Pierce Atwood Honored by 2022 US News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” with 6 National and 76 Metropolitan Rankings

Ranked firms, presented in national and/or metropolitan tiers, are based on a meticulous evaluation process consisting of client evaluations, peer reviews from leading attorneys, and a review of additional information collected during the formal submission process. Firm practice groups receive feedback on their expertise, understanding of the clients’ business needs, cost-effectiveness, responsiveness, and more. Pierce Atwood has been included in the “Best Law Firms” rankings since the rankings began in 2010.

This year, we are pleased to report that our Land Use and Zoning Law team has  been recognized as a National Tier 1 practice, and our well-respected energy practice continues to move up in the rankings. All of this year’s national rankings include:

  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Energy Law
  • Litigation – Environmental 
  • Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions Defendants
  • Patent Law
  • Real Estate Law

The firm received Metropolitan Tier 1 rankings in these locations/practice areas:

Augusta, Maine

  • Administrative/Regulatory Law
  • Mediation

Boston, Mass.

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Land Use & Zoning Law 
  • Patent Law 
  • Real Estate Law

Portland, Maine

  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships)
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
  • Employment Law – Management
  • Energy Law
  • Energy Regulatory Law 
  • Environmental Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Labor Law – Management
  • Land Use & Zoning Law
  • Litigation – Bankruptcy
  • Litigation – Construction
  • Litigation – Environmental
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Litigation – Patent
  • Litigation – Real Estate
  • Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
  • Litigation – Trusts & Estates
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law
  • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law
  • Trademark Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

New Hampshire

  • Corporate Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Securities/Capital Markets Law

Rhode Island

  • Arbitration
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Litigation – Construction
  • Mediation

Please visit U.S. News – Best Law Firms to view all of our ranked practice areas.

About Best Law Firms
The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. To be eligible for a ranking in a particular practice area and metro region, a law firm must have at least one lawyer who is currently recognized in Best Lawyers in that particular practice area and metro.