Honors & Distinctions

National Law Journal

    • Pierce Atwood is the only New England-based multi-service law firm named to the National Law Journal’s “Midsize Hot List” for four years in a row.

Best Lawyers

    • More attorneys listed, and more Lawyers of the Year recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 than any other firm in Northern New England. 73 attorneys are listed in more than 60 areas of law. Two attorneys are newly ranked in 2015.  

Chambers and Partners

    • Only firm in Maine to receive number one rankings in all six practice areas evaluated in the state by Chambers and Partners in the 2015 guide, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.
    • Only law firm in Maine with an international presence and ranking in Chambers' Global Guide.
    • One Boston, MA attorney was ranked for her Bankruptcy/Restructuring practice.
    • One Portsmouth, NH attorney was ranked for his Corporate/Commercial practice.
    • Two Providence, RI attorneys were ranked for their litigation practices.
    • One Washington, DC attorney received a Nationwide ranking for his Energy: Oil and Gas practice.
    • A total of 36 attorneys ranked in the Chambers USA 2015 guide.

BTI Consulting Group

    • In the 2015 Brand Elite research study, Pierce Atwood was recognized for its leadership, value, and innovation. BTI Consulting Group is the leading provider of strategic research to the legal industry.

Additional Honors & Distinctions

    • 63 lawyers have achieved a rating of "AV" by Martindale-Hubbell.
    • 4 lawyers elected members of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
    • 3 lawyers have served as Special Master to the United States Supreme Court.        
    • 2 lawyers have served as Chief Justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.
    • 1 former lawyer is currently serving as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.
    • Our attorneys also serve in many prominent roles within the legal community, including as past president of the Boston Bar Association, former head of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and former Independent Counsel investigating allegations against the U.S. Secretary of Labor under President Clinton.


125 Years