Verrill Ranked Nationally for Health Care by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers

November 19, 2021 Press Releases

(November 19, 2021) – Verrill has once again been ranked nationally for its Health Care practice (Tier 2) and in 63 practice areas based on geography by the U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. The U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.

Verrill was recognized by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® for the following metropolitan practice areas:

Augusta, Maine

  • Government Relations Practice (Tier 1)

Boston, Massachusetts

  • Commercial Litigation (Tier 2)
  • Corporate Law (Tier 2)
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar (Tier 3)
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (Tier 3)
  • Family Law (Tier 1)
  • Health Care Law (Tier 1)
  • Litigation – Bankruptcy (Tier 3)
  • Litigations – Trusts & Estates (Tier 1)
  • Trusts & Estates Law (Tier 2)

Portland, Maine

  • Administrative / Regulatory Law (Tier 1)
  • Banking and Finance Law (Tier 1)
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (Tier 1)
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) (Tier 1)
  • Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law (Tier 2)
  • Commercial Litigation (Tier 1)
  • Construction Law (Tier 1)
  • Copyright Law (Tier 2)
  • Corporate Governance Law (Tier 1)
  • Corporate Law (Tier 1)
  • Education Law (Tier 3)
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (Tier 1)
  • Employment Law – Management (Tier 1)
  • Energy Law (Tier 1)
  • Energy Regulatory Law (Tier 1)
  • Environmental Law (Tier 1)
  • Family Law (Tier 1)
  • Government Relations Practice (Tier 1)
  • Health Care Law (Tier 1)
  • Immigration Law (Tier 3)
  • Labor Law – Management (Tier 1)
  • Land Use & Zoning Law (Tier 1)
  • Litigation – Bankruptcy (Tier 1)
  • Litigation – Construction (Tier 1)
  • Litigation – Environmental (Tier 2)
  • Litigation – Insurance (Tier 1)
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property (Tier 1)
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment (Tier 1)
  • Litigation – Land Use & Zoning (Tier 1)
  • Litigation – Patent (Tier 2)
  • Litigation – Real Estate (Tier 1)
  • Litigation – Trusts & Estates (Tier 1)
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants (Tier 3)
  • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants (Tier 3)
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law (Tier 1)
  • Municipal Law (Tier 2)
  • Natural Resources Law (Tier 2)
  • Nonprofit / Charities Law (Tier 1)
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants (Tier 1)
  • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants (Tier 1)
  • Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants (Tier 2)
  • Real Estate Law (Tier 1)
  • Securities / Capital Markets Law (Tier 1)
  • Securities Regulation (Tier 1)
  • Sports Law (Tier 1)
  • Trademark Law (Tier 1)
  • Trusts & Estates Law (Tier 1)
  • Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers (Tier 3)

Stamford, Conn.(Metropolitan area covering the firm's Westport, Conn. Office)

  • Arbitration (Tier 2)
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) (Tier 2)
  • Commercial Litigation (Tier 1)
  • Health Care Law (Tier 1)
  • Litigation – Securities (Tier 2)

Firm Highlights


2021 Year End Employee Benefit Plan Amendments

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Trademark Litigation: Software

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High-Profile Former U.S. Department of Justice Prosecutor, David Lazarus, Joins Verrill’s Health Care and Life Sciences Practice

(November 29, 2021) – Verrill is pleased to welcome David Lazarus to the firm’s Boston office as a Partner in its nationally recognized Health Care & Life Sciences Group. Lazarus is a former Department...


Medicare's Future: Improving Health Equity and Implications for Employers

On Wednesday, December 15th at 2 pm join the National Academy of Social Insurance , Verrill , the New England Council , and the Massachusetts Hospital Association for a virtual discussion on the future...


Maine Rural Water Association Annual Conference

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Copyright Litigation: Software

Defended equipment manufacturer in copyright dispute involving firmware for digital subscriber line access multiplexers (“DSLAMs”). Case resolved favorably.


Incidental Take of Migratory Birds Prohibited Once Again as New MBTA Rule Becomes Effective

A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (“FWS”) final rule that presumptively reinstates liability for incidental take under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (“MBTA”) becomes effective on December 3. The new rule revokes a Trump-era...

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