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November 2, 2015

Preti Flaherty Ranked Among 2016 “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers

Preti Flaherty announced today that it has been ranked among “2016 Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. The rankings are based on peer reviews and client assessments in addition to extensive research gathered by the publication.

The firm received 15 metro area awards, including Tier 1 rankings in the Augusta and Portland Maine and Concord, New Hampshire offices. Tier 1 rankings in the following practice groups by metropolitan area include:

Augusta, Maine Tier 1 Rankings:

  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Government Relations Practice

Concord, New Hampshire Tier 1 Rankings:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Law

Portland, Maine Tier 1 Rankings:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Employment Law – Individuals
  • Litigation – Antitrust
  • Litigation– Environmental
  • Litigation – First Amendment
  • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Workers' Compensation Law – Employers

The “Best Law Firms” list will be showcased upcoming publications to be released later this month and distributed to more than 30,000 C-level executives and general counsel.

Firm Highlights

Publication

What Are My Options If My H-1B Registration Was Not Selected?

The H-1B nonimmigrant visa category allows employers to sponsor foreign nationals performing work in a “specialty occupation.” This typically requires an offer of employment in a job requiring at least a U.S. bachelor’s degree...

Press Coverage

From Maine to Kushan: Teaching the U.S. Legal System in China

Preti Flaherty attorney Jeff Thaler was recently the subject of an essay written by one of his former students at Duke Kushan University (DKU). In 2019, Jeff spent time at DKU serving as a...

News

Attorney Crystal L. Bulges Joins Preti Flaherty’s Environmental Practice Group

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that attorney Crystal L. Bulges has joined the firm’s Environmental Practice Group, working in the Portland office. Crystal brings to the firm more than 20 years of experience...

Publication

35,000 Additional H-2B Visas Now Available for the Second Half of Fiscal Year

On May 18, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a temporary rule authorizing the issuance of additional 35,000 H-2B visas for the second half of Fiscal...

Publication

H-2B Temporary Visas: Additional 35,000 Coming in Second Half of FY 2022

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced the forthcoming publication of a joint temporary final rule to make available an additional 35,000 H-2B temporary nonagricultural worker visas...

News

Benchmark Litigation Names Preti Flaherty 2022 “Maine Firm of the Year”

Benchmark Litigation has named Preti Flaherty as 2022 Litigation Firm of the Year in the State of Maine. The Benchmark Awards honor distinguished litigators and law firms in all 50 states and 10 practice...

News

Preti Flaherty Attorney Tim Bryant Selected by Franchise Times as “Legal Eagle”

For the fourteenth consecutive year, Preti Flaherty attorney Tim Bryant has been recognized as a Franchise Times magazine “Legal Eagle.” Nominated by their peers, franchise attorneys chosen for this honor are considered among the...

Publication

Changes Affecting Employment Authorization for L-2, E, and H-4 Dependent Spouses

On November 12, 2021, USCIS announced that L-2 and E dependent spouses are no longer required to apply for an EAD to work in the United States. Instead, L-2 and E dependent spouses are...

News

Preti Flaherty Files Human Trafficking and Forced Labor Lawsuit Against Church of Scientology

Preti Flaherty attorneys Greg Hansel, Shana Solomon, Ellie Quinby, and Katherine Oaks filed a human trafficking and forced labor lawsuit against the Church of Scientology on behalf of three plaintiffs claiming decades of forced...

Press Coverage

More Reminders of the Shortcomings of Maine’s Freedom of Access Law

As part of an editorial marking Sunshine Week , the annual celebration started by the American Society of News Editors to recognize the importance of open government, Preti Flaherty attorney Sig Schutz is quoted by the  Bangor...