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.”

Firm Highlights

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H-2B Visa Program Summary

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NLRB Takes Aim at Non-Compete Agreements

Ellie Quinby of Preti Flaherty's Antitrust & Competition Practice Group has authored an article for the American Bar Association Antitrust Law Section’s Global Private Litigation Committee monthly newsletter on the subject of the National Labor Relations...

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How to navigate the legal side of nondisclosure agreements

Preti Flaherty attorney Kristy Abraham has authored an article for  MaineBiz  on navigating the legal side of nondisclosure agreements (NDAs), outlining six questions for organizations to review before entering into a NDA.

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Bankruptcy Court Injects Uncertainty in Municipal Tax Foreclosures

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Bodie Colwell of Preti Flaherty’s Creditors' Rights & Bankruptcy Group, has authored the article "FRBP 9006 Doesn't Take Vacations," appearing in the October 2023 issue of the American Bankruptcy Institute's Young & New Members Committee newsletter...

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Preti Flaherty Welcomes Employment Law Attorney Brooke K. Haley to the Firm

Preti Flaherty is pleased to announce that attorney Brooke K. Haley has joined the firm’s Employment Law Practice Group as a Partner. Brooke will work primarily from the firm’s Portland office. Brooke’s practice centers...

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Preti Flaherty Partnership Announces Attorney Bodie Colwell Promoted to Partner

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Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in 2023 Super Lawyers

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Jason Howe Elected to American College of Mortgage Attorneys

Jason Howe, Chair of Preti Flaherty’s Real Estate & Finance Group, has been selected as a Fellow in the distinguished American College of Mortgage Attorneys (ACMA). Membership in the premiere association of mortgage lawyers is...