27 Bernstein Shur Attorneys Named New England Super Lawyers & Rising Stars


27 Bernstein Shur Attorneys Named New England Super Lawyers & Rising Stars

Bernstein Shur, one of northern New England’s largest law firms, announced that 27 of its attorneys have been named to 2015 New England Super Lawyers. Of those ranked, 13 were named to Rising Stars.

Super Lawyers is a directory featuring top legal talent from more than 70 practice areas across the country. Each year, they conduct a multi-phased selection process which includes independent research, peer nominations and evaluations to identify lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

The Rising Stars designation was developed in 1998 to honor outstanding attorneys who are under the age of 40 or have been practicing law for less than 10 years. Nominations come from fellow attorneys and an attorney-led research team analyzes survey results and specific credentials to determine who is named to the list.

Bernstein Shur attorneys in 2015 New England Super Lawyers by practice area:

Administrative Law
Patrick J. Scully of Portland, ME

Bankruptcy: Business
D. Sam Anderson of Yarmouth, ME
Robert J. Keach of Falmouth, ME

Business Litigation
Andru H. Volinsky of Concord, New Hampshire
Paul McDonald of Cape Elizabeth, ME
Daniel J. Mitchell of Scarborough, ME

Construction Litigation
George F. Burns of Falmouth, ME

Employment & Labor
Edward E. Shumaker, III of Concord, New Hampshire
Patricia A. Peard of Cumberland Foreside, ME
Ronald W. Schneider, Jr. of Wells, ME

General Litigation
Michael A. Hodgins of Pittsfield, ME

Health Care
Kenneth W. Lehman of Cumberland, ME

Professional Liability: Defense
Emily Gray Rice of Concord, New Hampshire

Real Estate
Charles E. Miller of Portland, ME

Bernstein Shur attorneys named as New England Super Lawyers Rising Stars:

Helen Sterling Coburn of Cumberland, ME for Business/Corporate
Asha Echeverria of Cumberland, ME for Construction Litigation
Steven R. Gerlach of North Yarmouth, ME for Tax
Molly Barker Gilligan of North Yarmouth, ME for Health Care
Katherine A. Joyce of Scarborough, ME for Energy & Resources
Kathryn W. McGintee of Yarmouth, ME for Employment & Labor
Shoshana Cook Mueller of North Yarmouth, ME for State/Local/Municipalities
Edward J. Sackman of Concord, New Hampshire for Business Litigation
David E. Schneider of South Portland, ME for Employee Benefits
Joshua T. Silver of Cumberland, ME for Technology Transactions
Hawley R. Strait of Yarmouth, ME for Real Estate
Kathryn D. Wallace of South Portland, ME for Estate & Probate

About Bernstein Shur
Widely regarded as one of New England’s most entrepreneurial law firms, Bernstein Shur has more than 100 attorneys in offices in ME and New Hampshire. Founded in 1915, the firm provides practical and innovative counsel in the areas of business law, litigation, and municipal law to clients throughout the region and around the world. Bernstein Shur is ME’s exclusive member of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms. More information is available at