Lawyer duo spends in Chevy Chase

Medium 928268fc75f72a6cd0b8d4ca73be7f1f Christopher E. Babbitt and Claire Prestel bought a three-bedroom, three-bath home at 3231 Stephenson Place N.W. in Chevy Chase from Katherine M. Carroll and Thomas K. Carroll for $782,000 on Sept. 1.

The Carrolls paid $701,000 for the property in March 2004. The 1,500-square-foot house was built in 1940.

Babbitt is a counsel in the litigation and controversy department at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP.

He previously was an associate at Morrison Foerster in California.

He received his B.A. and M.A. in religious studies from Stanford University and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Prestel is a staff attorney at Public Justice in its national headquarters in Washington, D.C.

She previously was an assistant general counsel at the Service Employees International Union. She also was associated with the labor and civil rights firm Altshuler Berzon LLP in San Francisco.

She is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Harvard College.

According to, there were 97 sales in Chevy Chase in 2008, with a median sales price of $801,562.

Address: 3231 Stephenson Place NW
Buyer(s): Christopher E Babbitt and Claire Prestel
Seller(s): Katherine Mooney Carroll, Katherine M Carroll and Thomas K Carroll
Sale date: Sep. 1, 2009