Biniam T. Tesfamariam

Attorney

Richmond
Business Phone: 804.697.1457
Business Fax: 804.697.1339

biniam.tesfamariam@troutman.com

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Biniam Tesfamariam is an attorney in the firm’s Consumer Financial Services practice with a primary focus on Financial Services Litigation. Biniam assists clients with navigating the variety of laws in consumer financial services with particular focus on federal consumer protection statutes such as the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

Before joining Troutman Sanders, Biniam served as a Fellow in the Office of the Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Virginia, where he assisted in the defense and counsel of various state agencies, boards, and commissions.

Biniam graduated from the University of Richmond School of Law, where he was a member of the University of Richmond Journal of Law and Technology. In addition, during his second year of law school Biniam worked as an extern in the Richmond Office of the United States Attorney’s Office of the Eastern District of Virginia. Furthermore, during his third year of law school Biniam worked as an extern in the Richmond Office of United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Biniam provides ongoing analysis and commentary on legal and business developments in the consumer financial services industry through the Consumer Financial Services Law Monitor blog at cfslawmonitor.com.

Professional and Community Involvement

  • American Bar Association - Young Lawyers Division
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Hill Tucker Bar Association

Professional Experience

  • Staff Attorney, Troutman Sanders, 2018-present
  • Post Graduate Fellow, Office of the Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Virginia, 2017-2018
  • Extern, United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 2017
  • Extern, United States Attorney’s Office of the Eastern District of Virginia, Civil Division, 2016

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Education

  • University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., 2017
  • Hampton University, B.A., magna cum laude, Pi Sigma Alpha Honor Society, 2014

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia