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Pessin Katz Law, P.A., (PK Law), is proud to announce that Members David N. Pessin and Patricia McHugh Lambert have been selected as Best Lawyers’ 2012 Lawyers of the Year. Mr. Pessin has been named Best Lawyers’ 2012 Baltimore Entertainment Law – Lawyer of the Year and Mrs. Lambert was named Best Lawyers’ 2012 Insurance Law – Lawyer of the Year.

Each year, Best Lawyers, one of the most respected peer-review publications in the legal profession, compiles lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. In the U.S., Best Lawyers publishes an annual referral guide, The Best Lawyers in America, which includes 41,149 attorneys in 126 practice areas, covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia. After more than a quarter of a century in publication, Best Lawyers is now designating “Lawyers of the Year” in high-profile practice areas in large legal communities. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.”  This is a very significant accomplishment, as the lawyers being honored as “Lawyers of the Year” have received particularly high ratings in the surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

Mr. Pessin is recognized throughout the country for his experience and innovation in estate planning, estate and gift tax planning, guardianship/conservatorship, medicaid, and planning for those with disabilities. He is also one of the few attorneys in the Baltimore region who concentrates in planning for and advising professional athletes and broadcasters. Mr. Pessin has established a long and distinguished career in the legal field and a solid reputation nationally and internationally as a professional athlete’s secret weapon. He has worked with and represented professional athletes in the NBA, MLB, PGA, NFL, NHL, ATP and UFC. Some of Mr. Pessin’s high-profile clients include Sam Cassell, NBA Point Guard; Tito Ortiz, Mixed Martial Arts Fighter; Fred Manfra, Baltimore Orioles Broadcaster; and Andy Freed, Tampa Bay Rays Broadcaster.

Ms. Lambert has over 25 years of experience in handling complex commercial litigation and insurance matters. She has worked on national class actions and significant litigation and regulatory matters for Fortune 500 companies, and has also assisted small and mid-sized companies and business executives with contract, real estate, and commercial disputes.  Ms. Lambert is best known as an attorney who knows the field of insurance, representing insurers, policyholders, and insurance producers in disputes both in court and before the Maryland Insurance Administration.