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61 Verrill Attorneys Honored as Best Lawyers, 12 as Lawyers of the Year

September 3, 2019 Press Releases

(September 3, 2019) – More than 60 Verrill attorneys were once again recognized as "Best Lawyers" by Best Lawyers® 2020. In addition, 12 attorneys from the firm were named "Lawyer of the Year," a distinguished recognition for only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area.

The complete list of ranked Verrill attorneys by office:

Augusta, Maine Office

  • Michael V. Saxl (Government Relations Practice)
    *Lawyer of the Year: Government Relations Practice

Boston, Mass. Office

  • Andrew P. Rusczek (Health Care Law)
  • Elizabeth Murdock Myers (Corporate Law)
  • Gary A. Rosenberg (Health Care Law)
  • Gene Dahmen (Family Law)
  • Jeffrey L. Heidt (Health Care Law)
  • Kristin S. Doeberl (Family Law)
  • Kyle T. MacDonald (Family Law)
  • Mark A. Borreliz (Health Care Law)
  • Michael L. Fay (Trusts and Estates)
  • Paul W. Shaw (Health Care Law)
  • Regina M. Hurley (Family Law)
  • Thomas O. Bean (Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Bankruptcy)

Portland, Maine Office

  • A. Robert Ruesch (Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Litigation – Construction)
  • Anthony M. Calcagni (Real Estate Law)
  • Charles P. Bacall (Copyright Law, Corporate Law, Trademark Law)
    *Lawyer of the Year: Copyright Law
  • Christopher J. W. Coggeshall (Real Estate Law)
  • Christopher R. Smith (Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law)
    *Lawyer of the Year: Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • David E. Warren (Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Education Law)
  • David L. Galgay, Jr. (Real Estate Law)
  • David S. Abramson (Family Law, Sports Law)
  • Douglas P. Currier (Employment Law – Management, Immigration Law, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment)
  • Eric D. Altholz (Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Health Care Law)
    *Lawyer of the Year: Health Care Law
  • Gordon R. Smith (Environmental Law, Land Use and Zoning Law)
  • Gregg H. Ginn (Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law)
  • Gregory S. Fryer (Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation)
    *Lawyer of the Year: Corporate Law
  • Harold J. Friedman (Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation- Defendants)
  • Jacqueline W. Rider (Litigation – Trusts and Estates, Trusts and Estates)
  • James C. Palmer (Real Estate Law)
  • James I. Cohen (Administrative / Regulatory Law, Energy Regulatory Law, Government Relations Practice)
    *Lawyer of the Year: Energy Regulatory Law
  • John P. Giffune (Construction Law, Litigation – Construction)
  • Jonathan M. Dunitz (Litigation – Insurance)
  • Juliet T. Browne (Energy Law, Environmental Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, Litigation – Environmental, Natural Resources Law)
    *Lawyer of the Year: Land Use and Zoning Law
  • Karen F. Wolf (Commercial Litigation, Family Law, Family Law Arbitration, Family Law Mediation, Health Care Law, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants)
    *Lawyer of the Year: Family Law
  • Karen K. Hartford (Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law)
  • Keith C. Jones (Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation)
    *Lawyer of the Year: Securities Regulation
  • Kenneth F. Ginder (Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law)
  • Kimberly S. Couch (Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law)
  • Kurt E. Klebe (Litigation – Trusts and Estates, Non-Profit / Charities Law, Trusts and Estates)
    *Lawyer of the Year: Trusts and Estates
  • Lisa S. Boehm (Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law)
  • Mark K. Googins (Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law)
    *Lawyer of the Year: Banking and Finance Law
  • Martha C. Gaythwaite (Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Health Care, Litigation – Insurance, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product Liability Litigation – Defendants)
  • Mary McQuillen (Trusts and Estates)
  • Michael J. Donlan (Litigation – Real Estate)
  • Nathaniel R. Hull (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law)
  • Nora R. Healy (Administrative / Regulatory Law)
  • Peter B. Webster (Corporate Law)
  • Raymond A. Pelletier (Real Estate Law)
  • Richard G. Moon (Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment)
  • Robert C. Brooks (Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Management, Workers' Compensation Law – Employers)
  • Roger A. Clement, Jr. (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy)
  • Scott D. Anderson (Administrative / Regulatory Law, Environmental Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, Litigation – Environmental, Litigation- Land Use and Zoning Law, Municipal Law)
    *Lawyer of the Year: Litigation – Land Use and Zoning
  • Suzanne E. Meeker (Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law)
  • Timothy R. Shannon (Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent)
  • William C. Knowles (Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Land Use and Zoning, Litigation – Trusts and Estates, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants)
  • William H. Stiles (Health Care Law, Litigation – Health Care)
  • William S. Harwood (Administrative / Regulatory Law, Energy Law, Energy Regulatory Law)

Westport, Conn. Office

  • Andrew B. Nevas (Commercial Litigation)
  • Barbara A. Young (Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships))
  • Frank J. Silvestri, Jr. (Arbitration, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Health Care, Litigation – Securities)
  • Patricia D. Weitzman (Health Care Law, Litigation – Health Care)

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