Attorney James Kilbreth Honored with the Howard H. Dana, Jr. Award by the Maine Justice Foundation

Drummond Woodsum is pleased to announce that the Maine Justice Foundation’s Board of Directors voted unanimously to award James (Jamie) T. Kilbreth the 2020 Howard H. Dana, Jr. Dana Award. The Foundation has presented this award annually since 1984 to a Maine lawyer to recognize contributions that enhance access to civil legal assistance for poor and vulnerable Mainers. The award honors Justice Howard H. Dana, Jr., a Foundation leader and dedicated advocate for equal justice.

Jamie Kilbreth, a shareholder at Drummond Woodsum, has been a champion for access to justice and legal aid for many years. Serving on the Board of the Justice Action Group, Jamie is the Chair of the Advisory Committee of Providers. He served on the Maine Supreme Judicial Court’s working group on the Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts program. Jamie recently dedicated substantial pro bono work to Maine Equal Justice to secure the expansion of MaineCare, in a case before Maine’s Supreme Court. He is also a Bar Fellow and a past Board member of the Foundation. Jamie focuses his practice at Drummond Woodsum on complex commercial, regulatory, and constitutional litigation and higher education issues. Jamie previously served as Chief Deputy Attorney General of the State of Maine, where he supervised all major civil and criminal actions.

The Maine Justice Foundation is dedicated to ensuring access to civil justice for low-income and vulnerable Mainers by providing charitable investment opportunities to individuals, families and organizations as well as grants to support civil legal aid and other related initiatives, education and services. For more information please visit