(Burlington, Vt.)  Sixteen attorneys at the northern New England law firm Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC have been recognized in Chambers USA 2018, and the firm is highly ranked in all areas of law for which the firm is evaluated, earning band 1 status in each category: captive insurance, corporate and commercial work, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation,  and real estate zoning/land use.

Peter B. Kunin, managing partner of DRM, commented that “we value the in-depth interview process undertaken by Chambers each year and we appreciate that our clients think highly of us across all of our practice areas.”

DRM attorneys ranked in Chambers, by practice area, are corporate/commercial attorneys Paul H. Ode, Jr., Wm. Roger Prescott and David J. Sylvester; captive insurance attorneys Kathleen H. Davis and J. Zaw Win; intellectual property attorneys Peter B. Kunin and Lawrence H. Meier; labor and employment attorneys Timothy E. Copeland, Jr., Johan W. E. Maitland and Elizabeth Rattigan; litigation attorneys Marc B. Heath, Walter E. Judge, Jr. and  Robert B. Luce; and real estate/land use attorneys William J. Dodge and Scott Jaunich.

Chambers and Partners is a global organization that has been researching and ranking US law firms on criteria that include technical expertise, business acumen, prompt delivery and value since 1999. The listings, which are revised each year, are based on direct attorney interviews, competitor and client evaluations and overall effectiveness of attorneys and their departments. Law firms and lawyers are ranked in bands 1-6, with band 1 being the highest.