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HPK continues on its expansion road with the announcement today that the firm will be adding another attorney, James R. Benjamin, Jr.  The addition of Benjamin comes on the heels of HPK’s addition of a Medical Malpractice Group, including three new partners, Natalie C. Magdeburger, Catherine W. Steiner, Mairi Pat Maguire, an associate, Elliott D. Petty, and a paralegal, Aristia V. Baysmore. 
James Benjamin, a former associate with Whiteford, Taylor and Preston, LLP, received his law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law.  Upon graduation he clerked for the Honorable Ellen M. Heller, Administrative Judge, Circuit Court for Baltimore City.  Benjamin has significant litigation experience in lead paint, condemnation, eminent domain actions, product liability matters and professional liability matters.  He also has appellate experience having successfully argued cases before both the Court of Appeals and Court of Special Appeals.  Benjamin is currently waiting on a decision in a case argued before the Court of Appeals last week in which one of the issues is the constitutionality of Maryland’s lead paint statute.  In 2009, Benjamin was named a Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine and in 2005 he was named one of Baltimore Business Journal’s 40 under 40.