News: Press Release

Offit Kurman Remains Well-Represented on Maryland Super Lawyers List for 2023

For Immediate Release

December 14, 2022

Offit Kurman is pleased to announce that twenty-nine of the firm’s attorneys have been included on the Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 2023 list. Additionally, Cheryl HepferCatherine McQueen, and Pilar Nichols were again included on the Maryland Top 100 and Top 50 Female lists, respectively. 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, bankruptcy, government contracts, business organizations, and commercial litigation. 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



 Howard K. Kurman

Years: 12 | Employment & Labor


Timothy C. Lynch

Years: 9 | Business Litigation


Gwendolyn Roy-Harrison

First Year on the List | Landlord Representation


Rising Stars

Rachel Mech 

Years: 2 | Family Law


Emily Shank

Years: 4 | Family Law



Super Lawyers

Lisa Becker

First Year on the List | Family Law


Sandra Brooks

Years: 3 | Family Law


Sara M. Donohue

Years: 12 | Family Law


Cheryl L. Hepfer*†

Years: 17 | Family Law


James M. Hoffman

Years: 10 | Business Corporation


Samantha H. Kravitz

First Year on the List | Family Law

*Named to Rising Stars for 5 years


Catherine H. McQueen*†

Years: 9 | Family Law


Stephen A. Metz

Years: 10 | Bankruptcy: Business


Pilar C. Nichols*†

Years: 8 | Family Law


Ronald L. Ogens*

Years: 17 | Family Law


John R. Orrick, Jr.

Years: 12 | Business Corporation


Bryn H. Sherman

Years: 5 | Bankruptcy: Business


Kevin Woodbridge

First Year on the List | Estate & Probate


Marshall Yaap

First Year on the List | Family Law


Rising Stars

Rebeka Bautista

Years: 5 | Family Law


M. Jemi Cho

Years: 4 | Family Law


Michelle L. Evans

Years: 6 | Estate & Probate


Emily B. Gelmann

Years: 7 | Family Law




Super Lawyers

Linda S. Ostovitz

Years: 7 | Family Law


Rising Stars

Meghan McCulloch

Years: 8 | Estate & Probate



Super Lawyers

Ian P. Bartman 

Years: 10 | Business Litigation


Keith N. Schiszik

Years: 16 | 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.