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  1. Litigation: 70%
  2. Business: 30%

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Contact Info

Bernstein Shur

100 Middle Street, West Tower
PO Box 9729
Portland, ME, 04104-5029


MEAuthorized to practice law200309/14/2015

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Benchmark Local Litigation Star- MaineBenchmark Plaintiffs Litigation2014
AV Rating -- Preeminent Peer RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Business Litigation --New England Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Business Litigation -- New England Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Vincent L. McKusick AwardMaine State Bar Association2010
Business Litigation --New England Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Medal of ExcellenceAmerican Bankruptcy Institute2002
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Law Clerk, Chief Justice Leigh I. SaufleyMaine Supreme Judicial Court2002 - 2003
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Cleaves Law LibraryBoard of Directors2008 - Present
Maine Bar JournalEditorial Board2006 - Present
Maine State Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Maine Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Desjardins v. Reynolds, CV-13-369 (Maine Superior Court - Cumberland County)Dismissal of all claims; judgment entered in favor of defendants at early stage
Arem v. Chance et al., CV-389201 (Maryland - Montgomery County Circuit Court)Dismissal of all claims; judgment entered in favor of defendants
Messier v. Town of Brunswick et al., 2:13–CV–139–DBH, (U.S. District Court - District of Maine)Dismissal of all claims against Town
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Publication NameTitleDate
Maine Bar JournalBeyond the Law -- Recurring Column2015
Maine Bar JournalRecovery of Lost Profits Damages2009
Maine Bar JournalCampaign for Justice Spotlight: Legal Services For The Elderly2007
Maine Law ReviewComment: Guilty Pleas and the Hidden Minefield of Immigration Consequences for Alien Defendants: Achieving a ‘Just Result’ by Adjusting Maine's Rule 11 Procedure2001
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Maine School of LawLawJ.D. - Juris Doctor, magna cum laude2002
Saint Michael's CollegeN/AB.A. - Bachelor of Arts, History; Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society1993
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Winter MeetingMaine Tort Claims Act and Liability Issues2014
MSBA Summer Bar MeetingFiduciary Obligations of Partners, Shareholders, Members2014
Maine Association of Professional AccountantsCorporate and Partnership Fiduciary Standards2011
Litigation in a Difficult Economy: Managing Your Risks and Maximizing Your RewardsCollection and Enforcement; Bankruptcy Risk2009