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57 Attorneys from McLane Middleton Recognized in 2022 Best Lawyers in America

The law firm of McLane Middleton is proud to announce that 46 of its attorneys have been listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2022.  Also, 11 additional attorneys were included in the “Ones to Watch” category.

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the legal profession.  Recognition in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. For more than three decades, its publications have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public, as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere.

The full list of McLane Middleton attorneys selected by their peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers, the year they were first included, and their fields of inclusion is as follows:

Manchester Office

Peter D. Anderson (2005)

            - Criminal Defense: White-Collar

John Bentas (2020)

            - Corporate Law

Steven M. Burke (2003)

            - Corporate Law

            - Tax Law

Michael A. Delaney (2015)

            - Appellate Practice

            - Commercial Litigation

            - Corporate Compliance Law

            - Education Law

R. David DePuy (2003)

            - Family Law

            - Family Law Mediation

            - Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs

            - Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs

Christopher M. Dube (2021)

            - Banking and Finance Law

            - Corporate Law

Steven J. Dutton (2020)

            - Commercial Litigation

Bruce W. Felmly (1993)

            - Appellate Practice

            - Bet-the-Company Litigation

            - Commercial Litigation

            - Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs

Joseph A. Foster (2003)

            - Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law

            - Corporate Law

Wilbur A. Glahn III (2006)

            - Appellate Practice

            - Bet-the-Company Litigation

            - Commercial Litigation

Rolf Goodwin (2009)

            - Non-Profit/Charities Law

            - Real Estate Law

Dennis J. Haley, Jr. (2020)

            - Corporate Law

            - Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Scott H. Harris (2013)

            - Commercial Litigation

            - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Thomas W. Hildreth (2008)

            - Immigration Law

            - Land Use and Zoning Law

Ralph F. Holmes (2005)

            - Commercial Litigation

            - Litigation – Trusts and Estates

            - Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs

            - Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs

John E. Hughes (2006)

            - Trusts and Estates

Linda S. Johnson (2005)

            - Education Law

            - Employment Law – Management

Jack B. Middleton (1987)

            - Bet-the-Company Litigation

            - Commercial Litigation

            - Litigation – Labor and Employment

            - Litigation – Land Use and Zoning

            - Litigation and Controversy – Tax

            - Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs

Daniel J. Norris (2013)

            - Corporate Law

            - Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Margaret “Peg” O’Brien (2019)

            - Employment Law – Management

Jennifer L. Parent (2013)

            - Commercial Litigation

            - Employment Law – Management

            - Labor Law – Management

            - Litigation – Land Use and Zoning

            - Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs

Christopher R. Paul (2021)

            - Tax Law

            - Trusts and Estates

John E. Rich, Jr. (2003)

            - Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Mark C. Rouvalis (2016)

            - Commercial Litigation

            - Government Relations Practice

Richard A. Samuels (1993)

            - Corporate Law

            - Energy Law

            - Financial Services Regulation Law

            - Mergers and Acquisitions Law

            - Securities/Capital Markets Law

            - Securities Regulation

Cameron G. Shilling (2013)

            - Labor Law – Management

            - Litigation – Labor and Employment

            - Privacy and Data Security Law

Charla Bizios Stevens (2013)

            - Employment Law – Management

            - Labor Law – Management

            - Litigation – Labor and Employment

Michael B. Tule (2018)

            - Corporate Law

            - Mergers and Acquisition Law

Jeremy T. Walker (2016)

            - Commercial Litigation

            - Construction Law

            - Litigation – Banking and Finance

            - Litigation – Construction

            - Litigation – Intellectual Property

Robert A. Wells (1991)

            - Non-Profit/Charities Law

            - Trusts and Estates

Mark A. Wright (2003)

            - Copyright Law

            - Litigation – Intellectual Property

            - Trademark Law

William V. A. Zorn (1989)

            - Tax Law

            - Trusts and Estates

Concord Office

Thomas B. Getz (2015)

            - Energy Law

            - Energy Regulation Law

Barry Needleman (2003)

            - Energy Law

            - Environmental Law

Gregory H. Smith (1995)

            - Administrative/Regulatory Law

- Environmental Law

- Government Relations Practice

Portsmouth Office

Patrick C. Closson (2014)

            - Corporate Law

            - Health Care Law

            - Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Anthony Delyani (2021)

            - Corporate Law

Denis P. Dillon (2009)

            - Trusts and Estates

Mary Susan Leahy (1995)

            - Corporate Law

            - Trusts and Estates

Michael J. Quinn (2003)

            - Environmental Law

            - Litigation – Environmental

David Wolowitz (1999)

            - Commercial Litigation

            - Education Law

            - Employment Law – Management

            - First Amendment Law

            - Litigation – Labor and Employment

            - Litigation – Trusts and Estates

Woburn Office

Andrew P. Botti (2021)

            - Commercial Litigation

George L. Cushing (1993)

            - Litigation – Trusts and Estates

            - Trusts and Estates

David K. Moynihan (2018)

            - Real Estate Law

Boston Office

Susan E. Schorr (2022)

            - Employment Law – Management

Jon E. Steffensen (1995)

            - Trusts and Estates

Ones to Watch

Jesse S. Angeley (Woburn - 2022)

            - Corporate Law

Alexandra S. Cote (Manchester - 2021)

            - Litigation – Real Estate

            - Litigation – Trusts and Estates

Amy E. Drake (Manchester- 2022)

            - Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law

Adam M. Dumville (Concord - 2021)

            - Administrative/Regulatory Law

            - Environmental Law

Viggo C. Fish (Concord - 2021)

            - Administrative/Regulatory Law

            - Environmental Law

Jacqueline A. Leary (Manchester - 2022)

            - Family Law

Amanda E. Quinlan (Manchester - 2022)

            - Commercial Litigation

Andrea J. Schweitzer (Manchester - 2022)

            - Litigation – Trusts and Estates

Ramey D. Sylvester (Manchester - 2021)

            - Corporate Law

            - Immigration Law

Rebecca S. Walkley (Manchester - 2021)

            - Administrative/Regulatory Law

            - Commercial Law

Catherine S. Yao (Manchester - 2021)

            - Corporate Law

            - Intellectual Property Law

Integrity and trust

At McLane Middleton we establish and maintain long-standing relationships with our clients to help us better achieve their unique goals over time. This approach to building trust requires that our esteemed lawyers and professionals use their broad, in-depth knowledge and work together with integrity to ascertain sound resolutions to legal matters for their clients.

Strength in numbers

McLane Middleton is made up of more than 105 attorneys who represent a broad range of clients throughout the region, delivering customized solutions. As a firm we are recognized as having the highest legal ability rating. The firm is rated Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell and is recognized as one of the nation's leading law firms in Chambers USA. Our attorneys are distinguished leaders in their respective practice areas.

Meet Our People

Commitment and collaboration

McLane Middleton's versatile group of attorneys and paralegals become trusted authorities on each case through collaboration. We work with our clients to learn their individual needs first and foremost and, together, we develop comprehensive solutions to their specific legal matters. This approach helps us exceed our clients' expectations efficiently and effectively, client by client, case by case.

Practice Areas

A history of excellence

McLane Middleton was established in 1919 in New Hampshire, and has five offices across two states. However, deep historical roots don't allow you to become innate. Our firm is organized, technological, and knowledgeable. Our history means we are recognized. But our reputation is built on the highest quality of service and experience in very specific areas of law.

The Firm

Intelligence paired with action

Our team continuously seeks opportunities to enhance their professional development and put key learnings to action. The pursuit of further insight guides us to volunteer service opportunities, speaking engagements, and teaching roles. Our lawyers are sought after thought leaders across their industries, and recipients of leadership awards throughout the region.