Pierce Atwood Names John Aromando Chair of Litigation Practice Group

Pierce Atwood is pleased to announce that firm litigation partner John J. Aromando has been named Litigation Practice Group Chair, effective January 1, 2016. John succeeds David Barry, who will become the firm’s managing partner.

A firm partner since 1993 and a trial lawyer for more than 30 years, John’s practice focuses on defending businesses and individuals in complex litigation, for clients in industries as diverse as financial services, energy, pulp and paper, manufacturing, insurance, and professional services. He has tried cases in both state and federal court, and argued appeals before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court and the First Circuit Court of Appeals. 

Since 2007, John has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America for commercial litigation. Clients depend on John for his reliability and responsiveness, his ability to guide them through even the most complex cases, and his focus and attention to detail. Dave Barry, who has worked closely with John for more than 25 years states, “John is a highly skilled litigator and advisor who has demonstrated an extraordinary ability to guide our clients to the best possible outcomes in complex litigation in which the stakes are high. The breadth and diversity of John’s experience is impressive, and he is a natural leader of our litigation group.”

John is currently a member of the Defense Research Institute’s Class Action Seminar Steering Committee, the Maine State Bar Association’s Consumer & Financial Institutions Law Section, and the Grievance Commission of the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar.

John has written and lectured on a variety of litigation related topics, including mortgage foreclosure practices, defense of class actions, and professional ethics and liability in the legal profession. John can be reached at jaromando@pierceatwood.com or 207.791.1302.