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Pessin Katz Law, P.A. is pleased to announce that Members Steven A. Allen and Catherine Steiner were named Best Lawyers® 2017 Lawyers of the Year for the Baltimore area. Mr. Allen was named Lawyer of the Year for the Baltimore area for Criminal Defense:  General Practice.  Ms. Steiner was named Lawyer of the Year for the Baltimore area for Professional Malpractice:  Defendants.  Ms. Steiner also received this same distinction in 2013.

Steven A. Allen has been a litigator for over 30 years. Mr. Allen concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial and general litigation & criminal defense, including the defense of white collar criminal cases in the federal and state courts. He represents individuals and companies in a wide variety of cases in various state courts throughout Maryland, the United States District Court for the District of Maryland and state and federal courts outside of this state. He also represents clients in administrative proceedings and before professional boards.

Ms. Steiner has over 2o years of experience representing health care providers in the defense of serious medical malpractice claims before all of the trial courts throughout the State of Maryland and in cases appealed to Maryland’s intermediate and highest appellate courts.  She also represents physicians, nurses, dentists, and other health care providers in proceedings before The Maryland Board of Physicians, The Maryland Board of Nursing, The Maryland Board of Dental Examiners and other administrative agencies of the State of Maryland. In such licensing matters, Catherine assists her clients thorough all phases of the process from the preliminary investigation through charges, hearing and disciplinary action.

Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this accolade particularly significant. Lawyers being honored as “Lawyer of the Year” are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer-review assessments. Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.