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


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

Peter Rubin Ranked as Top 100 New England Super Lawyers

Bernstein Shur, one of northern New England’s largest law firms, announced that 32 of its attorneys have been named to 2014 New England Super Lawyers. Of those ranked, 13 were named to Rising Stars. Peter Rubin, senior shareholder, was ranked as a Top 100 New England Super Lawyers.

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.

The Top 100 designation denotes the highest rank, and Rubin has been recognized for business litigation for the second consecutive year.

Bernstein Shur attorneys in 2014 New England Super Lawyers by practice area:

Administrative Law
Patrick J. Scully of Brunswick, Maine

Bankruptcy & Business
Jennifer Rood of Manchester, New Hampshire
D. Sam Anderson of Yarmouth, Maine
Michael A. Fagone of Gorham, Maine
Robert J. Keach of Falmouth, Maine

Business Litigation
Andru H. Volinsky of Concord, New Hampshire
Paul McDonald of Cape Elizabeth, Maine
John M.R. Paterson of Freeport, Maine
Peter J. Rubin of Scarborough, Maine *Top 100 New England Super Lawyers

Construction Litigation
George F. Burns of Falmouth, Maine

Employment & Labor
Edward E. Shumaker, III of Concord, New Hampshire
Glenn Israel of Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Patricia A. Peard of Falmouth, Maine
Ronald W. Schneider Jr. of Wells, Maine

General Litigation
Michael A. Hodgins of Pittsfield, Maine
Daniel J. Mitchell of Scarborough, Maine

Professional Liability Defense
Emily Gray Rice of Concord, New Hampshire

Real Estate
Charles E. Miller of Portland, Maine
Nathan H. Smith of Portland, Maine

Bernstein Shur attorneys named as New England Super Lawyers Rising Stars:
Scot E. Draeger of Falmouth, Maine for Securities & Corporate Finance
Asha Echeverria of Cumberland, Maine for Energy & Resources
Steven R. Gerlach of North Yarmouth, Maine for Tax
Katherine A. Joyce of Scarborough, Maine for Energy & Resources
Katherine R. Knox of Portland, Maine for Legislative & Governmental Affairs
Kathryn W. McGintee of Yarmouth, Maine for Employment & Labor
Shoshana Cook Mueller of North Yarmouth, Maine for State/Local/Municipalities
Edward J. Sackman of Concord, New Hampshire for Business Litigation
Philip Saucier of Portland, Maine for State/Local/Municipalities
Joshua T. Silver of Cumberland, Maine for Technology Transactions
Hawley R. Strait of Yarmouth, Maine for Real Estate
Courtney C. Tucker of Portland, Maine for Real Estate
Kathryn D. Wallace of South Portland, Maine 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 Maine 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 Maine’s exclusive member of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms. More information is available at