Hemenway & Barnes Named among the "Best Law Firms" of 2024 by Best Lawyers

November 02, 2023
Best Law Firms 2024

Hemenway & Barnes has received national and regional rankings in the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” Below is a list of the firms' rankings, organized by tier.

National Tier 2

  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Trusts and Estates

National Tier 3

  • Commercial Litigation

Metropolitan Tier 1


  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Land Use & Zoning
  • Litigation - Real Estate
  • Litigation - Trusts & Estates
  • Nonprofit / Charities Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

Metropolitan Tier 2


  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax Law

Hemenway & Barnes Attorneys Recognized in 2024 Edition of Best Lawyers in America®

In August 2023, Hemenway & Barnes’ attorney Edward Notis-McConarty was awarded "Lawyer Of The Year" for Litigation - Trusts and Estates in Boston, MA in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

In addition, Brad Bedingfield, Joseph L. Bierwirth, Dennis Delaney, Nancy E. Dempze, Mark B. Elefante, Kevin M. Ellis, Eleanor A. Evans, Joan Garrity Flynn, Nancy B. Gardiner, Stephen Kidder, Frederic J. Marx, Arthur B. Page, Charles Platt, Michael E. Porter, Michael J. Puzo, Johanna W. Schneider, Kurt F. Somerville and Diane C. Tillotson were named to The Best Lawyers in America 2024 List.

Paul M. Cathcart and Cody A. Zane were also named Ones to Watch. Learn more here.

About Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms"

The Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.

For more information about the awards, please click here: Best Law Firms

Related Practice Areas

Estate & Tax Planning
Our comprehensive approach is flexible, so it's tailored to each client’s unique financial situation, family, goals, values, and more.
Nonprofit Representation
From corporate governance to tax planning, we provide a full range of services to private foundations and public charities.
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
From high-stakes business litigation to probate and land use and real estate litigation, we help clients resolve difficult disputes.
Real Estate Law
We partner with our clients to meet the varied real estate needs of start-up developers and large corporations, lenders, nonprofits, and families.
Trust & Estate Administration
Our dedicated team of trust, estate and tax professionals efficiently handles all aspects of trust administration and probate work.

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