Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau & Pachios, Chartered, LLP.
Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau & Pachios, Chartered, LLP.

Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau & Pachios, Chartered, LLP.

4 Star Rating     1 review 
Main Office:

One City Center | Portland | ME | 04101

Phone: 207-791-3000 | Fax: 207-791-3111

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Year of establishment 1978 Number of partners 35
Number of offices 4 Partner to associate ratio 1.50
Biggest office Portland Percentage of women attorneys 15.10
Number of attorneys 89
Number of associates 23
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Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau & Pachios, Chartered, LLP. Reviews

- Reviewed on July 28, 2017

Advice to law firm management: As an associate, you may want to look elsewhere if making partner is very important to you. At this firm, you may wait years and years before the chance comes along.

Pros: The firm is flush enough with cash that it can afford to pay top talent to stay on. Apply for this job if you are ready to show commitment. You will be rewarded for your hard work at this firm.

Cons: The firm does not offer many chances to advance to partnership track. While the associates are quite well compensated, many report dissatisfaction at the process for obtaining partnership.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee


At Preti Flaherty, we're proud to partner with our clients to create opportunity by thinking differently. With nearly 100 attorneys practicing across many fields of law, we have the foresight and strategic intelligence to work toward outcomes that are not simply expeditious, but which support our clients' long-term goals and innovative ideas.

Practice Areas

Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau & Pachios, Chartered, LLP. practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Bankruptcy Creditors' Rights & Business Restructuring
  • Business Law
  • Construction Law
  • Employment Law
  • Affordable Care Act
  • Immigration
  • Energy & Telecommunications
  • Environmental
  • Forest Products Law
  • Franchise Law
  • Government Affairs
  • Health Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Commerce
  • Litigation
  • Media Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Public Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Sports & Entertainment Law
  • Transportation & Maritime Law
  • Trusts & Estates
  • Workers' Compensation

Pro bono

The firm has not reported whether it counts pro bono hours towards the minimum billable hours requirement. Pro bono hours are not counted the same as billable hours for the purposes of year-end bonuses.

Preti, Flaherty, Beliveau & Pachios, Chartered, LLP. Awards and Recognitions

Steve Wilson Named a 2016 Top Rated Lawyer in IP

Preti Flaherty Ranked Among 2016


At Preti Flaherty, we recognize that diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences enrich our communities as well as our practices. Our clients and strategic partners, as well as our communities, are becoming increasingly diverse and multicultural and we are committed to understanding their outlooks, needs and desires. We believe that having a diverse workforce helps foster an environment of respect and empowerment and allows us to combine our varied backgrounds, experiences, perspectives and skills to better serve our clients and communities.

Summer associate program

The Summer Program is typically based in our Portland office with the opportunity to work and gain experience in the firm's Augusta, Concord and Boston offices during the course of the summer. From time to time, however, the Summer Program may hire students who are based primarily in the Augusta, Concord or Boston offices, with similar office rotation opportunities available. Throughout the summer, the partner in charge of the program solicits assignments from all attorneys within the firm, regardless of office location, but work is also assigned directly from attorneys once the summer associates arrive. The firm does not have a strict rotation program among various practice groups, but work distribution is carefully monitored to make sure that each person is given as broad an experience as possible. Summer associates with an interest in a particular area of law are encouraged to express their interests to their mentor and we work hard to make sure to find opportunities to gain experience in that area.

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