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November, 2017 - Portland, Maine



48 Verrill Dana Attorneys Named 2017 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars


(November 6, 2017) – The 2017 edition of New England Super Lawyers and Rising Stars© has recognized a total of 48 Verrill Dana attorneys for excellence in their individual areas of practice.

Karen Frink Wolf was once again included in the Top 100 New England Super Lawyers and also listed in the Top 50 Women this year. Only the top 5% of attorneys in each New England state are included in the Super Lawyers guide, and only the top 2.5% in each state are selected as Rising Stars, which identifies the best attorneys 40 years and under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or fewer.

The selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Below is the listing of attorneys from Verrill Dana who have been honored by New England Super Lawyers and Rising Stars©. Congratulations to those who have been included for the first time: Marylana Saadeh Helou, Christopher S. Lockman, and Taylor R. Neff.

Westport, Conn.

• Andrew B. Nevas (Business Litigation)
• Frank J. Silvestri, Jr. (Business Litigation)
• Calvin K. Woo (Business Litigation)

Portland, Maine

• A. Robert Ruesch (Construction Litigation)
• Scott D. Anderson (Environmental)
• Robert C. Brooks (Employment & Labor)
• Juliet T. Browne (Environmental)
• Roger A. Clement, Jr. (Bankruptcy: Business)
• James I. Cohen (Utilities)
• Douglas P. Currier (Employment & Labor)
• Harold J. Friedman (Personal Injury Products: Defense)
• Gregory S. Fryer (Securities & Corporate Finance)
• Martha C. Gaythwaite (Personal Injury Products: Defense)
• John P. Giffune (Construction Litigation)
• James G. Goggin (Intellectual Property Litigation)
• Mark K. Googins (Business/Corporate)
• William S. Harwood (Utilities)
• Nora R. Healy (Utilities)
• Kurt E. Klebe (Estate & Probate)
• Suzanne E. Meeker (Employee Benefits)
• Richard G. Moon (Employment & Labor)
• Thomas C. Newman (Business Litigation)
• Raymond A. Pelletier (Real Estate)
• Karen Frink Wolf (Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense) *Top 100, Top 50 Women

Rising Stars (Portland)

• Tawny L. Alvarez (Employment & Labor)
• Joanna S. Bowers (Employment & Labor)
• Seth S. Coburn (Intellectual Property Litigation)
• Benjamin E. Ford (Business Litigation)
• Katie M. Gray (Energy & Natural Resources)
• Nathaniel R. Hull (Bankruptcy: Business)
• Christopher S. Lockman (Employee Benefits)
• Marie J. Mueller (General Litigation)
• Misti D. Munster (Employee Benefits)
• Taylor R. Neff (Business Litigation)
• Mathew J. Todaro (Environmental)

Boston, Mass.

• Thomas O. Bean (Business Litigation)
• Gene Dahmen (Family Law)
• Harlan M. Doliner (Environmental)
• Michael L. Fay (Estate Planning & Probate)
• Keith E. Glidden (Business Litigation)
• Jeffrey L. Heidt (Health Care)
• Regina M. Hurley (Family Law)
• Hon. Robert W. Langlois (ret.) (Alternative Dispute Resolution)
• Gary A. Rosenberg (Health Care)

Rising Stars (Boston)

• Kristin S. Doeberl (Family Law)
• Eugene H. Ho (Mergers & Acquisitions)
• Kyle T. MacDonald (Family Law)
• Andrew P. Rusczek (Health Care)
• Marylana Saadeh Helou (Health Care)


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