Awards/Recognition

Awards - 2018

May. 2018

Todd & Weld attorneys recognized in New England's Best Lawyers publication

Thirteen attorneys from Todd & Weld were recognized in the 2018 edition of New England's Best Lawyers, which highlights the region's lawyers honored for their top legal talent.

The stand-alone publication (excerpted from the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America) highlights 3,576 lawyers in New England, including 362 "Lawyer of the Year" recipients.

Founding Partner Howard M. Cooper was named 2018 First Amendment Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Boston.  Lawyer of the Year honorees are based on extremely high overall feedback within specific practice areas and metropolitan regions, and only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community is honored as a Lawyer of the Year.  

The 2018 Best Lawyers honorees from Todd & Weld are:

  • Nicholas B. Carter (first-time honoree; Commercial Litigation)
  • Jeffrey N. Catalano (Medical Malpractice: Plaintiffs; Personal Injury Litigation: Plaintiffs; Product Liability Litigation: Plaintiffs)
  • Paul Cirel (Health Care Law)
  • Daniel J. Cloherty (Criminal Defense: General Practice; Criminal Defense: White Collar)
  • Howard M. Cooper (Civil Rights Law; Commercial Litigation; First Amendment Law and 2018 Boston First Amendment Law "Lawyer of the Year")
  • Elaine M. Epstein (Family Law)
  • Ingrid S. Martin (Health Care Law)
  • David Meier (Criminal Defense: General Practice; Criminal Defense: White Collar)
  • Christopher R. O'Hara (Employment Law: Management; Qui Tam Law)
  • Max D. Stern (Bet-the-Company Litigation; Civil Rights Law; Criminal Defense: General Practice; Criminal Defense: White Collar)
  • Gary Owen Todd (Family Law; Litigation: Trusts & Estates)
  • J. Owen Todd (Commercial Litigation; Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law; Personal Injury Litigation: Plaintiffs)
  • Christopher Weld Jr. (first-time honoree; Commercial Litigation; Construction Law; Litigation: Construction)


First published in 1983, Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation.  Over 83,000 leading attorneys globally are eligible to vote.