May 21, 2021

Chambers USA Releases 2021 Rankings of Venable Attorneys and Practices

72 attorneys and 30 practice groups are ranked at the state and national levels

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Washington, DC (May 21, 2021) – Chambers USA has released its 2021 list of law firm practice group and attorney rankings for the United States. This year, 72 Venable attorneys and 30 practice groups were ranked at the state and national levels. This is Chambers USA's eighteenth annual survey covering America's leading practices and attorneys.

The following is a list of ranked Venable attorneys and practice groups.


Advertising: Litigation

  • Roger Colaizzi

Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory

  • Leonard Gordon
  • Jeffrey Knowles
  • Melissa Steinman

Energy: Oil & Gas (Regulatory & Litigation)

  • Steven Adducci
  • Richard Powers, Jr.
  • Gregory Wagner (Up and Coming)

Food & Beverages: Regulatory & Litigation

  • Angel Garganta

Government Contracts: The Elite

  • Paul Debolt
  • J. Scott Hommer, III
  • Dismas Locaria

Intellectual Property

Leisure & Hospitality

  • Courtney Capute

 Political Law

  • Ronald Jacobs
  • Lawrence Norton

Privacy & Data Security: The Elite

  • Emilio Cividanes
  • Reed Freeman
  • Stuart Ingis (Eminent Practitioner)

Product Liability & Mass Torts: The Elite

  • Stephen Marshall
  • Bruce Parker (Spotlight Table – Product Liability: Pharmaceutical)
  • Craig Thompson

REITs: Maryland Counsel

  • Carmen Fonda (Up and Coming)
  • James Hanks, Jr. (Senior Statespeople)
  • Sharon Kroupa (Star Individual)
  • Patricia McGowan
  • Christopher Pate
  • Michael Schiffer

Transportation: Shipping/Maritime: Regulatory

  • Ashley Craig


Media & Entertainment: Litigation

  • Lee Brenner
  • District of Columbia

    Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

    • Lisa Tavares


    • Douglas Green

    Intellectual Property: Patent Prosecution

    • Michele Van Patten Frank

    Intellectual Property: Trademark, Copyright & Trade Secrets

    • Rebecca Liebowitz
    • Andrew Price
    • Linda Zirkelbach

    Real Estate

    • Joseph Creech (Up and Coming)
    • Robert Gottlieb
    • Philip Horowitz (Senior Statespeople)
    • Thomas Klanderman
    • J. Michael Pickett
    • Stefan Tucker (Senior Statespeople)

    Technology & Outsourcing

    • Nora Garrote



    • Mark Friedlander
    • Kenneth Roberts
    • Heidi Rowe



    • Laura Bouyea (Up and Coming)
    • Gregory Cross


    • James Hanks, Jr. (Senior Statespeople)
    • Sharon Kroupa
    • Charles Morton, Jr.
    • Bryan Rakes
    • Anthony Rosso
    • Michael Schiffer
    • Thomas Washburne, Jr.

    Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

    • Harry Atlas
    • Kenneth Hoffman
    • Thora Johnson


    Labor & Employment

    • Jeffrey Ayres
    • Todd Horn
    • Ronald Taylor

    Litigation: General Commercial

    • Stacie Tobin
    • G. Stewart Webb, Jr.

    Real Estate

    • Kevin Shepherd

    Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

    • Robert Hoffman

    New York


    • Brian Lustbader
    • Gary Rubin
    • Sayward Mazur (Construction: Mediator)

    Intellectual Property: Patent

    • Dominick Conde
    • Michael Sandonato

    Litigation: General Commercial: Highly Regarded

    • Edward Boyle
    • Kostas Katsiris

    Virginia: Northern


    • Joseph Schmelter

    Real Estate

    • Henry Brandenstein, Jr.

    Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use

    • G. Evan Pritchard (Up and Coming)


    Litigation: General Commercial

    • Nick DePalma
    • Michael Robinson


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