While experienced in general commercial litigation, Maureen Sturtevant focuses her litigation practice on the representation of physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals, as well as hospitals and private health care organizations against professional malpractice claims. Using her experience and expertise gained in litigation, Maureen also provides counsel to health care organizations in a variety of health-law related issues, including risk management, policy development, and contracting. The intersection of medicine and law can be complex and personal, but with her strategic, common sense approach, clients can stay focused on the most important thing – providing care to their patients.
With over a decade of experience, Maureen has demonstrated her litigation skills and understanding of medical malpractice claims through the successful representation of healthcare clients to favorable verdicts in jury trials and panel hearings, as well as before various Boards of Licensure in defense of administrative complaints. Her understanding of the rhythms of both civil litigation and administrative claims, combined with her knowledge of how providers and healthcare organizations practice—and the challenges they face every day in providing the best care to patients—guides her strategy in her efforts to obtain the best outcome for her clients.
Maureen has been recognized as a “Rising Star” in Medical Malpractice Defense by New England Super Lawyers and was recently selected by Best Lawyers as “Lawyer of the Year” in Medical Malpractice Law for Portland, Maine metro area.
As a native to Maine and resident of the Portland area, Maureen enjoys exploring all things outdoors, from the coast to the mountains and everything in between with her two children and spouse. When not in the water or mountains, she might be on a playing field, with time split equally between sidelines cheering on her children and still playing herself.
Roger Williams University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
University of Virginia, B.A.
Super Lawyers, Rising Star, Medical Malpractice Defense (2012, 2018-2022)
Best Lawyers, “Lawyer of the Year in Medical Malpractice Law,” Portland, Maine (2023)
Best Lawyers USA, Medical Malpractice – Defendants (2024)
Chambers USA, Maine, Litigation: Medical Malpractice & Insurance Defense, Band 2
Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
“A Modest Proposal: Granting Presumptive Fair Use Protection for Musical Parodies,” 14 Roger Williams U. L. Rev. 96 (2009)
Maine State Bar Association
Maine Trial Lawyers Association Defense Research Institute
Tri-State Defense Lawyers Association
Community Service/Public Service
Sailing Ships Maine, Board Member
Maine Ultimate, Youth Ultimate Frisbee, Coach