Meet Amber, an experienced external investigator and alternative resolutions facilitator.
207 228-7149 direct
207 774-1200 main
207 774-1127 facsimile
100 Middle Street
PO Box 9729
Portland, ME 04104-5029
Investigations & Resolutions
- Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 “Ones To Watch”
Labor and Employment Law – Management
Litigation – Labor and Employment
- Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2021 “Ones To Watch”
Labor & Employment Law – Management
Litigation – Labor & Employment
- Recipient of the Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project’s Volunteer of the Year Award in 2015
- Recipient of Faculty Awards for both Community Service and Significant Achievement from the University of Maine School of Law
- Honored by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court’s Katahdin Counsel Recognition Program for pro bono work
Here’s why you’ll enjoy working with her.
Amber’s practice focuses on assisting educational institutions, companies, and non-profit organizations prevent and respond to bias, discrimination, harassment, and sexual misconduct.
Amber is a trained, trauma-informed external investigator, conducting neutral, thorough investigations in the workplace, at educational institutions, and for sports organizations. Amber is an approved sexual misconduct investigator by United Educators and has received certifications from The National Center for Campus Public Safety and The Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview (FETI). Her experience as outside counsel for businesses and educational institutions allows her to approach investigations with a strong understanding of the complexities of an organization’s policies and procedures.
Amber is also a skilled facilitator of alternative resolutions outside of the formal conduct process. With training through the University of San Diego’s Center for Restorative Justice, Amber approaches informal resolutions with an eye toward restoration and repair. Amber’s warm, levelheaded, and non-judgmental approach encourages open communication through a voluntary, participatory, and trauma-informed process of accountability.
But that’s not all. As a former Labor and Employment attorney, Amber has represented a host of businesses and schools in employment, contract, and civil rights litigation in state and federal court and has handled complaints before the Maine Human Rights Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the federal Office for Civil Rights. This experience gives Amber a compelling edge when assisting companies and educational institutions with preventive training, policy development, and compliance issues.
A direct descendent of the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Sipayik and fluent in Spanish, Amber’s cultural competency allows her to connect with individuals from diverse backgrounds and navigate complex issues with sensitivity and composure.
In her former life, Amber was:
- A Board member of the Maine Justice Foundation
- A Co-chair of the Maine Association for Public Interest Law
- A student attorney for University of Maine School of Law’s Refugee and Human Rights Clinic, assisting low-income immigrants through a broad range of cases and projects
- A Judicial extern for the Honorable Kermit Lipez, at the U.S. Court of Appeals First Circuit
- A Coordinator for the University of Vermont’s Study Abroad Program in Oaxaca, Mexico
- Traveling extensively through Mexico, Central America, South America, Southeast Asia, and Oceania
When Amber isn’t working, she is…
Travelling, surfing, snowboarding, gardening, at a music show, reading, practicing yoga, or spending time in the great outdoors.
JD, University of Maine School of Law, magna cum laude
BA, University of Vermont
Admitted to practice
State of Maine
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Maine Bar Association
National Association of College and University Attorneys
Association of Workplace Investigators
Student Conduct Institute
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