U.S. News - Best Lawyers Best Law Firms Rankings for 2017: Pierce Atwood Recognized in Practices Firmwide

Pierce Atwood LLP is pleased to announce that it has received a total of 87 metropolitan and three national recognitions in the 2017 U.S. News-Best Law Firms directory. Pierce Atwood is also pleased to report that practices firmwide, in all domestic locations, have received recognitions this year. Pierce Atwood has been included in the Best Law Firms rankings since the rankings began in 2010.

The firm received three national recognitions, including a new Tier 1 ranking for our successful and well-respected litigation/class action practice:

  • Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants - National Tier 1
  • Tax Law- National Tier 2
  • Corporate Law - National Tier 3

Pierce Atwood received Metropolitan Tier 1 rankings in these locations/practice areas:

Augusta, ME

  • Government Relations NEW in 2017

Boston, MA

  • Admiralty & Maritime  NEW in 2017
  • Corporate Law
  • Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Defendants 
  • Tax Law

Portland, ME

  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Appellate Practice
  • Arbitration
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Defense: General Practice NEW in 2017
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Energy Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Government Relations Practice
  • Insurance Law
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Litigation - Antitrust
  • Litigation - Banking & Finance
  • Litigation – Construction NEW in 2017
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property
  • Litigation - Labor & Employment
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
  • Litigation - Tax
  • Litigation - Trusts & Estates
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Patent Law
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants
  • Public Finance Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

New Hampshire

  • Environmental Law
  • Securities/Capital Markets Law

Rhode Island

  • Arbitration
  • Construction Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Litigation – Construction
  • Mediation

Please visit U.S. News – Best Law Firms to view all of our ranked practice areas.

About Best Law Firms
The U.S.News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms. Firms included in the 2017 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. The 2017 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client ballots on record. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer listed in The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top four percent of practicing attorneys in the U.S.