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Mike Hodgins practices in general civil litigation, with a focus on construction claims and other commercial litigation in State and Federal Courts. Mike also manages Bernstein Shur’s Augusta, Maine office.
Mike’s experience in construction litigation includes defense of personal injury and property damage claims, as well as prosecution and defense of mechanic’s liens and other payment claims such as damages for delay, claims for additional work and differing site conditions. His work often includes review and negotiation of construction and supply contracts, as well as resolution of disputes before they rise to the litigation stage. Mike has authored several client articles, and has presented at numerous seminars directed toward the construction industry.
Mike’s general litigation experience includes a wide array of cases, from personal injury to real estate disputes, business dissolution, estate contests and enforcement of non-compete agreements. He represents real estate brokers and agents before the Maine Real Estate Commission and handles several civil litigation matters involving contract or tort claims involving real estate professionals.
Mike also represents towns in contract disputes and other general litigation, land use enforcement actions, Rule 80B appeals to Superior Court and he has participated in several appeals to the Law Court. He has been recognized for distinction in the area of land use and zoning law by Best Lawyers in America, in addition to recognition for his general litigation practice by New England Super Lawyers.
Mike is a trained mediator and has served as a neutral to assist parties in disputes that are as varied as his litigation practice.
Mike is BV-rated by Martindale Hubbell.
JD, University of Maine School of Law, 1993, cum laude
BA, Government modified with Sociology, Dartmouth College, 1990
Admitted to practice:
State of Maine
U.S. District Court, District of Maine
Maine State Bar Association
Kennebec Bar Association
Maine Trial Lawyers Association
Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (State Chair)
Maine Central Institute (Past President, Trustee)
Sebasticook Valley Hospital (Past President, Trustee)