PK Law Turns 30!


We are pleased to announce the 30th Anniversary of Pessin Katz Law, P.A. (PK Law)!

PK Law was founded in May of 1988, primarily as an estate planning and elder law firm.  The founding attorneys, along with a few employees, occupied a small office space in Towson.  The firm steadily grew and diversified its practices and moved to its current headquarters located at 901 Dulaney Valley Rd. in August of 1993.  

Today the firm is the ninth largest law firm in the Baltimore metropolitan region and has offices in Towson/Baltimore, Columbia and Bel Air.  The firm currently has over 50 attorneys supported by paralegals, project managers, legal administrators, law clerks and an administrative staff that includes a Chief Financial Officer, Human Relations Director, Chief Information Officer and Chief Marketing and Business Development Officer.  The firm is led by Managing Director, Drake Zaharris.  While the firm continues to be a leader in the Estate Planning and Elder Law fields, the firm’s core practice areas now also include Corporate and Real Estate, Education Law, Employment Law, Litigation and Medical Malpractice Defense.  The firm’s attorneys have practices that span Maryland and the District of Columbia as well as nationwide.

PK Law provides sophisticated legal services in an efficient and cost-effective manner.  The firm is forward thinking and technology driven.  The success of this approach can be seen in the types of clients the firm represents, including Express Care, Convergence Technologies, Maryland Association of Boards of Education, Frederick Community College, Nationwide Insurance Company, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Shell Oil Company, Amtrak, the University of Maryland Medical System, The Doctors Company, Patient First and Mercy Health System, Inc.  Of the firm’s 52 attorneys 22 were selected for inclusion on Maryland’s Super Lawyers’ List for 2018 and 9 were selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America for 2018.  Two Members are Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers.  Four Members were selected as recent “Lawyer of the Year” in their practice area for the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore area by Best Lawyers in America and two received honors as Maryland’s Top 100 Lawyers.  Three Members were voted among Maryland’s Top 50 Women Lawyers for Maryland.  Three of the Firm’s Members have received the prestigious “Leadership in Law” recognition from the Maryland Daily Record.  PK Law is comprised of a team of accomplished and experienced attorneys.

As a workplace, the firm has worked hard to establish and maintain a culture of professionalism, diversity, community, growth, pride, appreciation, philanthropy, work-life balance and fun.  The firm has repeatedly been selected as a Baltimore Sun Top 100 Workplaces and a Baltimore Business Journal Best Place to Work Finalist.  As part of its recent office renovation, the firm built the PK Law Café where attorneys and employees gather for morning coffee, lunch, happy hour and firm events.  Organized by the PK Law Fun Committee, the firm regularly engages in fun activities including outings to O’s games, karaoke night, bowling, paint night, pumpkin decorating, garage top barbeques and ice cream socials. The firm also participates in firm sponsored community service activities such as their annual Food Box Program, Dress for Success, Toys for Tots and back to school supply drives.  The success of these efforts can be seen in the numbers.  Thirty percent of the firm’s current employees have been with the firm for 10 years or longer. 

PK Law looks forward to continued success and growth over the next thirty years and beyond.