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, 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.

Firm Highlights

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Sixteen Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected as Chambers USA Leaders in Their Field

Sixteen Preti Flaherty attorneys and six practice groups have been selected for inclusion in the 2022 Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business , the highly regarded directory of leading attorneys and...

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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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46 Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected by Peers for Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2023, Including 6 “Lawyers of the Year”

Forty-six Preti Flaherty attorneys have been named to Best Lawyers in America 2023, including three “Ones to Watch” and six “Lawyer of the Year” recipients. Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America is considered a...

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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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Preti Flaherty Welcomes Attorneys Joshua J. Biermann, Laura E. Jensen, and Michael J. Melusky to the Firm

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce the arrival of three new associates to the firm’s Portland office: Joshua J. Biermann, Laura E. Jensen, and Michael J. Melusky. Josh Biermann is a graduate of the...

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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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Preti Flaherty Welcomes Attorneys S. Michael Adams, II; Colin T. Barrett; Thomas J. Druan, Jr.; Nicholas P. Janzen; and Thomas C. LeBlond to the Firm

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce the arrival of attorneys S. Michael Adams, II; Colin T. Barrett; Thomas J. Druan, Jr.; Nicholas P. Janzen; and Thomas C. LeBlond. Mike Adams joins the firm’s Real...

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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...