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, with offices in Portland, Maine, and Manchester, and Lebanon, New Hampshire, Drummond Woodsum is known as a premier New England law firm with a national reach. 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 our clients’ needs. 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

20 lawyers from 9 practice areas are listed as leading individuals in their field in the 2021 edition of Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

Best Lawyers

Best Lawyers in America recognized Drummond Woodsum and its attorneys in 2021 as follows:

  • 42 lawyers from 41 practice areas are named to Best Lawyers in 2021
  • 7 lawyers were named Lawyer of the Year in 2021

In the 2021 edition of Best Law Firms, published by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers:

  • 26 practice areas received Tier 1 rankings
  • 12 practice areas received Tier 2 rankings
  • 2 practice areas received Tier 3 rankings

Super Lawyers

27 lawyers were selected by peers for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers & Rising Stars for 2021.

Martindale-Hubbell

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

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