Amy K. Olfene


Amy K. Olfene


Phone: 207.253.0558 Fax: 207.772.3627 Email:

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

Assistant: Redyn Keller Email:


Amy Olfene represents a variety of businesses, regulated utilities, nonprofits, municipalities and quasi-municipal entities, housing providers, and individuals in a range of energy, public utilities, administrative, and government relations matters. Her representation includes in all phases of counseling, regulatory compliance support, and litigation.

In her energy practice, Amy serves as lead counsel to Fortune 500 energy companies, renewable generators, and local utilities (both consumer- and investor-owned) in administrative proceedings and appellate litigation. Examples of Amy’s work include assisting clients in adversarial proceedings, ratemaking cases, investigations, and applications for approval before the Maine Public Utilities Commission and the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities.  Amy also works with the firm’s Tribal Services Group to assist clients in navigating federal and state regulation of energy generation and transmission projects located in and around Indian Country.

In her government relations practice, Amy has represented clients before state administrative agencies and the Maine Legislature on wide-ranging matters including regulatory compliance, rulemaking, policy change, legislative drafting, and lawmaker education.

Amy is also an experienced appellate attorney who serves as the firm’s appellate coordinator. She has successfully handled numerous appeals before the First Circuit and the Maine Supreme Judicial Court (Law Court), as well as appeals of government action (Rule 80B and 80C) actions before the Maine Superior Court. In 2021, Amy expanded her appellate practice to include matters before the Supreme Court of the United States.

Amy has been recognized by Chambers as an “Up and Coming” practitioner in Energy and Natural Resources (2020-2022), and as a “Rising Star” by New England Super Lawyers (2019-2023). She also was a Commendation Recipient in the Katahdin Counsel Recognition Program, a state-wide honor bestowed on Amy for her pro bono work in both 2017 and 2018.

Outside of the office, Amy enjoys spending time with her partner and their rescue pets, hiking or engaging in one of her many creative endeavors. Raised in Maine, she is deeply committed to her community. Amy’s pro bono work has included engagements with the Volunteer Lawyers Project, Maine Equal Justice Partners, the ACLU of Maine, and the Maine Public Health Association.


University of Maine School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2014

University of Southern Maine, B.A., summa cum laude, 2006

Maine State Bar Association Leadership Academy, 2019


Best Lawyers USA, Energy Law

New England Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Civil Litigation

Chambers USA, Maine Guide, Up and Coming, Energy and Natural Resources

Representative Clients & Matters


  • Of Asthma and Ashtrays: Examining the Rights of and Exploring Ways to Protect Maine Tenants Living in Multi-Unit Rental Housing Who are Involuntarily Exposed to Secondhand Tobacco Smoke in Their Homes, 66 Me. L. Rev. 291 (2013)
  • Rapper’s Delight: Fifth Circuit Finds School Violated Student’s First Amendment Rights, School Law Advisory (Winter 2015)


Maine State Bar Association

Community/Public Service

Maine Startup Weekend 2015: Women’s Edition

Maine Women’s Lobby
Board Member (2012-2016)

Maine Public Health Association
Member and Mentor (present)
Board Member (2018-2020)

American Heart Association/American Stoke Association, 2017
Go Red Survivor Speaker and Volunteer