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Baltimore, MD– Pessin Katz Law (“PK Law”) is pleased to announce that 9 lawyers have been named to the 2019 Edition of Best Lawyers and Natalie Magdeburger has been named Baltimore “Lawyer of the Year” for Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants.

Mr. Allen, Ms. Lambert and Mr. Pessin have been named to the Best Lawyers list every year for the past 14 years and Ms. Magdeburger has been named to the list every year for the past 11 years.

Steven A. AllenCommercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: General Practice, Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Patricia McHugh LambertInsurance Law

Natalie C. MagdeburgerMedical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants; Baltimore “Lawyer of the Year” Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants

Mairi Pat MaguireInsurance Law, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants

Edmund J. O’MeallyEducation Law

David N. PessinSports Law

Catherine W. Steiner: Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants

Leslie StellmanLabor Law – Management

Drake ZaharrisCommercial Litigation, Insurance Law


We are proud of these PK Law Attorneys as this shows their dedication to achieving expertise in their areas of practice and the successes they have achieved for their clients.


Best Lawyers is one of the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. It has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. “Best Lawyers is the most effective tool in identifying critical legal expertise,” said President and Co-Founder Steven Naifeh. “Inclusion on this list shows that an attorney is respected by his or her peers for professional success.”


Only a single lawyer in each practice area and community is honored with a “Lawyer of the Year” award and the award is made based on extremely high feedback received during the review process.