8/27/2018: F&P Principals Named to Best Lawyers in America® 2019 Listing

Franklin & Prokopik is pleased to announce that two of our principals have been selected to the Best Lawyers in America 2019.  Bert Randall, from our corporate headquarters office in Baltimore, received the distinction for Workers’ Compensation and Employment Law and Lynn Fitzpatrick, from our Herndon office, was honored with a selection in the Workers’ Compensation category.  This is the second year in a row both attorneys have received this honor.

For more than 30 years, Best Lawyers in America, has led the industry in highlighting the accomplishments of attorneys and is the oldest ranking service in the world for the legal profession. The process includes nominations of attorneys that are then evaluated by their peers. Applications receiving high reviews then undergo an authentication process of their credentials and standings. This year 7.8 million votes were analyzed, resulting in 60,000 lawyers being included in the newest addition.

Bert Randall, President of Franklin & Prokopik, is a trial attorney concentrating in complex matters involving employment, tort liability and business litigation.  He regularly represents companies in state and federal courts, and before state and federal administrative agencies.

Lynn Fitzpatrick concentrates her practice in the area of civil litigation, especially the defense of state workers’ compensation cases.  Lynn has lectured extensively on issues of law and procedure involving workers’ compensation issues.

8/16/2018: F&P’s Herndon, VA Office Participates in Cornerstones’ Back-to-School Drive

Yesterday, August 15, F&P employees from our Herndon office made a visit to Cornerstones in Reston, Virignia to assist the organization in preparing for the upcoming school year. Our staff aided other volunteers in sorting school supplies by grade and gender, making sure each group of supplies included every item from the supply list provided by Fairfax County. The completed stacks of school supplies were then placed into bags to be delivered to nearly 3,000 students (grades K-12) in the Reston-Herndon area. In addition to the school supplies, nearly 3000 of the students will  receive new backpacks. Cornerstones relies on volunteers and donations to make this initiative successful.  The Cornerstones volunteer outing was one of many community endeavors the firm has implemented in 2018.  To learn more about F&P’s commitment to corporate social responsibility, visit https://www.fandpnet.com/corporate-social-responsibility/.

Cornerstones is a nonprofit organization that promotes self-sufficiency by providing support and advocacy for those in need of food, shelter, affordable housing, quality childcare, and other human services.  They have been serving Northwest Fairfax County for nearly 50 years through a variety of charitable programs and events.  To learn more about Cornerstones visit https://www.cornerstonesva.org/.

Thank you to our staff from Virginia for taking time out of their day to help give local students the supplies they need to have a successful start to the new school year.

Herndon Volunteer Day at Cornerstones




8/8/2018: Jennifer Banach Re-Appointed to MSBA Publications Committee

Jennifer Banach, the head of F&P’s Hagerstown office, has been re-appointed to the Maryland State Bar Association’s (MSBA) Publications Committee for fiscal year 2018-2019.  The Publications Committee assists the Board of Governors and MSBA staff in the development of educational publications for various practice areas and sectors of the legal profession.  Jennifer was selected for this position in light of her hard work and dedication to the MSBA and the legal profession.  She served on the committee the previous fiscal year as well.

MSBA exists to effectively represent Maryland’s lawyers, to provide member services, and to promote professionalism, diversity in the legal profession, access to justice, service to the public and respect for the rule of law.  Visit https://www.msba.org/ for more information.

8/1/2018: F&P Volunteers Join the Ronald McDonald House for McBlitz Day

Last Wednesday, July 25, a group of F&P employees went to the Ronald McDonald House on W. Lexington Street in Baltimore City to participate in one of its McBlitz days. Twice a month, RMH welcomes a group of volunteers to come to the house to help with any chores, clean-up or maintenance necessary to keep the house running. Our staff worked on art projects, both a decorative art collage and cleaning and decorating stones. The stones, covered in handwritten, inspirational messages from visitors and volunteers, will be used to construct a stone wall.  These projects will be displayed in the new house, which is currently under construction in East Baltimore on Aisquith Street. Other volunteers cleaned the laundry room and kitchens. Some sorted through soda can tabs to remove any metal or foreign objects. The aluminum tabs are then recycled and the money RMH receives from these tabs are used for gas for the shuttle, which provides transportation to the hospitals and local stores.

Ronald McDonald House Charities Baltimore provides lodging, at no cost, to families of seriously ill children who are being treated a local hospitals, either as inpatient or outpatient. Although part of an international organization, the RHM in Baltimore is independent and locally funded. The house relies on community support, both monetary and in the form of donations and volunteers to provide its services. For more information about the Ronald McDonald House and its mission, please visit the website https://rmhcbaltimore.org/.

Thank you to all of our volunteers who participated to make this day a success. And a special thank you to the Ronald McDonald House for allowing us to partner with them to support this much needed and honorable community service. Click on the link provided to view photos of F&P McBlitz day.

Ronald McDonald House McBlitz Day