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63 Verrill Dana Attorneys Honored as Best Lawyers, 12 as Lawyers of the Year

August 15, 2017 Press Releases

(August 15, 2017) – More than 60 Verrill Dana attorneys were once again recognized as "Best Lawyers" by Best Lawyers® 2018. 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 Dana attorneys by office:

Augusta, Maine Office

  • Michael V. Saxl (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)
  • Mark A. Borreliz (Health Care Law)
  • Michael L. Fay (Trusts and Estates)
  • Paul W. Shaw (Health Care Law)
  • Regina M. Hurley (Family Law)
  • Tannaz N. Saponaro (Family Law)
  • Thomas O. Bean (Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Bankruptcy)

Portland, Maine Office

  • A. Robert Ruesch (Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Litigation – Construction)
    *Lawyer of the Year: Construction Law
  • Anthony M. Calcagni (Real Estate Law)
  • Charles P. Bacall (Copyright Law, Corporate Law, Trademark Law)
    *Lawyer of the Year: Trademark Law
  • Christopher J. W. Coggeshall (Real Estate Law)
    *Lawyer of the Year: Real Estate Law
  • Christopher R. Smith (Business Organizations [including LLCs and Partnerships], Closely Held Companies and Family Business Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law)
  • David E. Warren (Business Organizations [including LLCs and Partnerships], Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law)
    *Lawyer of the Year: Business Organizations(including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • 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)
  • Elizabeth Connellan Smith (Workers' Compensation Law – Employers)
  • Eric D. Altholz (Business Organizations [including LLCs and Partnerships], Employee Benefits, Health Care Law)
  • Gordon R. Smith (Environmental 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: Securities/Capital Markets Law
  • Harold J. Friedman (Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Product liability Litigation- Defendants)
  • Jacqueline W. Rider (Litigation – Trusts and Estates, Trusts and Estates)
    *Lawyer of the Year: Litigation-Trusts and Estates
  • James C. Palmer (Real Estate Law)
  • James G. Goggin (Litigation – Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent)
  • James I. Cohen (Administrative / Regulatory Law, Government Relations Practice)
  • 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)
  • Karen F. Wolf (Commercial Litigation, Family Law, Family Law Mediation, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants)
  • Karen K. Hartford (Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law)
  • Keith C. Jones (Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law, 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)
  • Lisa S. Boehm (Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law)
    *Lawyer of the Year: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Mark K. Googins (Banking and Finance Law, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law)
    *Lawyer of the Year: Corporate 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)
    *Lawyer of the Year: 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)
    *Lawyer of the Year: Litigation- Bankruptcy
  • Scott D. Anderson (Administrative / Regulatory Law, Environmental Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, Litigation – Environmental, Litigation- Land Use and Zoning Law)
    *Lawyer of the Year: Litigation- Environmental
  • Susan E. Bryant (Securities Regulation)
  • Suzanne E. Meeker (Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law)
  • Timothy R. Shannon (Litigation- Intellectual Property, Litigation – Patent)
    *Lawyer of the Year: 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 Nevas (Commercial Litigation)
  • Barbara A. Young (Business Organizations [including LLCs and Partnerships])
  • Frank J. Silvestri, Jr. (Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Securities)
  • Patricia D. Weitzman (Litigation – Health Care)

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