Best Lawyers in America® 2019 Recognizes 72 Pierce Atwood Partners Firmwide

Pierce Atwood LLP is pleased to announce that nearly half of its attorneys firmwide were once again selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2019 (Copyright 2018 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.

Notable additions this year include:

  • Litigation Practice Group Chair John Aromando, long recognized for Commercial Litigation, is now also recognized in the prestigious category of “Bet-the-Company Litigation.”
  • Energy partner Sarah Tracy is newly recognized in the category, “Administrative/Regulatory Law”
  • Stephen Del Sesto, who recently joined the firm’s Providence office as a business and receivership partner, has been recognized in the category, “Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law.”

In addition, four attorneys in two firm offices were recognized as a “Lawyer of the Year.” “Lawyer of the Year” is 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: Litigation
  • Katharine I. Rand: Employment Law - Management

Providence, Rhode Island:

  • John E. Bulman: Litigation – Construction
  • Mark A. Pogue: Employment Law - Management

Finally, the firm received many “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 Construction Litigation practice.

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

About Pierce Atwood
Pierce Atwood LLP, a highly-regarded, full-service law firm based in New England, has 150 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, energy project developers, 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.”