Pierce Atwood Attorneys and Practices Firmwide Recognized in Chambers USA 2022

Chambers and Partners today announced its rankings for the 2022 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Pierce Atwood has been ranked among the USA’s best firms in practices across the firm, with 37 attorneys ranked 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 Maine-based practices retained their Band 1 ranking in the 2022 edition:

  • Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Corporate/M&A
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Environment
  • Labor & Employment
  • Litigation: General Commercial
  • Real Estate

Once again, Pierce Atwood is the only law firm in Maine to be ranked number one in seven practice areas, and the only law firm in Maine ranked number one for environmental law and commercial litigation.

We’re also pleased to report that our Massachusetts-based real estate practice received a new Band 2 ranking in zoning and land use this year, recognizing the talent and depth of this robust and well-respected practice.

Pierce Atwood Ranked Attorneys

Below please find all of the Pierce Atwood attorneys and the areas in which they were recognized in the 2022 edition:


  • Ryan F. Kelley (Maine)

Corporate/Commercial Law:

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


  • David J. Champoux (Maine)
  • 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)


  • Mark E. Beliveau (New Hampshire)
  • Matthew D. Manahan (Maine)
  • Michelle N. O’Brien (Massachusetts)
  • Brian M. Rayback (Maine)

Financial Services Regulation: Banking Compliance

  • Scott Cammarn (Nationwide)

Intellectual Property

  • Kevin M. Farrell (New Hampshire)

Labor & Employment

  • Charles S. Einsiedler (Maine)
  • James R. Erwin (Maine)
  • Suzanne W. King (Massachusetts)
  • Margaret Coughlin LePage (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)
  • Donald R. Frederico (Massachusetts)
  • Michele E. Kenney (New Hampshire)
  • Stephen MacGillivray (Rhode Island)
  • Gavin G. McCarthy (Maine)
  • Mark A. Pogue (Rhode Island)
  • 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)

Chambers and Partners has been ranking law firms and lawyers since 1990, and now covers more than 185 jurisdictions throughout the world. Lawyers and law firms are ranked on a variety of factors and considerations, all of which are investigated by more than 200 researchers that work full-time in their London headquarters. Individual lawyers are ranked (in their practice area(s)) on the basis of their legal knowledge and experience, their ability, their effectiveness, and their client service.