Lateral Attorneys

True to our entrepreneurial spirit, Preti Flaherty recognizes that the firm must make strategic hiring decisions in order to grow. Hiring experienced and talented attorneys, many with a solid book of business in specific practice areas, is an effective way to expand our range of services and continually enhance the level of expertise we bring to clients. We offer equal support to laterals who are ready to take their practice to the next level and motivated associates looking to burst out of the gate in their first weeks of practicing law. The firm shares the motivation and enthusiasm of our senior level associates and young partners in building their own unique practices, while contributing to the firm's overall success and profitability.

Benefits & Compensation

Attorneys at Preti Flaherty are paid a salary that is at the top of the pay scale for the region. In addition to the base salary, all associates have the opportunity to receive bonuses, which are tied to production as well as new client origination. Preti Flaherty also has an excellent benefits package, including health and dental insurance, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and profit sharing plan.

Firm Highlights

Press Coverage

Maine Newspapers Fight Anonymous Testimony in Lawsuit Challenging Vaccine Mandate

A group of newspapers in Portland, Lewiston, Augusta, and Waterville, represented by Preti Flaherty attorney Sigmund Schutz, have filed a motion in federal court requesting the identity of nine healthcare workers seeking religious exemption from the state's...

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OSHA Issues Long-Awaited Vaccination Rule for Large Employers

After waiting with bated breath for nearly two (2) months, employers will finally have access to OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS), which is scheduled for publication in the Federal Register on November 5, 2021...

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How to Create Authentic Social Media Content

Preti Flaherty attorney Bodie Colwell has authored an article for Mainebiz on the how social media can help a company define its brand, the power of authenticity to engage your audience, and tips for starting to build a social media...

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Nineteen Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2021 Super Lawyers

Nineteen Preti Flaherty attorneys have been selected for recognition by Super Lawyers , including eleven Rising Stars. Super Lawyers rates outstanding lawyers throughout the United States in more than 70 practice areas. Only five...

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Not So Fast: OSHA’s ETS in Limbo While Challenges Play Out

Over the weekend, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals temporarily blocked the emergency mandatory vaccine and testing regulations published in place by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).  As of November 9, 2021...

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Preti Flaherty Welcomes Attorneys Samuel Burgess and Ethan Johnson to the Firm

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce the arrival of attorneys Samuel L. Burgess and Ethan F. Johnson. Sam Burgess joins the firm as an Associate in the Litigation Practice Group, practicing from the Concord...

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Maine Workers’ Compensation Appellate Division Update - November 2021

Below are two recent and interesting Maine Workers’ Compensation Appellate Division decisions. The first  deals with the compensability of injuries sustained in employer-sponsored athletic events. The second deals with the referral of an employee...

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Preti Flaherty Recognized as 2020 Top Law Firm by Antitrust Annual Report

Preti Flaherty has been recognized by the Antitrust Annual Report as a Top Antitrust Law Firm for 2020. Established in 2018, the Antitrust Annual Report is produced in partnership with the University of San...

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In Reversal, Maine CDC Will Allow "Advocacy Journalists" into Next COVID-19 Briefing

Following an announcement by Gov. Janet Mills, representatives from the Maine People's Alliance and the Maine Policy Institute will be allowed to attend and participate in the weekly livestream COVID-19 briefings presented by the Maine Center for Disease...

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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...