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


Labor and Employment Law Litigation and Dispute Resolution


Glenn Israel


Glenn is a member of the Labor and Employment Practice Group and the Litigation Group at Bernstein Shur. He concentrates his practice in labor, employment, and business-related litigation and arbitration. Glenn frequently represents clients in proceedings before state and federal courts and agencies including the Maine District, Superior and Supreme Courts, the federal District Court for the District of Maine, the National Labor Relations Board, the Maine Labor Relations Board, and the Maine Human Rights Commission. He also regularly represents clients in labor arbitration and business-related arbitration.

Recent matters that Glenn has handled include:

  • Numerous employment discrimination and retaliation
    claims before the Maine Human Rights Commission and
    in the state and federal courts
  • A multi-million dollar employee “raiding” case in the
    federal court
  • Overtime claims before the Department of Labor and in
    the state courts
  • Unemployment tax and benefits claims before the Maine
    Unemployment Insurance Commission
  • Negotiation and drafting of employment contracts and
    restrictive covenants for manufacturing, distribution,
    retail, and healthcare clients
  • Numerous union organizing campaigns, contract
    negotiations, and grievance arbitrations
  • Preparation of employee handbooks for use throughout
    New England by a large multi-state employer

A substantial portion of Glenn’s practice also consists of advising clients regarding labor and employment issues. He frequently speaks to professional groups about labor and employment law topics and also has authored numerous articles on those topics.

Glenn is recognized by Best Lawyers in America, AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and has been recognized by Chambers USA in their Labor & Employment section.

Prior to attending law school, Glenn owned and operated a commercial photography studio in Portland.


JD, Boston College Law School, 1993, magna cum laude. Order of the Coif; Executive Editor, Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review
BS, Syracuse University, 1980


Admitted to practice:
States of Maine and Massachusetts
U.S. District Court, District of Maine

Maine State Bar Association
American Bar Association