Thirty-seven Venable attorneys were included in the Super Lawyers 2011 list for Maryland attorneys.

Among the highlights of the 2011 list: Kevin L. Shepherd was named to the publication's "Top 50" list of attorneys receiving the highest point totals during the nomination, research and review process for the third year in a row, and Venable attorneys Gary M. Almeter, Michael T. Pedone, Jennifer A. Pratt and W. Bryan Rakes were named to Super Lawyers' "Rising Stars" list.

The complete list of Venable attorneys named to the Maryland edition of the Super Lawyers 2011 list is below.

The Top 50: (received the highest points total nomination, research and blue ribbon review process)
Kevin L. Shepherd - Baltimore

Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
Gregory A. Cross - Baltimore
David E. Rice - Baltimore
Richard L. Wasserman - Baltimore

Business Litigation
James K. Archibald - Baltimore
Benjamin R. Civiletti - Baltimore
James E. Gray - Baltimore
Michael Schatzow - Baltimore
James L. Shea - Baltimore
Paul F. Strain - Baltimore

Michael J. Baader - Baltimore
Herbert D. Frerichs - Baltimore

Criminal Defense: White Collar
Geoffrey R. Garinther - Baltimore
W. Warren Hamel - Baltimore

Employee Benefits/ERISA
Kenneth R. Hoffman - Baltimore
Barbara E. Schlaff - Baltimore

Employment & Labor
Jeffrey P. Ayres - Towson
Todd J. Horn - Baltimore
Ronald W. Taylor - Baltimore

Estate Planning & Probate
Jeffrey J. Radowich - Baltimore

Health Care
Constance H. Baker - Baltimore
Peter P. Parvis - Baltimore

Land Use/Zoning
Robert A. Hoffman - Towson

Mergers & Acquisitions
James J. Hanks, Jr. - Baltimore
Charles J. Morton, Jr. - Baltimore
Thomas D. Washburne, Jr. - Baltimore

Robert L. Waldman - Baltimore

Personal Injury Defense: Products
M. King Hill, III - Towson
Bruce R. Parker - Baltimore
Craig A. Thompson - Baltimore

Real Estate
Kevin L. Shepherd - Baltimore
James D. Wright - Baltimore

Bryson L. Cook - Baltimore

2011 Maryland Rising Stars List
Gary M. Almeter (Personal Injury Defense: General)
Michael T. Pedone (Mergers & Acquisitions)
Jennifer A. Pratt (Estate Planning & Probate)
W. Bryan Rakes (Mergers & Acquisitions)