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Best Lawyers Recognizes

Twelve Dinse Attorneys

Selects Two as Lawyer of the Year


Jeffrey J. McMahan


Mark A. Langan

Burlington, VT (May 2021) – Dinse P.C. announces that twelve of its attorneys were recognized by Best Lawyers in 2021. Two of the recognized attorneys were also selected by their peers as Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year 2021. Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 36,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.” 

The practice areas and the attorney(s) listed in each area are as follows:

  • Commercial Litigation: Ritchie E. Berger, Karen McAndrew
  • Corporate Compliance Law: David Gurtman
  • Corporate Governance Law: Brian R. Murphy
  • Corporate Law: Jeffrey J. McMahan* (Lawyer of the Year), Brian R. Murphy
  • Education Law: Karen McAndrew
  • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law: Daniel R. Sharpe
  • Employment Law - Management: Amy M. McLaughlin, Karen McAndrew
  • Immigration Law: Leigh Cole
  • Litigation - Intellectual Property: Shapleigh Smith, Jr.
  • Litigation - Labor & Employment: Amy M. McLaughlin
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants: Ritchie E. Berger
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Law: Brian R. Murphy
  • Non-Profit / Charities Law: Brian R. Murphy
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants: Ritchie E. Berger
  • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants: Shapleigh Smith, Jr.
  • Real Estate Law: Austin D. Hart, Molly Langan
  • Tax Law: Mark A. Langan
  • Technology Law: Jeffrey J. McMahan
  • Trusts and Estates: Mark A. Langan* (Lawyer of the Year)

Dinse is one of the largest and most respected law firms in Vermont and northern New York. At Dinse, client service is our highest priority. For more information, please visit our website at www.dinse.com.