Employment Attorney Erik Peters Earns Workplace Investigation Certificate

KRZ is pleased to congratulate Attorney Erik Peters for successfully completing the Association of Workplace Investigators’ Training Institute and receiving his AWI-CH designation. The AWI Institute is an accredited certificate program that teaches the core knowledge and skills necessary to successfully perform impartial workplace investigations.

We congratulate Erik on his hard work and achievement. If you have any questions about Erik’s workplace investigations or his employment law practice, please contact Erik directly.

KRZ Attorneys Recognized as 2021 Super Lawyers

KRZ is proud to announce that four attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2021 list of New England Super Lawyers. This year’s well-deserved Super Lawyers honorees are Attorneys Chuck Remmel, R. Terrance Duddy, Lauri Boxer-Macomber, and Tim Norton. All four attorneys have been selected as Super Lawyers multiple times over the past two decades.  Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. Each year, no more than 5% of lawyers in New England are selected as Super Lawyers.

Additionally, Attorneys Stephen Koerting and Shea Watson were recognized as Rising Stars. This marks the third consecutive year Attorney Koerting has been selected as a Rising Star honoree. Attorney Watson is already being recognized as a Rising Star honoree after just recently entering practice with KRZ in 2020. Rising Stars recognizes attorneys who are either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. Each year, no more than 2.5% of the lawyers in New England are selected as Rising Stars.

The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. Super Lawyers Magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit SuperLawyers.com.

Sanchita Mukherjee Joins Kelly, Remmel & Zimmerman

Kelly, Remmel & Zimmerman is pleased to announce that Sanchita Mukherjee has joined the firm.

Sanchita is a recent graduate from the University of Maine School of Law where she earned a Certificate in Environmental and Oceans Law with Distinction. While in law school, Sanchita was the Roger Putnam Public Interest Fellow at the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic, served as an editor on the Ocean and Coastal Law Journal, and was a competition-winner on the school’s Moot Court Team. She also chaired the Maine Association of Public Interest Law (MAPIL) and was a member of the Multi-Cultural Law Society. Sanchita completed an externship with the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine and an internship with the Office of the Federal Defender for the State of Maine. She was recognized as a Katahdin Law Student Honoree for her pro bono service and also received the National Association of Women Lawyers Outstanding Law Student Award.

Sanchita will bring strong advocacy and litigation skills to our firm and our clients. KRZ is honored that Sanchita has chosen to begin her legal career with the firm.

KRZ’s Maritime Attorneys Published by American Bar Association

KRZ maritime law attorneys Stephen W. Koerting and Shea H. Watson were recently published in the American Bar Association’s Spring 2021 publication of TYL Magazine.  TYL Magazine is a quarterly print magazine created, published, and distributed nationwide by the ABA to help young lawyers take command of their careers and develop their professional identities. The Spring 2021 publication of the TYL Magazine focuses on niche and less common practice areas across the country. In their article titled “Navigating the Practice of Maritime Law,” Attorney Koerting and Attorney Watson provide insight and guidance to young lawyers across the country about the subject and practice of admiralty and maritime law based on their experience as admiralty lawyers in Maine, New England, and beyond.

If you have a maritime law issue or question, contact Attorney Koerting, Attorney Watson, and KRZ’s team of maritime law attorneys today.

Attorney Boxer-Macomber on E-Bike Insurance

With the recent announcement of the E-Bike Act and other exciting bicycle and pedestrian friendly legislation, it is more important than ever that bicyclists have insurance coverage in place that will protect them in the event of a crash, collision, loss, or other unfortunate event.  KRZ’s Attorney Boxer-Macomber is featured in this People for Bikes article. In it, she shares the questions bicyclists should ask when shopping for e-bike insurance. Attorney Boxer-Macomber, who is an independent member of the National Bike Law Network, assisted with the drafting and passage of Maine’s e-bike legislation and is as excited as Congressman Panetta and Congressional Bike Caucus Chairman Earl Blumenauer about the potential e-bikes have to address climate change, traffic congestion, and other public health, environmental, and transportation problems.

Lauri Boxer-Macomber, Head of KRZ’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Law Group, Serves as Panelist on Maine’s Medical-Legal Code of Cooperation

Lauri Boxer-Macomber, head of KRZ’s bicycle and pedestrian law group, recently served as a panelist at the Maine State Bar Association’s presentation entitled, “2020-2021 Review of the Medical Legal Code of Cooperation: A Report of the Medical-Legal Committee.” An overview of the current Medical Legal Code of Cooperation was provided to attendees, and Lauri was one of several lawyers and physicians discussing best practices for navigating legal-medical issues that arise in the context of legal proceedings. Lauri will be speaking again on this topic at the Maine Trial Lawyers Association Annual Meeting on March 19, 2021.

Kelly, Remmel & Zimmerman Included in 2021 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”

KRZ is again included in the 2021 rankings of “Best Law Firms” released annually by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®.  Firms included in the 2021 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must first have a lawyer recognized in The Best Lawyers in America©, which recognizes the top 5% of private practicing lawyers in the United States. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

KRZ is regionally ranked in six separate practice areas including: Admiralty & Maritime LawFamily LawPlaintiffs Personal Injury LitigationPlaintiffs Medical Malpractice LawReal Estate Litigation and Real Estate Law.

Additionally, five KRZ attorneys are individually recognized by Best Lawyers® including: Barry Zimmerman (recognized since 1989), John N. Kelly (recognized since 2001), R. Terrance Duddy (recognized since 2006), Timothy H. Norton (recognized since 2008), and U. Charles Remmel, II (recognized since 2011).

The U.S. News – 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 the field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.   The 2021 rankings are based on feedback and evaluations from clients and 8.3 million evaluations of more than 110,000 individual leading lawyers.

KRZ Attorneys Chosen as New England Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

KRZ is proud to announce that three attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2020 list of New England Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. Each year, no more than 5% of lawyers in New England are selected as Super Lawyers.

Attorney Chuck Remmel was selected as a Super Lawyer honoree in the area of Business Litigation. Attorney Remmel has been selected to Super Lawyers each year since 2011. Attorney R. Terrance Duddy was selected as a Super Lawyer honoree in the areas of Transportation/Maritime. Attorney Duddy has been selected to Super Lawyers each year since 2007. Attorney Lauri Boxer-Macomber was selected as a Super Lawyer honoree in the area of General Personal Injury. Attorney Boxer-Macomber has been selected to Super Lawyers each year since 2015. Before that, Attorney Boxer-Macomber was chosen as a Rising Star in 2013 and 2014.

Additionally, Stephen Koerting was recognized as a Rising Star honoree in the areas of Transportation/Maritime for the second consecutive year. Rising Stars recognizes attorneys who are either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. Each year, no more than 2.5% of the lawyers in New England are selected as Rising Stars.

The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. Super Lawyers Magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit SuperLawyers.com.

Shea Watson Joins Kelly, Remmel & Zimmerman

Kelly, Remmel & Zimmerman is pleased to announce that Attorney Shea H. Watson has joined the firm.

Shea is a 2019 magna cum laude graduate from the University of Maine School of Law. While in law school, Shea clerked for two law firms in Maine, completed an externship for Magistrate Judge John H. Rich III for the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine, and interned with the Legal Aid Society in Manhattan as a public defender and with the legal and compliance team of a publicly traded company. Shea also represented Maine Law in admiralty and employment moot court competitions, was an editor for the Ocean & Coastal Law Journal, and served as a Teaching Fellow for first-year courses. Prior to joining KRZ, Shea served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Joseph M. Jabar, Associate Justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.

Shea will bring strong advocacy and litigation skills to our firm and our clients. KRZ is honored that Shea has chosen to begin her legal career with the firm.

Attorney Erik Peters Presents Webinar for Businesses Reopening During the COVID Pandemic

On May 19, 2020, KRZ Employment Law Attorney Erik Peters presented a webinar on legal and practical considerations as businesses reopen during the COVID pandemic. Erik and Andrew Kraus of Opticliff Law discussed integral information for employers to be aware of during this process including any concerns employers might have and important resources for employers. SCORE Portland, a resource partner of the Small Business Administration, hosted the event.