82 Verrill Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers® 2024, Including 10 Named Lawyers of the Year

August 17, 2023 Press Releases

BOSTON, Mass., PORTLAND, Maine, and WESTPORT, Conn. – 82 Verrill attorneys were recognized as "Best Lawyers" by Best Lawyers® 2024, including 10 attorneys named “Lawyer of the Year,” a distinguished recognition for only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area. Among those ranked from the firm, 12 were featured on their “Ones to Watch” list. Best Lawyers introduced “Ones to Watch” in 2020 to recognize and highlight attorneys that are in the early stages in their careers, having only been in private practice for less than 10 years, but are already rising up and making a name for themselves in the legal world.

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

  • Thomas O. Bean (Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Bankruptcy)
  • Katharine B. M. Brite (Trusts and Estates)
    *One to Watch
  • Margaret Capp Fitzgerald (Insurance Law)
    *One to Watch
  • Gene D. Dahmen (Family Law)
  • Francesco A. De Vito (Real Estate Law)
  • Megan E. Delehanty (Real Estate Law)
  • Kristin S. Doeberl (Family Law)
  • Michael L. Fay (Trusts and Estates)
  • Michael K. Fee (Commercial Litigation, Criminal Defense: White-Collar)
  • William F. Friedler (Elder Law)
  • Ellen M. Harrington (Trusts and Estates)
  • Dena W. Hirsch (Trusts and Estates)
    *One to Watch
  • Brian M. Hurley (Litigation – Real Estate, Real Estate Law)
  • Regina M. Hurley (Family Law)
  • William D. Jewett (Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law)
  • Michael P. Last (Environmental Law, Real Estate Law)
  • Matthew J. Leonard (Trusts and Estates)
  • J. David Leslie (Insurance Law)
  • Kyle T. MacDonald (Family Law)
  • Ruth A. Mattson (Trusts and Estates)
  • Louis C. Miller (Real Estate Law)
  • Elizabeth Murdock Myers (Corporate Law)
  • Robin D. Murphy (Family Law)
  • Michael F. O’Connell (Tax Law)
  • Nancy O’Donnell (Family Law)
  • Brian O’Rourke (Litigation – Construction)
  • Daniel J. Ossoff (Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law)
  • Derek T. Rocha (Commercial Litigation)
    *One to Watch
  • James Roosevelt Jr. (Health Care Law)
  • Gary A. Rosenberg (Health Care Law)
  • Mary H. Schmidt (Elder Law, Family Law, Litigation – Trusts and Estates, Trusts and Estates)
  • Paul W. Shaw (Health Care Law)
  • Eric Smith (Insurance Law)

Portland, Maine Office

  • David S. Abramson (Family Law, Sports Law)
    *Lawyer of the Year: Family Law
  • Eric D. Altholz (Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Health Care Law)
  • Tawny Alvarez (Labor and Employment Law – Management)
    *One to Watch
  • 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
  • Charles P. Bacall (Copyright Law, Corporate Law, Trademark Law)
    *Lawyer of the Year: Copyright Law
  • Lisa S. Boehm (Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law)
    *Lawyer of the Year: Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
  • Robert C. Brooks (Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Management, Workers' Compensation Law – Employers)
  • Juliet T. Browne (Administrative / Regulatory Law, Energy Law, Energy Regulatory Law, Environmental Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, Litigation – Environmental, Natural Resources Law)
    *Lawyer of the Year: Administrative/Regulatory Law
    *Lawyer of the Year: Environmental Law
  • Anthony M. Calcagni (Real Estate Law)
  • Roger A. Clement, Jr. (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Litigation – Bankruptcy)
  • Philip M. Coffin III (Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants)
  • James I. Cohen (Administrative / Regulatory Law, Energy Regulatory Law, Government Relations Practice)
  • Kimberly S. Couch (Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law)
  • Douglas P. Currier (Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment)
  • Kelly Donahue (Intellectual Property Law, Patent Law)
    *One to Watch
  • Michael J. Donlan (Litigation – Real Estate)
  • Jonathan M. Dunitz (Litigation – Insurance)
  • Anya F. Endsley (Trusts and Estates)
    *One to Watch
  • Gregory S. Fryer (Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation)
  • David L. Galgay Jr. (Real Estate 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, Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants)
    *Lawyer of the Year: Litigation - Insurance
  • John P. Giffune (Construction Law, Litigation – Construction)
  • Kenneth F. Ginder (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
    *Lawyer of the Year: Corporate Law
  • Karen K. Hartford (Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law)
  • Nathaniel R. Hull (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law)
  • Elizabeth T. Johnston (Labor and Employment Law – Management)
    *One to Watch
  • Keith C. Jones (Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Securities / Capital Markets Law, Securities Regulation)
  • Kurt E. Klebe (Litigation – Trusts and Estates, Non-Profit / Charities Law, Trusts and Estates)
  • William C. Knowles (Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Land Use and Zoning, Litigation – Trusts and Estates, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants)
  • Mary McQuillen (Trusts and Estates)
  • Suzanne E. Meeker (Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law)
  • Marie J. Mueller (Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Construction, Professional Malpractice Law)
    *One to Watch
  • James C. Palmer (Real Estate Law)
  • Jacqueline W. Rider (Litigation – Trusts and Estates, Trusts and Estates)
  • A. Robert Ruesch (Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Litigation – Construction)
    *Lawyer of the Year: Construction Law
  • Jeffrey D. Russell (Commercial Litigation)
  • Stephen B. Segal (Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law)
    *One to Watch
  • Christopher R. Smith (Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law)
  • Gordon R. Smith (Environmental Law, Land Use and Zoning Law, Litigation - Environmental)
  • Danielle R. Starr (Family Law, Real Estate Law)
    *One to Watch
  • William H. Stiles (Health Care Law, Litigation – Health Care)
  • David E. Warren (Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships), Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law, Education Law)
    *Lawyer of the Year: Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships
  • Rachel Wertheimer (Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)

Westport, Conn. Office

  • Andrew B. Nevas (Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Trusts and Estates)
  • Kristen G. Rossetti (Commercial Litigation)
    *One to Watch
  • Frank J. Silvestri, Jr. (Arbitration, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Health Care, Litigation – Securities)
  • Barbara A. Young (Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships))

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