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Baltimore, MD– Catherine W. Steiner, a member of Pessin Katz Law, P.A., (PK Law), has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America.

The induction ceremony at which Ms. Steiner became a Fellow took place recently before an audience of approximately 614 persons during the recent 2012 Spring Meeting of the College in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Founded in 1950, the College is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and Canada. Fellowship in the College is extended by invitation only and only after careful investigation, to those experienced trial lawyers who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. Lawyers must have a minimum of fifteen years trial experience before they can be considered for Fellowship.

Membership in the College cannot exceed one percent of the total lawyer population of any state or province. There are currently approximately 5,838 members in the United States and Canada, including active Fellows, Emeritus Fellows, Judicial Fellows (those who ascended to the bench after their induction) and Honorary Fellows. The College strives to improve and elevate the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the trial profession. Qualified lawyers are called to Fellowship in the College from all branches of trial practice. They are carefully selected from among those who customarily represent plaintiffs in civil cases and those who customarily represent
defendants, those who prosecute accused of crime and those who defend them. The College is thus able to speak with a balanced voice on important issues affecting the legal profession and the administration of justice.

Catherine W. Steiner is a member in the firm of Pessin Katz Law, P.A., and has been practicing in Baltimore for twenty one years. Ms. Steiner has extensive trial experience in the defense of serious medical malpractice and personal injury claims.  She represents parties involved in litigation before trial courts throughout the State of Maryland and on appeal before the state’s intermediate and highest appellate courts.  In addition to representing health care providers in medical malpractice actions, Ms. Steiner represents health care providers in disciplinary proceedings before administrative agencies of the State of Maryland. A 1991 graduate of the College of William and Mary’s Marshall-Wythe School of Law, Ms. Steiner  holds an undergraduate degree from Tufts University. She is AV® Preeminent rated by Martindale Hubbell, has been listed in Maryland Super Lawyers for 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012, most recently for 2012 was listed as one of the Top 100 Maryland Super Lawyers and one of the Top 50 Women Maryland Super Lawyers, and has been recognized in the area of medical malpractice defense litigation by Best Lawyers of America since 2009.