Chambers USA 2024 Recognizes Pierce Atwood for Excellence in Strategic Practices Firmwide

Chambers and Partners continues to rank Pierce Atwood as a top USA law firm, with 35 attorneys in 10 practice areas recognized as leaders in their respective fields.

Chambers USA is published annually and is consulted by general counsel of global and national businesses. The guide evaluates lawyers based on technical legal skills, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by clients. Practice area rankings are based on individual lawyers within the field, and the strength and depth of a department.

These firm practices have achieved a top Band 1 ranking in the 2024 edition:

  • Corporate/M&A - Maine
  • Energy & Natural Resources – Maine and Massachusetts (MA elevated from Band 2)
  • Environment - Maine
  • Labor & Employment - Maine
  • Litigation: General Commercial - Maine
  • Real Estate - Maine

Pierce Atwood Ranked Attorneys 

These Pierce Atwood attorneys were recognized in Chambers 2024:


  • Ryan F. Kelley (Maine)

Corporate/Commercial Law:

  • James C. Baker (New Hampshire)
  • Scott E. Pueschel (New Hampshire)


  • Charles M. Graceffa (Maine)
  • Christopher E. Howard (Maine)

Energy & Natural Resources

  • James Avery (Massachusetts)
  • Jared S. des Rosiers (Maine)
  • Andrew Kaplan (Massachusetts)
  • Randall S. Rich: Energy: Oil & Gas Regulatory & Litigation (Nationwide)
  • Sarah B. Tracy (Maine)


  • Lisa Gilbreath (Maine)
  • Michelle N. O’Brien (Massachusetts)
  • Brian M. Rayback (Maine)

Financial Services Regulation: Banking Compliance

  • Scott Cammarn (Nationwide)

Intellectual Property

  • MaryDilys Anderson (New Hampshire)

Labor & Employment

  • James R. Erwin (Maine)
  • Suzanne W. King (Massachusetts)
  • Peter Hale (Maine)
  • Mark A. Pogue (Rhode Island)
  • Katharine I. Rand (Maine)

Litigation: General Commercial

  • John J. Aromando (Maine)
  • David E. Barry (Maine)
  • John E. Bulman (Rhode Island)
  • Michael J. Daly (Rhode Island)
  • Michele E. Kenney (New Hampshire)
  • Katharine Kohm (Providence)
  • Stephen MacGillivray (Rhode Island)
  • Brooks Magratten (Rhode Island)
  • Gavin G. McCarthy (Maine)
  • Neal Pratt (Maine)

Real Estate (includes Zoning and Land Use)

  • Eben Adams (Maine)
  • Daniel Bailey (Massachusetts)
  • Paula Devereaux (Massachusetts)
  • Rebecca Greenfield (Maine)
  • Margaret G. Smith (Maine)

Founded in 1990, Chambers and Partners has been a leading independent professional legal research company operating across 200 jurisdictions in 70 countries. Lawyers and law firms are ranked on a variety of factors and considerations, all of which are investigated by hundreds of researchers. Individual lawyers are ranked (in their practice area(s)) based on their legal knowledge and experience, ability, effectiveness, and client service.