Liff, Walsh & Simmons Attorneys Named Maryland Super Lawyers And Rising Stars


Liff, Walsh & Simmons, a business and real estate law firm based in Annapolis, received pleasant news in December when three of its attorneys were named Maryland Super Lawyers and seven were honored as Maryland Rising Stars.

Thomson Reuters named three Liff, Walsh & Simmons partners as “Super Lawyers” including Jim Crossan, Terrence Liff and Melissa Menkel McGuire. Crossan received honors for the business litigation, Liff for the field of business and corporate law, and McGuire for employment and labor law. Super Lawyers represent the top 5% of attorneys in Maryland.

Additionally, seven attorneys received recognition as Maryland Rising Stars: James “Jay” Walsh, Tom Simmons, Greg Ferra, Phil Dales, Paul Skrickus, Jon McGowan and Brad Walsh. Rising Stars represent the top 2.5% of attorneys in Maryland who are 40 or younger or have been in practice for 10 years or less.

Jay Walsh, Simmons, Skrickus and Brad Walsh were all named top in the field of real estate. Ferra received top honors for estate planning and probate, while McGowan was honored in the field of business and corporate attorney. New to the Rising Star list was Dales, receiving honors for land use and zoning law.

“We are thrilled to see three of our attorneys recognized as Super Lawyers, as well as seven Rising Stars,” said managing partner Jay Walsh. “These honors continue to enhance our reputation as a leading business and real estate law firm offering a full suite of services for today’s business needs.”

Collectively, the 10 attorneys have more than 150 years of practice in Maryland.