61 Whiteford, Taylor & Preston Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America; Nine Named as "Lawyers of the Year"

Date: August 15, 2013

Baltimore -- Sixty-one lawyers from Whiteford, Taylor & Preston have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 (copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken S.C.). The lawyers selected are based in the firm's Maryland, Washington and Virginia offices, including the firm's new Roanoke office.

In addition, nine lawyers were selected as “Lawyers of the Year” in their jurisdictions and areas of practice.  They are:

  • G. Scott Barhight  - 2014 Baltimore Land Use & Zoning Law "Lawyer of the Year."
  • Raymond J. Diaz - 2014 Washington DC Litigation – Real Estate "Lawyer of the Year."
  • Michael E. Hastings - 2014 Roanoke Litigation - Bankruptcy "Lawyer of the Year."
  • Harry S. Johnson - 2014 Baltimore Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants ”Lawyer of the Year."
  • Frank S. Jones, Jr.  - 2014 Baltimore Venture Capital Law "Lawyer of the Year."
  • Dana O. Lynch  - 2014 Baltimore Trademark Law "Lawyer of the Year."
  • William F. Ryan, Jr.  - 2014 Baltimore Litigation - Environmental "Lawyer of the Year."
  • Gregory M. Stone  - 2014 Baltimore Litigation - Patent "Lawyer of the Year."
  • Steven E. Tiller -2014 Baltimore Litigation – Intellectual Property "Lawyer of the Year."

Martin Fletcher, the firm's Managing Partner, commented, “To be recognized by a national rating group in so many areas and with so many lawyers speaks extraordinarily well of the firm's reputation and the high quality of service we deliver to our clients on a daily basis. We are particularly delighted to receive Lawyer of the Year recognition for Mike Hastings, a partner in our newest office, in Roanoke, Virginia, and to note that Dana Lynch and Steve Tiller are being named Lawyers of the Year in their areas for the second time."

The individual lawyers named as "Best Lawyers," are:

Maryland - Baltimore

  • Thomas C. Barbuti
  • Edward M. Buxbaum
  • John F. Carlton
  • Robert F. Carney
  • Mary Claire Chesshire
  • Jonathan E. Claiborne
  • Robert B. Curran
  • Deborah H. Diehl
  • Gardner M. Duvall
  • Howard R. Feldman
  • Martin T. Fletcher
  • Stephen F. Fruin
  • Peter Guattery
  • Harry S. Johnson
  • Frank S. Jones, Jr.
  • Robert Kalinoski
  • Alexander Koff
  • Edward U. Lee III
  • Jerald Lurie
  • Dana O. Lynch
  • Paul W. Madden
  • Richard J. Magid
  • Rose M. Matricciani
  • Albert Mezzanotte, Jr.
  • Paul M. Nussbaum
  • Kenneth Oestreicher
  • Gary S. Posner
  • Dennis Robinson, Jr.
  • Herman B. Rosenthal
  • William F. Ryan, Jr.
  • Joseph N. Schaller
  • Dennis J. Shaffer
  • Robert Sloan III
  • Dwight W. Stone II
  • Gregory M. Stone
  • Brent C. Strickland
  • Steven E. Tiller
  • Daniel J. Vorsteg
  • Warren N. Weaver
  • Thomas Whiteford
  • William B. Whiteford
  • Thurman W. Zollicoffer, Jr.

Maryland - Columbia

  • Jonathan Z. May

Maryland - Towson

  • G. Scott Barhight
  • Jennifer R. Busse
  • Edwin G. Fee
  • John B. Gontrum
  • John A. Hayden III
  • Dino C. La Fiandra
  • George S. Lawler
  • Jennifer Ryan Lazenby

Virginia - Falls Church

  • Raymond J. Diaz
  • Bradford F. Englander
  • Christopher A. Jones
  • Thomas P. Kimmitt, Jr.
  • Andrew J. Terrell

Virginia - Roanoke

  • Michael E. Hastings

Washington, DC

  • Jefferson C. Glassie
  • Michael J. Grace
  • Kenneth J. Ingram
  • Barry S. Neuman

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 WTP:  About Whiteford, Taylor & Preston: The 165 attorneys at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston are dedicated to helping our clients protect and grow their businesses through strategic business and litigation services. We serve our clients in the region, across the nation and around the globe from our base of nine offices in Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia, Delaware, and Michigan.