Best Lawyers in America® 2023 Recognizes 60 Pierce Atwood Partners

Seven attorneys named “Lawyer of the Year”; 13 named “Ones to Watch”

Pierce Atwood LLP is pleased to announce that 60 partners across all firm offices have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 (Copyright 2022 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC). Notable “Best Lawyers” additions this year include:

  • Josh Dunlap, a Portland-based partner, was recognized for Appellate Practice and Commercial Litigation
  • Jeff Francis, a partner in the firm’s Boston office, was recognized for Commercial Litigation
  • Andrew Kaplan, a Boston-based partner, was recognized for Energy Law and Energy Regulatory Law
  • Lucus Ritchie, a Portland-based partner, was recognized for Commercial Litigation
  • Matt Stein, a Portland-based partner, was recognized for his FinTech practice

In addition, seven attorneys were recognized as a “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:

  • David Champoux: Corporate Law and M&A Law – Portland, Maine
  • Eben Adams: Land Use & Zoning Law – Portland, Maine
  • Katy Rand: Employment Law-Management – Portland, Maine
  • Lisa Gilbreath: Environmental Litigation – Portland, Maine
  • Rob Ravenelle: Tax Law – Portland, Maine
  • Sarah Tracy: Energy Regulatory Law – Portland, Maine
  • Scott Pueschel: Corporate Law – New Hampshire

Finally, we are also pleased to note that 13 firm attorneys were included in the recently-added category, “Ones to Watch.” These recognitions for outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the U.S. are given to attorneys who have been in practice for 5-9 years. Like the Best Lawyers recognitions, these awards are also based on peer review. This year’s honorees are:

  • Christina Berkow
    • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Christopher Baxter
    • Intellectual Property Law
    • Patent Law
  • Daniel R. Strader
    • Labor & Employment Law - Management
    • Labor & Employment Litigation
  • David Fitzpatrick
    • Commercial Litigation
  • Elizabeth M. Frazier
    • Government Relations Practice
  • Joel Quick:
    • Land use & Zoning Law
    • Real Estate Law
  • Karishma Jiva Cartwright
    • Intellectual Property Law
  • Katherine L. Porter
    • Corporate Law
    • Labor & Employment Law – Management
    • Labor & Employment Litigation
  • Kellie E. MacDonald
    • Immigration Law
  • Kyle Noonan:
    • Commercial Litigation
  • Olga Goldberg
    • Litigation & Controversy – Tax
    • Tax Law
  • Ryan F. Kelley
    • Banking and Finance Law
    • Bankruptcy & Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency & Reorganization Law
  • Sara A. Murphy
    • Commercial Litigation
    • Banking & Finance Litigation
    • Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants

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