Best Lawyers in America® 2018 Recognizes 72 Pierce Atwood Partners Firmwide: 12 Named "Lawyer of the Year"

Pierce Atwood LLP is pleased to announce that nearly half of its attorneys firmwide were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018 (Copyright 2017 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). The attorneys were recognized in 60 specialty areas across all firm practices, in each of Pierce Atwood’s U.S. offices.

Pierce Atwood is also pleased to report that 12 attorneys were named “Lawyer of the Year,” a recognition presented annually to individual attorneys with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region. Only one attorney is recognized as the "Lawyer of the Year" for each specialty and location. The partners receiving this notable peer recognition are:

Portland, Maine:

  • Catherine R. Connors - Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • David E. Barry - Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • David J. Champoux - Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Dixon P. Pike - Environmental Law
  • James M. Saffian - Public Finance Law
  • Jared S. des Rosiers - Energy Law 
  • Louise K. Thomas - Insurance Law
  • Margaret Coughlin LePage - Employment Law - Management
  • Margaret K. Minister - Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Matthew D. Manahan - Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Peter W. Culley - Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants

New Hampshire

  • Scott E. Pueschel – Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Finally, the firm received several “top-listed” designations, which are given to the firm that has the most listed lawyers in a particular region and practice area. In Maine, this year’s practices include: commercial litigation, trademark and copyright law, environmental law, mass tort litigation/class actions–defendants, tax law, white-collar defense, and the prestigious “Bet-the-Company” Litigation area. In addition, we have been recognized as a top-listed firm in Rhode Island for our litigation-construction practice.

A complete listing of Pierce Atwood’s attorney and firm recognitions is available at Best Lawyers.

About Pierce Atwood
Pierce Atwood LLP, a leading regional law firm, has 160 attorneys who serve regional, national, and international clients from offices in Portland and Augusta, Maine; Portsmouth, New Hampshire; Boston, Massachusetts; Providence, Rhode Island; Stockholm, Sweden; and Washington, DC.  Pierce Atwood LLP provides legal and business counsel to its clients, which range from regional and local enterprises, utilities, financiers, middle-market companies, entrepreneurs, and individuals, to Fortune 500 companies, multinational corporations, and state and foreign governments. Follow us on Twitter @PierceAtwoodLLP.

About Best Lawyers
First published in 1983, Best Lawyers® is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which almost 50,000 leading attorneys cast nearly five million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”