Military History, Movies, Grateful Dead, Mixed Martial Arts, Soccer
- Germantown US-MD
Military History, Movies, Grateful Dead, Mixed Martial Arts, Soccer
Licensed in Maryland and Washington, D.C., attorney Victor Kubli currently practices from the Law Office of Victor Kubli, P.C., which he founded in January 2013. In his spare time, Victor Kubli enjoys practicing martial arts, including Muay Thai. He is a member of his martial arts school's fight team, which participates in amateur Muay Thai fight events. Muay Thai is the national sport and martial art of Thailand. Developed several hundred years ago, Muay Thai uses the entire body as a weapon and is a form of close combat. After World War II, the first formal rules were developed, and over the years, the sport’s governing bodies devised a system of weight classes, rules, and championships. Muay Thai fighters often start competing when they are 8 to 10 years old and accumulate from 120 to 150 fights by the time they reach their mid-twenties. Because of this early start and the physically demanding nature of the sport, Muay Thai fighters typically do not have long careers. In Thailand, Muay Thai is as popular as ever, and television fight broadcasts rate among the most watched in the country. As the popularity of Muay Thai grows around the world, promoters are working to have it accepted as an Olympic sport.
Attorney Victor Kubli heads the Law Office of Victor Kubli in Germantown, Maryland. He has practiced law for 20 years and has a great deal of experience in matters that fall under the federal acquisition regulations and the federal False Claims Act, as well as other complex civil litigation areas. Outside the courtroom, he keeps fit by training and competing in mixed martial arts, and he is especially fond of the Muay Thai fighting style. Called by some “the art of eight limbs,” and by others “the science of eight limbs,” Muay Thai is a style of unarmed combat that originated in Thailand and is considered to be that country’s national sport. Eight limbs is a reference to the striking points employed: fists, feet, knees, and elbows, as opposed to the two points of contact in boxing. Muay Thai is not restricted just to striking, however, and also employs clinches and other grappling techniques. During World War II, European and American troops learned the essentials of Muay Thai from watching Thai soldiers practicing among themselves. While not as well-known as some other combat styles like boxing, karate, or kung-fu, Muay Thai has gained a devoted following worldwide and is one of the disciplines employed by fighters in mixed martial arts bouts. In addition, the future popularity of the sport seems guaranteed with the establishment of a national governing body, the Thai Boxing Association of the USA, and the opening of Muay Thai schools nationwide.
Throughout his career, attorney Victor Kubli has argued numerous civil and federal contract cases, including a number of cases brought forth under the False Claims Act. Currently owner of the Law Office of Victor A. Kubli in Germantown, Maryland, he continues to argue complex matters in district and federal courts. Enacted during the American Civil War, the False Claims Act imposes a penalty on any individual that knowingly submits a false claim to any government entity in order to obtain funds. This extends to falsified information submitted to avoid paying funds due. Any individual found in violation of this law can be held responsible for triple the government's damages as well as a penalty of $5,000 to $10,000 per violation. Members of the public may bring suit against another individual or business alleged to have violated the Act. This procedure takes advantage of the legislation's qui tam, or whistleblower, provisions. Under these provisions, any individual in possession of evidence of violations of the Act may sue for recovery of the illegally obtained funds. If the suit is successful, the civilian plaintiff may receive compensation of approximately 15 to 25 percent of the recovered amount. This may take some time, however, as whistleblower suits remain under seal until the Department of Justice comes to a decision on whether it wishes to join the action.
Based out of Germantown, Maryland, Victor Kubli serves as an attorney with the Law Office of Victor Kubli PC. Often representing clients in complex civil cases, Victor Kubli also provides pro bono counsel to clients, including military widow Kimberly Stahlman. In January 2013, Kimberly Stahlman filed a suit under the Administrative Procedures Act against the Secretary of Defense, the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, and other parties. She is the widow of Colonel Michael Ross Stahlman, the highest-ranking marine who lost his life due to the Iraq War. In the complaint, Mrs. Stahlman requests that a federal judge require the agencies to make a manner of death determination and issue a death certificate in a manner that comports with the agencies' applicable rules and that re-categorizes manner of death to homicide or undetermined. Initially, the military ruled the death a suicide after Col. Stahlman was discovered in a hotel room in 2008 with a gunshot wound to the left side of his head. Mrs. Stahlman believes that her right-handed husband’s death should be classified as a homicide based on substantial evidence at the scene and other information that she has gathered and presented. Despite presenting data such as a detailed forensic expert's reconstruction, the military has refused to re-look at the case. Attorney Victor Kubli agreed to represent Mrs. Stahlman pro bono. Military Families for Justice also supports this endeavor. This case could set an important precedent for military service members and their families by confirming that federal law gives them a remedy in U.S. District Court for alleged agency violations of the rules that govern non-combat war zone death investigations and manner of death determinations; and because U.S. defense agencies will be required to properly investigate the non-combat deaths of U.S. military in war zones.
Attorney Victor Kubli of Maryland represents clients in a variety of civil matters through the Law Office of Victor Kubli. A student of Muay Thai in his free time, Kubli competed in the art for the first time in the spring of 2013 and is scheduled for an additional fight in the summer of 2014. Muay Thai, or Thai boxing, originally developed as a form of hand-to-hand combat and military training. While evidence of its earliest practice has been lost as a result of Burmese incursions into Siam, history does describe its use by King Naresuan in the late sixteenth century. Captured by the Burmese, Naresuan earned his freedom by facing the most skilled Burmese fighters in unarmed combat. His victories led the people of Siam to embrace this form of fighting as the national sport. Passed between generations for the next several hundred years, Muay Thai has been used to defend against foreign invaders and to uphold the honor of the Thai people. In the mid-20th century, western soldiers learned of the art from Thai soldiers stationed abroad, and Muay Thai started to draw an international following. As more people began to practice, the art developed formal, standardized rules and merited the construction of stadiums dedicated to its practice and competition. It remains the national art form of Thailand and a highly valued cultural practice.
The Law Office of Victor Kubli handles complex civil cases in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and various U.S. District Courts. In addition to being a Maryland-based attorney, Victor Kubli is an avid D.C. United fan. In July 2013, D.C. United announced plans to construct a new stadium in Buzzard Point. The 20,000-25,000-seat stadium will be located a few blocks from the Washington Nationals baseball stadium, and it is expected to be ready for the 2016 season. The southwest D.C. stadium will be made possible by a $300-million public-private agreement. The deal to build the stadium will split the cost between the club and the District of Columbia government. The city will be responsible for acquiring the land and providing necessary infrastructure, and the club will pay for the construction. The announcement comes on the heels of a 10-year quest to claim a home for the D.C. United. After many failed attempts, the club hopes the new stadium will become one of the premier venues throughout the league.