Preti Flaherty Ranked Among 2011-2012 “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers

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Preti Flaherty announced today that it has been ranked among “2011-2012 Best Law Firms” by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers. The rankings, including 30,322 rankings of 8,782 law firms in 81 practice areas, will be featured in the November print issue of U.S.News & World Report.

Preti Flaherty announced today that it has been ranked among “2011-2012 Best Law Firms” by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers. The rankings, including 30,322 rankings of 8,782 law firms in 81 practice areas, will be featured in the November print issue of U.S.News & World Report.

These rankings, which are presented in tiers, showcase 9,633 different law firms ranked nationally in one or more of 75 major legal practice areas and in metropolitan or state rankings in one or more of 119 major legal practice areas. Preti Flaherty received Tier 1 rankings in the following practice groups by metropolitan area:

Augusta, Maine Tier 1 Rankings:
Administrative / Regulatory Law, Energy Law, Government Relations Practice, Land Use & Zoning Law and Public Finance Law.

Concord, New Hampshire Tier 1 Rankings:
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Corporate Law and Municipal Law.

Portland, Maine Tier 1 Rankings:
Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Corporate Law, Employment Law – Management, Franchise Law, Health Care Law, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Antitrust, Litigation – First Amendment, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Defendants, Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs, Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants, Sports Law, Tax Law and Workers' Compensation Law – Employers.

“U.S. News is the world’s leading publisher of institutional rankings based on both objective data and peer evaluations,” says Steven Naifeh, President of Best Lawyers. “We are combining this expertise with Best Lawyers’ experience of providing rankings of individual lawyers based on peer reviews for almost three decades. By combining hard data with peer reviews, and client assessments, we believe that we are providing users with the most thorough, accurate, and helpful rankings of law firms ever developed.”

These reputational survey responses were combined with more than 3.1 million evaluations of individual lawyers in these firms in the most recent Best Lawyers survey of leading lawyers. Hard numbers were also used to develop the practice area rankings — data about numbers of lawyers and their previous experience, numbers of clients within different billing ranges, numbers of transactions and litigation matters at different dollar levels; pro-bono commitment, diversity, and other objective data.

About Preti Flaherty

Preti Flaherty has offices in Portland and Augusta, ME, Bedminster, NJ, Concord, NH, Boston, MA and Washington, DC. With more than 90 attorneys, the firm counsels clients in the areas of business law, energy, environmental, estate planning, health care, intellectual property, labor and employment, legislative and regulatory, litigation, technology and telecommunications. More information about the firm is available at http://www.preti.com.

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