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Verrill Dana’s Litigation & Trial Group Achieves Highest Distinction in Maine

July 12, 2019 Press Releases

(July 12, 2019) – Verrill Dana has been distinguished as a leading firm in Maine in the field of Litigation: General Commercial by London-based Chambers & Partners (Chambers), one of the world's most respected legal research and publishing firms. Verrill Dana is one of only two Maine firms recognized as Band 1 in this practice area, the highest distinction that Chambers bestows in a particular field.

Each year, Chambers conducts thousands of in-depth interviews with clients in order to assess the reputations and expertise of business lawyers across the United States in various practice areas. The firm was assessed on its technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, and commitment, among others.

Verrill Dana's Litigation & Trial Group offers unparalleled hands-on experience in actual trials, having tried more than 600 jury and non-jury cases, in addition to several hundred arbitrations, and thousands of mediations and administrative proceedings. The firm's litigators have a deep and broad range of experience litigating high-profile and complex cases across industries and matters.

In addition to the firm's recognition in the field of Litigation: General Commercial in Maine, Verrill Dana was acknowledged as a Leading Firm in six other main categories and four other subcategories. Nearly 32% of the firm's attorneys were individually recognized in the Guide, including Litigation & Trial team members Harold J. Friedman, Martha C. Gaythwaite, A. Robert Ruesch, Frank J. Silvestri Jr., and Karen Frink Wolf.

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39 Verrill Attorneys Named 2019 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Verrill Attorney Karen Frink Wolf Again Named One of New England’s Top 100 Attorneys and Top 50 Women Attorneys (December 11, 2019) – The 2019 edition of New England Super Lawyers and Rising Stars...

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Fletch's Sandblasting & Painting, Inc. v. Fay, Spofford and Thorndike d/b/a Stantec Consulting Services, Inc.

Successfully filed a motion to dismiss a design malpractice claim arising out of alleged defective specifications on a renovation project at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine. The court’s decision may be found...

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Real Estate Law: Ambiguities in Ancient Deeds to Kennebunkport Beach Resolved in Favor of Town

We represented coastal landowners in a high-profile appeal before the Maine Supreme Court, in which the Town of Kennebunkport claimed ownership of Goose Rocks Beach against numerous homeowners whose deeds described property down to...

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Verrill Welcomes Litigator Travis Waller

(October 15, 2019) – Verrill is pleased to welcome attorney Travis Waller to the firm's Westport office. Waller has experience in a wide range of complex commercial disputes in addition to construction litigation. Prior...

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Successful Design and Construction Defects Claims for Large Hospital Client

We are successfully pursued claims in federal court seeking recovery of damages arising from defects in the design and construction of a $170 million addition to a Maine hospital complex. The case involved building...

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Defense of Contractor - Davis-Bacon Prevailing Wage Claims

This case concerned the construction of a marine boat dock on an island in Boston Harbor. The Plaintiff claimed entitlement to unpaid wages and enhanced wages under the federal prevailing wage statute known as...

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Verrill Trial Lawyers Again Ranked Among the Nation’s Top 250 Women in Litigation

(September 30, 2019) –Verrill attorneys Martha C. Gaythwaite and Karen Frink Wolf were once again named two of the nation's " Top 250 Women in Litigation " by Benchmark Litigation . Benchmark Litigation is...

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Jury verdict awarding our client in excess of $900,000+ in U.S. District Court on behalf of a wrongfully terminated general contractor

Our client was the prime contractor for construction of a new clay lined landfill in rural Vermont. The Owner terminated the contractor shortly before substantial completion and filed suit for completion costs. We countersued...

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Verrill Trial Attorneys Again Recognized as “Local Litigation Stars” by Benchmark Litigation

(October 30, 2019) – Eight Verrill attorneys have once again been recognized for their litigation skills in Benchmark Litigation’s 2020 edition . In addition to the firm’s eight individual rankings, both Karen Frink Wolf...

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Contractor Prevails at Trial on Breach of Contract Claims and Gets Legal Fees Awarded

Our contractor/real estate developer client was sued in New Hampshire state court by the owner for breach of a of a $2 million design/build contract. Our client also asserted a counterclaim for breach of...