Benny L. Kass
Benny L. Kass
Mr. Kass is a practicing attorney in Washington, D.C. with the law firm of Kass, Mitek & Kass, PLLC. Prior to entering into legal practice, he was Counsel to the Senate Subcommittee on Administrative Practice and Procedure - a position he held from November, 1965 to March, 1969.
Mr. Kass received a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, in 1957. In 1960, he was awarded an LL.B. degree from the University of Michigan Law School. In 1967, he received his Master of Laws Degree from George Washington University Law School. Mr. Kass received an American Political Science Association Fellowship and spent 1967 studying the office and institution of Ombudsman. He was a member of Mayor Washington's Committee on Economic Development from 1968 to 1970.
From August of 1962 to November, 1965, he was Counsel to the Government Information Subcommittee of the House of Representatives. Prior to that, he served a year with the Air Force during the Berlin crisis. He also was an attorney with the U.S. Maritime Administration from August , 1969 until September of 1971.
Mr. Kass was admitted to the Bar of the District of Columbia in September, 1960, and to the Bar of the State of Maryland in 1989. He is married to the former Salme Lundstrom and has one daughter, Gale, and one son, Brian. They reside in Washington, D.C. Mr. Kass was appointed Commissioner from the District of Columbia to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. He was appointed to this position by Mayor Walter Washington in August of 1969, and became a Life Member of that organization in 1989.
Mr. Kass was appointed Executive Director of the District of Columbia City Council Study Commission on Interest Rates and Consumer Credit in 1970.
Mr. Kass was one of the public members of the National Advertising Review Board, and was appointed to this position in September, 1971. He also served on the Advisory Board to the National Homebuilder's Association.
In 1994, Mr. Kass was selected to be a Charter member of the College of Community Association Lawyers.
In 1996, Mr. Kass was appointed by Mayor Barry as a Member of the Board of Real Property Assessments and Appeals, and was recently confirmed to that position by the Council for the District of Columbia.
Mr. Kass writes a weekly column for The Washington Post , entitled "Housing Counsel," and a periodic column for the Los Angeles Times Real Estate section.
- 30% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
- District of Columbia, 1960
- Maryland, 1989
- U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 1989
- U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, 1960
- The George Washington University Law School, Washington, District of Columbia
- LL.M. - 1967
- The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
- LL.B. - 1960
- Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism, Evanston, Illinois
- B.S. in Journalism - 1957
Professional Associations and Memberships
- National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, Commissioner (from D.C.), 1989 - Present