Honors & Distinctions

National Law Journal

    • For the fourth year in a row, Pierce Atwood has been named to the National Law Journal’s “Midsize Hot List” – the only New England based law firm to be selected for this honor for four consecutive years.

Best Lawyers

    • More attorneys listed in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 than any other firm in Maine. 79 attorneys are listed in more than 50 areas of law. Four attorneys are newly ranked in 2014.  

Chambers and Partners

    • Only firm to receive number one rankings in all six practice areas evaluated in Maine by Chambers and Partners in the 2013 guide, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.
    • Only firm to receive a number one ranking in the Litigation: General Commercial & Environment practice areas.
    • One Boston office attorney was ranked for her Bankruptcy/Restructuring practice.
    • Two Portsmouth office attorneys were ranked for their Corporate/Commercial and Real Estate practices.
    • One Washington, DC attorney received a Nationwide ranking for his Energy: Oil and Gas practice.
    • A total of 42 attorneys ranked in the Chambers USA 2013 guide.

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.