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PK Law Members Catherine W. Steiner and Edmund J. O’Meally have been named Best Lawyers 2020 Lawyers of the Year – Baltimore.  Ms. Steiner is Lawyer of the Year for Professional Medical Malpractice – Defense and Mr. O’Meally is Lawyer of the Year for Education Law.  Also recognized in 2013 and 2017, this is the third time Ms. Steiner has been recognized as a Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year for Medical Malpractice – Defense – Baltimore and recognized in 2018, this is the second time Mr. O’Meally has been named Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year for Education Law – Baltimore.


Ms. Steiner is a Member in PK Law’s Medical Malpractice Defense Group.  She has over 27 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.

She 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 and hospitals and physicians involved in internal credentialing and privileging proceedings and in other hospital governance matters.

Ms. Steiner is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and a Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America. She is rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell, has been listed in Maryland Super Lawyers since 2007-2008, 2010-2018. She has been recognized in the areas of medical malpractice and professional malpractice law by The Best Lawyers of America® since 2009.


Mr. O’Meally is head of the Labor and Employment and Education Group at PK Law, and has worked closely with superintendents, boards of education, private schools, and private sector employers for over 33 years on a wide-variety of matters including collective bargaining, employment litigation, student discipline and special education, drug and alcohol issues, construction and procurement issues, and Open Meetings Act compliance.

Mr. O’Meally is an Adjunct Professor of School Law at Johns Hopkins University, Goucher College, McDaniel College, and Morgan State University and has given numerous presentations on employment and education issues for the North American Association of Education Negotiators, the Education Law Association, the  Maryland Association of Boards of Education, the Maryland Negotiations Service, the Association of School Business Officials, the Public School Superintendents Association of Maryland, the Office of Administrative Hearings, MICPEL, and other groups.


Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the public as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals. “Best Lawyers is the most effective tool in identifying critical legal expertise,” said President and Co-Founder Steven Naifeh. “Inclusion on this list shows that an attorney is respected by his or her peers for professional success.” Lawyers on the Best Lawyers in America list are divided by geographic region and practice areas. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.

Only a single lawyer in each practice area and community is honored with a “Lawyer of the Year” award and the award is made based on extremely high feedback received during the review process.


About Pessin Katz Law, P.A. (PK Law)

PK Law is a leading Maryland law firm with more than 60 attorneys, paralegals and law clerks. The firm’s main office is located in Towson with offices in Columbia and Bel Air. PK Law’s core practice areas include Corporate and Real Estate, Education Law, Employment Law, Estate Planning and Elder Law, General Litigation and Medical Malpractice Defense.