Benchmark Litigation Law Firm of the Year for Maine


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"[These] guys owned the case! They felt our pain, explored to find the shortest path to resolution, did not try to put anybody down at any point, coached us so well, tackled tough challenges with resolve, gave sound advice, and always tried their best to be frugal and fully understanding of our limitations."
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"…if there is any way I can influence other clients to use Verrill Dana, I would do it in a heartbeat."

Benchmark Litigation has named Verrill Dana as the Law Firm of the Year for Maine. In Benchmark’s survey of clients and peers, one respondent described Verrill Dana as “the silver lining to a black cloud of litigation.” Verrill Dana’s 2014 merger with Friedman Gaythwaite Wolf, and its 2015 combination with Connecticut law firm Levett Rockwood have helped the firm expand its capability and capacity across the Northeast.

In 2015 Benchmark Litigation recognized nine Verrill Dana attorneys for their skills as litigators. Verrill Dana’s Litigation & Trial team is recognized by Benchmark in both ME and CT. Karen Frink Wolf and Martha C. Gaythwaite are on Benchmark Litigation’s national list of the “Top 250 Women in Litigation.”

The complete list of Verrill Dana attorneys singled out for recognition by Benchmark Litigation in 2015 are:

Scott Anderson, in Energy and Natural Resources, Environmental and Telecommunications
Harold Friedman, in Insurance, Product Liability and White Collar Crime
Karen Frink Wolf*, in General Commercial, Professional Liability and Securities
Martha Gaythwaite*, in Aviation, Environmental, Mass Tort/Product Liability, Product Liability and Shipping & Maritime
James Goggin, in Intellectual Property
A. Robert Ruesch, in Construction, Professional Liability, Real Estate and Trade
Timothy Shannon, recognized as a Future Star
Frank Silvestri, in General Commercial and Securities
Rachel Wertheimer, in Appellate and General Commercial

*Named in Benchmark Litigation’s national list of the “Top 250 Women in Litigation.”

Chair of Verrill Dana’s Litigation & Trial group Martha Gaythwaite said, “Verrill Dana’s trial group has one of the broadest, deepest, most experienced trial benches in New England. We’re pleased that Benchmark has recognized our team in Maine as the strongest in the State. I am very proud of our team and the success we have had on behalf of our clients throughout the country in cases ranging from complex commercial litigation to sophisticated product liability matters to patent lawsuits to construction disputes."

Benchmark Litigation’s full analysis may be accessed here.