31 Whiteford, Taylor & Preston Attorneys Listed Among Best Lawyers in America 2009

Date: September 16, 2008

Baltimore - Thirty-one lawyers from Whiteford, Taylor & Preston were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in Woodward/White's The Best Lawyers in America® 2009 (Copyright 2008 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.). This represents an increase of 19% from prior listings. The newly named lawyers are indicated with an asterisk below as part of the entire list:

Baltimore Office Attorney - Practice Group Categories

  • George J. Bachrach - Insurance Law
  • Thomas C. Barbuti (*) - Real Estate Law
  • G. Scott Barhight - Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Stephen B. Caplis - Railroad Law
  • Mary Claire Chesshire - Employee Benefits Law
  • Robert B. Curran - Corporate Law & Tax Law
  • William M. Davidow, Jr. - Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Deborah H. Diehl - Public Finance Law
  • Martin T. Fletcher - Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
  • Harry S. Johnson - Mass Tort Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation, & Product Liability Litigation
  • Frank S. Jones, Jr. - Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Natalie C. Magdeburger (*) - Medical Malpractice Law
  • Richard J. Magid (*) - Commercial Litigation
  • Rose M. Matricciani - Health Care Law
  • Albert Mezzanotte, Jr. - Commercial Litigation
  • Paul M. Nussbaum - Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
  • Jeanne M. Phelan - Labor and Employment Law
  • Herman B. Rosenthal - Tax Law
  • William F. Ryan, Jr. - Commercial Litigation
  • Catherine W. Steiner (*) - Medical Malpractice Law & Professional Malpractice Law
  • Gregory M. Stone (*) - Intellectual Property Law & Technology Law
  • Steven E. Tiller - Intellectual Property Law
  • Warren N. Weaver - Product Liability Litigation
  • William B. Whiteford - Alternative Dispute Resolution & Personal Injury Litigation
  • Larry M. Wolf (retired 12/07) - Labor and Employment Law
  • Robert M. Wright - Alternative Dispute Resolution & Construction Law
  • Thurman W. Zollicoffer, Jr. (*) - Product Liability Litigation

Columbia Office Attorney - Practice Group Categories

  • Jonathan Z. May - Non-Profit/Charities Law

Towson Office Attorney - Practice Group Categories

  • Edwin G. Fee, Jr. - Trusts and Estates
  • George S. Lawler (*) - Leveraged Buyouts & Private Equity Law

Washington, D.C. Office Attorney - Practice Group Categories

  • Kenneth J. Ingram - Education Law

Falls Church, VA. Office Attorney - Practice Group Categories

  • Raymond J. Diaz - Real Estate Law

The firm itself was top-listed (ranked #1) in Best Lawyers in Maryland in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law, Intellectual Property Law, Leverage Buyouts and Private Equity Law, Product Liability Litigation, Railroad Law, Technology Law, and Venture Capital Law.

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 25,000 leading attorneys cast almost two 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."

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