Jeff is a shareholder of the firm. He has cultivated extensive skills in several areas of civil litigation, and maintains a strong interest in:
Professional liability and medical malpractice
Insurance coverage matters
Construction dispute resolution and litigation
Business and commercial disputes
General liability insurance defense
Trademark and copyright litigation
Social media law
He has tried cases in state court, federal district court, and before federal administrative tribunals, and has considerable expertise in all aspects of a case leading up to trial. Jeff has practical sensibilities and a keen mind for strategy, and always maintains thoughtful focus on his client's best interests, bottom line, and case resolution goals. In addition to his litigation expertise, Jeff also represents businesses and individuals in various non-litigation contexts, including entity formation, structure, contracts, general business advice, and other matters.
Jeff is deeply absorbed in the legal world both in Maine and on a national basis through engagement with bar associations and organizations, and he remains closely connected with the Portland community through board positions and other activities. He has been selected by his colleagues as a Super Lawyer Rising Star every year since 2012. He has a strong interest in technology and the law, and is constantly seeking to use innovative approaches to improve his own practice and the lives and work of his clients.
During his tenure at Boston University School of Law, Jeff Served as an Executive Editor for the Review of Banking and Financial Law, and worked at the Washington D.C. administrative headquarters of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in the Office of General Counsel assisting the litigation group in preparing for hearings and depositions in FINRA member disputes. Jeff was born and raised in Littleton, Colorado. He currently resides in Scarborough, Maine, where he remains a passionate advocate for Denver sports teams and the West.
Contributing Author, Unfair-Weather Friends: Social Networking and Pretrial
Discovery, Defense Research Institute, For the Defense, 2010.
Somewhere Under the Rainbow: The Journey Toward Charitable Property Tax
Exemption Solutions 28 Rev. Banking & Fin. L. 265 (2008).
Developments in Banking and Financial Law 2006-2007: III. Historical
Overview of State and Federal Regulation of Mortgage Lending, 27
Rev. Banking & Fin. L. 12 (2008).
HONORS AND DISTINCTIONS
Selected for Super Lawyers
New England Rising Stars
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Recipient, Johns Hopkins University Student Excellence Award for Leadership and Service
Johns Hopkins University, B.A.,
with university honors, 2006
Boston University School of Law,
Executive Editor, Review of
Banking and Financial Law
United States District Court for the District of Maine
United States Court of Appeals
United States Supreme Court
Defense Research Institute
Maine State Bar Association
Tri-State Defense Lawyers
Board Member, Board of Directors of Regional Transportation Program, Inc.