Eleven Goodell DeVries Lawyers, Four Practices Honored in Chambers USA 2023 Guide

By: GDLD | 6.1.23 | Honors

Goodell DeVries is pleased to announce that eleven of the firm's lawyers and four of its practices have been selected for the Chambers USA 2023 guide for Maryland.

The firm achieved impressive rankings in Insurance (Band 1), Litigation: General Commercial (Band 2), and Intellectual Property (Band 2). Once again, Goodell DeVries is the only law firm to receive a Band 1 ranking in Litigation: Medical Malpractice Defense for Maryland.

The complete list of firm lawyers selected for recognition in the Chambers USA 2023 Maryland guide is as follows:

Linda S. Woolf
Insurance (Maryland), Band 1
Litigation: General Commercial (Maryland), Band 3

Richard M. Barnes
Litigation: General Commercial (Maryland), Band 4

Kamil Ismail
Insurance (Maryland), Band 2

K. Nichole Nesbitt
Litigation: Medical Malpractice Defense (Maryland), Band 3

Kelly Hughes Iverson
Litigation: Medical Malpractice Defense (Maryland), Band 2

Thomas V. Monahan, Jr.
Litigation: Medical Malpractice Defense (Maryland), Band 2

Derek Stikeleather
Litigation: Appellate (Maryland), Band 1

Craig B. Merkle
Litigation: Medical Malpractice Defense (Maryland), Band 3

Marianne DePaulo Plant
Litigation: Medical Malpractice Defense (Maryland), Band 2

James B. Astrachan
Intellectual Property (Maryland), Band 2

Donna M.D. Thomas
Intellectual Property (Maryland), Band 2

Chambers and Partners is an independent research company operating across 200 jurisdictions delivering detailed rankings and insight into the world's leading lawyers. Chambers' 200 Research Analysts provide unique insight into complex areas of law in different jurisdictions. Chambers conducts tens of thousands of interviews a year with in-house counsel and third-party experts, such as barristers and accountants, delivering detailed insight into providers of legal services. An overview of their methodology can be viewed here

Law firms and individual lawyers are ranked in bands from 1 (the highest) through 6 (the lowest), and being ranked in any band is a significant achievement. The qualities on which rankings are assessed include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, and commitment.