Pierce Atwood is a multiservice regional law firm comprised of 160 responsive, creative, collaborative, and hard-working professionals who serve our clients from offices in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, the District of Columbia, and Stockholm, Sweden. We are pleased that so many of our attorneys have been recognized and honored by both nationally and internationally, and have served as judges, governors, and members of Congress.

Best Lawyers

  • 69 attorneys are listed, and 11 named "Lawyer of the Year" in Best Lawyers in America® 2020.
  • Class actions team received National Tier 1 ranking in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 U.S. News-Best Law Firms directory.

Chambers and Partners

  • Only firm in Maine to receive number one rankings in all six practice areas evaluated in the state.  
  • Pierce Atwood's Environmental Practice Group the only law firm in Maine with a #1 ranking, and with more #1 ranked attorneys than any other law firm in New England.
  • 38 attorneys in all firm offices, across a wide range of practices were recognized in the Chambers 2019 guide.
  • Pierce Atwood's Trusts & Estates Practice Group, and two of its partners, were ranked #1 for Private Wealth Law in Maine in Chambers 2019 High Net Worth Guide; one partner ranked #1 for Private Wealth Law in New Hampshire.

BTI Consulting Group - the leading providers of strategic research to the legal industry

  • BTI Client Service A-Team 2020 ranked us a “Standout” in client-facing communication and investing in client relationships. This is the fourth consecutive year Pierce Atwood has been recognized in this study.
  • In BTI Litigation Outlook 2019, Pierce Atwood was named to the “Honor Roll” in Employment Litigation, and recognized as a “Standout” in Class Actions Litigation – ranked by corporate counsel as one of the top 26 firms in this area.
  • BTI Legal Innovation and Technology Outlook 2019 recognized Pierce Atwood as a Client Experience Innovator, “making strategic changes in client service to deliver a world-class client experience.”
  • Included in BTI 2018 Brand Elite research study where we ranked in the top 20% of all law firms "for providing premium-worthy value."
  • Recognized in BTI's 2017 Best Collaboration Report, as a firm that shows a deep understanding of client needs across the team.
  • BTI Litigation Outlook 2017 recognized Pierce Atwood as an unparalleled leader in client service. Inclusion is limited to law firms considered by clients to deliver the absolute best levels of client service.
  • In the 2015 BTI Brand Elite research study, Pierce Atwood was recognized for its leadership, value, and innovation.

Additional Honors & Distinctions. Of our attorneys past and present:

  • 4 have been elected members of the American College of Trial Lawyers
  • 3 have served as Special Master to the United States Supreme Court
  • 3 have been elected Fellows of the American College of Construction Lawyers
  • 2 have served as Chief Justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court
  • 2 have been elected Fellows of American College of Trust & Estate Counsel
  • 1 is serving as U.S. Senator from New Hampshire
  • 1 is serving as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • 1 is serving as a judge in New Hampshire Superior Court
  • 1 is serving as U.S. Magistrate Judge for the District of Maine

Our attorneys also serve in prominent roles within the legal community. For example, attorneys past and present have served as president of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association, president of the Boston Bar Association, president of the Maine State Bar Association, and head of the American College of Trial Lawyers.