Business Lawyers for Business People

November 2022

Congratulations to Shatilla Shera B. Cairns on being named to the 2022 Massachusetts Rising Stars list.

Ms. Cairns has been selected to the 2022 Massachusetts Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, 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 annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. Super Lawyers Magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit

Ms. Cairns practices in the area of civil litigation, including matters involving contract disputes, employment law, construction law, business law, trusts and estates controversies, and other complex commercial litigation.