F&P is Awarded “Best Law Firms” Designation for 2022

Best Lawyers and U.S. News & World Report have released their 2022 “Best Law Firms” rankings last week. F&P is pleased to announce that we have been recognized for the fourth consecutive year and in multiple categories.

F&P has been awarded in the following designations for 2022:

  • Metropolitan Tier 1
    • Baltimore
      • Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers
  • Metropolitan Tier 2
    • Baltimore
      • Employment Law – Management
      • Litigation – Construction
    • Washington, D.C.
      • Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers

Designations are given to firms that consistently show professional excellence and who are given high ratings from both clients and peers. To be included in the 2022 edition, firms are vetted by the Best Lawyers and U.S. News & World Report through client and lawyer evaluations, peer reviews, and additional information provided by the firm. Only the top-scoring firms are selected as finalists and awarded designations throughout three tiers.

This year the evaluations exceeded 8 million, comprised of over 115,000 attorneys and more than 22,000 firms, with just over 2,000 firms receiving recognition.

For more information and to view all of the rankings, visit bestlawfirms.usnews.com.

 

Firm Counsel Scarlett Corso is Awarded BABC’s Young Lawyers’ Division Public Service Award

Franklin & Prokopik is proud to share that firm Counsel Scarlett Corso has been awarded the Bar Association of Baltimore City Young Lawyers’ Division (“YLD”) Public Service Award for the 2020-2021 year. This award recognizes a YLD member who has devoted substantial time to public service activities or other community service initiatives. Scarlett co-chaired the YLD Public Education Committee from 2019-2021, which is responsible for the BABC’s mock trial program in which Baltimore City public middle schoolers compete, as well as BABC Law Day, in which attorneys go to various Baltimore City schools in May and teach a topic of law to students of varying ages. Scarlett has also formally served as a mentor to young lawyers for the last four years with YLD, as well as a Mentor with the Baltimore Girls’ Schools’ Leadership Coalition (“BGSLC”) representing her alma mater, St. Paul’s School for Girls, since 2016. The BGSLC brings together high school students from various all-girls schools and meets several times a year to discuss pertinent issues that affect female leadership now and in the future. Darren Kadish presented this award to Scarlett during the virtual annual meeting in June: https://vimeo.com/595374926?fbclid=IwAR0_e_IeRWN6eoCmJsxbOMKQs4TvkXByjHqUdZ5c7vs3ab5tawcmb1KmWLU. (See Minute 38:20).

F&P’s Baltimore and Herndon Offices Welcome New Attorneys

Franklin and Prokopik is pleased to welcome four associates and one counsel to its Herndon and Baltimore offices.

Scott Phillips brings almost 30 years of litigation experience to our Baltimore liability team. He handles all aspects of case management and analysis, including witness depositions, expert witness development, settlement negotiations, trials, and appeals. Scott’s practice includes the defense of toxic tort claims (including asbestos, radiation from cell phones, and alleged defective/unsafe pharmaceuticals), aviation accidents,  and claims involving trade secret/non-compete covenants, commercial leases, wage and hour violations, injunctions, construction defect, and mechanic’s liens.

Stephanie Broznowicz and Gina Musto joined the Baltimore office in workers’ compensation. Before joining F&P, Stephanie served as the Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Angela M. Eaves, the administrative judge of the Circuit Court for Harford County.  In that position, Stephanie assisted a total of 12 judges with preparing their daily dockets, wrote multiple opinions, and performed legal research on complex issues.

Prior to Franklin & Prokopik, Gina was on the Executive Board for the Journal of Business & Technology Law and the Vice President of the International Law Society.  While in law school, Gina served as a law clerk at Council, Baradel, Kosmerl, & Nolan, and interned for the Department of Justice, Civil Division. She is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) and the Baltimore County Bar Association (BCBA).

Caitlin Vannoy is a liability associate in Franklin & Prokopik’s Herndon Office.  Before joining the firm, she served as a Counselor in the Office of General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.  With a background in nursing, Caitlin brings a wealth of knowledge of the health care industry to the firm’s liability team.  Caitlin also brings experience from both the non-profit and public policy sectors.

Also joining Herndon’s liability team, Hariton Wilson previously served as a judicial clerk in the Baltimore City Circuit Court, and subsequently as a law clerk and associate attorney for two small boutique firms in Northern Virginia. Hariton’s experience has focused on litigation of business and real estate law disputes, including disputes arising from parties to residential sales contracts and disputes between business owners. Hariton also handled matters involving contractors and homeowners in disputes over construction or renovation contracts.