November 4, 2021

U.S. News – Best Lawyers Ranks Preti Flaherty Among 2022 Best Law Firms

Preti Flaherty has been named among the 2022 Best Law Firms by the U.S. News – Best Lawyers rankings. To be eligible for ranking, a law firm must have at least one attorney named in the 2022 Best Lawyers in America in a particular practice area and metro region—Preti Flaherty had 46 attorneys recognized, including three Lawyer of the Year honorees. All rankings are based on peer reviews, client assessments, and extensive research gathered by the publication.

The firm received a total of 31 “Best Law Firm” awards, including 17 Tier 1 awards for quality in the following areas of law:

Augusta, Maine

  • Administrative/Regulatory Law
  • Government Relations Practice

Boston

  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants

Concord, New Hampshire

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate Law

Portland, Maine

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Employment Law - Individuals
  • Environmental Law
  • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
  • Workers' Compensation Law - Employers

The “Best Law Firms” list is published online at bestlawfirms.usnews.com. The National and Metro Tier 1 rankings are also published in print in the 2022 edition of “Best Law Firms.”

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