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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.

Firm Highlights

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Defense of Contractor - Davis-Bacon Prevailing Wage Claims

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Domestic Discovery for Foreign Arbitrations? Now Three Circuits Say “No”

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Nearly 80 Verrill Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers® 2021, Including a Dozen Named Lawyers of the Year

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Domestic Discovery for Foreign Arbitrations? Location, Location, Location!

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Zoom ADR: Best Practices for Virtually Every Virtual ADR Event

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

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Litigation Attorney Represents Maine Energy Company

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