Shawe Rosenthal has consistently been ranked as one of the two top-tier labor and employment law firm in Maryland by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, the preeminent rating organization for law firms and lawyers. Chambers USA has also ranked seven of our Attorneys as Leaders in Maryland – Bruce S. HarrisonFiona W. Ong,  J. Michael McGuireStephen D. ShaweGary L. SimplerMark J. SwerdlinElizabeth Torphy-Donzella. In addition, the Employment Law Alliance, the international employment law firm alliance of which Shawe Rosenthal is the Maryland member, received the top rating of “The Elite – Global Wide


Our firm has also been repeatedly recognized by U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers in the “Best Law Firm” rankings, with a top Tier 1 ranking in the Baltimore Metro Area in the areas of Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, and Litigation – Labor  and Employment Law. In addition, we also received a National Ranking in the area of litigation – Labor and Employment Law, Tier 3. Notably, the National rankings are based not only on the metropolitan rankings but also the number of offices each firm had with a metropolitan ranking and the level of legal activity in each metropolitan area; given that we have only a single office, we are pleased to be recognized at the National level. Twelve of our attorneys have also been selected for “Best Lawyers in America” recognition – Bruce S. HarrisonEric HemmendingerDarryl G. McCallumJ. Michael McGuireFiona W. OngStephen D. ShaweGary L. SimplerMark J. SwerdlinTeresa D. TeareParker E. ThoeniElizabeth Torphy-Donzella and Lindsey A. White. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence.


Eight of our attorneys are recognized in Super Lawyers’ annual list of top attorneys in Maryland – Bruce S. HarrisonDarryl G. McCallumJ. Michael McGuireFiona W. OngStephen D. ShaweGary L. SimplerMark J. Swerdlin , and Elizabeth Torphy-Donzella. In addition, Parker E. Thoeni was named a “Rising Star.”



In addition, five of our attorneys have been selected as Fellows of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Only those who demonstrate the highest professional qualifications, character, integrity, services to clients and scholarship are selected for membership in the College. Our honorees are Earle Shawe, Stephen D. ShaweBruce S. HarrisonJ. Michael McGuire, and Gary L. Simpler.


Elizabeth Torphy-Donzella was selected as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. The LCA is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellowship in the LCA is highly selective and by invitation only. Fellows are chosen based upon excellence and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation.