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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48 Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected by Peers for Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2021, Including 4 “Lawyers of the Year”

Forty-eight Preti Flaherty attorneys have been named to Best Lawyers in America 2021, including four recognized on the inaugural “Ones to Watch” list for attorneys earlier in their careers and four “Lawyer of the...

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Preti Flaherty Attorney William Saturley Named Among America’s Top 100 “Bet-the-Company Litigators” for 2020

Preti Flaherty is proud to announce that attorney William Saturley has been selected for inclusion on the list of America’s Top 100 “Bet-the-Company Litigators” for 2020. America’s Top 100 recognizes the most qualified and...

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

Eighteen Preti Flaherty attorneys and five practice groups have been selected for inclusion in the 2020 Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business , the highly regarded directory of leading attorneys and...

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Preti Flaherty Attorney Tim Bryant Selected by Franchise Times as “Legal Eagle”

For the twelfth year in a row, Preti Flaherty attorney Tim Bryant has been recognized as a Franchise Times magazine “Legal Eagle.” Nominated by their peers, franchise attorneys chosen for this honor are considered among...

Press Coverage

Portland-Based Education Nonprofit Sued For Study Abroad Refunds

A class-action suit has been filed against CIEE on behalf of thousands of college students who were denied any refund of tuition, room and board, and other fees for Spring 2020 study abroad programs...