wine certification and has lectured on wine law.

Cary attended the Harvard Negotiation Institute at Harvard Law School in 2016.

 

Education
University of California at Los Angeles, B.A., 1984
American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., 1987

Professional Associations and Memberships
Virginia State Bar
National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
Virginia Criminal Defense Lawyers
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Alexandria Bar
Fairfax Bar
George Mason Inn of Court

Admissions
Virginia Supreme Court
United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
Pro Hac Vice in other state and federal courts

 
AV Rated lawyer, Caroline E. Costle

Caroline E. Costle  (AV Rated) 

Principal

Family Law and Divorce, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Civil litigation 

Ms. Costle has practiced law for twenty-one years. She has focused primarily on Family law – divorce, custody, support, and complex property issues. She is experienced in reaching comprehensive, negotiated resolutions through negotiation and mediation or, when necessary, litigating matters in court.  Ms. Costle has also actively litigated numerous non-divorce related matters, successfully obtaining favorable outcomes in cases ranging from murder trials and protective orders to assault and battery. Her practice is concentrated in the areas of family law, civil litigation, personal injuries, and criminal defense. She served as President of the Virginia Women Attorneys Association from 2005 to 2006 and as President of the Northern Virginia Chapter 2000-2001. (Connection to internet radio program).   She is licensed in both Virginia and the District of Columbia. 

Caroline attended the Harvard Negotiation Institute at Harvard Law School in 2016

Education
Harvard­-Radcliffe College, B.A., Cum Laude, 1988
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1994

Admissions

Virginia Supreme Court
United States Supreme Court
District of Columbia
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
United States District Court for the District of Columbia
United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Professional Associations and Memberships
Virginia State Bar
District of Columbia Bar
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Alexandria Bar Association
Fairfax Bar Association
Virginia Women Attorneys Association

 
Legal Advisor Edward S. Rosenthal

Edward S. Rosenthal

Specializing in civil litigation, criminal defense, personal injury, civil liberties, and appellate advocacy, Mr. Rosenthal has enjoyed notable accomplishments at both the trial and appellate levels. His achievements include the successful defense of a notorious capital murder prosecution, six­ and seven­figure awards and settlements in complex personal injury and product liability cases, and jury verdicts in excess of $350,000 for compensatory and punitive damages following a three-week trade-secrets trial. As the former chair of the Alexandria Bar Association’s Legislative Affairs Committee, he contributed to the successful effort to establish a Public Defender’s Office for the City of Alexandria, one of the first such offices in Virginia. Under the auspices of the Federal Judicial Training Center, Mr. Rosenthal has participated in the training of new federal trial judges. Mr. Rosenthal is a legal advisor to the ACLU.

Education
Amherst College, B.A. Independent Scholar, 1973
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1976

Professional Associations and Memberships
Virginia Bar Association
ACLU
George Mason Inn of Court

 
Associate Attorney Timothy R. Bradley

Timothy R. Bradley

Associate Attorney

Civil Litigation, Family Law & Divorce, Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Protective Orders

Mr. Bradley has been an associate attorney with the firm since 2011. His practice focuses on family law, criminal law, personal injury, and general civil litigation. His legal experience includes divorce (contested and uncontested), child custody, equitable distribution, spousal support, child support, and protective orders. He also represents individuals charged with, felonies, misdemeanors, and traffic infractions. Mr. Bradley has also tried and settled cases involving motor vehicle-related personal injuries, and premises liability. Mr. Bradley devotes his time working with clients, attending court hearings, preparing for trials, and working towards reaching practical solutions for his clients.

Mr. Bradley was born and raised outside of Chicago, Illinois and earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2007. After completing his undergraduate degree, Mr. Bradley spent a year in Lyon, France, where he taught English at a French high school. 

Mr. Bradley moved to Arlington, Virginia in 2008, where he attended law school at the George Mason University School of Law. In 2009, during his first summer of law school, Mr. Bradley began working with GreenbergCostle through George Mason’s domestic relations legal clinic, where he assisted clients in preparing the proper pleadings for no-fault divorce matters. Mr. Bradley continued to clerk at GreenbergCostle until his graduation from law school. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, traveling, and golfing.

Professional Associations and Memberships
Virginia State Bar
Federal Bar for the Eastern District of Virginia
Alexandria Bar Association
Fairfax Bar Association.

Starling Ridgeway

Paralegal

Starling Ridgeway hails from the State of Alabama, where he received his degree in secondary education at Jacksonville State University. He has been a paralegal with GreenbergCostle since the firm’s inception. Mr. Ridgeway is an experienced paralegal having prepared trial binders for many, many jury and bench trials. He also assists in court with document production.

Chevonne Shartzer

Legal Assistant/Bookkeeper

Chevonne Shartzer, who has been with GreenbergCostle from the very beginning, is a legal assistant and bookkeeper at the firm. She holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice and is certified in QuickBooks. Ms. Shartzer is a soccer coach for her children and participates in other community affairs.