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August 17, 2023

Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected by Peers for Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2024, Including 1 “Lawyer of the Year”

Forty-two Preti Flaherty attorneys have been named to Best Lawyers in America 2024, including five “Ones to Watch” and one “Lawyer of the Year.” Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America is considered a high honor because nominations are based on an intensive peer-review survey in which more than 25,000 attorneys throughout the United States cast nearly two million votes. “Lawyer of the Year” 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 – Daniel P. Luker, Corporate Law, Concord, NH

“Ones to Watch”

Boston, MA

  • Colin T. Barrett – Commercial Litigation

Portland, ME

  • Bodie B. Colwell – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Corporate Law
  • John J. Cronan, III – Antitrust Law; Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
  • Michael J. Melusky  – Commercial Litigation
  • Elizabeth Quinby – Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Antitrust; Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

2024 Best Lawyers in America

Augusta, ME

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

Boston, MA

  • Paul R. Greenberg – Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation – 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 – Commercial Litigation; Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Mark H. Puffer – Municipal Law
  • 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; Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Portland, ME

  • Timothy J. Bryant – 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
  • Jason G. Howe – Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships); Commercial Transactions / UCC Law; Real Estate Law
  • Nelson J. Larkins – Workers' Compensation Law – Employers
  • Jonathan G. Mermin – Appellate Practice
  • Michael G. Messerschmidt – Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Harold C. Pachios – Corporate Law
  • Benjamin S. Piper – Commercial Litigation
  • Jonathan S. Piper – Commercial Litigation; Litigation – First Amendment
  • Sigmund D. Schutz – Appellate Practice; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Environmental; Litigation – First Amendment; Litigation – Securities
  • Adam J. Shub, Commercial Litigation
  • Jeffrey D. Talbert – Litigation – Environmental
  • Jeffrey A. Thaler – Energy Law; Environmental Law; Litigation - Environmental
  • David B. Van Slyke – Environmental Law; Litigation – Environmental
  • Randall B. Weill – Antitrust Law; Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Antitrust

Firm Highlights


FRBP 9006 Doesn't Take Vacations

Bodie Colwell of Preti Flaherty’s Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy Group, has authored the article "FRBP 9006 Doesn't Take Vacations," appearing in the October 2023 issue of the American Bankruptcy Institute's Young & New Members Committee newsletter...


Attorney Jeffrey Thaler Named to 2024 Lawdragon Green 500: Leaders in Energy Law

Preti Flaherty’s attorney Jeffrey Thaler has been recognized by  Lawdragon  as one of the top 500 Leaders in Energy Law. This is Jeff’s third time named to this prestigious list since the first publication...


Accessing Police Misconduct Records

Preti’s Sigmund Schutz will be one of the Maine panelists in New England First Amendment Coalition’s Accessing Police Misconduct Records series. This series continues NEFAC’s freedom of information lessons and builds on the information...


November 7, 2023 Election Results

Maine’s November 2023 statewide elections were exclusively referendum questions, four were citizen initiatives, and four were proposed amendments to the Maine Constitution. Of these, Questions 5, 7 and 8 were placed on the ballot...


131st Maine Legislature End of Session Update

The First Regular Session of the 131st Legislature was expected to end on June 15th or soon after. Instead, the First Regular Session ended on March 30th, and the Governor signed the “continuing services&rdquo...


David Van Slyke Named to 2024 Lawdragon Green 500: Leaders in Environmental Law

Preti Flaherty’s Managing Partner David Van Slyke has been recognized by Lawdragon as one of the top 500 environmental lawyers in the U.S. It’s the third time he has been named to this prestigious...


Preti Flaherty Welcomes Trust and Estate Attorney Elise Salek to the Firm

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that Elise Salek has joined the firm’s Trusts & Estates Practice Group. Practicing out of the firm’s Concord, New Hampshire office, Elise brings nearly three decades of experience...


Maine Workers’ Compensation Update - November 2023

The following is an overview of developments with respect to proposed legislation as well as new procedures on independent contractor determinations, medical fee schedule updates, and the use of updated Board forms, including medical...


Sigmund Schutz to moderate panel at 36th Annual Media and the Law Seminar: Under Attack! Existential Threats to Journalism and Free Speech

From unlawful searches and seizures of newsrooms and highly contentious litigation to physical harassment and calls for violence online, journalists and news organizations are under attack like never before. At the 36 th Annual...

Press Coverage

Maine media groups challenge new law on foreign spending on referendums

Maine’s two largest media associations, represented by Preti Flaherty attorneys Sigmund D. Schutz, Benjamin S. Piper, Jonathan G. Mermin, and Alexandra A. Harriman, filed a federal civil rights lawsuit challenging a Maine law burdening...