About Us

We are a full-service law firm with more than 100 attorneys and consultants providing a wide range of services in virtually every area of the law.

A Regional Law Firm with a National Reach

Founded in 1965, Drummond Woodsum is known as a premier law firm with national reach and has offices in Portland, Maine; Manchester and Lebanon, New Hampshire; and Flagstaff, Arizona. Our attorneys and consultants provide a full spectrum of legal and consulting services for our clients throughout the United States. Our clients range from some of the nation’s largest corporations to small start-up companies, financial institutions, Tribal Nations and Tribal enterprises, municipalities, school districts, and individuals. No matter the size of the client, we take great pride in delivering superior legal and consulting services in a timely and cost-efficient manner. Learn more about Drummond Woodsum’s areas of expertise.

Legal Practice Areas, Organized to Serve Our Clients

Drummond Woodsum is organized into business, public sector, trial service groups, and specialty subgroups dedicated to specific practice areas to efficiently meet the needs of our clients. When a client’s legal needs require the expertise of several practice areas, we mobilize a coordinated team with the appropriate mix of attorneys and specialists from each service group to creatively respond to the unique needs of the client. We provide our clients with services that address their immediate legal needs while taking into account their long-term goals and objectives. Our focus on organization ensures a thorough, detailed approach and a better overall experience for our clients.

Commitment to Community

Our attorneys and consultants are active in the community and have a strong record of public service – from serving on the boards of civic, educational, and charitable organizations to serving on town councils and boards and volunteering for over 100 organizations that serve a variety of important needs in our local communities in Maine and New Hampshire. Learn more about Drummond Woodsum’s community involvement.

Award-Winning Service

Drummond Woodsum is consistently recognized by clients, peers, and the most respected impartial surveys for exceptional client service and professional achievement. A summary of our most recent awards includes:

Chambers & Partners: USA Guide

30 lawyers from 11 practice areas are listed as leading individuals in their field in the 2024 edition of Chambers & Partners USA Guide.


Chambers & Partners: High Net Worth Guide

The High Net Worth Guide, published by Chambers & Partners, recognized 2 lawyers from our Trusts and Estates practice group as leading individuals in their field in the 2023 edition.

Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers in America recognized Drummond Woodsum and its attorneys in 2024 as follows:

  • 47 lawyers were named to Best Lawyers in 2024
  • 6 lawyers were named Lawyer of the Year in 2024
  • 11 lawyers were named Ones to Watch in 2024

In the 2024 edition of Best Law Firms, published by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers:

  • 29 practice areas received Tier 1 rankings
  • 9 practice areas received Tier 2 rankings
  • 6 practice areas received Tier 3 rankings

Super Lawyers

23 lawyers were selected by peers for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers & Rising Stars for 2024.


25 of our attorneys rated by Martindale-Hubbell have received ratings of AV.

Benchmark Litigation

  • Drummond Woodsum ranked as Highly Recommended
  • 4 attorneys named as Local Litigation Stars in 10 practice areas
  • Melissa Hewey named to the 2020 Top 250 Women in Litigation
  • Adrianne Fouts named to the 2020 40 & Under Hot List