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More than 50 Verrill Dana Attorneys Named 2016 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

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The 2016 edition of New England Super Lawyers and Rising Stars© has recognized a total of 51 Verrill Dana attorneys for excellence in their individual areas of practice. Harold J. Friedman, Mark K. Googins and Karen Frink Wolf were also included in the Top 100 New England Super Lawyers this year. Karen Frink Wolf was listed in the Top 50 Women. 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: Joanna S. Bowers, Braden M. Clement, Kristin S. Doeberl, and Eugene H. Ho.

Westport, Conn.

– Robert Laplaca (Business Litigation)
– Karen A. Mignone (Environmental Litigation)
– Andrew B. Nevas (Business Litigation)
– Frank J. Silvestri, Jr. (Business Litigation)
– Calvin K. Woo (Business Litigation)

Portland, Maine

– 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) *Top 100
– 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) *Top 100
– 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)
– Robert A. Ruesch (Construction Litigation)
– 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)
– Braden M. Clement (General Litigation)
– Seth S. Coburn (Intellectual Property Litigation)
– Benjamin E. Ford (Business Litigation)
– Katie M. Gray (Energy & Natural Resources)
– Nathaniel R. Hull (Bankruptcy: Business)
– Marie J. Mueller (General Litigation)
– Gordon R. Smith (Environmental)
– 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)
– Elizabeth Murdock Myers (Business/Corporate)
– 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)

About Verrill Dana: Verrill Dana, LLP is a full-service law firm conducting a nationwide practice from offices in Boston, Mass.; Portland and Augusta, Maine; Providence, R.I.; Westport, Conn.; and Washington, D.C. To learn more, visit