Jeana M. McCormick

Attorney

Jeana M. McCormick

Attorney

Phone: 207.253.0595 Fax: 207.772.3627 Email: jmccormick@dwmlaw.com

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

Assistant: Susan Bagley Email: sbagley@dwmlaw.com

About

Jeana McCormick is the Leader of the firm’s Trial Services Group. She has extensive experience in civil litigation, representing clients in employment, education, civil rights, and complex commercial disputes.  Jeana has represented a wide range of clients including local and national businesses, schools, municipalities, and individuals.  She approaches litigation thoughtfully and strategically, working closely with her clients from the inception of a dispute through a resolution to obtain the best possible outcome.

Jeana advocates for and represents clients before state and federal courts in Maine and Massachusetts, as well as administrative agencies such as the Maine Human Rights Commission. In addition to her trial court experience, she is an experienced appellate lawyer and appears regularly before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Jeana’s successes are noteworthy: she obtained a favorable jury verdict in the defense of a public official in a federal civil rights case; successfully defended a hospital against employment discrimination claims in an appeal before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, and led the successful defense of a school district against employment discrimination claims in an appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

Outside of the courtroom, Jeana is frequently invited to present at conferences and trainings on emerging topics in employment and education law as well as civil liability.  Whether at a conference or as part of day-to-day phone calls and emails, she pays close attention to the needs of her clients and builds long lasting relationships by listening and providing insightful and pragmatic advice.

In recognition of her expertise and professionalism, Jeana has been selected as a “Rising Star” in Civil Litigation by New England Super Lawyers, and as a “Ones to Watch” by Best Lawyers in Labor and Employment Litigation.

Education

University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude

Bowdoin College, B.A., cum laude

Recognition

New England Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Civil Litigation

Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch” – Litigation – Labor and Employment

Representative Clients & Matters

Monga v. National Endowment for Arts

Richard v. Regional School Unit 57

Sadulsky v. Town of Winslow

McGinn v. Town of Orono

Fraser v. Regional School Unit 34

Publications

A Practical Guide to Superior Court Practice in Maine, Chapter 1. Obtaining Pretrial Security in Civil Cases (1st Edition 2015, with 2018 Supplement)

Memberships

Maine State Bar Association

Maine State Bar Association, Women’s Law Section

Gignoux Inn of Court

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