(April 29, 2011, Manchester, NH) - Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green PA shareholder James Q. Shirley has been selected as the recipient of the 2011 Manchester Bar Association's Distinguished Service Award.
"The Manchester Bar Association is honored to recognize James Q. Shirley with our annual Distinguished Service Award. The criteria for this award includes proven excellence in the legal profession, participation in activities to further improve the New Hampshire Bar and contributions to the community in which the individual lives and works," stated Mary Ann Dempsey, current President of the Manchester Bar Association. She added "The Executive Committee selected Jim based on this long-standing reputation in the New Hampshire legal community as a top litigator in both the commercial and insurance context. The Committee was particularly impressed with the mark that Jim has made in mentoring younger lawyers in the profession through his role as shareholder at Sheehan Phinney, as well as the courtesy and respect he affords to opposing counsel in the course of his litigation practice."
Joseph A. DiBrigida, Jr., Sheehan Phinney President, notes: "Jim is very deserving of this award. Sheehan Phinney is fortunate to have Jim's mind, skills and commitment to teaching our young lawyers."
Shirley has tried cases in state and federal courts in New Hampshire, as well as in neighboring jurisdictions, for over 30 years. Over time, he has increasingly focused on matters involving commercial disputes, professional negligence, product liability, toxic torts, real estate and insurance coverage. Shirley has been named a Best Lawyer in America since 2005 in Business Litigation and was named Best Lawyers' 2010 Manchester Bet-the-Company Litigator of the Year. He has been recognized as one of "America's Leading Business Lawyers" by Chambers USA and continues to be selected by his peers as a New England Super Lawyer.
Shirley is a member of the Dartmouth Lawyers Association, the American Board of Trial Advocates, the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Society of Barristers. He is also on the Board of Directors for the Piscataquog Land Conservancy whose goal is to conserve the natural and scenic resources of Piscataquog Region Communities.
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