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59 WTP Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2018, Two Named "Lawyer of the Year"

Date: August 15, 2017

Baltimore – 59 lawyers from Whiteford, Taylor & Preston have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018 (copyright 2017 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken S.C.). The lawyers selected are based in the firm's Maryland, Washington and Virginia offices. Client comments are posted on the U.S. News & Best Lawyers web site, at bestlawfirms.usnews.com.

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

  • Albert J. Matricciani – 2018 Baltimore Mediation Law "Lawyer of the Year."
  • Gregory M. Stone – 2018 Baltimore Intellectual Property Law “Lawyer of the Year.”

The individual lawyers listed in "Best Lawyers" and their areas of recognition are below (*new recognition in 2018):

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
  • Paul W. Madden: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Richard J. Magid: Commercial Litigation
  • Albert J. Matricciani: Appellate Practice; Arbitration; Mediation
  • Rose M. Matricciani: Health Care Law
  • Albert Mezzanotte, Jr.: Commercial Litigation; Education Law; Insurance Law
  • Kimberly J. Min*: Real Estate Law
  • S. Keith Moulsdale: Privacy and Data Security Law; Technology 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
  • Herman B. Rosenthal: Tax Law
  • William F. Ryan, Jr.: Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Environmental; Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • 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; Trade Secrets 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 - Bankruptcy
  • 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
  • Sigrid C. Haines: Elder Law; Health Care Law


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


Virginia - Falls Church

  • Raymond J. Diaz: Litigation - Real Estate; Real Estate Law
  • Bradford F. Englander: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Christopher A. Jones: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Andrew J. Terrell: Litigation - Construction; Litigation - Real Estate
  • Eric A. Vendt: Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law


Virginia - Roanoke

  • Michael E. Hastings: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Brandy M. Rapp: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation - Bankruptcy


Washington, DC

  • C. Allen Foster: Litigation - Construction
  • Ann M. Garfinkle: Trusts and Estates
  • Jefferson C. Glassie: Non-profit/Charities Law
  • Kenneth J. Ingram: Education Law
  • Jennifer S. Jackman*: Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • David R. Kuney: Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Barry S. Neuman: Environmental Law; Litigation - Environmental

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 thirteen offices in Delaware, D.C., Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Virginia.