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PK Law has been recognized in Benchmark Litigation as a recommended firm for litigation in Maryland for 2016. PK Law is one of only 14 Maryland firms selected as a recommended or highly recommended firm for litigation in Maryland.

In addition, Steve Allen was selected a Benchmark Local Litigation Star for 2016 in the areas of Criminal, General Commercial, Professional Liability and White Collar Crime.

Below is the PK Law profile on the Benchmark Litigation website:
Pessin Katz Law joins the list this year after receiving high praise from clients and competitors throughout Maryland. Its nearly 50 attorneys, half of whom are litigators, represent businesses and entrepreneurs, individuals, institutions, insurers, medical professionals, and health care facilities. “Steven Allen is the person I’d go to,” says an adversary, elaborating that Allen is ruthless in fighting the government for people in need of legal assistance. He has more than three decades of experience that emphasizes commercial, general litigation, and criminal defense. A client unabashedly says, “I have known these attorneys for many years, and they are highly qualified experts in their areas of expertise.” In a recent case, Allen represented the former President of Bradford Bank when a complaint was filed against it in connection with the failure of the bank, which was taken over by the FDIC in 2009. Natalie Magdeburger is probably the best trial attorney I have ever seen – and I have been involved in litigation for over 30 years! We definitely will continue to use the firm. We use a number of other excellent firms, but I think the Pessin Katz medical malpractice team is one of the best.” Magdeburger represented Johns Hopkins in a case in which the plaintiff accused the client of knowingly exposing her and her family to an unnecessary risk of lead-based paint and dust during her residence at a residential property in Baltimore. She secured a victory for the client when the Court granted summary judgement in favour of Johns Hopkins on all accounts.

What is Benchmark Litigation?
Benchmark exclusively covers the litigation market. The original publication, Benchmark Litigation—the definitive guide to America’s leading litigation firms and attorneys—is the only publication to focus exclusively on US litigation. The results of Benchmark Litigation stem from the culmination of a six-month research period where researchers conduct extensive interviews with litigators and their clients to identify the leading litigators and firms. During these interviews, researchers examine recent casework handled by law firms and ask individual litigators to offer their professional opinions on peers.
Firms cannot pay to be recommended for the guide. Instead, firms have been independently offered the opportunity to take a professional listing regardless of editorial content. Recommendations are based on interviews with the nation’s leading private practice lawyers and in-house counsel.

In an effort to provide the most accurate and comprehensive coverage of the litigation market, listings are done on a national and state level.