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Six Pessin Katz Law Attorneys Elected to Member

Pessin Katz Law (“PK Law”) is pleased to announce that Attorneys Lauren Ades, David Burkhouse, Chantelle Custodio, Greg Kirby, Kimberly Longford and Andrew Scott have been elected Members of the firm.

Lauren Ades (PK Law Corporate and Real Estate Group) graduated from Emory University, Goizueta Business School, with Distinction in 2003 and New York Law School, magna cum laude, in 2006.  She has significant experience in the areas of corporate and business law, commercial financing and real estate along with tax planning, tax strategy and tax controversy.  She is a Member of the Board of Directors of The Associated, a Member and past Chair of the IMPACT Board (the young adult division of The Associated) and is a Cabinet Member of the Jewish Federations of North America.  She received the Daily Record’s VIP Award in 2013 and “Leading Women” Award in 2015.

David Burkhouse (PK Law Labor and Education Group) graduated from St. Mary’s College of Maryland in 2003.  Prior to entering law school he served in the United States Army as an Airborne Ranger and an Infantry Reconnaissance Team Leader.  He received his J.D. from the University of Baltimore School of Law in 2007 and prior to joining the firm, served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Dennis M. Sweeney and the Honorable Timothy J. McCrone in the Circuit Court for Howard County.  David’s practice includes labor and employment litigation, education law, appellate law, business litigation and construction litigation.  David was a Fellow in the Maryland State Bar Association’s Leadership Academy prior to beginning his path up the leadership track of the Howard County Bar Association.  He served as President of the Howard County Bar Association in 2013.  David is also an adjunct professor of school law at McDaniel College.

Chantelle Custodio (PK Law Medical Malpractice Defense Group) graduated summa cum laude from Mount Saint Mary’s University in 2003 and obtained her J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law in 2006.  Chantelle is a member of the Maryland and District of Columbia Bars and concentrates her practice on defending hospitals, physicians, nurses and other health care providers in complex medical malpractice and personal injury claims.  She has been recognized as a Maryland Super Lawyers Rising Star 2013-2016. 

Gregory Kirby (PK Law Medical Malpractice Defense Group) graduated from Mount St. Mary’s University with a B.S. in Biology and Minors in Chemistry and Computer Science.  Prior to attending law school, he worked for Siemens Medical Solutions as a software engineer.  He obtained his J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law.  Prior to entering private practice, Greg was a judicial law clerk for the Honorable William S. Horne and Sidney S. Campen in the Circuit Court for Talbot County.  Greg focuses his litigation practice on medical malpractice, insurance defense, personal injury, and product and pharmaceutical liability.  He is well known in the legal community for his work with the Maryland State Bar Association and as President of the Bar Association of Baltimore City. Greg was also selected for inclusion on the Maryland Super Lawyer’s list for 2016.  

Kimberly Longford (PK Law Medical Malpractice Defense Group) graduated from the University of Maryland College Park in 2001 where she earned her B.A. in Government and Politics and her B.S. in General Business.  In 2006 she graduated from the University of Miami School of Law.  Kim represents physicians, hospitals and other healthcare providers in the defense of medical negligence and other healthcare related matters, including licensing matters.  Kim has served on the Board of Directors for The Arc Baltimore since July 2011 and has been recognized as a Maryland Super Lawyers Rising Star yearly since 2011.   

Andrew Scott (PK Law Labor and Employment Group) graduated Phi Beta Kappa from The Pennsylvania State University and cum laude from Suffolk University Law School.  Prior to joining the firm, Andy was a law clerk to the Honorable Mary Ellen Barbera, Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals of Maryland and the Honorable Albert J. Matricciani, Jr. of the Court of Special Appeals.  Andy primarily represents public school systems in a variety of matters including employment discrimination litigation, collective bargaining, teacher and student discipline, construction and procurement and wage and hour claims.  Andy is an adjunct professor of school law at Johns Hopkins University and McDaniel College and has lectured on employment law at the University of Maryland School of Law and the University of Baltimore School of Law. 

We are very proud of their many professional accomplishments and look forward to their continued professional growth and success at PK Law.