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Our Mission

Johua Ambush and his team are primarily devoted to serving the unique needs of AMERICAN victims of terrorism. We are actively investigating and prosecuting wrongful death and catastrophic injury claims for victims of terror attacks committed anywhere in the world.

Our goal is to provide each client with personal thoughtful and unwavering legal support.

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The Ambush Difference

The Ambush Difference

Personalized service delivered by a uniquely qualified legal team.

We’re not an impersonal shark tank. By intention, we’re a boutique law firm that concentrates on serving the needs of victims of terror, catastrophic loss, and human rights abuses. By focusing on these areas of practice, we are able to provide our clients personal guidance and support during each step of the legal process.

Litigation is often complex, even more so in the areas we focus on. Our goal is to pursue justice on your behalf by representing you in all aspects of the litigation process. Close attorney and client interaction, direct and prompt access to information, and personal guidance are our hallmark.

We will always respectfully place your dignity and privacy at the forefront of our interactions.

It’s Always
Personal

We Focus
On Every Detail

Our firm comprehensively investigates and researches the facts and law that are unique to each case. Cases often turn on a single piece of elusive evidence  or seemingly obscure detail. We do what it takes to find the needles in the legal haystacks.

We then delve into the stack of facts and laws, and present it to the court in an orderly and comprehensive fashion.

Our ultimate goal is for you to receive the peace of mind that you seek, and the compensation and justice you deserve.

By focusing our efforts in this manner, we have been able to obtain justice for our clients whose claims likely would not have otherwise succeeded.

Our uncompromising effort to fight for our clients has enabled us to obtain justice and compensation for hundreds of individuals from all walks of life, and from around the world.  Whether our services are needed in the court house or the halls of congress, we are there for our clients.

We Don’t
Give Up

Terrorism Law

Areas of Specialization

Our commitment to personal client care, as well our experience handling the complexities of our past cases, has given us broad experience to serve the needs of victims of terrorism and their families.

Terrorism

group-5-copy@2xVictims of terrorism and their families are in a horrific instant forced to endure unimaginable pain and suffering under the glare of international media attention. Shock, confusion and grief become their constant companions. We understand. Other than the need to respect and support survivors of these tragedies, we strive to provide the comfort that only a measure of justice can provide.

International terrorism could not occur without the aid and financial backing of sovereign governments. Certain rogue regimes further their political motives by using proxies to perpetrate criminal acts of terrorism on their behalf while hiding behind a false veneer of respectability. By holding those regimes accountable we have obtained justice for our clients that would otherwise have eluded them.

We are currently investigating and accepting representation of claims of victims of terrorism. Please contact us to discuss your situation and explore how we can assist you.

Terrorism Law

group-5-copy@2xSince 1996, America victims of terrorism have been able to sue certain foreign sovereign governments that are designated as state sponsors of terrorism. Congress has passed enabling legislation and supplemental amendments to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act “FSIA” that have empowered victims with a private cause of action to hold the sponsors of terrorism responsible for the acts of their surrogates.

Under the law, the Estate of those killed and their close surviving family members as well as injured survivors of terror attacks are empowered to sue the state sponsors of terrorism. Military members, even those on active duty, who are victimized by a terror attack are also eligible to participate in legislation against state sponsors of terrorism.

If you or a loved one were harmed in an attack, please contact us. We would like to discuss your situation and explore how we can assist you.

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About Joshua Ambush Jennifer Kent

About Kent

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Since the inception of his firm in 2003, Joshua M. Ambush has devoted his time and energy primarily to representing victims of terrorism and of human and civil rights issues.

His accomplishments include:

• The representation of the survivors of the truck bomb attack on U.S. Armed Forces at the Khobar Towers complex, Saudi Arabia, on June 25, 1996

• The representation of Puerto Rican American victims of the Lod Airport attack in Tel Aviv, Israel, on May 31, 1972.

• The representation of the family of a sailor killed during the Al-Qaeda bombing of the U.S.S. Cole in Port of Aden, Yemen, on October 10, 2000.

• The representation, in a class action law suit, of prominent 9/11 terror victims.

EDUCATION

• B.A., Ohr Samayach Tanenbaum College, 1985

• M.S., Special Education, Adelphi University, 1997

• J.D., University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, 1999


AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

• University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law (link to site)

• Simon E. Sobeloff Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Constitutional Law


ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

• University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law (link to site)

• Simon E. Sobeloff Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Constitutional Law

Jennifer L. Kent uses the U.S. civil justice system as a tool for accountability, and improved protection of Americans at home and abroad. Jennifer litigates complex civil matters for victims of terrorism and civil rights abuses. In particular, she is proud to serve as co-lead counsel in Flanagan, et al., v. Islamic Republic of Iran, et al., 87 F. Supp. 3d 93 (D.D.C. 2015), which resulted in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia holding the Islamic Republic of Iran and Sudan responsible for the U.S.S. Cole bombing, and agreeing that the victims deserved an upward departure in damages for their extreme grief. Before entering private practice, she served as law clerk to The Honorable Patrick L. Woodward of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals.

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

• Maryland

• United States District Court for the District of Maryland

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

• John Marshall Bar Association, 2006 Student of the Year

• The Daily Record, 2014 Leading Woman of Maryland


PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY

• Adjunct Professor, University of Baltimore School of Law, Maryland Civil Procedure

• Adjunct Professor, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Women, Gender and the Law

• Chair, Maryland State Bar Association’s Administrative Law Section 2016-2017

• Fellow, Maryland State Bar Association Leadership Academy 2016-2017


EDUCATION

• J.D., cum laude, University of Florida Levin College of Law

• Board Member, Florida Law Review

• B.S., magna cum laude, in Political Science and History, Florida State University