Three firm attorneys named 2011 New England Super Lawyers

BOSTON/PROVIDENCE (Oct. 26, 2011) – Three Barton Gilman attorneys have been chosen 2011 New England Super Lawyers, a directory of leading attorneys who are evaluated on various measures of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Pamela S. Gilman was named a 2011 Massachusetts Super Lawyer. 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, administrative partner in the Boston office, was recently named to Best Lawyers in America 2012, and was also honored by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as a Top Woman of Law 2011.

Matthew R. Plain and Timothy S. Groves in the firm’s Providence office were named 2011 Rhode Island Rising Stars.

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. Plain was named by the Providence Business News as one of its 2011 Forty Under 40 winners.

Groves is an experienced civil litigator focusing his practice on professional liability defense, business litigation and education law.  Groves, along with Plain, in a precedent setting ruling earlier this year persuaded the Rhode Island Supreme Court to order a local school district to reimburse the firm’s client, a local independent public charter school, for tuition payments the district had wrongfully withheld under a mistaken interpretation of state law.

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 2011 issues of Boston Magazine and Rhode Island Monthly.

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. The Providence Business News has named the firm four consecutive years as one of Rhode Island’s Best Places to Work (2008–2011).