Thirty-Two McLane Lawyers Included in Best Lawyers®

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

September 5, 2008, Manchester, NH – Thirty-two attorneys from the McLane Law Firm were recently selected from their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America list for 2009 (Copyright 2008 by Woodward/White, Inc. of Aiken, S.C.).

The 2009 edition is the fifteenth edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers® is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 25,000 leading attorneys cast almost two million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their specialties, 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.”

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® 2008 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 is the largest full-service law firm in the state of New Hampshire, with offices in Manchester, Concord and Portsmouth. 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.