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Twenty-Seven Bernstein Shur Attorneys Listed in New England Super Lawyers
December 15, 2008

PORTLAND, Maine – Twenty-seven attorneys from Bernstein Shur’s offices in Portland and Augusta, Maine, and Manchester, New Hampshire, were included in the New England Super Lawyers and Rising Stars directory.

New England Super Lawyers uses an independent and extensive nomination, research and review process to identify lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

The following Bernstein Shur attorneys were recognized in the specified practice areas:

Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
Leonard Gulino of Cape Elizabeth, ME
Robert Keach of Falmouth, ME
Jennifer Rood of Manchester, NH

John Carpenter of North Yarmouth, ME
Philip Gleason and Eric Saunders of Cumberland, ME
Leonard Nelson of Falmouth, ME

Business Litigation
John Paterson of Freeport, ME
Peter Rubin of Scarborough, ME
Andru Volinsky of Concord, NH

Construction Litigation
Gordon Grimes of Durham, ME
David Ray of Yarmouth, ME

Employment & Labor
Andrea Johnstone of Hopkinton, NH
Linda McGill of Freeport, ME
Patricia Peard of Falmouth, ME

Employment Litigation
Andru Volinsky of Concord, NH

Energy & Natural Resources
Jeffrey Thaler of Yarmouth, ME

Insurance Coverage
Jack Montgomery of South Freeport, ME

Real Estate
Charles Miller and Nathan Smith of Portland, ME

Nelson Toner of Portland, ME

White Collar Criminal Defense
Andru Volinsky of Concord, NH

The Bernstein Shur attorneys named as New England Super Lawyers Rising Stars are Michael Bosse of Scarborough, ME for Construction Litigation; Michael Fagone of Gorham, ME for Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights; Michael Hodgins of Pittsfield, ME for General Litigation; Katherine Knox of Portland, ME for Government/Cities/Municipalities; Theodore Small of Poland, ME for Construction/Surety;  Sarah B. Tracy of Freeport, ME for General Litigation; and Peter Van Hemel of Kennebunk, ME for Real Estate.

Additional information on the directory, which is compiled by Law & Politics Magazine, can be found at