Seventeen attorneys from Bernstein Shur and 14 from Preti Flaherty have been selected by a team of independent legal researchers for inclusion in the 2008 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, a directory of leading attorneys in the United States.

Scarborough’s Peter Rubin and South Portland’s Jaimie Schwartz of Scarborough were among lawyers cited from Bernstein Shur. Bernstein Shur was also recognized as a leading U.S. law firm with top rankings in each of the five practice areas cited in the directory, published by London-based Chambers and Partners.

At Preti Flaherty, the lawyers honored include Susan LoGiudice, Michael Messerschmidt and Dan Rapaport, Cape Elizabeth; Michael Sheehan, Scarborough; and Christopher Nyhan, South Portland.

The recognition is a result of independent research and interviews with clients and peers to impartially gauge performance and rank top attorneys and firms throughout the United States.

To compile the current directory, researchers conducted more than 14,000 interviews in the United States during a six-month period. The resulting independent rankings are considered to be a reliable assessment of law firms and leading attorneys. For more information, visit

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