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Six Taylor Duane attorneys named 2012 New England Super Lawyers

Posted 10/26/12

BOSTON/PROVIDENCE (Oct. 26, 2012) – Six Taylor Duane Barton & Gilman attorneys have been chosen 2012 New England Super Lawyers, a directory of leading attorneys who are evaluated on various …

BOSTON/PROVIDENCE (Oct. 26, 2012) – Six Taylor Duane Barton & Gilman attorneys have been chosen 2012 New England Super Lawyers, a directory of leading attorneys who are evaluated on various measures of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Associates Angela L. Carr, Matthew R. Plain, Timothy S. Groves, and Elizabeth Merritt in the firm’s Providence office were named 2012 Rhode Island Rising Stars. Plain and Groves were both named Rising Stars in 2011.

Carr is an experienced civil litigator, focusing her trial practice on professional liability defense, employment law, business litigation, real estate disputes and insurance coverage law. She has obtained a number of jury trial verdicts in favor of medical professionals.

Plain devotes a considerable portion of his practice to advising school boards, administrators and teachers on education law issues, including special education, employment, student/staff discipline, and constitutional law.

Groves is an experienced civil litigator focusing his practice on education law, professional liability defense, and business litigation.

Merritt focuses her civil litigation practice on defending healthcare professionals in medical malpractice and long-term care litigation. She also devotes a significant portion of her practice to business and insurance litigation, general liability, and domestic relations cases.

Partners James J. Duane III and Pamela S. Gilman in the Boston office were named 2012 Massachusetts Super Lawyers. Both Duane and Gilman were named Super Lawyers in 2011 as well.

Duane is a nationally renowned insurance coverage and bad faith insurance litigation attorney, having obtained over the course of his distinguished career numerous favorable court rulings for insurance carrier clients in cases involving intricate interpretations of insurance policy language. He also has extensive trial experience in professional liability, employment, personal injury, bad faith, and business matters. Duane is a frequent lecturer in the fields of trial practice, insurance coverage and bad faith, and medical risk management. He was recently named to Best Lawyers in America 2013.

Gilman is one of the most accomplished trial attorneys in Massachusetts, having tried and won over 50 cases, including medical malpractice, personal injury, premises liability, products liability and business disputes. She also maintains a consulting practice assisting other lawyers in preparing witnesses to present most effectively at depositions and trial. Gilman was recently named to Best Lawyers in America 2013.

The selection process for Super Lawyers includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Super Lawyers is published as a special section in leading city and regional magazines across the country, including the November 2012 issues of Boston Magazine and Rhode Island Monthly.

About Taylor Duane

Taylor Duane is one of New England’s leading civil litigation law firms with offices in Boston and Providence. Its experienced trial attorneys appear regularly in the federal and state courts of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. The Providence Business News has named the firm five consecutive years as one of Rhode Island’s Best Places to Work (2008-2012).

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