PORTLAND -Â Bernstein Shur, one of northern New Englandâ€™s largest law firms, announced today that the firmâ€™s President and Shareholder, Peter Rubin, has been named to the Lawdragon 500 Leading Lawyers in America. He is the only attorney in Maine named to the prestigious list.
The 500 attorneys selected by Lawdragon, the nationâ€™s leading online legal media company, are the best of the best, representing less than one percent of all attorneys in the United States. Chosen for their sustained excellence and role in defining American law, the 2010 list includes corporate attorneys, litigators, in-house counsel, law professors, judges, government attorneys, and public interest lawyers.
â€śPeter J. Rubin, also named to the Lawdragon 500 in 2007, continues to shine as one of the leading litigators in the country,â€ť according to Katrina Dewey, CEO and Publisher of Lawdragon, Inc. â€śHe is consistently selected by corporate counsel to handle their most difficult matters and is recognized by his peers as one of the nation’s finest litigators. He is also noteworthy for his continued leadership of one of the region’s finest law firms, Bernstein Shur.â€ť
A Maine native, Rubin clerked for the Honorable Edward T. Gignoux, U.S. District Court in Maine, before joining Bernstein Shur in 1971. He received his JD at Harvard Law School in 1970, graduating magna cum laude, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University in 1967. Member, Harvard Law Review.
About Bernstein Shur
Widely regarded as one of New Englandâ€™s most entrepreneurial firms, Bernstein Shur is a multi-service law firm with more than 90 attorneys in offices in Maine and New Hampshire. Founded in 1915, the firm provides practical and innovative counsel in the areas of business law, litigation, and municipal law to clients throughout the region and around the world. Bernstein Shur is Maineâ€™s exclusive member of Lex Mundi, the worldâ€™s leading association of independent law firms. More information is available at www.bernsteinshur.com.
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