August 20, 2020

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

Forty-seven 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 Year” recipients. Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America is considered a high honor because nominations are based on an intensive peer-review survey in which more than 25,000 attorneys throughout the United States cast nearly two million votes. “Lawyer of the Year” honorees represent attorneys with the highest overall peer feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region. Only one attorney is recognized as the "Lawyer of the Year" for each specialty and location.

“Lawyer of the Year” honorees

Augusta, ME

  • Severin M. Beliveau, Government Relations Practice

Portland, ME

  • Evan M. Hansen, Workers’ Compensation Law - Employers
  • Jeffrey D. Talbert, Litigation – Environmental

Concord, NH

  • Kara N. Sweeney, Corporate Law

“Ones to Watch” recipients

Portland, ME

  • Bodie B. Colwell, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Corporate Law
  • John J. Cronan III, Antitrust Law; Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
  • Laura A. Rideout, Labor and Employment Law – Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment

2021 Best Lawyers in America

Augusta, ME

  • Severin M. Beliveau, Administrative/Regulatory Law; Government Relations Practice
  • Anthony W. Buxton, Energy Law
  • Joseph G. Donahue, Administrative/Regulatory Law; Communications Law; Energy Law
  • Bruce C. Gerrity, Administrative/Regulatory Law; Franchise Law
  • Todd J. Griset, Energy Law; Environmental Law
  • Steven A. Hudson, Government Relations Practice
  • Michael L. Lane, Real Estate Law
  • James C. Pitney, Jr., Public Finance Law
  • Daniel W. Walker, Government Relations Practice

Boston, MA

  • Paul R. Greenberg, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants; Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Shana M. Solomon, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants

Concord, NH

  • Peter G. Callaghan, Commercial Litigation
  • Simon C. Leeming, Corporate Law; Real Estate Law
  • Daniel P. Luker, Commercial Litigation; Corporate Law
  • Gregory A. Moffett, Commercial Litigation; Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Mark H. Puffer, Municipal Law
  • Kenneth E. Rubinstein, Construction Law
  • William C. Saturley, Legal Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • John M. Sullivan, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Corporate Law
  • Kara N. Sweeney, Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Portland, ME

  • Timothy J. Bryant, Commercial Litigation; Franchise Law
  • Geoffrey K. Cummings, Employment Law – Individuals
  • John P. Doyle, Jr., Health Care Law
  • Jeffrey T. Edwards, Commercial Litigation
  • Gregory P. Hansel, Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Securities; Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants; Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs
  • Evan M. Hansen, Workers' Compensation Law – Employers
  • Nelson J. Larkins, Workers' Compensation Law – Employers
  • Susan E. LoGiudice, Corporate Law
  • Anthony J. Manhart, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • John P. McVeigh, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Michael G. Messerschmidt, Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Christopher D. Nyhan, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Elizabeth A. Olivier, Employment Law – Individuals; Labor Law – Management
  • Harold C. Pachios, Corporate Law
  • Jonathan S. Piper, Commercial Litigation; Litigation – First Amendment
  • Daniel Rapaport, Mediation; Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants; Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Sigmund D. Schutz, Appellate Practice; Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Environmental; Litigation – First Amendment; Litigation – Securities
  • Adam J. Shub, Commercial Litigation
  • Eric P. Stauffer, Corporate Law; Mortgage Banking Foreclosure Law; Real Estate Law
  • Jeffrey D. Talbert, Litigation – Environmental
  • David B. Van Slyke, Environmental Law; Litigation – Environmental
  • Randall B. Weill, Antitrust Law; Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Antitrust

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