Meet Mike, nerves-of-steel construction litigator and business dispute problem solver.
207 629-6225 direct
207 623-1596 main
207 626-0200 facsimile
146 Capitol Street
PO Box 5057
Augusta, ME 04332-5057
Augusta, Maine Office
- Recognized by Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers: New England
- Rated BV Distinguished by Martindale-Hubbell
- Inducted into the Maine Central Institute Hall of Fame, 2008
Here’s why you’ll enjoy working with him.
A civil trial lawyer who fights until the end, Mike has a sharp eye for detail, absorbing the minutiae of each case before advising his clients on the best course of action. With a focus in disputes arising from construction projects, he can see you through claims or contract negotiations, and many other difficult business disputes, with dedication, determination, and frank practicality.
Mike’s also a trained mediator, and has served as a neutral party in numerous disputes. In his general litigation background, he’s handled real estate disputes, personal injury and property damage claims, numerous contract disputes, and other suits and appeals for towns and governmental entities. And while he enjoys the battle of litigation and the chance to resolve conflicts, his favorite part of the job is gaining an in-depth understanding of what his clients do—and helping them get back to doing it successfully.
But that’s not all. Mike is also very experienced in:
- Defective product and product warranty cases
- Conflicts that arise when dissolving a business or partnership
- Real estate disputes and partition actions
- Enforcing non-compete agreements
- Advising towns and property owners on land use and zoning issues
- Rule 80B and Rule 80C appeals to the Maine Superior Court, with several matters decided in the Law Court
In his former life, Mike was:
- A litigation associate at Rudman Winchell
- An associate at Doyle & Nelson
When Mike isn’t working, he is…
Serving on the board of trustees for Maine Central Institute and Sebasticook Valley Health, golfing, or coaching his daughters in youth basketball.
Representation of a business owner in litigation against three insurance agencies/brokers after a building collapse, and determination that the structure was significantly underinsured.
Representation of a contractor against the State of Maine in a claim for compensation after a sprinkler failure resulted in significant water damage, and a dispute arose regarding which party was responsible and whose insurance covered the claim.
Representation of plaintiffs in the partition of more than 30 acres of coastal island property that had been in the same family for over 100 years, including a four-day trial with more than 20 parties.
Representation of the Greater Augusta Utility District at trial and on appeal brought by the City of Hallowell and several residents, successfully defending a significant rate increase required to fund a major construction project for the District.
Representation of the Town of Bar Harbor in a four-day trial challenging the Town’s process to enact amendments to the Land Use Ordinance.
JD, University of Maine School of Law, 1993, cum laude
BA, Government modified with Sociology, Dartmouth College, 1990
Admitted to practice
State of Maine
US District Court, District of Maine
Maine State Bar Association
Kennebec County 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)