As we kick off 2017, we would like to take a moment to reflect on some of the highlights of the past year at Stein Sperling as we look forward to the year ahead.

Our People Highlights


Stein Sperling celebrated its 38th anniversary this year. The firm, founded in 1978, continues to grow. This year we elevated one attorney to Principal, Julie Christopher, one attorney to Sr. Counsel, Solomon Sterenberg, and hired 6  new associates, bringing our total number of attorneys to 48.
From individual achievements to involvement in the community, Stein Sperling attorneys received well-deserved recognition throughout the year. 

  • Maryland and Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers. Maryland Super Lawyers magazine and Washington D.C. Super Lawyers magazine included 14 Stein Sperling attorneys on their Super Lawyers lists and 11 Stein Sperling attorneys on their Rising Stars lists. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas.
  • Successful by 40. Ivonne Lindley was named by The Daily Record to their 2016 VIP List – Very Important Professionals Successful by 40 and Monica Garcia Harms to their 2016 Leading Women awards which honors 50 women who are 40 or younger.
  • Best Lawyers. Best Lawyers and U.S. News & World Report listed Stein Sperling among the “Best Law Firms” in 2017. For the second year in a row, seven of the firm’s lawyers were named in the 2017 Edition of Best Lawyers announced in August. The list includes Millard Bennett, David De Jong, David Driscoll, Casey Weinberg Florance, Ann Jakabcin, Paul Stein and Steve Widdes. 
  • Washingtonian magazine also listed Steve Widdes among Washington, D.C.’s Top Wealth Advisers in its April 2016 edition.


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Our Community Highlights


Stein Sperling has been honored to support numerous local organizations throughout 2016, including the following:  

Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless. Stein Sperling was proud to again support the WLCH through two events: the 29th Annual Home Court charity basketball game in March, which pits members of Congress against Georgetown Law faculty and staff, as well as the Lawyers Kick In Kickball tournament held in June.

Healing Hearts. Stein Sperling was honored to be a sponsor of the Healing Hearts with Light and Hope fundraising gala by the Montgomery County Family Justice Center Foundation. The MCFJC has helped more than 7,500 domestic violence survivors. 

Hearts & Homes for Youth. Stein Sperling was a proud sponsor of the Hearts & Home On the Green Golf Tournament in May and gala fundraiser in October.  The organization serves youth who have overcome abuse, neglect and trauma by providing them with a variety of residential and supportive programs. 

Homeless Children’s Playtime Project. We honored clients and friends of the firm by making our annual holiday donation to HCPP, which ensures that homeless children have a safe environment where they can play and grow, exercise and learn.

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