AUGUSTA, Maine — April 4, 2017 — Lipman & Katz today announced that attorney Karen Boston has received the highest Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ of "AV." Boston handles personal injury, family law and other civil litigation for the Augusta law firm. This distinction means she has very high professional ethics and preeminent legal ability. Only lawyers with the highest ethical standards and professional ability receive an "AV" Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating.
"Karen's ability to connect with her clients and help them in personal injury, family law and civil matters is outstanding. This peer rating reflects the success she has had in the courtroom, as well as the respect she has from her peers. Our team of attorneys is excited for Karen that she has earned this great honor and we are very proud of her and the integrity she brings to the profession," said Roger Katz, attorney at Lipman & Katz.
For more than 20 years, Boston has successfully handled wrongful death matters, motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls and divorce cases. She has won numerous appeals before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, both in the family law and personal injury arenas.
Boston currently serves on the Maine State Bar Association CLE Committee, the Board of Directors of the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce, and on the advisory board of the Women’s Network organization. She is also a rostered Guardian ad Litem in the state of Maine, plus serves as a member on the Guardian ad Litem review board. Members of the review board are appointed by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.
Boston, an Augusta native, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from Colby College in 1993 and her law degree from the University of Maine School of Law in 1996. She is the daughter of Sumner Lipman, who started the law firm in 1972. As current president, she is a shareholder and officer at the firm.
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