August 18, 2022

Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected by Peers for Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2023, Including 4 “Lawyers of the Year”

Thirty-nine Preti Flaherty attorneys have been named to Best Lawyers in America 2023, including two “Ones to Watch” 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

Concord, NH

  • Kara N. Sweeney, Corporate Law

Manchester, NH

  • Daniel J. Bourque, Trademark Law

Portland, ME

  • Michael G. Messerschmidt, Labor Law – Management

“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

2023 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
  • 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

Manchester, NH

  • Daniel J. Bourque, Copyright Law; Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation – Patent; Trademark Law

Portland, ME

  • Timothy J. Bryant, 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
  • Nelson J. Larkins, Workers' Compensation Law – Employers
  • Jonathan G. Mermin, Appellate Practice
  • Michael G. Messerschmidt, Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • Harold C. Pachios, Corporate Law
  • Benjamin S. Piper, Commercial Litigation
  • Jonathan S. Piper, Commercial Litigation; Litigation – First Amendment
  • Sigmund D. Schutz, Appellate Practice; Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Environmental; Litigation – First Amendment; Litigation – Securities
  • Adam J. Shub, Commercial Litigation
  • 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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