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August 15, 2019

46 Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected by Peers for Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2020, Including 3 “Lawyers of the Year”

Forty-six Preti Flaherty attorneys have been named to the 2020 Best Lawyers in America, a highly regarded, peer-reviewed directory of attorneys and law firms in the United States. The magazine Corporate Counsel has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.” Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America is considered a high honor because attorneys are chosen by their peers—they are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed. Nominations are based on an intensive peer-review survey in which more than 25,000 of the nation’s attorneys cast nearly two million votes.

Of those 46 attorneys, three received the additional distinction of “Lawyer of the Year.” These honorees represent attorneys with the highest overall peer feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region. Only one attorney is recognized as the "Lawyer of the Year" for each specialty and location.

“Lawyer of the Year” Honorees:

Augusta, ME

  • Bruce C. Gerrity, Administrative/Regulatory Law

Portland, ME

  • Daniel Rapaport, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • David B. Van Slyke, Environmental Law

The 2020 Best Lawyers in America selected attorneys, with their primary locations and practice areas, include:

Augusta, ME

  • Severin M. Beliveau, Administrative/Regulatory Law; Government Relations Practice
  • Anthony W. Buxton, Energy Law
  • J. Andrew Cashman, Government Relations Practice
  • Joseph G. Donahue, Administrative/Regulatory Law; Communications Law; Energy Law
  • Bruce C. Gerrity, Administrative/Regulatory Law; Franchise Law
  • Todd J. Griset, Environmental Law
  • Steven A. Hudson, Government Relations Practice
  • Michael L. Lane, Real Estate Law
  • James C. Pitney, Jr., Public Finance Law
  • Daniel W. Walker, Government Relations Practice

Boston, MA

  • Paul R. Greenberg, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Shana M. Solomon, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants

Concord, NH

  • Peter G. Callaghan, Commercial Litigation
  • Simon C. Leeming, Corporate Law; Real Estate Law
  • Daniel P. Luker, Commercial Litigation; Corporate Law
  • Gregory A. Moffett, Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Mark H. Puffer, Municipal Law
  • Brian M. Quirk, Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Kenneth E. Rubinstein, Construction Law
  • William C. Saturley, Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • John M. Sullivan, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Corporate Law
  • Kara N. Sweeney, Corporate Law

Portland, ME

  • Timothy J. Bryant, Commercial Litigation; Franchise Law
  • Geoffrey K. Cummings, Employment Law – Individuals
  • John P. Doyle, Jr., Health Care Law
  • Jeffrey T. Edwards, Commercial Litigation
  • Gregory P. Hansel, Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Securities; Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants; Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs
  • Evan M. Hansen, Workers' Compensation Law – Employers
  • Nelson J. Larkins, Workers' Compensation Law – Employers
  • Susan E. LoGiudice, Corporate Law
  • Anthony J. Manhart, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • John P. McVeigh, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Michael G. Messerschmidt, Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Christopher D. Nyhan, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Elizabeth A. Olivier, Employment Law – Individuals; Labor Law – Management
  • Harold C. Pachios, Corporate Law
  • Jonathan S. Piper, Commercial Litigation; Litigation – First Amendment
  • Daniel Rapaport, Mediation; Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Sigmund D. Schutz, Appellate Practice; Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Environmental; Litigation – First Amendment; Litigation – Securities
  • Adam J. Shub, Commercial Litigation
  • Donald J. Sipe, Energy Law
  • Eric P. Stauffer, Corporate Law; Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law; Real Estate Law
  • Jeffrey D. Talbert, Litigation – Environmental
  • David B. Van Slyke, Environmental Law; Litigation – Environmental
  • Randall B. Weill, Antitrust Law; Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Antitrust

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