Sheehan Phinney Named Top in State by Best Lawyers® for 2021; Five Named Lawyer of the Year

(August 20, 2020, Manchester, NH, Boston, MA) – Sheehan Phinney is proud to announce that twenty-eight attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America® 2021.

In addition, five Sheehan attorneys were selected as 2021 ‘Lawyers of the Year’ in their respective practice areas:

Elizabeth A. Bailey – Litigation/Labor and Employment
Bradford E. Cook – Non-Profit/Charities Law
Joseph A. DiBrigida – Corporate Law
Katherine M. Hanna – Health Care Law
Peter A. Nieves – Patent Law

One attorney has been selected in the ‘Ones to Watch’ section, a recognition given to attorneys who typically have been in practice for 5-9 years for outstanding professional excellence in private practice:

Brian J. BouchardCommercial Litigation, Labor and Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Construction, Litigation – Labor and Employment

The twenty-eight Sheehan Phinney attorneys named for 2021 include:

Boston, MA
Michael J. Lambert – Insurance Law
Karen A. Whitley – Litigation, Labor and Employment

Concord, NH
Robert P. Cheney – Energy and Environmental Law

Manchester, NH
Elizabeth A. Bailey – Litigation/Labor and Employment, Employment Law/Management
Peter T. Beach – Litigation & Controversy/Tax, Mergers & Acquisitions, Tax Law
Christopher M. Candon – Corporate Law
Christopher Cole – Labor Law/Management, Litigation/Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment and Land Use & Zoning, Commercial Litigation, Employment Law/Individuals & Management
Bradford E. Cook – Non-Profit/Charities Law, Trusts & Estates
Peter S. Cowan – Commercial Litigation
Joseph A. DiBrigida – Corporate Law
Michael J. Drooff – Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions
Jason D. Gregoire – Health Care Law
Katherine M. Hanna – Health Care Law
James P. Harris – Commercial Litigation
Robert R. Lucic – Commercial Litigation
Colleen Lyons -Corporate Law, Business Organizations, Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law, Mergers and Acquisitions
Susan A. Manchester – Real Estate Law
David W. McGrath – Commercial Litigation, Employment Law/Management, Labor Law/Management
Robert H. Miller – Commercial Litigation, Litigation/Land Use and Zoning
Peter A. Nieves – Patent Law
James F. Ogorchock – Commercial Litigation, Family Law
Michael P. Panebianco – Trusts and Estates
Margaret E. Probish Commercial Finance Law, Real Estate Law
Patrick Queenan – Criminal Defense – White Collar
James P. Reidy – Employment Law/Management, Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law, Labor Law/Management
Alan L. Reische – Corporate Law
James Q. Shirley – Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation
Kenneth A. Viscarello – Corporate Law, Real Estate Law

Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Selection to Best Lawyers is based on a rigorous peer-review survey of the top attorneys in the country and selection is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”  Best Lawyers is designating “Lawyers of the Year” in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year”. The lawyers being honored as “Lawyers of the Year” have received particularly high ratings in our surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

About the Firm

Sheehan Phinney is a full service business law firm representing local, national and international clients with innovative approaches and practical solutions. Founded in 1937, Sheehan Phinney has grown to over 60 attorneys with four offices throughout New Hampshire and Massachusetts and is known for professional excellence, practical counsel and commitment to both its clients and the communities it serves. Sheehan Phinney is the exclusive member in New Hampshire of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of premier independent law firms.