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November 4, 2021

U.S. News – Best Lawyers Ranks Preti Flaherty Among 2022 Best Law Firms

Preti Flaherty has been named among the 2022 Best Law Firms by the U.S. News – Best Lawyers rankings. To be eligible for ranking, a law firm must have at least one attorney named in the 2022 Best Lawyers in America in a particular practice area and metro region—Preti Flaherty had 46 attorneys recognized, including three Lawyer of the Year honorees. All rankings are based on peer reviews, client assessments, and extensive research gathered by the publication.

The firm received a total of 31 “Best Law Firm” awards, including 17 Tier 1 awards for quality in the following areas of law:

Augusta, Maine

  • Administrative/Regulatory Law
  • Government Relations Practice

Boston

  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Concord, New Hampshire

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Law

Portland, Maine

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Employment Law - Individuals
  • Environmental Law
  • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

The “Best Law Firms” list is published online at bestlawfirms.usnews.com. The National and Metro Tier 1 rankings are also published in print in the 2022 edition of “Best Law Firms.”

Firm Highlights

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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...

Publication

Employers May See Increased Accommodation Requests in 2022

The Covid-19 pandemic has created a multitude of challenges for employers. As more employees return to the office in 2022—whether full-time or on a hybrid schedule—employers will face difficult compliance questions and, most likely...

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...

Publication

Proposed EPA Rule Would Tighten Emissions Standards at Affected Power Plants and Industrial Sources

On April 6, the U.S. EPA published a proposed rule to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides (NO x ) in 26 states that the agency says are impacting the ability of downwind states to...

Event

Identifying and Preventing Inappropriate Comments at Work

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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...

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...

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...

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...

Publication

FY2023 H-1B Season – Key Facts for Employers

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that the H-1B initial registration period for the FY 2023 cap is scheduled to open at noon ET on March 1, 2022 and will remain open until noon ET...