November 6, 2014

Preti Flaherty Ranked Among 2015 "Best Law Firms" by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers

Preti Flaherty announced today that it has been ranked among "2015 Best Law  Firms" by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. The  rankings are based on peer reviews and client assessments in addition to  extensive research gathered by the publication, and the firm must have at least  one lawyer listed in Best Lawyers in America.

The firm received 35 metro area awards, including 15 Tier 1 rankings in the  Augusta and Portland Maine and Concord, New Hampshire offices. Tier 1 rankings  in the following practice groups by metropolitan area include:

Augusta, Maine Tier 1 Rankings:
Administrative / Regulatory Law,  Government Relations Practice, Litigation-Environmental

Concord, New Hampshire Tier 1 Rankings:
Commercial Litigation,  Corporate Law

Portland, Maine Tier 1 Rankings:
Commercial Litigation, Corporate  Law, Health Care Law, Litigation – Antitrust, Litigation – Environmental,  Litigation – First Amendment, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions –  Defendants, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation –  Defendants, Workers' Compensation Law – Employers

The "Best Law Firms" list will be showcased in two publications to be  released later this month and distributed to more than 30,000 C-level executives  and general counsel.

Firm Highlights


Maine WC Alert: Appellate Division Addresses the Issue of Timely Notice in Two Recent Decisions

For claims for which the date of injury is on or after January 1, 2013, unless otherwise provided by the Maine Workers' Compensation Act, proceedings may not be maintained unless notice of an injury...


WC Alert: Recent Developments from Maine's Workers' Compensation Board

Frank A. Graf, MD, Reappointed to Approved List of § 312 Examiners At the February 11 meeting of the Maine Workers’ Compensation Board, Frank Graf, MD, was reappointed to the list of approved § 312...


Preti Flaherty Welcomes Government Relations Liaison Andrew I. Roth-Wells to the Firm

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that Andrew I. Roth-Wells has joined the firm as a Government Relations Liaison. Andrew will help manage legislative and regulatory advocacy efforts for the firm’s Government Affairs Team...


Capitol Business

J. Andrew Cashman, Partner at Preti Flaherty and lobbyist for the Maine Association of REALTORS® (MAR) authors a quarterly update in their official publication, Maine REALTOR® Magazine. In the Spring 2019 edition, Andy discusses the priorities...


Maine WC Appellate Division Addresses Refusal of Suitable Work and Notice

The Maine Workers' Compensation Appellate Division recently addressed cases dealing with refusal of suitable work and notice. Both decisions rely heavily on the specific facts of each case. In the context of a refusal...


Maine WC Alert: MAE Unit Publishes Guidance on Compliance with Recent Amendments

The Maine Workers’ Compensation Board’s Monitoring, Audit & Enforcement Unit has issued a document to provide guidance on complying with certain recent amendments to the Workers’ Compensation Act in P.L. 2019, c. 344 (LD...


Preti Flaherty Attorney Benjamin S. Piper Promoted to Partner

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that the firm’s partnership has named attorney Benjamin S. Piper as a partner. Ben is a member of the firm's Environmental, Litigation, and Media Law Practice Groups and works...


Preti Flaherty Welcomes Attorney Martha L. Fox to the Firm

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that attorney Martha L. Fox has joined the firm as a member of our Business Law and Taxation practice groups, serving clients from the Portland office. Martha is...


Maine WC Alert: New Legislation Brings Procedural Changes, Benefit Modifications

LD 756 (“ An Act To Improve the Maine Workers’ Compensation Act of 1992 ”), was signed into law by Governor Mills on June 17, 2019. LD 756 has an effective date of September...


Maine WC Alert: Updated Version of Notice of Controversy (WCB-9) Must Be Used Effective February 1, 2020

Following the recent statutory changes to the Workers’ Compensation Act, the Maine Workers’ Compensation Board has updated the language in Box 22 of the Notice of Controversy. This new version should be used as...