Maryland Super Lawyers Articles

Luigi Ciuffetelli

The Human Touch

Kerry D. Staton is such a good lawyer he almost bankrupted Baltimore

Featuring Kerry D. Staton

Luigi Ciuffetelli

Bosses

Forget a sports car—Heather Hostetter and Amy Strent made the most of a “mid-life crisis” when they struck out on their own

Featuring Heather Q. Hostetter, …

Under the Microscope

How Serial helped C. Justin Brown’s case for Adnan Syed—and how it opened his every legal move to scrutiny

Featuring C. Justin Brown

The Long Recovery

Ron Karp is still fighting for the victims of the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombing in Kenya

Featuring Ronald A. Karp

Balti-More

McGuireWoods’ Ava Lias-Booker on why she’s tired of ‘first’ but not ‘more’

Featuring Ava E. Lias-Booker

Luigi Ciuffetelli

Not The Secretary, The Assistant, The Typist, The Helpmate

Even though lawyering is in her blood, in the male-dominated legal world of the 1970s, M. Natalie McSherry had to prove all the things she wasn’t before she could prove what she was

Featuring M. Natalie McSherry

Luigi Ciuffetelli

Across The Aisle Style

Benjamin Rosenberg wants to beat his opponents, not beat them down

Featuring Benjamin Rosenberg

How Dondi West Was Won

The Baltimore lawyer keeps his eyes on the frontiers of technology while helping fellow service members

Featuring Dondi West

From the Barre to the Bar

Rebecca A. Nitkin traded in her pointe shoes for a criminal defense practice

Featuring Rebecca A. Nitkin

The Constant Constables

James Constable, the fifth generation of Constables to practice law in Maryland, tells us about his passion for preserving land, growing up in the country, and that time his great-great uncle almost clobbered a U.S. president

Featuring James W. Constable

Luigi Ciuffetelli

Killing Them with Kindness

Plaintiff’s lawyers hate to face Donald L. DeVries Jr. in a courtroom because he is so darn nice

Featuring Donald L. DeVries, Jr.

Luigi Ciuffetelli

The Humanizer

Criminal defense attorney Rene Sandler has one job: defend

Featuring Rene Sandler

Blind Spot

Sharon Krevor-Weisbaum works to shed light on the issues those with disabilities face

Featuring Sharon Krevor-Weisbaum

Defiant DNA

Companies that place people over profit should fear Robert K. Jenner

Featuring Robert K. Jenner

The Boy on the Bay

It didn’t take a message in a bottle for M. Hamilton “Tony” Whitman Jr. to grow up to be a maritime lawyer. Instead, it was sailing on the Chesapeake Bay as a boy and, later, serving time in the Navy

Featuring M. Hamilton Whitman, Jr.

Dean Ray

Chasing the Issue

Caroline Ciraolo always liked numbers; but it’s her people skills that make her a top tax controversy attorney

Featuring Caroline D. Ciraolo

Luigi Ciuffetelli

The Quiet Man

A family law case with Michael G. Hendler means intelligent dialogue and client resolution

Featuring Michael G. Hendler

Silver Lining

From fundraising to pro bono work, bankruptcy lawyer Irving E. Walker helps break down barriers for the homeless of Maryland

Featuring Irving E. Walker

Whistle Blown

Genevievette Walker-Lightfoot had evidence in 2004 that Bernie Madoff was committing fraud; no one listened

Featuring Genevievette E. Walker-Lightfoot

Maryland Law & Politics

Timothy F. Maloney talks ’70s politics, civility among lawyers, and having a gun pointed at his head

Featuring Timothy F. Maloney

Maryland Law & Politics

Timothy F. Maloney talks ’70s politics, civility among lawyers, and having a gun pointed at his head

Featuring Timothy F. Maloney

Luigi Ciuffetelli

The Sharecropper’s Son

Colleagues say Ken Ravenell is one of the hardest-working lawyers in the state; but he says he knows what hard work really is

Featuring Kenneth W. Ravenell

Luigi Ciuffetelli

Dynamite

Employment lawyer Kathleen Cahill shakes things up locally and nationally

Featuring Kathleen Cahill

Love and Documents

Lawrence Jacobs helps same-sex couples plan their estates

Featuring Lawrence S. Jacobs

Insurance Exchange

Jeffrey A. Wothers, managing partner of Niles, Barton & Wilmer, talks insurance, Lloyd’s of London, and why the founder of his firm was jailed by Abraham Lincoln

Featuring Jeffrey A. Wothers

The Devil and Paul Mark Sandler

For the noted trial attorney, argument, in its scholarly sense, is central to his life

Featuring Paul Mark Sandler

Lien Machine

Deborah Hunt Devan is a stock speculator, a private investigator and a CEO; in other words, a bankruptcy lawyer

 

Overtime

Aisha Braveboy is both lawyer and delegate

Featuring Aisha N. Braveboy

Small Oil

Harry Storm represents the corner gas station

 

Unnecessary Roughness

Workers’ comp lawyer Benjamin Boscolo represents plumbers, bus drivers and Baltimore Ravens

Featuring Benjamin T. Boscolo

Rifkin, Not Ripken

Alan Rifkin has represented Maryland’s Senate, governor, jockey club, and, yes, its baseball team

Featuring Alan M. Rifkin

‘If You Run Big, Dangerous Things, You Have an Obligation to Run Them Safely’

The philosophy of Constellation Energy’s Charles Berardesco

 

Medium Cool

How Susan Preston went from fiery protester to cool med-mal attorney

Featuring Susan T. Preston

A New York Yankees Fan in Baltimore’s Bankruptcy Court

Paul M. Nussbaum succeeds at helping failing businesses

Featuring Paul M. Nussbaum

Some Little Ol’ Lawyer in Rockville

For 50 years, Albert D. Brault has fought for the righteous cause; he also changed law

Featuring Albert D. Brault

Watchman

Jeffrey Nusinov used to fix what you used to wind on your wrist

Featuring Jeffrey E. Nusinov

‘Brace for Impact’

Venable’s James Hanks Jr. was the last passenger out of Flight 1549

Featuring James J. Hanks, Jr.

The Very Model of a Modern General Litigator

Brian Goodman has fun every summer with Gilbert and Sullivan

Featuring Brian S. Goodman

Q&A With Ward B. Coe III

The Gallagher Evelius & Jones attorney talks about taking on country clubs, S&Ls—and skunks

Featuring Ward B. Coe, III

High Hurdles

How Olympian Edward Neufville overcame civil war, immigrant status and a speech impediment to amend the U.S. Patriot Act

Featuring Edward W. Neufville, III

We Will Sell No Astrachan Before Its Time

James Astrachan is a "professionally focused attorney" mixed with the "nuttiness of an intuitive ad man"

Featuring James B. Astrachan

The Collector

Robert T. Franklin is a maniac for Baltimore sports memorabilia and die-cast model trucks

 

Mr. Everything

A soldier, a cop, a deacon and a lawyer walk into a bar—and they're all Francis Laws

Featuring Francis R. Laws

The Lawyer’s Lawyer

Why Andrew Jay Graham believes any case can be won

Featuring Andrew Jay Graham

The Lawyer Who Cleaned Up Baseball

Charles Scheeler on The Wire, WorldCom and the worst middle seat ever

Featuring Charles P. Scheeler

The Pit Bull

To Michele Nethercott, innocence is more than a project

Featuring Michele M. Nethercott

The Amazing Snyder-Man

Stephen Snyder is the master of the nine-figure case; now he’s going for 10!!

Featuring Stephen L. Snyder

The Gentleman

Paul Bekman puts people at ease—which works well with allies and even better on opponents

Featuring Paul D. Bekman

Still the Authority

How Alison Asti survived someone else’s turf war

 

More Than a Game

Jeff Schwaber has raised $3 million (and counting) for D.C.’s homeless

Featuring Jeffrey M. Schwaber

The Littlest Brother

The best prep for law and life, Paul Sweeney knows, is two older brothers

Featuring Paul M. Sweeney

Weekend Renaissance Man

Jonathan Claiborne acts, motorcycles and provides color commentary for Terrapins football

 

Changing the Face of America

How Sheela Murthy went from immigrant to immigration lawyer

Featuring Sheela Murthy

The Complete Trial Lawyer

How Arnold Weiner brought down a vice president, rehabilitated a congressman and won the preakness stakes

Featuring Arnold M. Weiner

The Barracuda with a Big Heart

Whether representing the Black Panthers or Bill Gates, Billy Murphy knows when to go for the kill

Featuring William "Billy" Murphy, Jr.

On the Side of the Underdog

Med-mal lawyer Kathleen Howard Meredith switched from defendant to plaintiff representation, and that has made all the difference

Featuring Kathleen Howard Meredith

Nice Guy Finishes First

Ron Shapiro's long-term relationship-building approach lost him Oprah, but won him Cal Ripken Jr., the respect of his peers and a Hollywood ending

Featuring Ronald M. Shapiro

The Supreme Thrill

Six Maryland attorneys talk about arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court

Featuring Thomas M. Wilson, III, …

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