Whiteford, Taylor & Preston Recognized in 2014 Benchmark Litigation and Benchmark Plaintiff

Date: January 28, 2014

Baltimore -- The 2014 editions of Benchmark Litigation and Benchmark Plaintiffs have ranked Whiteford, Taylor & Preston in the top tier of litigation firms in Maryland.

Eight lawyers from the firm were named as Maryland “Local litigation Stars” in Benchmark Litigation, and three of them were also named in Benchmark Plaintiffs. In addition, Daniel Griffith, the head of the firm's Wilmington office, continued to be listed as a “Future Star” in the rankings for Delaware.

Only nine other firms in Maryland received the highest ranking of “Highly recommended” in the Litigation rankings, and five in Plaintiffs.  The “highly recommended” level is the top tier rating and indicates those firms deemed “dominant” in the state.

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

Martin Fletcher, the firm's Managing Partner, commented, “We are delighted to have our litigation practice and numerous individual 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 that we were listed for both Plaintiffs and the broader Litigation practices.”

In its analysis, Benchmark Litigation quoted from client interviews and research to conclude, “Clients flock to the firm for its 'excellence in litigation skills and experience.'”

Maryland “Local Litigation Stars” and the areas in which they were recognized

  • Edward Buxbaum – general commercial, personal injury, and professional liability
  • Kevin Hroblak – bankruptcy, general commercial, professional liability and plaintiffs 
  • Harry Johnson – general commercial, product liability, and environmental
  • Richard Magid – appellate, general commercial, and securities 
  • Albert Mezzanotte, Jr. – appellate, general commercial, insurance, and product liability
  • Paul Nussbaum – bankruptcy, professional liability, and plaintiffs
  • William Ryan, Jr. – appellate, general commercial, insurance, intellectual property, securities, professional liability and plaintiffs
  • Steven Tiller   – intellectual property

Delaware “Future Star”

  • Daniel A. Griffith

About Benchmark: 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. Benchmark Plaintiff is a relatively new product, created in response to requests from potential clients searching for reliable analysis and recommendations of litigators doing prosecutorial work. The Benchmark resources are published by Legal Media Group/Euromoney PLC, which is one of the top financial and legal presses in Europe and Asia.

About Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP: The 160 attorneys at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston are dedicated to helping our clients protect and grow their businesses through strategic business and litigation services. We serve our clients in the region, across the nation and around the globe from our base of ten offices in Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia, Delaware, and Michigan.