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Forty-Three Offit Kurman Attorneys on the Best Lawyers in America List

Nine on the Ones to Watch List — One Lawyer of the Year

 

 

Maple Lawn, MD | August 20, 2020 

Offit Kurman is pleased to announce that forty-three of the firm's attorneys have been included on the Best Lawyers in America list for 2021. Lawyers in every region were awarded. Nine more attorneys were included on the Ones to Watch list. Based on over 7 million peer reviews provided by attorneys, the rankings are a leading, unbiased source of legal referrals in the United States.

Additionally, Tate K. Sterrett, who is a Family Law attorney in the firm's Charlotte region, was selected as the Lawyer of the Year (Edition 27, 2021).  In the Lawyer of the Year category, additional recognitions are also awarded to individual lawyers with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region. Only one lawyer is recognized as the"Lawyer of the Year" for 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 ten years in the United States. Like traditional Best Lawyers awards, a Best Lawyers: 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, 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

 

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 1995)

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

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

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 (since 2008); Family Law Arbitration (since 2018); Family Law Mediation (since 2016)

Bethesda Office

 

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

Real Estate Law

Bethesda Office

 

William E. Erskine

Real Estate Law

Maple Lawn Office

 

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

Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)

Maple Law 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

Construction Law

Plymouth Meeting Office

New York

Thomas Pitegoff (Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2013)

New York Office

 

Charlotte

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

Real Estate Litigation

 

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

Real Estate Law

 

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

Real Estate Litigation; Real Estate Law

 

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

Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)

 

Louise F. Harmon

Real Estate Law

 

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

Family Law

 

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

Family Law

 

Mitchell Kelling (Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2013)

Family Law

 

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

Insurance Law

 

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

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

 

David Powell (Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2010)

Real Estate Law

 

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

Family Law and Family Law Mediation

 

James M. Talley, Jr.  (Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2012)

Real Estate Law

 

Robert Turner III (Recognized in Best Lawyers since 2010)

Real Estate Law

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

Rachel Mech

Commercial Litigation; Family Law

Baltimore Office

 

Jemi Cho

Family Law

Bethesda Office

 

Jordan Savitz

Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Bethesda Office

 

CHARLOTTE

Kyle A. Frost

Family Law

 

PENNSYLVANIA

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

 

Kristen M. Kanaskie

Commercial Litigation

Tysons Corner Office

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