Adrianne E. Fouts


Adrianne E. Fouts


Phone: 207.253.0564 Fax: 207.772.3627 Email:

84 Marginal Way, Suite 600 Portland, ME 04101-2480

Assistant: Banah Alhanfy Email:


Clients say Adrianne is “astute, effective and aggressive while staying practical. She takes the time to understand and achieve clients’ objectives. She delivers.” – Chambers USA

Adrianne Fouts is an experienced litigator who represents businesses in all phases of commercial litigation, and is a trusted counselor and Title IX practitioner who serves the varied legal needs of colleges and universities. Adrianne strives to help clients achieve their goals in a cost-effective and efficient manner.

Businesses trust Adrianne to guide them through complex and significant litigation challenges. From the inception of a dispute through its resolution, Adrianne helps her clients make well-informed decisions, and represents them before courts and administrative agencies and in mediation, trial, appellate, and administrative proceedings. For example, Adrianne has successfully handled numerous federal litigation matters on behalf of IDEXX Laboratories. Adrianne also has considerable experience in complex matters involving intellectual property, corporate ownership, and contract disputes.

In her higher education practice, Adrianne regularly advises colleges and universities on policy development, compliance, governance, and student discipline. Adrianne is known for her ability to skillfully counsel her clients on risk management and compliance to head off disputes before they arise. Adrianne also serves colleges and universities in a variety of Title IX-related roles, including as an independent investigator and adjudicator.

In recognition of Adrianne’s litigation expertise and professionalism, she is listed in Chambers USA (commercial litigation in Maine), was named to New England Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” in business litigation in 2017, and was named to Benchmark Litigation’s Under 40 Hot List in 2016.

Adrianne enjoys spending her free time with her family and their small herd of animals. Deeply dedicated to serving her community, Adrianne serves on the Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project’s pro bono panel, and formerly served on the Board of Maine Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.


University of Maine School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2007

Mount Holyoke College, B.A., cum laude, 2004

Judicial Clerkship

Hon. Ellen A. Gorman, Maine Supreme Judicial Court


Benchmark Litigation, Under 40 Hot List 2016

New England Super Lawyers Rising Star, Business Litigation 2017

Chambers USA, Maine, Litigation, General – Commercial, Up and Coming


Maine State Bar Association
Litigation Section CLE Committee

Maine Trial Lawyers Association

Past Presentations

From December 13, 2018 9:00 am

Complimentary Lunch & Learn with Drummond Woodsum’s Higher Education Group