Justin B. Cary


Justin B. Cary


Phone: 207.253.0568 Fax: 207.772.3627 Email: jcary@dwmlaw.com

84 Marginal Way, Suite 600 Portland, ME 04101

Assistant: Sydney Feldman Email: sfeldman@dwmlaw.com


Justin Cary represents private and public entities and Tribal Nations in all manner of employment and labor, technology regulation and management, and land conservation matters. He regularly guides companies through decisions involving Artificial Intelligence and other cutting-edge technology, specifically as it relates to employee regulatory compliance.  He is passionate about building close relationships with clients to acutely understand their needs, deliver holistic solutions, and create pathways for a conflict-minimized future.

During his time at the University Maine School of Law, he received the Corporate Business Law Award, worked as an Arctic Fellow, and served on the Ocean and Coastal Law Journal and the Moot Court Board. Justin graduated with Honors and a Certificate with Distinction in Business and Transactional Law. While in law school, Justin was a Student Attorney with the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic and worked closely with the Refugee and Human Rights Clinic.

Before attending Maine Law, Justin did a year of service with AmeriCorps and worked for Habitat for Humanity, providing low-income housing to families in need. He received an undergraduate degree in Government with a Concentration in Economics from Colby College while working part-time on the Portland waterfront as a deckhand.

A native of Maine, Justin chases outdoor beauty in Maine’s oceans and mountains. In his free time, you will find him volunteering for WMPG, a community radio station, playing the alto saxophone, and teaching Mainers how to surf in the winter and take care of their beaches. He aspires to take on as much pro bono legal work as possible.


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

Colby College, B.A., magna cum laude


Certificate with Distinction in Business and Transactional Law, 2022

Corporate/Business Law Award, 2022


Environmental and Coastal Law Journal, Former Articles Editor

AmeriCorps, Former Member

Maine Counsel for School Board Attorneys

New Lawyers Section, Maine

MSBA Member

Community/Public Service

Secretary of New Lawyers Section and Member of Governing Board for Maine State Bar Association

Volunteer Lawyer Project, Litigation Volunteer 

Small Claims Clinic, Volunteer Lawyer

Maine School of Law, Oral Advocacy Mock-Judge 

Campaign for Justice, Firm Director of Associate Fundraising 

Drummond Woodsum Community Service Committee, Member

Past Presentations

From May 29, 2024

Supervising/Student Attorney Small Claims Representation

Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project

From May 10, 2024

Artificial Intelligence in Schools

2024 Maine Superintendents Conference

From March 15, 2024

Justin Cary Continues His Work on AI

From June 26, 2024

The AI Jurist; How to Ethically Harness Generative AI Starting Today

From June 27, 2024 10:00 am

The AI Jurist; How to Ethically Harness Generative AI Starting Today, Maine Summer Bar Conference

From May 30, 2024 12:00 pm

Generative AI in Maine Schools: Regulating Student and Staff Use

From March 8, 2024 9:00 am

Conducting the People’s Business: The Freedom of Access Act, Public Comment Periods, and Maine Schools

From January 25, 2024 9:00 am

A.I.-What Keeps Managing Partners and C.E.O.s Up at Night, Law Business & Society Summit

From December 7, 2023 9:00 am

The Ethics and Technology of Artificial Intelligence, Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

From November 14, 2023 9:00 am

SROs and SAUs: Legal Considerations for Building and Maintaining Your School Resource Officer Program – ZOOM Edition

From November 3, 2023 12:00 pm

The Law of Artificial Intelligence, Panelist, New England Bar Association

From October 18, 2023 4:00 pm

Generative AI and the Law, Ginoux Inn of Court

From September 22, 2023 12:00 pm

Putting the “AI” in MAIne Schools: The Legal (and Practical) Implications of Use of Generative AI by Students and Staff

From September 6, 2023 12:00 pm

Generative Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace

From July 28, 2023 9:00 am

The AI in Maine, Lawyering in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, Maine Bar Association Summer Conference

From June 23, 2023 9:00 am

Understanding School Law: How You Can Best Support Your School Board in 2023

From May 5, 2023 9:00 am

The Right to Free Tweets-The First Amendment, 31st Annual Maine Superintendents Seminar, Freeport, Maine