Forty-Seven Whiteford, Taylor & Preston Attorneys Named Super Lawyers and Rising Stars; More Named in "Top 50" Than Any Other Maryland Law Firm

Date: January 3, 2011

Baltimore - Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is pleased to announce that 47 of its attorneys are listed among the 2011 Maryland and Virginia Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

The firm is particularly proud of the four who are listed in the Top 50 in Maryland - Edward Buxbaum, Edwin Fee, William Ryan, and Dwight Stone. Selection of the Top 50 lawyers in a jurisdiction is strictly based on the highest scores in the Super Lawyer judging process, and Whiteford is the only firm in the state with four representatives on the list.

In addition, the total includes four who are named for the first time - Anna Kelly, Emily Lashley, Joseph Morales and Susan Roberts.

Both the Top 50 and the new designees are highlighted in the full list below.

  • Thomas C. Barbuti - Real Estate, Environmental, Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Jennifer R. Busse (Rising Star) - Land Use/Zoning, Real Estate
  • Edward M. Buxbaum (Top 50) - Business Litigation, Insurance Coverage
  • Mary Claire Chesshire - Employee Benefits/ERISA, Non-Profit
  • Adam Cizek (Rising Star) - Construction/Surety, Construction Litigation
  • Jonathan E. Claiborne - Business Litigation, Civil Litigation Defense, Insurance Coverage
  • Robert B. Curran - Business/Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Closely Held Business
  • Raymond J. Diaz (Virginia) - Real Estate - Condominiums and Community Associations
  • Deborah H. Diehl - Business/Corporate, Bonds/Government Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Bradford F. Englander (Virginia) - Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
  • Edwin G. Fee, Jr. (Top 50) - Estate Planning & Probate
  • Martin T. Fletcher - Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, Business Litigation, Business/Corporate
  • James P. Gillece, Jr. - Employment & Labor, Civil Litigation Defense, Criminal Defense
  • John B. Gontrum - Land Use/Zoning, Real Estate
  • Peter D. Guattery - Employment & Labor, Immigration, International
  • Kevin G. Hroblak (Rising Star) - Professional Liability: Plaintiff, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, Corporate Governance & Compliance
  • Christopher C. Jeffries (Rising Star) - Civil Litigation Defense, Business Litigation
  • Harry S. Johnson - Personal Injury Defense: Products, Class Action/Mass Torts, Civil Litigation Defense
  • Christopher A. Jones (Rising Star) (Virginia) - Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, Business Litigation
  • Frank S. Jones, Jr. - Securities & Corporate Finance, Business/Corporate, Intellectual Property
  • Anna S. Kelly (Rising Star) (NEW) - Civil Litigation Defense
  • Emily K. Lashley (Rising Star) (NEW) - General Litigation, Business/Corporate
  • George S. Lawler - Business/Corporate, Securities & Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions - Business Formations, Emerging Growth Businesses and Entrepreneurs, Homeland Defense, Information Technology and Software, Life Sciences, Limited Liability Company Law, Private Placements of Equity and Debt Securities, Small Business, Venture Capital and Private Equity
  • Jennifer Ryan Lazenby (Rising Star) - Business Litigation, Real Estate, Employment & Labor
  • Edward U. Lee III (Rising Star) - Real Estate, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
  • Dana O. Lynch (Rising Star) - Intellectual Property
  • Paul W. Madden - Employee Benefits/ERISA - State & Local Government
  • Richard J. Magid - Business Litigation, Securities Litigation
  • Roseanne M. Matricciani - Health Care, Business/Corporate
  • Jonathan Z. May - Non-Profit, Tax, Business/Corporate
  • Kevin C. McCormick - Employment & Labor
  • L. Content McLaughlin (Rising Star) - Estate Planning & Probate, Business/Corporate, Tax - Construction, Medical Practice and Physicians, Technology and Intellectual Property, Minority-, Women- and Disabled Veteran- Owned Businesses
  • Albert J. Mezzanotte, Jr. - Insurance Coverage, Business Litigation
  • Joseph L. Morales (Rising Star) (NEW) - Intellectual Property
  • Paul M. Nussbaum - Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, Business Litigation
  • Kenneth Oestreicher - Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, Business Litigation
  • Susan Jaffe Roberts (Rising Star) (NEW) - Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Appellate
  • Dennis M. Robinson, Jr. (Rising Star) - Business Litigation
  • Herman B. Rosenthal - Tax, Health Care, Bonds/Government Finance - Continuing Care Retirement Communities, Non-Profit
  • William F. Ryan, Jr. (Top 50) - Business Litigation, Professional Liability: Plaintiff, Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Dwight W. Stone, II (Top 50) - Business Litigation, Class Action/Mass Torts, Insurance Coverage
  • Brent C. Stickland - Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, Business Litigation
  • Ilana Subar (Rising Star) - Business Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Insurance Coverage - BRAC, Global/International
  • Steven E. Tiller - Intellectual Property Litigation, Intellectual Property, Business Litigation - Information Technology, Life Sciences, Telecommunications and Manufacturing
  • Warren N. Weaver - Business Litigation, Personal Injury Defense: Products
  • Robert M. Wright - Alternative Dispute Resolution, Construction/Surety
  • Thurman W. Zollicoffer, Jr. - Business Litigation, Health Care, Criminal Defense: White Collar

The attorneys at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston are dedicated to helping our clients achieve their business goals through strategic legal counsel.  We serve our clients across the nation and around the globe, wherever your business takes us, from our base of six offices in the mid-Atlantic region.