Press ReleasesJune 30, 2008
Devine Millimet Attorney Recognized for Professionalism Peter Beeson Awarded 2008 E. Donald Dufresne Award by the New Hampshire Bar Association
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111 Amherst Street
Manchester, NH 03101
Manchester, NH - Devine Millimet is proud to announce that attorney Peter Beeson has received the prestigious E. Donald Dufresne Professionalism award from the New Hampshire Bar Association. The Dufresne award is presented to an attorney who exemplifies the following: "A professional lawyer is an expert in law, pursuing a learned art in service to clients and in the spirit of public service; and engaging in these pursuits as part of a common calling to promote justice and public good."
"Peter Beeson's legal career -- his accomplishments as a lawyer, his record of service to the profession and the justice system, and his reputation for civility -- are characteristic of the qualities that the New Hampshire Bar Association seeks to recognize with this award," said Eleanor Wm. Dahar, President of the New Hampshire Bar Association, who presented the award. Dahar, whose term as president ended at the Annual Meeting held earlier this month, said that the award is one of the many ways the Bar Association celebrates and encourages professionalism and civility in the practice of law in New Hampshire.
Throughout his career, Peter has exhibited an unmatched commitment to his clients, his peers, his community and his profession. Combined with a true passion for public service, this commitment is what has made Peter a leader amongst his fellow lawyers and community in New Hampshire.
Over the course of his long and distinguished career, Beeson has represented state and federal governments, businesses, and educational institutions; worked extensively in environmental litigation, appellate work, and homicide prosecution; was instrumental in the creation and management of the Environmental Protection Agency's criminal enforcement program; writes and lectures regularly; and is recognized as a leader, nationally, in professional responsibility and legal malpractice defense.
Alex Walker, President of Devine Millimet, says of Beeson, "Peter epitomizes all of the virtues that Don Dufresne instilled in several generations of New Hampshire lawyers - namely, commitment to clients, civility and the rule of law, together with his true spirit of public service and professionalism."
In addition to receiving the Dufresne award this year, Peter has been recognized in Chambers USA 2008 as one of America's leading attorneys in Environmental Law; was selected as a New England Super Lawyer 2007 for Environmental Litigation; and was named "Top Attorney" focused on Environmental and Legal Malpractice by New Hampshire Magazine.
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