June 1, 2023

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

Ten Preti Flaherty attorneys and five practice groups have been selected for inclusion in the 2023 Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business, the highly regarded directory of leading attorneys and law firms. The recognition is significant as it is a result of independent research and interviews with clients and peers to impartially gauge performance and rank top attorneys and firms throughout the United States.

Attorneys selected for inclusion in the 2023 guide include:

Construction, Massachusetts

  • Kenneth E. Rubinstein

Energy & Natural Resources, Maine

  • Anthony W. Buxton
  • Joseph G. Donahue
  • Todd J. Griset

Environment, Maine

  • Sharon G. Newman
  • David B. Van Slyke

Litigation: General Commercial, Maine

  • Timothy J. Bryant
  • Gregory P. Hansel
  • Sigmund D. Schutz

Litigation: General Commercial, New Hampshire

  • William C. Saturley

Each attorney was assessed on their technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by their clients. Chambers USA researchers based the rankings on tens of thousands of in-depth interviews with leading attorneys, in-house counsel, and client leadership.

Preti Flaherty practice areas ranked in the directory include:

  • Corporate/M&A, Maine, Band 2
  • Energy & Natural Resources, Maine, Band 1
  • Environment, Maine, Band 2
  • Labor & Employment, Maine, Band 2
  • Litigation: General Commercial
    • Maine, Band 3
    • New Hampshire, Band 4
  • Litigation: Medical Malpractice & Insurance Defense, Band 2

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