Practice Overview

Drummond Woodsum’s trial attorneys are involved in every type of civil and criminal litigation in federal and state courts and administrative agencies, and before domestic and international arbitration panels. Our trial lawyers are committed to aggressive representation of their clients. We listen to and address our clients’ practical and business concerns by using a full spectrum of techniques, including alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, to facilitate prompt and efficient resolution of disputes. We often draw upon the expertise of lawyers in other practice areas, forming a team approach to problem solving in litigation.

Our practice covers a broad spectrum of areas of expertise, and we have recently represented clients in matters involving, among others:

  • Appeals to state and federal appellate courts
  • Bankruptcy and other proceedings involving debtor and creditor matters
  • Business, commercial, and contract-related disputes
  • Civil rights claims against municipalities, public officials and public school systems
  • Construction disputes
  • Copyright and trademark disputes
  • Criminal defense against state and federal prosecutions
  • Employment disputes
  • Federal Indian law-related financial and labor disputes
  • Insurance defense matters
  • Internal investigations of corporate or individual misconduct
  • International commercial arbitration matters
  • Personal injury and toxic tort claims and defenses
  • Probate
  • Product defect and liability matters involving consumers or businesses
  • Real estate and land use matters, including easement and zoning disputes
  • School law-related disputes involving civil rights and employment matters

Individual Drummond Woodsum trial attorneys also have expertise in environmental law, Internet and trade secrets litigation, and health care law.

Representative Clients

  • Almeder v. Town of Kennebunkport
  • John P. Moyant v. Regina Petit et al.
  • Maine Equal Justice Partners et al. v. Commissioner, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Maine Republican Party v. Matthew Dunlap (in his official capacity as Secretary of State for the State of Maine)
  • Doe v. Regional School Unit 26
  • O’Shea v. O’Shea

The Gavel

Drummond Woodsum is a member of The Gavel a nationwide defense network for insured and self-insured claims.  Through this network, Drummond Woodsum is able to access vetted attorneys and non-attorney specialists (experts, investigators, field adjusters and mediators) in each state.

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