Two Litigation Partners Join Whiteford Taylor & Preston

Date: August 18, 2011

Baltimore - Whiteford Taylor & Preston announced today that two partners, Terrence M.R. Zic and Kathleen S. Corpus, have joined the firm's Products Liability & Environmental Litigation group.

Mr. Zic and Ms. Corpus, who were previously at LeClair Ryan, both focus on products liability and commercial litigation. In particular, they have handled asbestos discovery matters nationwide on behalf of one of the “Big Three” auto companies based in Michigan.

The firm's managing partner, Martin T. Fletcher, said, “We are excited to welcome Terry and Kathy to the firm.   Their longstanding representation of a Fortune 100 company reflects the quality of their work and attention to client service.  Their addition to our existing Products Liability group will enhance our ability to serve this and other important clients around the country.”

Mr. Zic commented, “I'm thrilled to be joining Whiteford. The firm's strong mid-Atlantic and national practices will allow me to fully serve both my local and national clients.  Additionally, I've known Harry Johnson, the former president of the Maryland State Bar Association, for years and am really looking forward to working with him and the rest of the firm's Products Liability group.”

Mr. Zic is a well-known practitioner in Montgomery County and has chaired its Trial Courts Nominating Commission.  He is a 1989 graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center and is admitted to practice in Maryland and DC.  Ms. Corpus received her J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in 2000 and is admitted in Michigan. 

In order to facilitate the needs of their Michigan clients, WTP is opening an office in Dearborn, Michigan.  Ms. Corpus will be based there; Mr. Zic will be based in the firm's Columbia, Maryland, office from which he will represent clients across the county.

The 150 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 world from our base of seven offices in Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, Michigan, and Delaware.