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:
- Antitrust litigation
- Class action disputes
- Commercial litigation
- Construction claims
- Environmental litigation
- Franchise litigation
- Injunction of governmental agencies on constitutional grounds
- Lender liability claims
- Libel defense of national publications and broadcasters
- Multi-district Anti-terrorism Act litigation
- Professional liability litigation
- Securities claims
- Toxic tort litigation
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, including co-chair Dan Rapaport recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” for Mediation in 2015 and for Personal Injury Litigation Defense in 2019; seven Super Lawyers and six Rising Stars; and seven US News “Best Law Firm” awards across several fields of litigation. Additionally, co-chairs Tim Bryant and Dan Rapaport have both been honored to serve on the Maine Governor’s Judicial Nominations Advisory Committee and attorney Peter Callaghan was recently selected to be 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.