Fourteen Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC attorneys have been named to the 2019 New England Super Lawyers list and five have been named to the Rising Stars list according to a notification from the publisher of the list. The selections were announced on Nov. 1.

Attorneys named to the Rising Stars list are Kathryn M. FoleyJennifer E. McDonaldCathleen M. Stadecker and Benjamin J. Traverse of the Burlington Office and F. David Harlow of the Brattleboro Office.  Harlow was named in the field of employment litigation. Foley and Stadecker were cited for intellectual property work. Traverse was recognized for employment and labor work and McDonald was cited for civil litigation.

The other attorneys named to the New England Super Lawyers list, along with their office location and practice area are as follows:

Selected from Burlington were Andre D. Bouffard, bankruptcy, business litigation and estate and trust litigation; James R. Haug, Jr., professional liability and insurance coverage; Paul H. Ode, Jr., business and corporate law, mergers and acquisitions; Marc B. Heath, business litigation, construction litigation and personal injury litigation;  Walter  E. Judge, Jr., business litigation, personal injury and civil litigation;  Robert B. Luce, business litigation and personal injury; Christopher Roy, business litigation, land use, zoning and real estate; Lawrence H. Meier, intellectual property law and Wm. Roger Prescott, tax law.

Lebanon-based attorney Willemien Dingemans Miller was chosen for estate planning and probate law. In St. Johnsbury, attorney John H. Marshall was chosen for the list in utilities, energy and natural resources and communications law and Bruce C. Palmer was selected for insurance coverage, business litigation and construction litigation.

Each year no more than 2.5 percent of lawyers in a state are chosen for the Rising Stars list and no more than five percent are selected for the Super Lawyers list by the research team at Super Lawyers.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. For more information about the business visit