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

September 30, 2019 Press Releases

(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 the definitive guide to America's leading litigation firms and attorneys, and is the only publication to focus exclusively on U.S. litigation. Its rankings are based on months of research that includes extensive interviewing of litigators and their clients.

Martha C. Gaythwaite, Chair of the firm's Litigation & Trial Group, has tried more than 150 civil jury trial cases to verdict. Martha defends catastrophic personal injury cases throughout the United States, as well as complex products liability cases arising from aviation, agricultural and workplace accidents. Martha also has a dedicated interest in environmental law, which began when she worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers before becoming a lawyer.

Karen Frink Wolf, Chair of the firm's Professional Liability & Licensure Group, has tried more than 100 civil jury trials to verdict. She is go-to litigation counsel for physicians, hospitals and health care professionals and for pharmaceutical companies in drug and device litigation. In addition to those in the health care industry, she represents accountants, attorneys and other business professionals at trial and before licensing and ethics boards. Karen also maintains a high stakes domestic relations practice and is in high demand as a mediator and arbitrator.

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Age Discrimination Case in the Health Care Industry

Verrill Dana's Litigation Team successfully represented a healthcare institution in an age discrimination case brought by a former doctor. The case wound its way from Federal Court, to Maine Superior Court to the Maine...

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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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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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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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Successful Defense of Claims for Delays, Owner Interference and Extra Work

The Jackson Laboratory, a global leader in genetic research, retained us to assist it with claims arising from construction of its $70 million state-of the art vivarium facility including late completion by its construction...

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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...

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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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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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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...