11 Nov. 2019

Christie, Cote, Harrington, and Siracusa Hillman, Receive Highest Peer Review Rating™ From Martindale-Hubbell®

Posted By Shaheen & Gordon, P.A.

MANCHESTER, NH – Shaheen & Gordon, P.A. is proud to announce that attorneys William E. Christie, Tracey Goyette Cote, Timothy M. Harrington, and Benjamin Siracusa Hillman all received the highest possible Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™.

Christie, Cote, Harrington, and Siracusa Hillman were all awarded an AV rating, a designation that means they are deemed to have the highest ethical standards and distinguished legal ability based on peer review.

The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating evaluates lawyers based on the anonymous opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary, including both those who are rated and those who are not. Secure online surveys of lawyers are conducted across multiple jurisdictions and geographic locations, and in similar areas of practice as the lawyer being rated.

Christie is a Shareholder/Director at Shaheen & Gordon, P.A., and Chair of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. He concentrates in the areas of federal and state criminal defense, complex civil litigation, health care law, and election law. He has been with the firm since 1995.

Cote is a Shareholder/Director and Chair of the Domestic Relations Practice Group. Her areas of focus include divorce cases and family law issues. Cote has been part of the firm since 2010.

Harrington is a Shareholder/Director and Co-Chair of the firm’s Criminal Defense Practice Group. He is a respected trial lawyer with over 24 years of experience, focusing his practice on state and federal criminal defense, complex civil litigation, and family law. Harrington has been with the firm since 2003.

Siracusa Hillman is a Shareholder/Director and Chair of the Elder Law and Estate Planning Practice Group. His areas of practice include estate planning, probate litigation, and elder law. Siracusa Hillman has been with the firm since 2011.

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings were created in 1887 as an objective tool that would attest to a lawyer’s ability and professional ethics based on the confidential opinions of other lawyers and judges who have worked with the lawyers being evaluated.

About Shaheen & Gordon, P.A.

Founded in 1981, Shaheen & Gordon has a team of more than 35 attorneys, earning statewide, regional, and national accolades for our legal work throughout New England. Our firm’s practice covers a wide range of individual, business, and corporate legal services, including Personal Injury, Criminal & DWI/DUI Defense, Divorce & Family Law, Elder Law, Estate Planning, Probate & Trusts, Business & Corporate Law, Workers’ Compensation, Litigation, Health Care Law, Employment Law, Immigration Law, and Government Relations.

About Martindale-Hubbell

Martindale-Hubbell’s (www.martindale.com) 140-year-plus history began in 1868, when lawyer and businessman James B. Martindale first published The Martindale Directory. Its stated purpose was "to furnish to lawyers, bankers, wholesale merchants, manufacturers, real estate agents, and all others...the address of one reliable law firm, one reliable bank, and one reliable real estate office in every city in the United States..."

By 1896, The Martindale Directory included the basic information that still appears in our lawyer and law firm profiles, as well as ratings and a section on foreign lawyers and firms. In 1930, the Martindale Company purchased the publishing rights to Hubbell's Legal Directory, which contained a digest of state laws, court calendars, and a selective list of lawyers and firms. The following year marked the first edition of the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, a two-volume set that combined the features of both predecessor publications.

Today, Martindale-Hubbell offers solutions for both professional and consumer markets. Our online destinations contain profiles for over one million lawyers and firms in the United States, Canada and 160 other countries, serving as a fundamental legal resource and marketing tool.

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