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November 1, 2017

Preti Flaherty Named Among “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News and World Report’s 2018 Best Law Firms Ranking

PORTLAND, Maine— Preti Flaherty has been named among the 2018 Best Law Firms by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms ranking.

To be eligible for a ranking in a particular practice area and metro region, a law firm must have at least one attorney named in the 2018 Best Lawyers in America in that particular practice area and metro. Preti Flaherty had 42 attorneys named in the 2018 edition of Best Lawyers in America®. All rankings for both lists are based on peer reviews and client assessments in addition to extensive research gathered by the publication.

The firm received a total of 32 “Best Law Firm” awards including 16 Tier 1 awards in the Augusta and Portland, Maine and Concord, New Hampshire metropolitan practice areas for quality in the following areas of law:

Augusta, Maine
Administrative/Regulatory Law
Government Relations Practice

Concord, New Hampshire
Commercial Litigation
Construction Law
Corporate Law

Portland, Maine
Commercial Litigation
Corporate Law
Employment Law – Individuals
Environmental Law
Litigation – Antitrust
Litigation – Environmental
Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
Real Estate Law
Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers

The “Best Law Firms” list will appear in upcoming publications to be released over the next few months and distributed to more than 30,000 in-house counsel, and in digital format to more than 60,000 private practice lawyers worldwide.

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