Gilman and Connor named Best Lawyers in America 2017 for sixth straight year

BOSTON/PROVIDENCE (September 8, 2016) – Pamela Slater Gilman and Francis A. Connor, III were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017 for a sixth consecutive year.

Best Lawyers is based solely on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which almost 50,000 leading attorneys cast nearly five million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed in Best Lawyers, which has been published since 1983.

Gilman has won over seventy jury trials in Massachusetts. In her distinguished career, she routinely represents clients in complex medical malpractice, personal injury, premises liability and products liability matters. She has been named by Fortune Magazine a Woman Leader in the Law in 2014 and 2015. In addition, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly named Gilman a Top Woman of Law 2011, an honor given to only 36 Massachusetts attorneys in 2011. Gilman has also been recognized as a Massachusetts Super Lawyer since 2011, and has maintained an AV Preeminent rating from the Martindale-Hubbell National Law Directory, the highest rating available for legal ability and ethical standards, for over fifteen years. She has served three tenures as one of the firm’s managing partners, including her first in 1995. At that time, Gilman was one of the first women to ascend to managing partner of a Massachusetts law firm. In addition to her busy trial practice, Gilman maintains a consulting practice assisting other lawyers in preparing witnesses to present most effectively at depositions and trial.

Connor is an experienced trial and appellate attorney whose expertise includes cases involving professional liability defense, business disputes, insurance and reinsurance issues. An increasing number of health care clients in Massachusetts and Rhode Island are calling upon Connor to defend them in disputes with state and federal authorities, as well as private health insurers, concerning licensure, regulatory matters and allegations of improper or fraudulent billing, in particular Medicare and Medicaid billing. Connor also regularly serves as a mediator and arbitrator. He is an invited member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, has been recognized as a Rhode Island Super Lawyer since 2103, and maintains an AV Preeminent rating from the Martindale-Hubbell National Law Directory, the highest rating available for legal ability and ethical standards. Connor has been a partner in the firm since 1998 and a longtime leader on its management team, and is currently serving his fourth term as one of the firm’s managing partners.

About Barton Gilman

Barton Gilman 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. Providence Business News has named the firm a 2016 Rhode Island Best Places to Work, marking the eighth time it has received the recognition in the past decade.