Pierce Atwood Attorneys and Practices Firmwide Recognized in Chambers USA 2023

Chambers and Partners today announced its rankings for the 2023 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Pierce Atwood continues to be ranked among the USA’s best firms in practices firmwide, with 37 attorneys across 10 practices 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 2023 edition:

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

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

Pierce Atwood Ranked Attorneys

Below please find all the Pierce Atwood attorneys and the areas in which they were recognized in the 2023 edition:


  • 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)
  • Valerie Green: Oil & Gas Regulatory & Litigation (Nationwide)
  • Andrew Kaplan (Massachusetts)
  • Randall S. Rich: Energy: Oil & Gas Regulatory & Litigation (Nationwide)
  • Sarah B. Tracy (Maine)


  • Lisa Gilbreath (Maine)
  • Matthew D. Manahan (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)
  • Margaret Coughlin LePage (Maine)
  • 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)
  • Stephen MacGillivray (Rhode Island)
  • Brooks Magratten (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.