Five McMillan Metro Faerber attorneys were selected as Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers for 2024, and an additional two were honored as Rising Stars. McMillan Metro Faerber is proud of its Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. This is the 18th year McMillan Metro Faerber attorneys have received recognition from the nationwide rating service, which uses a selection process that involves 70 practice areas, independent research, peer nominations, and peer evaluation.
The 2024 Super Lawyers Honorees are A. Howard Metro, Elyse L. Strickland, Leah B. Morabito, Heather L. Sunderman, and David P. Shapiro. Peter E. Ciferri and Jennifer A. Manley-Kapoor both earned Rising Star commendations.
Super Lawyer Honoree: A. Howard Metro
Four Decades Serving Clients in Maryland and D.C.
Howard has been selected to Super Lawyers since 2007, the inaugural year. He has spent more than four decades assisting clients in the Maryland/D.C. area. He is well respected for his work which includes new business startups, corporate law, employment law, intellectual property, restaurant law, and all matters pertaining to business law.
Howard has built a strong reputation for impeccable service and unmatched professionalism. In its two recent surveys of fellow attorneys by Bethesda Magazine, he was named as an attorney to see in Business and Corporate matters, and the Daily Record has named him a Leader in the Law in Maryland. Not only does he know the law, but he sees solutions to problems which can only be born of nearly 50 years of practice. He is licensed to practice law in the US Supreme Court, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. Schedule an appointment with Howard Metro.
Super Lawyer Honoree: Elyse Strickland
Highly-Rated Attorney with Focus on Family Law and Commercial Litigation
As a partner with McMillan Metro Faerber and Chair of its litigation practice group, Ms. Strickland practices both family law and commercial litigation. This is her second year being selected to Super Lawyers. She has extensive experience helping individuals with their domestic issues, including property distribution, alimony, child support, custody, and visitation. She is also a family law mediator, trained collaborative lawyer, and certified as a child “best interest” attorney. In addition to family law, Elyse represents an array of business clients with such issues as shareholder disputes, employment agreements, and commercial contracts. She is licensed to practice law in state and federal courts in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Schedule an appointment with Elyse Strickland.
Super Lawyer Honoree: Leah Morabito
Estate Administration & Planning Attorney with Experience Handling Special Needs Planning
Selected to Super Lawyers since 2020, Leah has assisted hundreds of individuals and families with their estate planning and administration needs and provides guidance and planning for the special needs of disabled individuals and their families. Leah provides empathetic and compassionate representation to her clients. She understands that making decisions about your family, estate, and future can be difficult, so she approaches planning in a holistic way and takes the time to get to know her clients and their unique situations to provide them with the best possible advice. She is licensed to practice law in the US Supreme Court, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. Schedule an appointment with Leah Morabito.
Super Lawyer Honoree: Heather Sunderman
Estate Planning, Guardianships, Probate, and Family Law Attorney
Ms. Sunderman received her J.D. from the Washington College of Law (American University), is a Maryland State Bar Association member, and has received several distinctions, including being selected to Super Lawyers since 2019. She was also selected to Rising Stars from 2013-2016, and again in 2018. She concentrates in wills, trusts, estate planning, probate, guardianships, family law, and has experience as a mediator and collaborative law practitioner. Heather enjoys working with clients to help them navigate the often-complex legal process of estate planning and family law to ensure a secure future for their families. She strives to provide compassionate and individualized representation to each client and has litigated divorce, guardianship, domestic violence, and civil dispute cases. She is licensed to practice in Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Schedule an appointment with Heather Sunderman.
Super Lawyer Honoree: David Shapiro
Corporate and Business, Employment and Healthcare Law Attorney
The most recent addition to our team of Super Lawyer award recipients, David Shapiro has carefully honed his law practice over more than 25 years to serve the needs of both the general business community and the professional services community. David specializes in business and corporate law and transactions, providing practical and effective solutions to business owners and entrepreneurs as they structure, grow, and execute upon the long-term plan for their business, as well as keeping his clients informed of laws and regulations that impact their workforce. In the healthcare area, David provides guidance to healthcare providers, facilities, and entrepreneurs as they navigate the ever-evolving landscape of health laws and regulations. As the immediate past President of the Maryland State Bar Association, a member of the Bar Association of Montgomery County, and The Daily Record’s 2023 Top Leader in the Law (as selected by the 2023 Leader in Law award recipients), Mr. Shapiro actively leads and participates in a number of bar association activities and charitable organizations. He is licensed to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia. Schedule an appointment with David Shapiro.
Rising Star Honoree: Peter Ciferri
Top-Rated Real Estate Attorney
Peter Ciferri is a shareholder in McMillan Metro Faerber’s Real Estate group. Peter has been named among Super Lawyers’ Washington DC Rising Stars every year since 2019 and as a Rising Star in Maryland since 2015. In the District, Peter’s practice is primarily focused on representing buyers, sellers, and investors in commercial real estate transactions; negotiating development agreements; and representing tenants in commercial lease negotiations. Peter strives to give each client his full attention with an even-keeled approach that focuses on regular communication, timely responses, and legal guidance that is focused on the client’s professional goals. Mr. Ciferri is also the Montgomery County Chapter Chair for the Maryland Building Industry Association. Schedule an appointment with Peter Ciferri.
Rising Star Honoree: Jennifer Manley-Kapoor
Family Law and Civil Litigation Attorney
This is Jennifer’s inaugural year of being selected to Rising Stars. Her service and commitment to her clients have earned her numerous accolades amongst her peers. Throughout the course of her legal career, Jennifer has handled a wide array of civil litigation and family law matters including divorce, child custody and visitation, child support, property distribution, alimony, adoption, and guardianship. She is also a certified Best Interest Attorney with education in childhood development. Jennifer is licensed to practice in Maryland. Schedule an appointment with Jennifer Manley-Kapoor.
McMillan Metro, P.C. was founded in 1992 and has 15 attorneys practicing real estate law, corporate law, litigation and family law, and estate planning. View our firm’s Super Lawyer profiles online.
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