PK Law’s 2016 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Pessin Katz Law, P.A. (PK Law) is honored to have twenty- five of its attorneys selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers Magazine’s top attorneys in Maryland for 2016.

PK Law’s 2016 Super Lawyers are

  • Steve A. Allen – Business Litigation
  • James R. Benjamin, Jr. – Environmental Litigation
  • Robert S. Campbell – Business Litigation
  • Joan Cerniglia-Lowensen Personal Injury – Medical Malpractice – Defense
  • Gregory K. Kirby – Personal Injury – Medical Malpractice – Defense
  • Thomas D. Kohn – Business Litigation, Business/Corporate
  • Patricia McHugh Lambert – Business Litigation
  • Michael E. Leaf – Real Estate
  • Natalie C. Magdeburger – Personal Injury – Medical Malpractice – Defense
  • Mairi Pat Maguire – Personal Injury – Medical Malpractice – Defense
  • Mark D. Maneche – Business Litigation
  • Edmund J. O’Meally – Construction Litigation
  • Lisa Y. Settles – Employment & Labor
  • Leslie R. Stellman – Schools & Education, Employment & Labor
  • Catherine W. Steiner – Personal Injury – Medical Malpractice, Health Care
  • Thomas Zagami – Business Litigation
  • Drake Zaharris – Business Litigation, Business/Corporate, Construction Litigation


PK Law’s 2016 Rising Stars are

  • David A. Burkhouse – Employment & Labor
  • Brian M. Cathell – Personal Injury – Medical Malpractice – Defense
  • Chantelle M. Custodio – Personal Injury – Medical Malpractice – Defense
  • Cheryl A. Jones – Estate Planning & Probate
  • Talley H-S Kovacs – General Litigation
  • Kimberly Longford – Personal Injury – Medical Malpractice – Defense
  • Kimberly H. Neal – Business Litigation
  • Andrew G. Scott – Schools & Education
  • Aiden F. Smith – Criminal Defense

Only 5 percent of the lawyers in Maryland are identified as Super Lawyers by their peers and through the independent research of Law & Politics. PK Law has been honored over the past years to have numerous members and associates named as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

We congratulate these attorneys as this shows their dedication to PK Law clients and professionalism within the legal field.

PK Law Receives Baltimore Sun Top Workplaces Honor for 2015


For the fourth year in a row, PK Law was selected one of the Baltimore Sun’s Top 100 Workplaces.  

The selection was based on information gathered from surveys taken by the firm’s employees.  The survey solicited information about work/life balance, managers, pay and benefits, where the company is headed, execution, connection and engagement.  PK Law was among an impressive group of companies and was one of only three law firm’s among the 100 workplaces for 2015.

PK Law Baltimore Business Journal Best Places to Work 2015 Finalist


PK Law was named a finalist for the Baltimore Business Journals’ Best Places to Work in 2015 in the midsize category. There were only five finalists in the mid-size category and no other law firms.  

PK Law’s James R. Benjamin Jr. receives Leadership in Law Award from The Daily Record

Pessin Katz Law, P.A. (PK Law) is pleased to announce that James R. Benjamin, Jr., will be honored with a 2014 Leadership in Law award by The Maryland Daily Record.

Mr. Benjamin is a Member with PK Law.  He defends individuals and business entities in medical malpractice, personal injury and premises liability matters.  He represents property owners in Baltimore City in complex lead paint and toxic tort litigation at both the trial and appellate levels.  Mr. Benjamin also has significant experience representing and advising minority-owned and women-owned businesses (MBEs and WBEs) on certification and procurement matters as well as in structuring and creating joint ventures and teaming arrangements.

Mr. Benjamin was a former law clerk for the Honorable Ellen M. Heller in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City.  He also served as an Assistant City Solicitor with the Baltimore City Law Department.  Currently, he is the Immediate Past-President of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law Alumni Association Board, a Board Member of the Pro Bono Resource Center, a Board Member with the Baltimore County Bar Foundation, a Member of the Board of Visitors and Co-Chair of the Diversity Sub-Committee for the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at University of Maryland College Park.  He was selected for inclusion in ”Rising Stars” in Super Lawyers Magazine, 2009-2012, was named one of Baltimore Business Journal’s “40 Under 40,” 2005, and was recognized as a Very Important Professional (VIP), “Successful by 40” by the Maryland Daily Record in 2012. He also has an AV® Preeminent™ rating by Martindale-Hubbell. 

Twenty-six members of the legal community throughout Maryland were recognized for their outstanding work. Nominations were received from The Daily Record’s readers in addition to area law firms, bar associations, chambers of commerce and the business and legal communities at large. Nominees were asked to complete an application that outlined their career accomplishments, community involvement and mentoring activities that would distinguish them as outstanding leaders in the law. An external panel of judges and a representative of The Daily Record reviewed the nominations and made the selections.

The 2014 Leadership in Law awards will be presented Nov. 13 at a reception and dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. at the BWI Hilton, 1739 W. Nursery Road in Linthicum Heights. Winners will be profiled in a special magazine that will be inserted into the Nov. 14 issue of The Daily Record and available online at


About Pessin Katz Law, P.A. (PK Law)
PK Law is a leading Maryland law firm with more than 60 attorneys, paralegals and law clerks. The firm’s main office is located in Towson with offices in Columbia and Bel Air. PK Law’s core practice areas include Corporate and Business Services, Education Law, Employment Law, Estate Planning and Elder Law, Litigation and Medical Malpractice Defense.

MCN “Learn To Know – Learn To Grow” Business Enhancement Breakfast Seminar Series With PK Law Attorneys James R. Benjamin, Jr. and Gregory S. Weiner

The Maryland Construction Network (MCN)
“Learn To Know – Learn To Grow”
Business Enhancement
Breakfast Seminar Series
Pessin Katz Law, P.A.
Thursday, April 10th
The Topic 
The ABCs of Joint Venturing and Partnering 
What is a Joint Venture & How is it Structured? 
Is a Joint Venture Different From a Partnership? 
A Teaming Agreement? How is it Structured?
Teaming Agreements vs. Joint Ventures?
 Featuring:  James R. Benjamin, Jr., Esq.
& Greg S. Weiner, Esq.
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