Litigation is a process. If you want a result, you hire a trial lawyer. Preti Flaherty's Litigation practice group is one of the largest and most respected litigation practices in New England. We are trial lawyers. We recognize that success is often the result of focused pre-trial counseling, careful preparation, and tactical deployment of innovative strategy. Because of the resources we have at our disposal, we are able to decrease risk, manage costs, and manifest victory for the clients we represent.

A Skill Set That Spans Generations

When litigation becomes necessary, clients face a critical choice in selecting legal counsel. Our trial attorneys advocate for our clients wherever necessary, including consensual or mandatory ADR, domestic or international arbitration, and trials in state and federal court. We have achieved noteworthy courtroom successes in matters such as:

Our accolades and recognitions include being named Benchmark Litigation’s Maine “Law Firm of the Year” six of the last seven years, with a win in New Hampshire accounting for the seventh year; eight Benchmark Litigation Stars and two named to the “Under 40 Hot List”; six attorneys recognized in Chambers USA for Litigation; 21 Best Lawyers; seven Super Lawyers and six Rising Stars; and seven US News “Best Law Firm” awards across several fields of litigation. Additionally, co-chair Shana Solomon was named a 2022 "Top Women of Law" by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, co-chair Tim Bryant has served on the Maine Governor’s Judicial Nominations Advisory Committee, and attorney Peter Callaghan is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

A Team That Gets Results

Our Litigation team consists of over 40 attorneys, with 30+ years of trial experience–representing clients from more than 50 industries on matters in 42 states, 13 countries, and five Canadian provinces. Over the last five years, we have appeared before judges and juries at more than 100 trials in Maine and New England, in state and federal courts. Our efforts are supported by the full strength of our firm of more than 100 attorneys, spanning dozens of specialized practice areas. We believe our unique make-up and culture creates an environment where we are a strongly positioned force in matters regional, national, and international.

We pride ourselves on taking a solutions-based approach to client representation. Our process creates an ongoing opportunity for our clients to carefully weigh the pros and cons of how a decision will impact their business from both a cost and outcome perspective. If our client wants to settle, we’ll get them the best settlement possible. If they want to win, we’ll win.

Firm Highlights

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U.S. News – Best Lawyers Ranks Preti Flaherty Among 2023 Best Law Firms

Preti Flaherty has been named among the 2023 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...

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Enforcers Make It Easy to Report Cartels

This article was originally published in the American Bar Association  Antitrust Newsletter  on February 8, 2023.  Did you know that global competition enforcers have easy-to-find websites to encourage reporting of anticompetitive conduct? Not only...

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Attorney Shana Solomon Recognized by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly "Top Women of Law" 2022

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that attorney Shana Solomon has been recognized by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as part of the publication’s “Top Women of Law” list for 2022. Shana is a trial lawyer...

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Fifteen Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2022 Super Lawyers

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

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ACLU-NH Wrongful Deportation Immigration Lawsuit to Continue

Case seeks damages after unlawful deportation, which resulted in harm and torture The ACLU of New Hampshire and Preti Flaherty can continue with their lawsuit seeking damages on behalf of Jose Daniel Guerra-Castañeda, after...

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Preti Flaherty Continues Year of Remarkable Growth with Addition of Five New Attorneys

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce the arrival of five new Associates to the firm: Scott A. DeLong, Christopher S. Knight, Kijana Plenderleith, Harper A. Weissburg, and Joshua D. Williams. In our Portland, Maine, office...

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Benchmark Litigation Names Preti Flaherty 2023 “Maine Firm of the Year”

Benchmark Litigation has named Preti Flaherty as 2023 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...