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, ME

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

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

Construction Litigation
George F. Burns of Falmouth, ME

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

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

Professional Liability Defense
Emily Gray Rice of Concord, New Hampshire

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

Bernstein Shur attorneys named as New England Super Lawyers Rising Stars:
Scot E. Draeger of Falmouth, ME for Securities & Corporate Finance
Asha Echeverria of Cumberland, ME for Energy & Resources
Steven R. Gerlach of North Yarmouth, ME for Tax
Katherine A. Joyce of Scarborough, ME for Energy & Resources
Katherine R. Knox of Portland, ME for Legislative & Governmental Affairs
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
Philip Saucier of Portland, ME for State/Local/Municipalities
Joshua T. Silver of Cumberland, ME for Technology Transactions
Hawley R. Strait of Yarmouth, ME for Real Estate
Courtney C. Tucker of Portland, 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