Benchmark Litigation Recognizes Preti Flaherty’s Litigators in Maine and New Hampshire

PORTLAND, ME and CONCORD, NH (November 18, 2013) — Preti Flaherty announced today that the firm has once again been named a "Highly Recommended" law firm in the 2014 edition of Benchmark Litigation, the definitive guide to America's leading litigation firms and attorneys. In addition to the firm ranking, five Preti Flaherty attorneys have been listed as local "Litigation Stars," including Gregory Hansel, Christopher Nyhan, Jonathan Piper and Daniel Rapaport in the firm's Portland, Maine office and William Saturley in the Concord, New Hampshire office.

Three Preti Flaherty attorneys were listed as "Future Stars," including Tim Bryant, Sigmund Schutz and Jeffrey Talbert in the Portland, Maine office.

Benchmark highlighted some of the attorneys' recent representations such as Jonathan Piper's work as lead attorney in an arbitration in which the panel unanimously issued a decision in favor of our client. Also noted is Christopher Nyhan who is regarded by his peers for his "outstanding work in the areas of commercial litigation and medical liability defense." Tim Bryant garnered recognition on the Benchmark list as a future star "for his prowess handling a very busy and active caseload over the past year."

Benchmark Litigation identifies the leading U.S. trial attorneys and firms at the local and national levels. Focused exclusively on the U.S. litigation market, the publication's rankings and editorials are the result of extensive interviews with private practice lawyers and in-house counsel. Supplementary firm information is also submitted in the form of a questionnaire. The guide's "local litigation stars" reflect lawyers who are recommended by peers and clients to have established consistent reputations as trial attorneys, while "future stars" are those litigators who are highlighted as likely to be become "local litigation stars" in coming editions. Benchmark's independent research is conducted annually between February and June.

Preti Flaherty's Litigation Practice is one of the largest and most respected litigation practices in northern New England. The Group provides consensual or mandatory ADR, domestic or international arbitration, and trials in state and federal court. Its experience is varied and extensive, including noteworthy successes in matters such as class action litigation, toxic tort litigation, securities claims, anti trust matters, professional liability litigation, construction claims, lender liability claims, injunction of governmental agencies on constitutional grounds, and libel defense of national publications and broadcasters.

Licensed in more than a dozen states and numerous federal courts, the firm's litigation team consists of more than 40 litigators, including four senior partners who each bring 30+ years of trial experience to the group.