Congratulations to 32 Motley Rice attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers© 2021

We are proud to announce that The Best Lawyers in America® recognized 32 Motley Rice attorneys in its 2021 edition.

The latest edition features a new category, “Ones to Watch,” honoring attorneys who are typically five to nine years into their careers and have demonstrated “outstanding professional excellence in private practice.” Twelve Motley Rice attorneys were selected for the inaugural award.

Best Lawyers® 2021

Hartford, Conn.

William H. Narwold: Litigation - Banking and Finance; Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions; Litigation - Securities

Mount Pleasant, S.C.

Kimberly Barone Baden: Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs; Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Frederick C. Baker: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Kevin R. Dean: Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs; Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Jodi Westbrook Flowers: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
John E. Herrick: Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Anne McGinness Kearse: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Marlon E. Kimpson: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
James W. Ledlie: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Donald A. Migliori: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Joseph F. Rice: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Mary F. Schiavo: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Carmen S. Scott: Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs; Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Fred Thompson III: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs

New York, N.Y.

Michael M. Buchman: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Fidelma L. Fitzpatrick: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Rebecca M. Katz: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs

Providence, R.I.

Vincent L. Greene IV: Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Robert J. McConnell: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs

Washington, D.C.

Linda Singer: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs

Best Lawyers® Ones to Watch 2021

Morgantown, W.V.

Jacob R. Stout: Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Mount Pleasant, S.C.

Andrew P. Arnold: Litigation - Securities
Meredith Kay Clark: Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Natalie Deyneka: Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Jade Haileselassie: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs; Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs; Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Temitope O. Leyimu: Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs; Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs; Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
P. Graham Maiden: Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
John David O'Neill: Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Meredith B. Weatherby: Litigation - Securities

Providence, R.I.

Dennis A. Costigan: Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Ashley J. Hornstein: Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Kate E. Menard: Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

ABOUT BEST LAWYERS®

Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on peer-review evaluations. Almost 108,000 attorneys globally are eligible to vote, and Best Lawyers received more than 13 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 9.4 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 67,000 lawyers being includes in the new edition. Per the latest survey by the American Bar Association, there are just over 1.3 million practicing attorneys in the U.S. Using that statistic, 5 percent of practicing attorneys in the U.S. are recognized by Best Lawyers.

Read about the methodology.

According to Best Lawyers, the “Ones to Watch” Award recognizes attorneys who are early in their careers, typically five to 9 years, or are re-entering private practice after extended sabbaticals. The award is limited to attorneys who are practicing in the U.S. and is based on 77 practice areas. Read more about the methodology.

Learn more about Connecticut-specific methodology.