Norman Hanson DeTroy is ranked in several practice areas in the 2020 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers.

Metropolitan Tier 1 Portland-ME

  • Appellate Practice
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Law
  • Labor Law – Union
  • Litigation – Real Estate
  • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Real Estate Law
  • Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers

Metropolitan Tier 2 Augusta-ME

  • Tax Law

Metropolitan Tier 2 Portland-ME

  • Administrative / Regulatory Law
  • Government Relations Practice
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

Metropolitan Tier 3 Portland-ME

  • Corporate Law



The firm is ranked in Benchmark Litigation 2018 as one of the seven Firms in Maine listed as “Highly Recommended.”

From Benchmark Litigation – The Portland law firm of Norman Hanson & DeTroy has since its beginnings in 1975 built an impressive reputation in the region for providing high-quality commercial litigation services for clients across a broad range of industries.  Peers enthuse, “They are a terrific litigation boutique.  They have a specialist in every area, they are a very top-notch firm and I would think most others in the state would agree. They are excellent trial lawyers, with a lot of really good people over there in insurance defense.”



Chambers USA 2017 ranks Norman Hanson DeTroy in the practice area of “Maine – Litigation: General Commercial (Band 2).”  NHD’s profile in Chambers USA can be found using the following link.

From Chambers USA 2017:  “Commentary from the Chambers USA guide: What the team is known for Well-established team highly regarded for its work in complex personal injury and medical malpractice cases. Highly regarded for its work in shareholder disputes and commercial real estate litigation. Also noted for its mediation and arbitration capabilities.”