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Congratulations to PK Law Medical Malpractice Defense Member Catherine Steiner on being recently voted in to the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).  Membership to ABOTA is by invitation only and along with other requirements all members must have tried at least 10 civil jury trials to jury verdict or hung jury as lead counsel.

Ms. Steiner has over 28 years of extensive trial experience representing health care providers in the defense of serious medical malpractice claims before all of the trial courts throughout the State of Maryland and in cases appealed to Maryland’s intermediate and highest appellate courts.  Ms. Steiner has an extensive and impressive trial and motions practice record where she has successfully tried numerous matters to a defense verdict or was able to have the case dismissed either voluntarily or through motions.

Catherine also represents physicians, nurses, dentists, and other health care providers in proceedings before The Maryland Board of Physicians, The Maryland Board of Nursing, The Maryland Board of Dental Examiners and other administrative agencies of the State of Maryland. In such licensing matters, Catherine assists her clients thorough all phases of the process from the preliminary investigation through charges, hearing and disciplinary action.

An alumna of The Bryn Mawr School, Catherine received her undergraduate degree in Economics from Tufts University and worked for two years as a legal assistant before entering law school at the College of William and Mary’s Marshall-Wythe School of Law from which she graduated in 1991. Catherine is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America. In 2013, 2017 and 2020, she was recognized as Lawyer of the Year for Professional Malpractice: Defendants by The Best Lawyers of America® and has been recognized in that publication in the areas of medical malpractice and professional malpractice law annually since 2009. Catherine also has been listed in Maryland Super Lawyers since 2007 and has been listed as one of Maryland’s Top 100 Lawyers 2012-2016 and Top 50 Women Lawyers annually since 2012. She is rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell.


About ABOTA:

ABOTA, founded in 1958, is a national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges. ABOTA and its members are dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. ABOTA membership consists of more than 7,600 lawyers—equally balanced between plaintiff and defense—and judges spread among 96 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The general purposes of the Association is to foster improvement in the ethical and technical standards of practice in the field of advocacy to the end that individual litigants may receive more effective representation and the general public be benefited by more efficient administration of justice consistent with time-tested and traditional principles of litigation.