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Offit Kurman Maintains a Strong Presence on the 2024 Maryland Super Lawyers List

Bethesda, MD - (December 18, 2023) - Offit Kurman is pleased to announce that 28 of the firm’s attorneys have been included on the Maryland Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 2024 lists. Additionally, Cheryl Hepfer, and Catherine McQueen, were again included on the Maryland Top 100 and Top 50 Female lists, respectively and Stephen Metz was included on the Maryland Top 100 list. Based on over 7 million peer reviews provided by attorneys, the rankings are a leading, unbiased source of legal referrals in the United States.

The Offit Kurman lawyers on the list are a diverse group of individuals whose practices span various legal service areas including family law, business, bankruptcy, labor and employment, estates and trusts, real estate and more. Many of the attorneys recognized this year have appeared on the list multiple times.

Links to these attorneys’ biographies, along with their practice areas and years included on the list, can be found below.

* Selected to Top 100 List | *+ Selected to Top 100 and Top 50 Females List



Super Lawyers

Howard K. Kurman

Years: 13 | Employment & Labor


Timothy C. Lynch

Years: 8 | Business Litigation


Rising Stars

Maxim Doroshenko

Years: 3 | Employment Litigation


Gwendolyn Roy-Harrison

Years: 2 | Real Estate


Rachel Mech 

Years: 3 | Family Law



Super Lawyers

Lisa Becker

Years: 2 | Family Law


Sandra Brooks

Years: 4 | Family Law


Cheryl L. Hepfer*†

Years: 18 | Family Law


James M. Hoffman

Years: 11 | Business/Corporate


Samantha H. Kravitz

Years: 2 | Family Law

*Named to Rising Stars for 5 years


Catherine H. McQueen*†

Years: 10 | Family Law


Stephen A. Metz

Years: 11 | Bankruptcy: Business


John R. Orrick, Jr.

Years: 13 | Business/Corporate


Eric J. Pelletier

Years: 8 | Business Litigation


Bryn H. Sherman

Years: 6 | Bankruptcy: Business


Susan Wyckoff

Years: 9 | Family Law


Marshall Yaap

Years: 2 | Family Law


Rising Stars

Summer Abel

First Year on the List | Family Law


Michelle L. Evans

Years: 7 | Estate & Probate


Thomas Hughes

Years: 2 | General Litigation


Kevin Woodbridge

Years: 2 | Estate & Probate



Super Lawyers

Linda S. Ostovitz

Years: 8 | Family Law


Rising Stars

Michael Joseck

First Year on the List | Estate & Probate


Meghan McCulloch

Years: 9 | Estate & Probate



Super Lawyers

Ian P. Bartman 

Years: 11 | Business Litigation


Keith N. Schiszik

Years: 17 | Family Law




Offit Kurman, a full-service AmLaw 200 law firm with offices throughout the East Coast and in Southern California, serves dynamic businesses, individuals and families. Founded in 1987, the firm’s 280+ attorneys 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.