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 Receives National and Regional Tier One Rankings

Pessin Katz Law, P.A. (PK Law) is pleased to announce that it has received a National Top Tier Ranking for Professional Malpractice Law and a Tier One Ranking for the Baltimore region for Professional Malpractice Law and Sports Law by U.S. News –  Best Lawyers..  The rankings are based on a combination of client feedback, information provided on a law firm survey and Best Lawyers.   

The following PK Law Attorneys received The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 distinction:

  • Mark Scurti – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Steven Allen – Commercial Litigation and Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar and Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Ed O’Meally – Education Law
  • David Pessin – Entertainment Law – Music & Sports Law and Entertainment Law – Motion Pictures & Television
  • Patricia Lambert – Insurance Law
  • Catherine Steiner – Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants and Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Natalie Magdeburger – Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants and Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Drake Zaharris – Commercial Litigation and Insurance Law
  • Mairi Pat Maguire – Insurance Law and Medical Malpractice Law

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 36,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

PK Law Is Proud To Sponsor The 2012 Ed Reed Foundation Golf Tournament

On Wednesday, July 18th, PK Law will sponsor The Ed Reed Foundation Golf Tournament, to be held at Mountain Branch Golf Club in Fallston, Maryland.  PK Law is proud of the work this foundation does for the community. 

THE ED REED FOUNDATION is a nonprofit public charity focused on helping, improving and expanding the lives of our nation’s youth. Specifically, the foundation focuses on children of lesser means who just need an opportunity to see how truly special and successful they can be.

For more information on the foundation, visit: