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Forty-five Offit Kurman Attorneys Named to the 2022 Best Lawyers in America List

Three Lawyers Receive “Lawyer of the Year” Recognition; Eleven are Honored as “Ones to Watch”

 

 

Baltimore, MD | August 20, 2021 

Offit Kurman is pleased to announce that forty-five of the firm’s attorneys have been included on the Best Lawyers in America list for 2022. Lawyers throughout each of the firm’s five regions were recognized. In addition, three attorneys were selected as Lawyer of the Year and an additional eleven were chosen as Ones to Watch.  Based on over 7 million peer reviews provided by attorneys throughout the country, the rankings are a leading, unbiased source of legal referrals in the United States.

Tate K. Sterrett, in the firm’s Charlotte region, was selected as Lawyer of the Year for the second consecutive year, this year for his work in Family Law Mediation.  Robert B. McNeill, an Insurance Law attorney in the Charlotte region and Ronald L. Ogens, a Family Law attorney in the firm’s Washington D.C. region also were awarded Lawyer of the Year. To be named a Lawyer of the Year, one must receive the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region. Only one lawyer is recognized as the Lawyer of the Year in each specialty and location.

Attorneys in the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch category are extraordinary lawyers who have been in private practice for less than 10 years in the United States. Like traditional Best Lawyers awards, the Ones to Watch recognition is based entirely on peer review.

The Offit Kurman lawyers on the lists are a diverse group of individuals whose practices span various legal service areas, including family law, bankruptcy, insurance, real estate, education law, estates and trusts, business organizations and commercial litigation. Many of the attorneys recognized this year have appeared on the list multiple times.

Links to these attorneys’ biographies, along with their Best Lawyers practice areas and years included on the list, can be found below.

 

Maryland

Alex M. Allman (Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2019)

Family Law and Family Law Mediation

Baltimore Office

 

Joyce A. Kuhns (Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2007)

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (since 2007); Bankruptcy Litigation (since 2011)

Baltimore Office

 

Howard Kurman (Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2015)

Employment Law and Management

Baltimore Office

 

Timothy C. Lynch (Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2013)

Commercial Litigation and Real Estate Litigation (Since 2014)

Baltimore Office

 

Theodore A. Offit (Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2013)

Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)

Baltimore Office

 

Richard L. Wasserman (Recognized in Best Lawyers since 1995)

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law (since 1995); Bet-the-Company Litigation (since 2014); Bankruptcy Litigation (since 2011)

Baltimore Office

 

Edward A. Bloom (Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2010)

Real Estate Law

Bethesda Office

 

Sandra A. Brooks (Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2018)

Family Law and Family Law Arbitration

Bethesda Office

 

Sara M. Donohue (Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2010)

Family Law 

Bethesda Office

 

Jack A. Garson (Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2013)

Real Estate Law

Bethesda Office

  

Emily B. Gelmann

Family Law 

Bethesda Office

 

Cheryl L. Hepfer (Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2003)

Family Law 

Bethesda Office

 

James M. Hoffman (Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2013)

Bankruptcy Litigation

Bethesda Office

 

Catherine H. McQueen (Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2018)

Family Law

Bethesda Office

 

Stephen Metz (Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2021)

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation - Real Estate

Bethesda Office

 

Pilar Nichols (Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2018)

Family Law 

Bethesda Office

 

Ronald L. Ogens (Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2008)

Family Law; Family Law Arbitration; Family Law Mediation

Bethesda Office

 

John R. (Jack) Orrick (Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2016)

Corporate Law

Bethesda Office

 

Bryn H. Sherman (Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2013)

Real Estate Law

Bethesda Office

 

William E. Erskine (Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2021)

Real Estate Law

Columbia Office

Pennsylvania

Michael Conley (Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2010)

Insurance Law

Philadelphia Office

 

Neil A. Morris (Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2012)

Labor and Employment Litigation

Philadelphia Office

 

Joshua Quinter (Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2021)

Construction Law

Plymouth Meeting Office

New York

Thomas Pitegoff (Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2013)

Franchise Law

New York Office

 

North Carolina

Paul Baynard (Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2016)

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Charlotte Office

 

John H. (“Jack”) Capitano (Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2018)

Real Estate Litigation

Charlotte Office

 

Clayton S. Curry, Jr. (Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2011)

Real Estate Law

Charlotte Office

 

Zipporah B. Edwards (Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2020)

Real Estate Litigation and Real Estate Law

Charlotte Office

 

William B. Hamel (Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2017)

Business Organizations (Including LLCs and Partnerships)

Charlotte Office

 

Louise F. Harmon (Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2021)

Real Estate Law

Charlotte Office

 

 G. Edward Hinshaw

Corporate Law

Charlotte Office

 

Elizabeth T. Hodges (Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2008)

Family Law 

Charlotte Office

 

Amy Hunt (Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2016)

Commercial Litigation and Real Estate Litigation

Charlotte Office

 

Elizabeth J. James (Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2013)

Family Law

Charlotte Office

 

Mitchell Kelling (Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2013)

Family Law 

Charlotte Office

 

Robert B. McNeill (Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2013)

Insurance Law (Since 2013); Commercial Litigation

Charlotte Office

 

Henry N. Pharr III (Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2016)

Real Estate Litigation (Since 2018) and Real Estate Law (Since 2016)

Charlotte Office

 

David Powell (Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2010)

Real Estate Law

Charlotte Office

 

Tate K. Sterrett (Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2007)

Family Law (since 2007); Family Law Mediation (since 2010)

Charlotte Office

South Carolina

James C. Hardin III (Recognized in Best Lawyers since 1987)

Trusts and Estates (since 1987); Trust and Estates - Litigation (since 2011)

Rock Hill Office

 

Ben Stevens (Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2021)

Family Law and Family Law Mediation

Spartanburg Office

Virginia

Joseph A. Condo (Recognized in Best Lawyers since 1983)

Family Law

Tysons Corner Office

 

C. Thomas Hicks III (Recognized in Best Lawyers from 1989 - 2006, retired from law, then listed again after retirement since 2014)

Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Corporate Law, and Real Estate Law

Tysons Corner Office

 

Shirley F. Keisler (Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2015)

Family Law 

Tysons Corner Office

 

Steven David Stone (Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2013)

Education Law

Tysons Corner Office

Ones to Watch

MARYLAND

Gwendolyn Roy-Harrison

Litigation - Real Estate

Baltimore Office

 

Rachel Mech

Commercial Litigation; Family Law

Baltimore Office

 

 Avi Sommer

Real Estate Law

Baltimore Office

 

Jemi Cho

Family Law

Bethesda Office

 

Jordan Savitz

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Bethesda Office

 

CHARLOTTE

Kyle A. Frost

Family Law

 

PENNSYLVANIA

Megan Shannon

Insurance Law

Philadelphia Office

 

Karin Corbett

Construction Litigation; Real Estate Litigation

Plymouth Meeting Office

 

Kathryn Pettit

Construction Law

Plymouth Meeting Office

 

VIRGINIA

Sharie Albers

Family Law

Tysons Corner Office

 

Theodora Stringham

Commercial Litigation; Labor and Employment Law

Tysons Corner Office

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