S. Campbell Badger


S. Campbell Badger


Phone: 207.253.0514 Fax: 207.772.3627 Email: sbadger@dwmlaw.com

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

Assistant: Shiloh Donnell Email: sdonnell@dwmlaw.com


Campbell Badger leads the firm’s Labor Relations Sub-Group, the largest collective bargaining practice group in Northern New England. For over 28 years, Campbell has dedicated his practice to labor and employment law; he represents public and private employers, and Tribal Nations and their enterprises, in all aspects of labor, employment, and labor relations matters. He represents employers at the bargaining table negotiating for both initial and successor contracts; before administrative agencies involving unit determinations, merger and modification proceedings, and unfair labor practice proceedings; and in contract grievance arbitrations involving employee discipline and contract interpretations.

Campbell has successfully negotiated over 175 collective bargaining agreements with unions including the United Steelworkers, Teamsters, IAM & AW, IBEW, SEIU, OPEIU, Operating Engineers Union, AFSCME, the Maine State Employees Association, and the Maine Education Association. Campbell has represented employers in the manufacturing, paper, machining, casino, hotel, and security industries as well as public schools, towns, nonprofits, and quasi-municipal entities.  He represents employers when purchasing companies with a union workforce and advises on their obligations under the NLRA. In addition, Campbell consults on compliance with discrimination laws, wrongful discharge, and wage/hour issues, and defends employers before the Maine Human Rights Commission, the Maine Labor Relations Board, and the National Labor Relations Board.

Campbell also advises Tribal Nations and their enterprises on personnel, employment, and labor relations matters, including union-organizing drives, collective bargaining, and the adoption of Tribal laws governing labor relations and employment matters. Campbell created and implemented the Native American Human Resource Profession certification program, a national training program for human resource professionals in Tribal governments and Tribal enterprises with the National Native American Human Resources Association. This extensive three-and-one-half-day workshop provides human resource directors and associates with the practical knowledge and skills they need to handle unique employment challenges as well as the necessary tools to protect and promote self-determination and prevent further federal intrusion in sovereign matters.


University of Maine School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1993

University of Massachusetts, B.A., cum laude, 1987


Best Lawyers USA, Employment – Management 2020, 2022

Best Lawyers USA, Labor Law-Management 2020, 2022

Best Lawyers USA, Labor Law – Union 2022


American Bar Association

Maine State Bar Association

National Council of School Board Attorneys

Maine Council of School Board Attorneys

Community/Public Service

The Center for Grieving Children

Ryan House Project for Homeless Teens
 Board Member


Past Presentations

From September 26, 2022 9:00 am

2022 NNAHRA 26th Annual Conference (San Antonio) September 26-28th

From September 7, 2022 12:00 pm

Unpacking Today’s Complicated Leave Issues ME

From August 26, 2022 9:00 am

Maine Annual Legislative Update – ZOOM Edition

From November 1, 2021 8:00 am

The Tribal Human Resources Professional (THRP) Certification Summit: November 1-4, 2021 (AZ)

NNAHRA and Drummond Woodsum have joined forces to provide trainings for NNAHRA’s Tribal Human Resources Professional Certification Program across Indian Country.

From June 1, 2021 12:00 pm

The Tribal Human Resources Professional (THRP) Certification Virtual Summit

From March 23, 2021 12:00 pm

Tribal Human Resource Professional (THRP) Virtual Certification

From February 2, 2021 12:00 pm

Tribal Human Resource Professional (THRP) Virtual Certification

From December 9, 2020 12:00 pm

2020 HR Year in Review and a Look Ahead at 2021

From September 9, 2020 12:00 pm

All Hands on Deck: Dealing with Employment Issues in a Pandemic

From June 10, 2020 8:30 am

HR in the Time of COVID-19

From March 11, 2020 9:00 am

Assessing and Resolving Workplace Conflict and Allegations

From December 6, 2019 12:00 pm

Collective Bargaining for School Board Members

From December 4, 2019 12:00 pm

Significant Cases and Highlights From 2019

From September 11, 2019 12:00 pm

The Levee Breaks: New Laws Flood Employers

From June 10, 2019 9:00 am

Tribal Human Resources Professional (THRP) Certification Summit

From June 5, 2019 8:00 am

Hiring the Best Seamlessly and Without Incident: Attracting the Right Applicants, Interviewing, Onboarding, and I-9s

From March 20, 2019 8:00 am

Dealing with Reasonable Accommodation: What to do when an Employee Needs or Requests an Accommodation

From March 18, 2019 9:00 am

The Tribal Human Resources Professionals Certification (THRP) Summit

From December 5, 2018 8:00 am

Looking Back at 2018 and Looking Forward to 2019

From September 12, 2018 12:00 pm

Workplace Investigations: Handling Employee Complaints

From June 6, 2018 8:00 am

Violence in the Workplace: Handling Threats, Identifying Risks, and Recommended Policies

From August 21, 2017 8:00 am

The Tribal Human Resources Professionals Certification (THRP) Summit