Attorneys & Staff

Tiffany Winters Kesslar, Esquire


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Tiffany Winters Kesslar joined Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC in July 2006. Ms. Kesslar assists her clients with both fiscal and programmatic aspects of federal education programs, including the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), amending the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Ms. Kesslar also works with clients on the requirements of the Office of Management and Budget’s Uniform Grants Guidance (UGG) and other federal administrative regulations, such as the General Education Provisions Act (GEPA) and the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR).

Ms. Kesslar regularly serves as a keynote speaker on federal education grants compliance. Ms. Kesslar has developed and conducted trainings, webinars, and audio conferences on federal grants management and the fiscal and programmatic requirements of various federal programs. Ms. Kesslar also conducts mock monitoring and internal control reviews of State agencies, local educational agencies, institutions of higher education and nonprofits for fiscal and programmatic compliance with federal administrative requirements.  Additionally, Ms. Kesslar serves on the Board of Directors for the National Grants Management Association.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Kesslar served as a law clerk at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Ms. Kesslar graduated cum laude from Clemson University and received her Juris Doctorate from the Catholic University Columbus School of Law. Ms. Kesslar is a member of the U.S. Supreme Court bar and the District of Columbia bar.


Areas of Practice:

Administrative Hearings & Adjudication
Administrative Investigations
Federal Grants Compliance
State Agencies
Colleges & Universities
Public and Private Schools
Nonprofit Organizations
Local Governments
Regulatory Enforcement
Special Education

Bar and Court Admissions:
U.S. Supreme Court, 2009
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2016
U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, 2007
District of Columbia, 2006
Maryland, 2004 (inactive)

Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia, Juris Doctorate
Honors: National Trials Team Competitor; Moot Court Associate; Extra Mile Award for Outstanding Service to the Law School Community; Student Bar Association Co-Chair.

Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA, May, B.A.
Major: Political Science Minors: Sociology and Speech and Communications
Honors: Cum Laude

Affiliations and Activities:

National Grants Management Association, Vice President (2018 – current); Board Member and Member At-Large (2014-2018)
American Bar Association, Public Contract Law Section, Grants Law Committee Co-Chair (2018 – current)
Association of Government Accountants, Member
Federal Bar Association, Government Contracts Section, Member

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