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THREE DRUMMOND WOODSUM ATTORNEYS EARN BEST LAWYERS' 2015 "LAWYER OF THE YEAR" DISTINCTION




8/1/2014


Portland, ME (August 1, 2014) Drummond Woodsum, one of northern New England's premiere law firms, announced that 28 of its attorneys have been named to Best Lawyers in America 2015. Three of the firm's attorneys, across multiple practice areas, were ranked as a "Lawyer of the Year." Best Lawyers has consistently featured Drummond Woodsum attorneys, including David Backer, Jerry Crouter and Bill Stockmeyer, all of whom have been listed since 2007.

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. For more than three decades, Best Lawyers lists have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public, as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere.

The 21st Edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2015) includes 52,488 attorneys in 137 practice areas, covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and inclusion in this year's publication is based on more than 5.5 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

The distinction of "Lawyer of the Year" is given to one attorney in each practice area and designated metropolitan area. The lawyers are selected based on peer voting in the areas of ability, professionalism and integrity.

Daniel Amory

2013 Lawyer of the Year Portland ME, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

David J. Backer

2015 Lawyer of the Year Portland ME, Trusts and Estates
Trusts and Estates

Mark T. Broth

2014 Lawyer of the Year Manchester, NH, Labor Law - Management
Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management

Jerrol A. Crouter

2015 Lawyer of the Year Portland ME, Arbitration
2015 Lawyer of the Year Portland ME, Litigation - Labor and Employment
2010 Lawyer of the Year Portland ME, Alternative Dispute Resolution
Arbitration
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Litigation - Construction
Litigation - Labor and Employment
Mediation

George T. Dilworth

2013 Lawyer of the Year Portland ME, Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Criminal Defense: White-Collar

Robert L. Gips

Native American Law

Eric R. Herlan

Education Law

Melissa A. Hewey

2014 Lawyer of the Year Portland ME, Education Law
2012 Lawyer of the Year Portland ME, Employment Law - Management
Bet-the-Company Litigation
Commercial Litigation
Education Law
Employment Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment
Litigation - Municipal

Michael E. High

2014 Lawyer of the Year Portland ME, Banking and Finance Law
2013 Lawyer of the Year Portland ME, Securities / Capital Marketing Law
2012 Lawyer of the Year Portland ME, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
2010 Lawyer of the Year Portland ME, Banking and Finance Law
2009 Lawyer of the Year Portland ME, Corporate Law
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization
Banking and Finance Law
Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law
Commercial Finance Law
Corporate Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Securities / Capital Markets Law
Securities Regulation

John S. Kaminski

Tax Law

James T. Kilbreth

Commercial Litigation
Environmental Law
Natural Resources Law

Benjamin E. Marcus

2014 Lawyer of the Year Portland ME, Mergers and Acquisitions Law
2012 Lawyer of the Year Portland ME, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Mona T. Movafaghi

Immigration Law

Jeffrey T. Piampiano

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation - Bankruptcy

William L. Plouffe

2014 Lawyer of the Year Portland ME, Municipal Law
2013 Lawyer of the Year Portland ME, Litigation - Municipal
Land Use and Zoning Law
Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
Litigation - Municipal
Municipal Law

Aaron M. Pratt

Corporate Law
Venture Capital Law

Harry R. Pringle

2014 Lawyer of the Year Portland ME, Labor Law - Management
2011 Lawyer of the Year Portland ME, Education Law
Education Law
Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management

Daniel J. Rose

2012 Lawyer of the Year Portland ME, Labor Law - Management
Education Law
Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management

Gregory W. Sample

Native American Law
David S. Sherman, Jr.
Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
Litigation - Real Estate

Richard A. Shinay

Real Estate Law

Bruce W. Smith

Education Law

Kaighn Smith, Jr.

Native American Law

Richard A. Spencer

Education Law
Public Finance Law

E. William Stockmeyer

2015 Lawyer of the Year Portland ME, Public Finance Law
Education Law
Public Finance Law

Amy K. Tchao

2014 Lawyer of the Year Portland ME, Litigation - Municipal
2012 Lawyer of the Year Portland ME, Education Law
Education Law
Litigation - Municipal
Municipal Law

Gary D. Vogel

Banking and Finance Law
Corporate Law
Real Estate Law

Ronald N. Ward

Real Estate Law

Gerald M. Zelin

2013 Lawyer of the Year Manchester, NH, Education Law
Education Law







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