Linowes and Blocher Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America©

August 15, 2017

Linowes and Blocher is pleased to announce that 9 of the firm’s attorneys were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018. Attorneys recognized in this year’s guide, which was released on August 15, are listed below alongside their respective practice areas.

“It is an honor for our firm and attorneys to receive ongoing recognition in Best Lawyers,” said Linowes and Blocher Managing Partner Bob Dalrymple. “To know that our respected colleagues identify us for this list year after year is indeed an extraordinary compliment. Congratulations to all the attorneys who were named to the 2018 list.”

C. Robert “Bob” Dalrymple

  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Litigation – Land Use and Zoning

Andrew M. Goldstein

  • Real Estate Law

Gerald W. Heller

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation – Environmental
  • Litigation – Real Estate

In addition, Gerald W. Heller  was also named the Best Lawyers' 2018 Washington, D.C. Litigation- Real Estate "Lawyer of the Year." Only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community is honored as "Lawyer of the Year."

Stephen Z. Kaufman

  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Real Estate Law

John “Jack” R. Orrick, Jr.

  • Corporate Law

David M. Plott

  • Land Use and Zoning Law

Barbara A. Sears

  • Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Real Estate Law

James B. Witkin

  • Environmental Law
  • Real Estate Law

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. More than 79,000 leading attorneys globally are eligible to vote, and more than 12 million votes have been cast on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion is considered to be a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."

About Linowes and Blocher LLP

Linowes and Blocher LLP ( is an innovative and sophisticated commercial real estate law firm in the greater Washington, DC, metropolitan area and surrounding Maryland and Virginia jurisdictions. Founded in 1956, Linowes and Blocher attorneys have broad and deep commercial real estate industry experience in bankruptcy, business, condo/HOA, environmental, land use/zoning, litigation, real estate transactions and tax matters. The firm's clients include developers, property owners, business owners, nonprofits, investors and government entities represented by our offices in Bethesda, Annapolis, Frederick and Washington, D.C.