Press ReleasesPartridge Snow & Hahn Attorneys Have Been Named to the 2019 Edition of Best Lawyers in America

November 5, 20180

Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP is proud to announce that 15 of its attorneys have been included in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers in America, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. In addition, Melissa E. Darigan has been named Lawyer of the Year in the area of Litigation – Banking and Finance. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and specific location is named a “Lawyer of the Year” — enhancing the significance of the recognition.

Melissa E. Darigan – Lawyer of the Year: Litigation – Banking and Finance
Melissa is a partner in Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP’s Litigation Practice Group. She represents insurance companies, financial institutions and corporations in commercial, business and regulatory litigation in the Rhode Island and Massachusetts state and federal courts and before administrative agencies, with a focus on the defense of complex matters alleging breach of fiduciary duty, violation of federal and state law, breach of contract and improper policies and practices.

Best Lawyers
The 15 Partridge Snow & Hahn attorneys included in the 2019 edition of Best Lawyers are listed below. These attorneys represent various practice groups including Litigation, Public Finance, Banking and Finance, Real Estate, Corporate, Antitrust, and Commercial Litigation. Congratulations to the following attorneys:


Eugene G. Bernardo II – Public Finance Law
Melissa E. Darigan – Litigation – Banking and Finance
Michael A. Gamboli – Employment Law – Management, Litigation – Labor and Employment
David M. Gilden -Banking and Finance Law, Real Estate Law
Jeffrey H. Gladstone – Land Use and Zoning Law
James H. Hahn – Corporate Law
Paul M. Kessimian – Commercial Litigation
Howard A. Merten -Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Banking and Finance, Litigation – First Amendment, Litigation – Intellectual Property
Richard Nadeau – Real Estate Law
John E. Ottaviani – Copyright Law
John J. Partridge – Corporate Governance Law, Corporate Law
Steven E. Snow – Antitrust Law, Commercial Litigation
Robert K. Taylor – Commercial Litigation


William F. Macauley – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization Law
William R. Moorman – Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/ Insolvency and Reorganization Law

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 tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers, 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.”

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