About Us


Moran & Associates began when Charlie Moran received a referral regarding a young lawyer, Steve Nabors. Steve had been volunteering with a general practice firm in the District of Columbia, and Charlie offered Steve some work. The two dove into practice together as children's rights advocates. Charlie quickly made Steve his partner, and Moran & Associates was born.

The firm currently litigates cases exclusively in the District of Columbia, and their representation ranges from administrative agencies, to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.


Charles A. Moran

Senior Partner

Charlie Moran has provided civil rights representation in the District of Columbia for thirty years. Charlie graduated from Duke University Law School in 1967 and started practicing law related to transportation regulation and compliance. Charlie shifted focus to children's rights and took appointed cases from D.C. Superior Court, many of which had special education elements. Now, Charlie has been practicing special education law for 25 years. Charlie was co-class counsel for the Blackman/Jones litigation that ensured parents could enforce favorable decisions for children with disabilities in the District of Columbia.

Charlie's dedication to children's rights guarantees that all of our clients get the same level of service as the Blackman/Jones class members. Charlie built the firm around his belief that every client's claim is worth pursuing. As a result, Moran & Associates has successfully litigated numerous appeals from other special education attorneys, and has a reputation for finding success where other attorneys had not.

Steve Nabors

Managing Partner

Steve Nabors received his law degree from American University’s Washington College of Law in 2011, and his master’s degree in international politics from American Univerty’s School of International Service in 2012. In late 2012, Steve partnered with Charles Moran to form Moran and Associates as a children’s rights law firm focused on special education litigation in federal court. Since its formation in late 2012, Moran and Associates has scored several critical wins for parents, including Price v. District of Columbia, Merrick v. District of Columbia, and District of Columbia v. Kirksey-Harrington, and a the show cause order in Blackman v. District of Columbia. Steve has successfully litigated several stay put actions including Douglas v. District of Columbia, G.B. v. District of Columbia, and Wimbish v. District of Columbia.

A proud alumnus of the University of Tennessee and its Rugby Football Club, Steve remains hopelessly devoted to the Volunteers and currently plays rugby for the Potomac Exiles. Steve is the proud father of a Pit Bull / Great Dane rescue named Mosby. 

Joey Golinker is a law clerk and special education advocate for Moran and Associates.

Joey graduated from American University's Washington College of Law in 2014 after teaching Constitutional Law to high school students in Southeast D.C., interning for the National Disability Rights Network's Public Policy division and practicing as a student attorney with the Disability Rights Law Clinic. At WCL, Joey was senior staff on Business Law Review, a competitor with the Moot Court Honor Society, and head writer for the American University Law Revue.

Joey enjoys the performing arts and competes regularly in D.C.'s competitive karaoke league, and can often be seen wearing N.Y. Giants and Mets apparel around the office.

Joseph Golinker

Law Clerk

Special Education Advocate

Charles Sibert is a law clerk for Moran & Associates. 

Charles graduated from American University's Washington College of Law in 2016 after interning with Moran & Associates in his final term of law school. At WCL Charles honed his skills as a student attorney representing clients with the civil advocacy clinic. Charles was on the senior staff of the American University Business Law Review and focused his studies on civil trial advocacy.

Charles enjoys playing golf and tennis.

Charles A. sibert

Law Clerk

Irene Moran received her bachelor's degree in Economics from George Mason University. Irene has served as a legal assistant to Charlie and Moran & Associates since 2011.  

Irene Moran

Legal Assistant