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Shirley Named Manchester's Litigator of the Year

(December 1, 2009, Manchester, NH) - Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green PA is proud to announce that shareholder, James Q. Shirley, has been singled out by Best Lawyers®, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, as being "Manchester's Lawyer of the Year." Shirley has been named the Best Lawyers' 2010 Manchester "Bet-the-Company Litigator."

Best Lawyers is designating one "Lawyer of the Year" in high-profile legal specialties within the nation's largest legal communities. Manchester is the only city in New Hampshire to have the distinction. Shirley was singled out as "Lawyer of the Year" by having received particularly high ratings in the publication's surveys with regard to respect among his peers for his abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

Steven Naifeh, Managing Editor of Best Lawyers, says, "We continue to believe - as we have believed for more than 25 years - that recognition by one's peers is the most meaningful form of praise in the legal profession. We would like to congratulate James Q. Shirley on being selected as the ‘Manchester Best Lawyers Bet-the-Company Litigator of the Year' for 2010."

Shirley has tried cases in state and federal court 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 from 2005-2010 in the Business Litigation Section. He has been recognized as one of "America's Leading Business Lawyers" by Chambers USA and has been selected in the 2009 edition of New England Super Lawyers.

Sheehan Phinney is a full service law firm representing national and international clients with innovative approaches and practical solutions. Founded in 1937, the firm has grown to 63 attorneys with four offices throughout New Hampshire and Massachusetts. The firm is known for professional excellence, practical counsel and commitment to both its clients and the communities it serves.