M. Natalie McSherry & Albert J. Mezzanotte, Jr. Honored

Date: October 18, 2006

October 18, 2006 – Baltimore – Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP (WTP) is proud to announce that M. Natalie McSherry and Albert J. Mezzanotte, Jr., have been named among the 2006 winners of The Daily Record’s Leadership in Law program.  McSherry and Mezzanotte will be honored at the Leadership in Law luncheon on November 17.  

M. Natalie McSherry has over 30 years practicing law in the areas of civil litigation, commercial and personal injury, medical malpractice defense, medical licensing, and insurance defense.  Named one of the Best Lawyers in America by Woodward Law, she is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, and a member of the Maryland Society of Healthcare Risk Managers, the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel, Maryland Defense Counsel, and the Defense Research Institute.  McSherry has held committee and ranking positions at the American Bar Association and the Maryland Bar Association.  Additionally, she has served as a member of the Maryland State Board of Law Examiners, the Maryland Commission of Judicial Appointments (Baltimore City), and Senator Mathias’s Federal Judicial Nominating Commission.  She is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, the Baltimore City Bar Association’s Lawyer Helpline, the Leadership Campaign for Catholic Charities, the Committee for My Sister’s Place, and Vice President of the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service.  An instructor for the Maryland Institute for the Continuing Education of Lawyers, she is a former board member of the National Womens’ Law Center, the YWCA, the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, Mount Saint Mary’s College, and the National Aquarium in Baltimore. 

Presently Managing Partner of Whiteford, Taylor and Preston, Albert J. Mezzanotte, Jr., has over 25 years of legal experience in business litigation, professional liability and product liability, and environmental law.  Listed as one of the Best Lawyers in America by Woodward Law and one of Maryland’s Legal Elite by Baltimore SmartCEO Magazine, he has served as a member of the Inquiry Committee for the Attorney Grievance Commission since 1985. Committed to his profession, he is a member of the Defense Research Institute, Maryland State Bar Association, American Bar Association, Baltimore City Bar Association, Baltimore County Bar Association, Howard County Bar Association, and District of Columbia Bar Association.  Mezzanotte is also a director for the Greater Baltimore Committee, the YMCA of Central Maryland, and McDaniel College, and vice-chair for the University of Baltimore School of Law Advisory Council. 

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