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Pessin Katz Law (“PK Law”) is pleased to announce that 21 PK Law Attorneys were selected for inclusion on the 2022 Maryland Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists.


PK Law Business Litigation Attorney Steven Allen, who has been selected for inclusion on the list for the past 15 years, was also selected to the prestigious 2022 Maryland Super Lawyers Top 100 List.  This is the fifth consecutive time and the sixth overall time Mr. Allen has been selected to the Top 100 list.

PK Law Medical Malpractice Defense Attorney Catherine Steiner were selected to the prestigious 2022 Maryland Super Lawyers Top 50 Women List and the 2022 Maryland Super Lawyers Top 100 List.  Ms. Steiner has been selected to the Top 50 Women List consecutively since 2012 and it is the sixth time she has been named to the Top 100 list.

PK Law Attorneys, Steven Allen, Drake Zaharris, Patricia McHugh Lambert, Natalie Magdeburger, Catherine Steiner, Joan Cerniglia-Lowensen, Mairi Pat Maguire and Paul Finamore, have been selected to the Maryland Super Lawyers list for ten or more years.



David Pessin, Estate & Probate, 6 years

Steven Allen, Business Litigation, 15 years

Drake Zaharris, Business Litigation, 13 years

Patricia McHugh Lambert, Business Litigation, 15 years

Edmund O’Meally, Education & Labor, 5 years

Natalie Magdeburger, Medical Malpractice Defense, 15 years

Catherine Steiner, Medical Malpractice Defense, 14 years

Joan Cerniglia-Lowensen, Medical Malpractice Defense, 11 years

Mairi Pat Maguire, Medical Malpractice Defense, 10 years

Paul Finamore, Employment & Labor, 14 years

Lisa Settles, Employment & Labor, 8 years

Gregory Kirby, Medical Malpractice Defense, 7 years

Margaret McKee, Business Litigation, 7 years

Thomas Zagami, Business Litigation, 8 years



Megan Anderson, Medical Malpractice Defense, 2 years

John Doran, General Litigation, 5 years

Cheryl Jones, Estate & Probate, 7 years

Adam Konstas, Schools & Education, 5 years

Ashley Nelson-Raut, Estate & Probate, 3 years


Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multi-phase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel. A representative number of attorneys from small, medium and large firms are selected and only 5% of attorneys are selected to a state Super Lawyer List.  Attorneys who are 40 years of age or younger or who have been in practice ten years or less are eligible for a state’s Rising Stars List.  Only 2.5% of attorneys are selected to this list.