Whiteford, Taylor & Preston Recognized in 2016 Benchmark Litigation

Date: September 22, 2015

Baltimore – The 2016 edition of Benchmark Litigation has ranked Whiteford, Taylor & Preston as “Highly Recommended” in Maryland.  The ranking is the publication's top rating and identifies those firms it deems “dominant” in the state.

In addition, Benchmark Litigation named eight lawyers from the firm as Maryland “Local litigation Stars.”   The selected lawyers represent the broad diversity of the firm's litigation experience, from sophisticated business litigation to bankruptcy to products liability.

“The recognition we have received from this independent, international research firm is a testament to our attorneys' deep experience in complex litigation, not only in Maryland but across the country,” said Martin T. Fletcher, Managing Partner.  

Quoting a number of clients in its summary of the firm's accomplishments, Benchmark Litigation observes that “[c]lients flock to the firm for its 'excellence in litigation skills and experience'” and notes that, “[i]n Maryland, the firm has attracted national companies looking to its lawyers.”  It quotes another client as saying that Whiteford Taylor's litigators are “very practical and have obtained outstanding results . . . WTP is a highly professional group . . . simply top-notch.”  Yet another client is quoted as saying that the firm's litigation attorneys “possess a broad and deep knowledge of the law in several fields . . . They have the skills and knowledge to deal with all manner of issues that come up.”  The published analysis further highlights the leadership and experience of Litigation Department Heads Bill Ryan and Kevin Hroblak, as well as the expertise of bankruptcy specialist Paul Nussbaum.

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 and professional liability 
  • 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 and professional liability
  • William Ryan, Jr. – appellate, general commercial, insurance, intellectual property, securities, and professional liability
  • 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 over 150 attorneys at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston are dedicated to offering a comprehensive range of business law and litigation service to regional, national and international clients. We deliver sophisticated, cost – effective legal services to innovative start-ups, middle market companies and global enterprises from our eleven offices in Maryland, D.C., Virginia, Kentucky, Michigan and Delaware.