Thirty-two McLane Lawyers Included in Best Lawyers®

More McLane Lawyers Included in Prestigious National Ranking than Any Other Firm in the Granite State

August 6, 2009, Manchester, NH: McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton is proud to announce that 32 of its attorneys have been named to the 2010 edition of Best Lawyers®, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.

First published in 1983, Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive annual peer-review survey. For the new U.S. edition, more than 24,126 leading attorneys cast more than 2.8 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in the same and related specialties.

Because of the rigorous and transparent methodology used by Best Lawyers, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

Steven Naifeh, Managing Editor of Best Lawyers, says, “We continue to believe – as we have believed for 26 years – that recognition by one’s peers is the most meaningful form of recognition in the legal profession.”

Twelve McLane lawyers have made the list at least ten times in a row.  Four have been named to the list at least twenty times.

The lawyers selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2010 from the Law Firm of McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, P.A. are:
Peter Anderson: White Collar Criminal Defense
Alexandra T. Breed:  Real Estate Law, Trusts & Estates Law
Steven M. Burke:  Corporate Law, Tax Law
Steven V. Camerino:  Energy Law (10)
Linda Connell:  Land Use and Zoning Law, Real Estate Law
Charles A. DeGrandpre:  Trusts & Estates Law (20)
R. David Depuy:  Family Law, Personal Injury Litigation
Denis P. Dillon:  Trusts and Estates Law
Thomas Donovan: Commercial Litigation
Bruce W. Felmly:  Appellate Law, Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation (10)
Joseph A. Foster:  Bankruptcy and Creditor-Debtor Rights Law
Wilbur A. Glahn III:  Appellate Law, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Securities Law
Rolf Goodwin:  Non-Profit/Charities Law
Thomas Hildreth – Immigration Law
Ralph F. Holmes:  Personal Injury Litigation, Trusts & Estates Law
John E. Hughes:  Trusts & Estates Law
Linda Johnson:  Education Law, Labor and Employment Law
Sarah Knowlton:  Energy Law
Charles F. Leahy:  Trusts & Estates Law (20)
Mary Susan Leahy: Corporate Law, Trusts & Estates Law (10)
Jack B. Middleton:  Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation (20)
Barry Needleman:  Environmental Law
Jeanmarie Papelian:  Family Law
Michael J. Quinn:  Environmental Law
John E. Rich, Jr.:  Employee Benefits Law
Peter B. Rotch:  Banking Law, Real Estate Law (10)
Richard A. Samuels:  Banking Law, Corporate Law, Energy Law, Securities Law (10)
Gregory H. Smith:  Administrative Law, Environmental Law (10)
Robert A. Wells:  Non-Profit/Charities Law, Trusts & Estates Law (10)
David Wolowitz:  Education Law, First Amendment Law, Labor and Employment Law, Trusts & Estates Law
Mark A. Wright:  Intellectual Property Law 
William V. A. Zorn:  Tax Law, Trusts & Estates Law (10)
“In a difficult economy, clients realize they need to have the best legal representation possible to protect both their professional and personal interests,” said the firm’s Executive Director, Michael McCluskey.  “That’s why they come to McLane.”

About the McLane Law Firm
Founded in 1919, the McLane Law Firm has grown to the largest full-service law firm in the state of New Hampshire, with offices in Manchester, Concord and Portsmouth, as well as Woburn, Massachusetts.  Driven by the firm’s depth of sophisticated legal expertise and an unwavering commitment to client service, McLane has built collaborative and lasting relationships with a broad spectrum of domestic and international clients.