Wilt Toikka Kraft LLP



Our firm’s mission is to remove any obstacle that prevents our clients from getting what they want and to serve as their unwavering advocate with empathy, experience, and strength. 

Theresa Kraft, Esq.

Managing Partner  Licensed in DC, MD, FL, NH, NY, US Supreme Court 

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     Theresa Kraft received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Nova Southeastern University, a Master of Arts degree in American History from Florida Atlantic University, and a J.D. from Nova Southeastern University. Attorney Kraft has a background in federal appellate litigation for general legal matters including labor and employment law, education law, disability law, and civil rights law.

With over 20 years of litigation experience, Attorney Kraft stands out for her innovative approach to the law, emphasizing the importance of thinking outside the box to secure victories. Her commitment to excellence, coupled with her ability to navigate complex legal landscapes, makes Attorney Kraft a formidable advocate for her clients, ensuring that they receive personalized and effective legal representation.

Richard S. Toikka, Esq.

Partner  Licensed in DC, MD, VA, US Supreme Court

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     Richard S. Toikka received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard College, a Master of Arts and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, and a J.D. from Georgetown University. He has been practicing law in the DC area for over 35 years, and has received numerous awards for his professional endeavors. Attorney Toikka has worked as a consultant for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the National Center for Research in Vocational Education. 

     Attorney Toikka has also been published in numerous professional journals and legal periodicals, including the American Economic Review, the Swedish Journal of Economics, the Journal of Economic Theory, and the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society. He is adept at utilizing his vast experience to help clients realize favorable outcomes in contentious matters.

Tyler J. King, Esq.

Attorney Licensed in DC, MD

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Practice Areas

Civil Litigation;

Federal Employment Discrimination;

FTC Compliance Litigation;

Private Sector Employment;

Real Estate Litigation.

     Tyler Jay King obtained his J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law and has a broad base of litigation experience including work with the Department of Justice’s Environmental Enforcement Section; Kohn, Kohn, & Colapinto’s “whistleblower” practice; and Jackson & Campbell.

     In addition to his areas of practice, Attorney King also works with Wilt Toikka Kraft LLP to provide legal services nationwide to business owners and homeowners battling government overreach at the state and federal levels. Areas of expertise include administrative compliance fines and sanctions, civil investigative demands, and FTC warnings and violations.

Perisha M. Wallace, Esq.

Attorney Licensed in DC

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     Perisha M. Wallace is a highly accomplished attorney with a diverse and impactful legal career. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, cum laude from Spelman College and her Juris Doctorate from Emory University School of Law, where she excelled academically and received prestigious honors, including the Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps JD Educational Scholarship. Attorney Wallace has extensive trial experience and has held key roles in various legal settings ranging from employment law to complex civil litigation. Her expertise extends to internal and external investigations, trial strategy, discovery, and settlement negotiations. Attorney Wallace also served as the Associate General Counsel and Staff Director of the DC Clemency Board, where she advised executive agencies and played a pivotal role in the development and implementation of policies for Mayor Bowser. 

Russell O. Paige, Esq.

Attorney  Licensed in DC

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  Russel O. Paige received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic and a J.D. from the University of Texas. Attorney Paige brings over 25 years of legal experience to Wilt Toikka Kraft and has held positions at Jones Day and Bingham McCutchen. He is experienced in patent drafting and prosecution, portfolio management, and patent and copyright infringement litigation.

Roselynn Onah Esq.

Attorney  Licensed in DC


     Roselynn Onah received a Bachelor of Arts degree from George Mason University, a Master of Business Administration degree from Georgetown University, and a J.D. from Georgetown University. Prior to working at the firm, Attorney Onah, worked as a Pro Bono Attorney for the DC Bar Association providing full representation for housing matters. She also volunteered for the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs and worked with employment lawyers to interview and advise salaried and wage workers facing issues such as wage & hour discrimination, workers’ compensation, and other employment law issues. Attorney Onah recently received an Employment Law Certificate from Cornell University and is a member of the Labor & Employment Committee and the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association.

Gilbert Orsini, Esq.

Attorney  Licensed in DC

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     Gilbert Orsini received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pennsylvania State University in Labor and Employment Relations, and a J.D. from Catholic University, Columbus School of Law. After graduation, Attorney Orsini worked as a Judicial Law Clerk for Circuit Court in Prince George’s County. It was here that he became skilled in drafting legal opinions and orders while working under the presiding Judge. Attorney Orsini later represented federal employees in labor and employment disputes regarding discrimination, disability prejudice, and other civil rights claims and litigated before various administrative agencies such as the EEOC, MSPB, and OSC, making him an asset to the firm and its clients.

Nicholas E. Wilt

Finance Manager   

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Direct: (202) 577-1960

     Nicholas Wilt studied business and finance at George Mason University and the University of Pittsburgh. He has worked for Fortune 500 companies as well as private startups in emerging markets. Nicholas manages all business and financial matters for the firm, which allows the attorneys to focus on helping clients prevail in litigation. Nicholas believes that decisive action and a unified front are the keys to successful outcomes and enjoys serving clients by aligning them with extraordinary legal representation.

Lauren Romano


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     Lauren Romano received a Bachelor of Science degree from Point Park University with a focus on Criminal Justice, White Collar Crime and International Threat. Lauren has over 15 years of legal experience including time at an Am Law 200 firm that defended and resolved disputes for clients in civil litigation. In addition to managing client intake at the firm, Lauren holds her real estate license and enjoys serving clients in their time of need.

Brianna Lu


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Direct: (202) 630-0892

     Brianna Lu received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Central Florida and a Master of Business Administration degree from Louisianna State University at Shreveport. She later received her Paralegal Certificate from the University of North Florida. Brianna has worked as an Executive Assistant to C-Level Executives in various industries including the legal and healthcare fields. She is also a certified Notary Public, a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and maintains a real estate license.

Kristi Davis

Legal Assistant

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Direct: (202) 735-1402

     Kristi Davis received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia and began her career as a Management and Program Analyst for the FBI. During her tenure with the FBI, Kristi reviewed and analyzed cases for accuracy, and acted as an advisor to executive management as well as Unit Chief within her division.

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