36 Bernstein Shur Attorneys Named to New England Super Lawyers and Rising Stars


36 Bernstein Shur Attorneys Named to New England Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

One-Third of Firm Listed in Directory of Top Legal Talent

Portland and Augusta, ME and Manchester, NH (October 31, 2012) – Bernstein Shur, one of northern New England’s largest law firms, announced that 36 of its attorneys have been named in the 2012 New England Super Lawyers and Rising Stars directories. Bernstein Shur attorneys are consistently ranked in Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, with one-third earning the recognition.

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

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

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

Administrative Law
Patrick J. Scully of Brunswick, ME

Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
Jennifer Rood of Manchester, New Hampshire

D. Sam Anderson of Yarmouth, ME
Michael A. Fagone of Gorham, ME
Leonard M. Gulino of South Portland, 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

Business & Corporate
John L. Carpenter of North Yarmouth, ME
Leonard M. Nelson of Falmouth, ME

Construction Litigation
George F. Burns of Falmouth, ME
David P. Ray of Yarmouth, ME

Employment & Labor
Linda D. McGill of Freeport, ME
Patricia A. Peard of Falmouth, ME
Ronald W. Schneider Jr. of Wells, ME

Energy & Natural Resources
Gordon F. Grimes of Durham, ME

Health Care
Kenneth W. Lehman of Cumberland, ME

Real Estate
Charles E. Miller of Portland, ME
Jaimie P. Schwartz of South Portland, ME
Nathan H. Smith of Portland, ME

Nelson A. Toner of Portland, ME

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

Christopher G. Aslin of Contoocook, New Hampshire for Business Litigation

Scot E. Draeger of Falmouth, ME for Securities & Corporate Finance
Asha Echeverria of Cumberland, ME for Energy & Natural Resources
Jeremy R. Fischer of Portland, ME for Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
Katherine A. Joyce of Scarborough, ME for Energy & Natural Resources
Katherine R. Knox of Portland, ME for Political Law
Jessica A. Lewis of Cumberland, ME for Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights
Kathryn W. McGintee of Yarmouth, ME for Employment & Labor
Shoshana Cook Mueller of North Yarmouth, ME for Government/Cities/Municipalities
Daniel J. Murphy of Portland, ME for Business Litigation
Philip Saucier of Portland, ME for Government/Cities/Municipalities
Theodore A. Small of Poland, ME for Construction/Surety
J. Colby Wallace of South Portland, ME for Estate Planning & Probate

About Bernstein Shur

Widely regarded as one of New England’s most entrepreneurial law firms, Bernstein Shur is a multi-service firm with 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