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  1. Litigation: 50%
  2. Employment: 25%
  3. Civil Rights: 20%
  4. Mediation: 5%


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160 Capitol Street, Suite 3
P.O. Box 79
Augusta, ME, 04332-0079


DCInactive 198907/06/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyers’ list of the top 100 lawyers in New EnglandSuper Lawyers2010
Super Lawyers’ list of the top 100 lawyers in New EnglandSuper Lawyers2009
for Legal Services on Behalf of Maine Citizens with DisabilitiesDisability Rights Center2003
Listed as Top Attorney for Employees in MaineChambers USA Guide to Leading Business Lawyers2003
Justice Louis Scolnik AwardMaine Civil Liberties Union2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerJohnson & Webbert, L.L.P.1995 - Present
AssociateJohnson & Webbert, L.L.P.1993 - 1995
Associate; Chairman of Civil Rights GroupBerman & Simmons, PA1991 - 1993
AssociateMiller Cassidy, larroca & Lewin1986 - 1991
Law ClerkUnited States Court of Appeals for Judge Kenneth W. Starr1985 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Law InstituteElected Member2006 - Present
Local Rules Committee for the United States District Court for the District of MaineMember1998 - Present
The John Waldo Ballou Inns of Court, Bangor, MEMember1998 - Present
Maine Employment Lawyers AssociationPresidentN/A
Maine Trial Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
National Employment Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
American Association for JusticeN/AN/A
Supreme Court Historical SocietyN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Judicature SocietyN/AN/A
Kennebec County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Federal Bench Bar Liaison Committee, Bangor, MEN/AN/A
Disability Rights Center, MainePresident of the Board of DirectorsN/A
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Federal District Conference Planning Committee forN/A1998 - 1998
Maine Bar JournalMember of Editorial Committee1996 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Chadwick v. WellPoint, Inc., 561 F.3d 38 (1st Cir. 2009)N/A
Sullivan v. City of Augusta, 511 F.3d 16 (1st Cir. 2007)N/A
Aroostook Band of Micmacs v. Ryan, 484 F.3d 41 (1st Cir. 2007)N/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Maine Bar JournalIn Defense of Whitney2007
Maine Bar JournalInterview: A Conversation with George Z. Singal1999
Maine Bar JournalBook Review of Archibald Cox: Conscience of a Nation1998
Maine Lawyers ReviewRepresenting Clients Before the Maine Human Rights Commission1996
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolN/AJD - Juris Doctor1985
Yale UniversityHistoryOther - Bachelors1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Moderator Of Judicial Panel - Maine State Bar Association 10th Annual Employment Law UpdateView From The Bench: Practical Tips And Insights In Litigating Employment Claims2010
Maine State Bar Association Summer MeetingThe Continuing Evolution of Rule 56: Are the Requirements for Summary Judgment Motions Working?2010
Maine Human Resources ConventionThere are Two Sides To Most Stories: the new amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act and other employment law issues from both the employer and employee perspective2009
Society for Human Resource Management Maine State Council Governmental Affairs ConferenceThe ADA Restoration Act and the Proper Scope of Civil Rights Protections for Individuals with Disabilities2008
Meeting of the Regional Organization of Municipal AttorneysFree Speech Limits on Permanent Requirements for Parades and Marches2008
Maine State Bar Association Summer MeetingCivil Rights and Civil Liberties at the U.S. Supreme Court2008
Maine Human Rights Commission Maine Human Rights Compliance SeminarDisability and Reasonable Accommodation Issues2008
Maine State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionHow a Bill Became Law: The New Definition of Disability in the Maine Human Rights Act2007
Maine State Bar Association Summary Judgment Practice in MaineSummary Judgment in Employment Discrimination Cases2007
Maine State Bar Association Conference on Employment LawRecent Developments in Employment Law2007
New England Regional Conference, National Employment Lawyers AssociationInformal Discovery: Proven Techniques and Resources for Investigating the Case Before You File2006
Maine Association of Dispute Resolution Professionals MeetingSuccessful Mediation Techniques2006
Employment Law Conference of the Maine State Bar AssociationEmerging Case Law2006
Maine Employment Lawyers Association MeetingRecent Developments in Employment Law2005
John Ballou Inns of Court MeetingTips for Closing Argument2005
Year in Review Program, Maine State Bar AssociationEmployment Law Developments2004
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Partnership with the Maine Human Rights CommissionEmployment Discrimination Law Update2004
Employment Law Update, Maine State Bar AssociationEmerging Case Law2004
Civil Practice Panel, Summary Judgment Practice, District of Maine Judicial ConferenceA Perspective: Is Summary Judgment Overused in Employment Discrimination Cases?2004
New England Regional Conference of National Employment Lawyers AssociationClosing Argument2003
Litigation Institute, Maine Trial Lawyers Association and the Maine State Bar AssociationProsecuting and Defending Employment Claims2003
Employment Law from Case Intake to Trial, Maine State Bar AssociationEmerging Case Law2003
John Waldo Ballou American Inns of Court MeetingRepresenting Clients Before the Maine Human Rights Commission2002
John Waldo Ballou American Inns of Court MeetingSexual Harassment Law2002
Employment Practices and Issues seminar, Maine Human Rights CommissionSignificant Emerging Issues2002
Employment Law Update Seminar, Maine State Bar AssociationSpecial Issues for Employment Claims Involving Public Employees2002
Annual Meeting, Maine State Bar AssociationHot Topics in Maine Employment Law2002
Personnel Law Update, Council on Education in ManagementUnderstanding the Implications of Employment Discrimination Cases from Both the Plaintiff’s & Employer’s Points of View2001
Annual Meeting, Maine State Bar AssociationLitigating Sexual Harassment Cases2001
Legal Year in Review Seminar, Maine State Bar AssociationEmployment Law Developments2000
Injured and Disabled Employees in the Workplace, Maine State Bar AssociationWho is ‘Disabled'2000
First Amendment Law Conference, Maine Civil Liberties Union and the University of Maine School of LawFree Speech Rights of Public Employees2000
Employment Law and Litigation Seminar, Maine Trial Lawyers AssociationDamages and Remedies2000
District of Maine Judicial ConferenceEmployment Litigation in the District of Maine: Current Trends and Future Directions2000
Advanced Federal Practice, Maine State Bar AssociationEffective Closing Arguments in an Employment Discrimination Case2000