Whiteford, Taylor & Preston and 11 Partners Named As Leaders in the Legal Profession by Chambers and Partners

Date: July 8, 2009

Baltimore - Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is delighted to announce that Chambers and Partners has highly ranked the firm and 11 of its attorneys in its list of America's leading firms and business lawyers.

Newly recognized this year, Daniel Griffith, of the firm's Wilmington, Delaware, office, was acclaimed by Chambers for his experience in a broad range of Chancery disputes and for his "niche expertise" in land use litigation, representing municipalities. They quoted interviewees who praised him for his "dynamic, responsive approach and great knowledge of the law."

As in the past, the firm as a whole was recognized in Maryland for its practices in the areas evaluated by Chambers. The WTP attorneys who were recognized as leaders in Maryland and their areas of practice are: Thomas C. Barbuti (real estate), Mary Claire Chesshire (employee benefits), Robert B. Curran (corporate), James P. Gillece, Jr. (labor and employment), Peter D. Guattery (labor & employment), Eva H. Hill (corporate), Paul W. Madden (employee benefits), Rose M. Matricciani (health care), Jeanne M. Phelan (labor & employment), and William F. Ryan, Jr. (business litigation).

Chambers and Partners, the publishers of world-famous guides to law firms and lawyers, conducts thousands of in-depth interviews with clients to assess the expertise and reputations of business lawyers in 175 countries across the world for its publications, including Chambers UK, Chambers USA, Chambers Global, and Chambers Student.

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 from our base of six offices in Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, and the District of Columbia.  For more information, please visit our website at