For over 30 years, David Sherman has maintained a civil litigation practice, successfully representing a broad range of clients in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts. David specializes in business, real estate, probate, and creditors’ rights matters. David has represented a variety of businesses including state and national financial services companies, insurance carriers, and paper companies, as well as Maine-based businesses. David also represents condominium and homeowners’ associations both in litigation and corporate / governance matters. In his role, David helps his clients find creative solutions to the most complex of legal problems.
David has received many accolades for his litigation work; notably, he is listed in Best Lawyers in America in the categories of Bankruptcy/Creditor-Debtor Rights and Litigation-Real Estate. David also authored a chapter on Interrogatories in the MCLE publication “A Practical Guide to Discovery and Depositions in Maine” in 2014.
David is also deeply committed to giving back to his community. He currently serves on the Board of Governors for the Portland Country Club and has donated a significant amount of his time to many organizations including the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maine, Cape Elizabeth Education Foundation, Cape Elizabeth Planning Board, Cape Elizabeth Town Council, and Maine’s Campaign for Justice. David enjoys spending time with his three adult sons and is an outdoor sports enthusiast, and can be found on the weekends on the tennis courts or in the mountains. David was a founding member and first president of the Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project.
University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1988
University of Texas, B.A., 1984
Representative Clients & Matters
Magda v. Wausau-Mosinee Paper Corp.
In re Estate of Lipin
ALC Development Corp. v. Walker
Beaulieu v. Maine Medical Center
Litigation-Real Estate Lawyer of the Year, Portland, ME (Awarded by Best Lawyers) 2017, 2023
Best Lawyers USA, Commercial Litigation, Real Estate Litigation, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
New England Super Lawyers, General Litigation, Business Litigation, Estate & Trust Litigation
Martindale Hubbell, AV Preeminent
Katahdin Counsel, Honoring Pro Bono Legal Services in Maine
Author, “Interrogatories” A Practical Guide to Discovery and Depositions in Maine (MCLE 2014)
Maine State Bar Association
Cumberland County Bar Association
Portland Country Club
Board of Governors
Maine’s Campaign for Justice
2015 Campaign Chair
Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Portland
Board Member and Volunteer (1995-2020)
Cape Elizabeth Education Foundation
Board Member and Advisor, including two years as President (2003-2013)
Board Member (2011-2013)
Cape Elizabeth Town Council
Member (2008-2014); Chair (2011-2012)
Town of Cape Elizabeth Planning Board
Member (2000-2006), including two years as Chair
Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project
Founding Board Member and President, 2016-2020