Honors & Rankings


Chambers USA

Chambers and Partners identifies and ranks the most outstanding law firms and lawyers in over 180 jurisdictions throughout the world.

Wadleigh is recognized in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers for its Real Estate practice.  Chambers states that the firm is known for its “strong team that tailors its practice to the commercial real estate requirements of its clients.”

Three members of the firm continue to be individually recognized in the area of Real Estate and Commercial Litigation.

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings

The firm is peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell.  Several attorneys are rated AV Preeminent® (4.5-5.0) – AV Preeminent is a significant rating accomplishment a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.

Best Law Firms

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers join to rank the best law firms in the country based on evaluations from clients and lawyers, as well as information they request from the law firms.

Wadleigh is listed for New Hampshire in Tier 1 for its Commercial Litigation, Construction Litigation, Land Use & Zoning Law, Medical Malpractice Law – Defense, Personal Injury Litigation – Defense, Education Law and Real Estate Law practice areas.  Wadleigh is listed in Tier 2 for its Construction Law, Municipal Law and Professional Malpractice Law- Defense practice.

Best Lawyers in America

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. For more than three decades, Best Lawyers lists have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public, as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere.

Thirteen members of the firm continue to be recognized as Best Lawyers in their respective practice areas.  Two of our members have been recognized since the publication’s inception in 1983.

Super Lawyers & Rising Stars

Super Lawyers – Rising Star 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 selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Eleven members of the firm are listed as Super Lawyers; several are Rising Stars.

ALFA International

Wadleigh, Starr & Peters, P.L.L.C. is a member of ALFA International, the global legal network. With 145 member firms across the globe (80 in the United States) ALFA International is the premier global network of independent law firms whose success is driven by broad, deep, local relationships all over the world.  The ALFA International model enables Wadleigh, Starr & Peters, P.L.L.C. to use its local expertise to deliver highly effective legal solutions while drawing upon the collective wisdom and experience of other member firms within the United States and around the world as needed.  More information is available at www.alfainternational.com. Currently, Marc R. Scheer is the primary contact within the firm for ALFA International; Kathy Peahl is the alternate contact.