Meet Eben, tireless advocate for clients in and out of the courtroom.
207 228-7364 direct
207 774-1200 main
207 774-1127 facsimile
100 Middle Street
PO Box 9729
Portland, ME 04104-5029
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Property Tax and Valuation
Technology, Outsourcing & Data Security
- Pro bono attorney of the year, Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project, 2013
- Honored by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court’s Katahdin Counsel Recognition Program for pro bono work, 2013, 2014
- Sumner T. Bernstein Pro Bono Award, Bernstein Shur, 2013
Here’s why you’ll enjoy working with him.
Eben is an aggressive, thorough litigator who practices in both the Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Technology, Outsourcing & Data Security practice groups. He has argued numerous cases in state and federal court, including both bench and jury trials, and has participated in various administrative hearings and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) proceedings. Eben understands the importance of finding practical solutions to clients’ legal problems and adding value at every opportunity. He knows that the best result is often obtained by avoiding litigation altogether, but is a zealous advocate when cases enter the courtroom.
But that’s not all. Eben’s also very experienced in:
- Commercial litigation, data security, employment litigation, real-estate litigation (boundary disputes, adverse possession, FEDs, etc.), professional negligence, personal injury, and general civil litigation.
In his former life, Eben:
- Went to French law school for a year, earning a Master I degree in Droit des Affaires (Commercial Law)
- Was an editor of the Vermont Law Review
- Authored a legal note, “The California Gas Charge and Beyond: Taxes and Fees in a Changing Climate,” published in the Vermont Law Review
When Eben’s not working, he’s…
Spending time with his wife and two young sons, and their dog Cody. Eben enjoys running, biking, and hiking.
Represented Patco Construction Company in its successful appeal before the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Patco Construction Co., Inc. v. People’s United Bank, 684 F.3d 197 (1st Cir. 2012), a precedent-setting decision on who bears the risk of loss in cyber fraud, and how courts should evaluate the commercial reasonableness of internet banking security procedures under Article 4A of the Uniform Commercial Code. The Patco case was featured in articles in the New York Times (“A Win for Small Business in Bank Fraud Case,” Dec. 12, 2012), the Wall Street Journal (“When Banks Are on the Hook for Cybertheft,” Nov. 29, 2012), and others.
Gehrman v. Twin Rivers Paper Co., No. 1:14-cv-341, 2016 WL 5816988 (D. Me. Oct. 5, 2016) – Represented plaintiffs in successful federal bench trial in executive compensation dispute.
Adams et al. v. Maine Municipal Association, 2013 WL 9246553 (D. Me. Feb. 14, 2003) – Successfully represented the Maine Municipal Association in a precedent-setting case regarding the limits of the government-speech doctrine in the context of citizen referenda.
Successfully represented the Sheepscot Island Company in a challenge to the company’s conversion to a nonprofit corporation pursuant to Maine’s nonprofit corporation statute.
Participated in the successful defense of $7 million professional malpractice claim in a two-week federal jury trial.
Represented large law firm in professional malpractice claim, resulting in the dismissal of the claims against the firm.
Represented a regional trade association on trademark infringement and unfair business practice claims, resulting in an award of nearly $1 million in damages.
JD, Vermont Law School, 2008, magna cum laude
Master 1, Université de Cergy-Pontoise, 2008, Prix d’Excellence
BA, College of the Atlantic, 2003
Admitted to practice
State of Maine
U.S. District Court, District of Maine
U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
American Bar Association
Maine State Bar Association