Theodore   Stein


Phone: 240.507.1725
Fax: 240.507.1735
Mailing: 4800 Montgomery Lane ,
9th Floor , Bethesda , MD   20814
Linkedin: Theodore Stein

Practice Focus

Theodore P. Stein is chair of Offit Kurman’s ERISA/Employee Benefits Law Practice and principal in the Labor and Employment Law Group. His focus is primarily on employee benefits and ERISA law and litigation.

Mr. Stein assists businesses, non-profits and their sponsored pension and health/welfare plans with compliance issues and litigation problems arising under ERISA.

His background shows a commitment to excellence: After achieving Honors with High Distinction at the University of Michigan, where he completed his B.A. degree, he ranked third in his class at The Catholic University Law School. There he served as Comment Editor for the Law Review before graduating with a Juris Doctor Degree.

"My goal is to get and keep employers, and their qualified plans, out of trouble as promptly and efficiently as possible."

-Theodore P. Stein

Today, he writes for the American Bar Association on labor, employment, and employee benefits law. He also lectures to professional and business groups on employee benefits, employment and business and corporate law issues.

Mr. Stein has served as Chairman of the Business Law and Banking Section of the Bar Association of Montgomery County, and as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Washington Adventist Hospital Foundation.

With over 30 years of litigation and mediation experience, Mr. Stein has won recognition from clients and peers alike. He is a former member of two leading regional firms, and has earned Martindale-Hubbell’s coveted AV Preeminent rating. His reputation as an accomplished advisor, negotiator, and trial attorney makes him an ideal match for one of the region’s most trusted and dynamic law firms.

Speaking Engagements

  • Discrimination and Harassment Seminars at REGENXBIO, Inc.

Practice Areas

Education & Admissions

  •  J.D., Catholic University
  •  B.A., University of Michigan
  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia


  • General Counsel – Garden of Remembrance Memorial Park, Clarksburg MD
  • Contributing Author - ABA Employee Benefits Law Supplements


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