U.S. News & World Report: Whiteford, Taylor & Preston's Product Liability Defense Group Ranked Tier One Nationally

Date: January 9, 2013

Baltimore -- Whiteford Taylor & Preston LLP is very gratified to announce that the firm's Product Liability group has been ranked in the top tier nationally by U.S. News & World Report's rankings of law firms. Only 32 firms nationwide received this recognition.

Martin Fletcher, the firm's Managing Partner, commented, “To be ranked at the very highest level by US News is a testament to the quality of the lawyers in our products liability group. What makes it especially gratifying is that the group is also one of the most diverse in the nation. It includes Harry Johnson, the first (and so far, only) African American President of the Maryland State Bar Association, and Thurman Zollicoffer, a former City Solicitor for Baltimore. The group's co-chair is Warren Weaver, a member of the board of directors of the Maryland General Health Systems, Maryland General Hospital and the Maryland General Community Health Foundation.  We extend our hearty congratulations to the entire team.”

About “Best Law Firms” Rankings: The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. Direct quotes from clients and others to whom the researchers spoke can be read here.

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