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Practice areas


  1. Mediation: 30%
  2. Land Use & Zoning: 30%
  3. Litigation: 20%
  4. Real Estate: 20%

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  • John Christopher Bannon

    Durward has no idea I am making this endorsement. I happened to see the client review posted on his page. I don't know the details, but every attorney, no matter how proficient,occasionally has a dissatisfied client. I have opposed Durward on innumerable occasions during the past 25 years. He is one of the most scrupulous and fair-minded members of the Maine land use bar. Durward has many years of experience and an incredibly broad range of knowledge of land use, zoning, and municipal law. He is a well-prepared and very worthy adversary. He is highly effective in dealing with municipal boards and the courts. I'd recommend him to anyone in York County who needs a land use attorney. In today's competitive legal profession, my endorsement gives Durward an advantage over me. That I am disadvantaging myself should, I hope, indicate my sincerity. I cannot allow a respected colleague to be mischaracterized in public.


    John Bannon Land Use & Zoning Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Bergen & Parkinson, LLC

62 Portland Road, Suite 25
Kennebunk, ME, 04043


MEAuthorized to practice law198311/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Municipal Litigation Lawyer of the Year/Portland MaineBest Lawyers in America2012
Portland, Maine Municipal Lawyer of the Year/Portland MaineBest Lawyers in America2011
new england super lawyer 2009Boston Magazine2009
best lawyers in americaBest Lawyers in America2009
av ratingMartindale-Hubbell2008
Municipal Litigation Lawyer of the Year/Portland MaineBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyBergen & Parkinson, LLC1998 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
York County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Maine State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Eaton v. Town of WellsN/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
code enforcement officer training manual--case law update 20092009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Virginia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
Brown UniversityN/AN/A1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Legal Issues for the Municipal Code Enforcement OfficerLegal Issues2012
2011 Spring Maine Code Conferenceland use update2011
seminarland use development2010
code enforcement officer trainingland use2009