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Offit Kurman Attorneys At Law Names Three New Principals

LawmattersJuly2015_principals Offit Kurman is pleased to announce that Frances C. Wilburn,Russell B. Berger, and Sandra A. Brooks have been promoted from Associate to Principal level status at the firm. Their new positions become effective today, July 1st, 2015.

Frances Wilburn is a bankruptcy attorney and commercial litigatorwhose practice focuses on real estate, commercial lending, secured transactions, property dispositions, workouts, foreclosures, commercial leasing, and general commercial matters. Sandra Brooks is a family lawyer who works with clients in areas such as mediation, divorce, custody and visitation, and child support. Russell Berger is alabor lawyer and litigator who handles employment disputes, wrongful termination suits, and a host of contract agreement and discrimination and harassment claims matters.

Ms. Brooks and Ms. Wilburn operate out of Offit Kurman’s Bethesda, MD office, while Mr. Berger is based in the firm’s Baltimore, MD office. Each new Principal has earned honors and commendations for their exceptional counsel and trial performances from clients and peers. Ms. Brooks and Mr. Berger have been named Maryland Rising Stars by Super Lawyers in years previous. Additionally, National Trial Lawyers has including Ms. Brooks in its Top 40 Under 40 listing. Last year, she also receivedThe Daily Record 2014 Leading Women award.

“All three of these attorneys have demonstrated not only their commitment and loyalty to the firm but also their exceptional skill in the practice of law,” said Timothy Lynch, Offit Kurman’s Managing Principal of Legal Affairs. “They share many important traits that help make any attorney at Offit Kurman successful. Beyond these attorneys’ high quality legal work, clients also regularly look to Franny, Sandy and Russell for guidance and counsel. Their peers at the firm consider them to be ‘first chair’ attorneys who can be relied upon to handle any matter that comes their way.”

“We know that adding these fine attorneys to the ranks of our Principal level attorneys will only make Offit Kurman a stronger firm and it will help ensure that strength for many years to come,” he added.

Ms. Brooks, Mr. Berger and Ms. Wilburn join the over eighty Principals practicing in Offit Kurman’s ten offices throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. For a full directory of the firm’s attorneys, visit

More information about each new Principal can be found at their attorney page: click here to learn more about Sandra Brooks, here for Russell Berger, or here for Frances Wilburn.


Offit Kurman is one of the fastest-growing, full-service law firms in the Mid-Atlantic region. With over 100 attorneys in seven offices serving Washington DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Wilmington and Northern Virginia, the firm is well positioned to meet the legal needs of dynamic businesses and the people who own and operate them. At Offit Kurman, we are our clients’ most trusted legal advisors, the professionals who help them to maximize and protect their business value and individual wealth. In every interaction, we consistently maintain our clients’ trust and confidence by remaining focused on their objectives to help them achieve their goals.

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