Bethesda Best Lawyers


Bethesda Magazine Best Lawyers Recognition

Bethesda Magazine sends a survey to more than 1,800 attorneys who practice in Montgomery County asking them to name the attorneys they would recommend in 25 practice areas. Nearly 500 attorneys participated in the survey. 10 Offit Kurman attorneys were selected by their peers.

Discover the latest accolades, awards, and honors our attorneys and firm have received.


Bethesda Magazine Best Lawyers-Edited 2019 (003)

Recognized Attorneys

Lisa Seltzer Becker

Family Law/Divorce and School

Sandra A. Brooks

Family Law/Divorce

Sara M. Donohue

Family Law/Divorce

Emily B. Gelmann

Family Law/Divorce

Cheryl L. Hepfer

Family Law/Divorce

James M. Hoffman

Bankruptcy, Creditors’ Rights and Corporate

Lauren A. Jenkins

Trusts & Estates

Stephen Metz

Bankruptcy (Creditors)

Pilar C. Nichols

Family Law/Divorce

Jordan Savitz


"There is no greater compliment than being recognized by other attorneys with whom you work to resolve issue for families who are going through very difficult times."

"It is a great honor to be recognized as one of the best by my brothers and sisters of the bar."

"My practice is committed to supporting the growing businesses that are the economic engine for this community. Being recognized by Bethesda Magazine as a Best Lawyer for business law reinforces that the work I do with and for business owners is making an impact."

“I am very touched and humbled to have been selected by my peers as someone they viewed as worthy of such a recognition.”

“To be recognized by my peers is as important to me as being recognized by my clients. I’m honored and respect them as advocates and colleagues.”


Offit Kurman, one of the fastest-growing, full-service law firms in the United States, serves dynamic businesses, individuals and families. With 19 offices and more than 280 lawyers who counsel clients across more than 30 areas of practice, Offit Kurman helps maximize and protect business value and personal wealth by providing innovative and entrepreneurial counsel that focuses on clients’ business objectives, interests and goals. The firm is distinguished by the quality, breadth and global reach of its legal services and a unique operational structure that encourages a culture of collaboration. For more information, visit