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Baltimore, MD- Pessin Katz Law (“PK Law”) is pleased to announce its 2018  recognition by Chambers and Partners USA.

PK Law’s Medical Malpractice Defense Group was recognized for Healthcare for Maryland.  The Chambers online profile describes the Group as a, “[b]outique medical malpractice defense team, with a deep bench of trial lawyers who have experience representing major clients. Frequently retained on complex, high-stakes disputes such as wrongful death, surgical error and discharge hearings.” PK Law Member Natalie Magdeburger, was also selected as a Notable Practitioner for Medical Malpractice in Maryland.

PK Law’s Medical Malpractice Defense Group currently has 13 lawyers, two of which were practicing nurses prior to obtaining their law degrees, and four paralegals. The Group is one of the largest and acclaimed medical malpractice defense teams in the region with extensive trial experience representing health care providers in complex medical negligence and personal injury actions in Maryland’s state, federal and appellate courts, as well as in administrative hearings for disciplinary proceedings before the various licensing boards. In an effort to help clients avoid contentious and costly litigation, the Group also provides risk management advice to medical professionals, their practice groups, and health care facilities and takes an active role in early resolution of matters where warranted.

In addition, PK Law Member Patricia McHugh Lambert was recognized for Insurance in Maryland.  Ms. Lambert is described in the Chambers profile as an attorney who “represents insurers and policyholders in a range of contentious matters. Market sources testify to the versatility of her “prominent insurance practice” and report that “she’s a very experienced coverage lawyer.”

Ms. Lambert has over 35 years of experience in handling complex commercial litigation and insurance matters. Ms. Lambert has worked on national class actions, significant litigation and regulatory matters for Fortune 500 companies. She has also assisted small and mid-sized companies and business executives with contract, real estate, liability assessment and commercial disputes that needed to be resolved quickly and efficiently. Ms. Lambert is best known as an attorney who knows the field of insurance. She has represented insurers, policyholders, and insurance producers in disputes both in court and before the Maryland Insurance Administration.

Chambers USA has been ranking the best lawyers since 1990, and now covers 185 jurisdictions. It ranks lawyers and law firms on several factors and considerations, all of which are investigated by a team of more than 140 full time researchers. Individual lawyers are ranked (in their practice-area(s)) on the basis of their legal knowledge and experience, their ability, their effectiveness, and their client-service. Law firm rankings relate to a department of the firm, not to the firm as a whole. Law-firm departments are ranked on the qualities of their lawyers and the effectiveness and capability of the department as a whole – its strength and depth. These factors and considerations are judged by interviews with those active in the market who are mainly clients and other lawyers with whom they work; and by assessing recent work done. Internal meetings are held by researchers, deputy editors and editors to go through the research conducted and to compile and approve the ranking tables.