Benchmark Litigation

The results from Benchmark Litigation stem from the culmination of a six-month research period where their in-house researchers conduct extensive interviews with litigators and their clients to identify the leading litigators and firms. During these interviews, researchers examine recent casework handled by law firms and ask individual litigators to offer their professional opinions on peers.

Robert S. DiPalma
Benchmark Litigation Future Stars, 2011 -2018
Nolan C. Burkhouse

Best Lawyers

“Selection for Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey comprised of more than 4 million confidential evaluations by the top attorneys in the country. Our annual Best Lawyers publication has been described by The American Lawyer as “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.” Because no fee or purchase is required, being listed in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.”

Andrew A. Beerworth Nolan C. Burkhouse
Robert S. DiPalma Benjamin L. Gould Mark G. Hall
Kimberly K. Hayden Christopher J. Leff Shane W. McCormack
Thomas R. Melloni William D. Riley Kerin E. Stackpole


Chambers USA

Chambers USA ranks the leading firms and lawyers in an extensive range of practice areas throughout America. The research is in-depth and conducted through interviews with thousands of lawyers and their clients. The Chambers USA guide is read by industry-leading companies and organizations throughout the US and worldwide. It is also widely used by firms in all states for referral purposes.

David J. Angus, II (Band 1) Robert S. DiPalma Mark G. Hall
Stephanie J. Mapes (Band 1) Peter J. McDougall Thomas R. Melloni
William D. Riley Kerin E. Stackpole (Band 1)


Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Rated Lawyers

The Martindale-Hubbell “Peer Review Ratings” are an objective indicator of a lawyer’s high ethical standards and professional ability. Attorneys receive a Peer Review Rating based on evaluations by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States and Canada. The first review to establish a lawyer’s rating usually occurs three years after his/her first admission to the bar.

Nolan C. Burkhouse John H. Draper Stephen D. Ellis
David M. Pocius Stephen J. Soule


Super Lawyers

New England Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Only 5% of the attorneys in New England are named to the Super Lawyers list each year.

Robert G. Cain Stephen D. Ellis Mark G. Hall
Stephen J. Soule Kerin E. Stackpole


New England Super Lawyers: Rising Stars

A category within Super Lawyers were lawyers are asked to nominate the best attorneys who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. They are instructed to nominate lawyers they have personally observed in action – whether as opposing counsel or co-counsel, or through other firsthand courtroom observation.

Andrew A. Beerworth Kristina R. Brines

Who’s Who Legal

Since 1996 Who’s Who Legal has identified the foremost legal practitioners in business law based upon comprehensive, independent research. It is impossible to buy entry into this publication.

Adeline Boulanger – Corporate Immigration