Germani Hill & Hayes Merges with Drummond Woodsum

Two respected law firms team up to combine litigation, mediation, and arbitration services.

Drummond Woodsum is pleased to announce a major expansion to its litigation practice.  Effective July 1, 2021, Germani Hill & Hayes and Drummond Woodsum have merged with the combined firms continuing to use the Drummond Woodsum name.  Together the two firms create a single team with greater depth and resources to meet the legal needs of their clients.

Germani Hill & Hayes attorneys Elizabeth Germani, Tracy Hill, Robert Hayes, Amanda Lynch, and James Spizuoco have all joined Drummond Woodsum, providing clients with the experience, depth and breadth of both firms.  The combined firms will have 27 lawyers who specialize in litigation, arbitration, and mediation making it one of the largest litigation practices in Maine and New Hampshire.

“We are thrilled to have the lawyers from Germani Hill & Hayes join our firm,” said David Sherman, head of Drummond Woodsum’s trial services group. “They are excellent attorneys who will add even more depth to our team of trial attorneys.”  Benjamin Marcus, Drummond Woodsum Managing Partner said, “This merger will maintain Drummond Woodsum’s trial practice as among the most capable and experienced in Northern New England.”

The law firms’ shared practice areas include professional liability, product liability, medical negligence, personal injury, civil rights, insurance coverage, criminal defense, and general commercial litigation.  The two firms will also combine their mediation and arbitration practices.

“Our attorneys and practices were so complementary, uniting our firms made sense and our clients will benefit from the depth and experience of our combined practices,” said Elizabeth Germani.

Founded in 1965, Drummond Woodsum is a full-service law firm with over 95 professionals and more than 24 practice areas with offices in Portland, Maine and Manchester, and Lebanon, New Hampshire.  To learn more about our combined team of attorneys, visit