Whiteford, Taylor & Preston attorneys listed in Best Lawyers in America, 2017, named “Lawyers of the Year”

Fifty-nine lawyers from Whiteford, Taylor & Preston have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017. The lawyers selected are based in the firm’s Maryland, Washington and Virginia offices.

In addition, eight lawyers were selected as “Lawyers of the Year” for their particular areas of practice.  They are:

  • Albert J. Mezzanotte 2017 Baltimore Education Law “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Frank S. Jones, Jr. 2017 Baltimore Copyright Law “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Scott Barhight – 2017 Baltimore Litigation – Land Use and Zoning “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Gardner M. Duvall 2017 Baltimore Insurance Law “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Gregory M. Stone – 2017 Baltimore Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Mary Claire Chesshire – 2017 Baltimore Non-Profit/Charities Law “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Steven E. Tiller – 2017 Baltimore Technology Law “Lawyer of the Year”
  • Bradford F. Englander – 2017 Washington, D.C. Litigation – Bankruptcy “Lawyer of the Year”

“We are pleased yet again with the significant recognition our attorneys are receiving from their peers and from Best Lawyers for excellence in their practice areas,” Martin Fletcher, the firm’s Managing Partner, said in a statement. “We see the sheer range of practices included here as reflecting our ability to serve clients, regardless of size, regionally, nationally and beyond.”

Client comments are posted on the U.S. News & Best Lawyers website.

The individual lawyers listed in “Best Lawyers” and their areas of recognition are below:

Maryland – Baltimore

Edward M. Buxbaum Commercial Litigation

Insurance Law

John F. Carlton Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and

Reorganization Law

Litigation – Bankruptcy

Mary Claire Chesshire Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Non-profit/Charities Law

Robert B. Curran Corporate Law

Tax Law

Deborah H. Diehl Corporate Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Public Finance Law

Gardner M. Duvall Commercial Litigation

Insurance Law

Howard R. Feldman Electronic Discovery and Information Management Law

Information Technology Law

Martin T. Fletcher Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and

Reorganization Law

Commercial Litigation

Stephen F. Fruin Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and

Reorganization Law

Peter Guattery Employment Law – Management
Harry S. Johnson Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants

Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Frank S. Jones, Jr. Copyright Law

Corporate Law

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Patent Law

Trademark Law

Venture Capital Law

Edward U. Lee III Real Estate Law
Jerald Lurie Corporate Law

Real Estate Law

Paul W. Madden Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Richard J. Magid Commercial Litigation

Litigation – Securities

Albert J. Matricciani Appellate Practice

Arbitration

Mediation

Rose M. Matricciani Health Care Law
Albert Mezzanotte, Jr. Commercial Litigation

Education Law

Insurance Law

S. Keith Moulsdale Privacy and Data Security Law
Paul M. Nussbaum Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Litigation – Bankruptcy

Gary S. Posner Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Litigation – Bankruptcy

Dennis Robinson, Jr. Commercial Litigation
Herman B. Rosenthal Tax Law
William F. Ryan, Jr. Commercial Litigation

Litigation – Environmental

Litigation – Intellectual Property

Litigation – Securities

Dennis J. Shaffer Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Robert Sloan III Trusts and Estates
Gregory M. Stone Litigation – Intellectual Property

Litigation – Patent

Patent Law

Technology Law

Trademark Law

Steven E. Tiller Litigation – Intellectual Property

Litigation – Patent

Patent Law

Technology Law

J. Daniel  Vorsteg Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Warren N. Weaver Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
Thomas Whiteford Commercial Litigation

Litigation – Real Estate

William B. Whiteford Arbitration

Mediation

Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Thurman W. Zollicoffer, Jr. Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Maryland – Bethesda

Nelson C. Cohen Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Litigation – Real Estate

Brent C. Strickland Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Litigation – Bankruptcy

Maryland – Columbia

Thomas C. Barbuti Real Estate Law
Robert F. Carney Construction Law

Litigation – Construction

Maryland – Towson

G. Scott Barhight Land Use and Zoning Law

Litigation – Land Use and Zoning

Real Estate Law

Jennifer R. Busse Land Use and Zoning Law
Edwin G. Fee, Jr. Trusts and Estates
John B. Gontrum Land Use and Zoning Law

Litigation – Land Use and Zoning

John A. Hayden III Corporate Law
George S. Lawler Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law

Venture Capital Law

Jennifer Ryan Lazenby Insurance Law

About Best Lawyers: Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as a definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 36,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their specialties, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel Magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

About Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP: The over 160 attorneys at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston are dedicated to offering a comprehensive range of business law and litigation service to regional, national and international clients. We deliver sophisticated, cost – effective legal services to innovative start-ups, middle market companies and global enterprises from our 12 offices in Delaware, D.C., Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Virginia. For more information, click here.

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