Whiteford, Taylor & Preston and 12 Attorneys Listed in Benchmark Litigation 2010

Date: October 6, 2009

Baltimore - Ten lawyers from Whiteford, Taylor & Preston in Maryland and two in Delaware have been selected by Euromoney's Legal Media Group as "leading litigation attorneys." Their names appeared in the 2010 edition of the guide Benchmark Litigation: The Definitive Guide to America's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys. This is an increase of six over last year. In Maryland, the firm has substantially more ranked lawyers than any other firm on the list. (All of Whiteford's ranked lawyers are listed below, with the newly named attorneys in bold.)

In addition, the firm itself was one of the eight most highly rated firms in Maryland, receiving the highest ranking of "highly recommended," which indicates those firms deemed "dominant" in the state. The editors noted that Whiteford is "one of the largest litigation firms in Maryland," and "well-regarded for business, construction, environmental and insurance litigation."

The selected lawyers represent the broad diversity of the firm's litigation experience, ranging from sophisticated business litigation, to bankruptcy, products liability, and international arbitration and litigation.

Martin Fletcher, the firm's Managing Partner, commented, "We are delighted to have twelve of our litigators recognized by this independent, international research firm. It speaks extraordinarily well of the firm's litigation skills and the high quality of service we deliver to our clients on a daily basis."

Maryland "Litigation Stars"

  • Edward Buxbaum - Commercial and Insurance Coverage Litigation
  • Kevin Hroblak - Bankruptcy and Professional Liability
  • Harry Johnson - Product Liability and Appellate
  • Richard Magid - Business Litigation and Appellate
  • Albert Mezzanotte, Jr. - Professional Liability and Appellate
  • Paul Nussbaum - Bankruptcy
  • William Ryan - Business Litigation
  • Steven Tiller - Intellectual Property Litigation

Maryland and Delaware "Future Stars"

  • Alexander Koff - International
  • Brent Strickland - Bankruptcy
  • Daniel Griffith - Business Litigation, Chancery
  • Margaret Manning - Bankruptcy

About Benchmark Litigation: Benchmark Litigation focuses exclusively on the U.S. litigation market and conducts extensive interviews each year to identify leading lawyers in each state and nationally. The "highly recommended" listings identify the firms deemed "dominant" in the state, based on the interviews with clients and peers. The publisher, Legal Media Group/Euromoney PLC, is one of the top financial and legal presses in Europe and Asia.

With over 150 attorneys, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is 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 Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC.  For more information, please visit our website at