Pierce Atwood Receives High Rankings in Massachusetts by 2015 Chambers and Partners

Chambers and Partners, a prominent London-based publisher of law firm rankings, continues to award its highest rankings to Pierce Atwood LLP and its attorneys in their 2015 guide, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. 

Chambers recognized the Boston office in the areas of environmental law, litigation, bankruptcy/restructuring law, and tax law. Chambers sources have called environmental law partner Michelle O’Brien, “an excellent professional; she has lots of professional judgment, is well-connected, and handles landmark environmental cases.” Gayle Erhlich, who counsels creditors, debtors, and sellers and buyers of distressed businesses, has been called a "profoundly well experienced bankruptcy attorney." In addition, peers note that tax attorney Kathy Parker is a "well-regarded state tax lawyer," and clients say she is "very good technically." In addition, firm partner Don Frederico is highlighted as a recognized practitioner in the area of litigation.

Chambers also recognized practices across all Pierce Atwood offices, including attorneys in the areas of litigation in the New Hampshire and Rhode Island offices and national recognition for regulatory and litigation work in the field of Energy: Oil and Gas in the Washington, D.C. office. In addition, the firm’s Portland, Maine office was recognized across a broad range of practice areas.

The Chambers Guides have been ranking the best law firms and lawyers since 1990, and now cover 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 150 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