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Amber Attalla


Meet Amber, an experienced external investigator, education attorney and alternative resolutions facilitator

Amber Attalla

207 228-7149 direct
207 774-1200 main
207 774-1127 facsimile

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

  • The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 “Ones to Watch”
    Labor and Employment Law – Management
    Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 “Ones To Watch”
    Labor and Employment Law – Management
    Litigation – Labor and Employment
  • 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. Her Title IX expertise and 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 has represented a host of businesses and schools in employment, contract, and civil rights litigation, giving her a compelling edge when assisting educational institutions on all aspects of employment and student matters, including preventative training, policy development, and compliance issues.

Amber is also a skilled facilitator of alternative resolutions outside of the formal conduct process. With training in Restorative Justice, Amber approaches informal resolutions with an eye toward healing and reconciliation. Amber’s warm, levelheaded, and non-judgmental approach encourages open communication through a voluntary, participatory, and trauma-informed process of accountability. A direct descendent of the Passamaquoddy Tribe at Sipayik, Amber’s diverse background, including her experience working with immigrant communities, extensive world travel and fluency in Spanish, aids her ability to understand different perspectives and navigate complex issues toward shared resolution.

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
  • An intern for an international non-profit organization focused on community-driven development projects to improve livelihoods of coffee farming communities throughout Latin America
  • Traveling extensively through Mexico, Central America, South America, Southeast Asia, and Oceania

When Amber isn’t working, she is…

Travelling, surfing, snowboarding, rock climbing, mountain biking, gardening, at a music show, reading, or practicing yoga.


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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