Drummond Woodsum Attorneys at Law

Portland, ME        207.772.1941
Portsmouth, NH        603.433.3317
Manchester, NH        603.716.2895
800.727.1941



JERROL A. CROUTER

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207.253.0512 Phone
207.772.3627 Fax

Email

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


Assistant: Ashley Carr




PRACTICE AREAS

Employment & Labor
Energy & Public Utility Law
Higher Education
Litigation
Attorney Discipline
Maritime Law
Mediation & Arbitration
School & Education

EDUCATION

Geroge Washington School of Law, J.D., 1983

Colby College, B.A., 1978


BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

Maine
U.S. court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court, District of Maine

MEMBERSHIPS

National Association of College and University Attorneys

New England Legal Foundation

Maine Trial Lawyers Association

Litigation Section of the Maine State Bar Association
Chair


Maine State Bar Association


COMMUNITY/PUBLIC SERVICE

Maine Concussion Management Institute
  Board Member


Maine's Campaign for Justice
  Past Campaign Chair


Maine Equal Justice Project, a non-profit organization providing legal services to the indigent
  Treasurer and Past President


University of Maine School of Law
  Former Adjunct Professor




PRACTICE AREAS

Employment & Labor
Energy & Public Utility Law
Higher Education
Litigation
Attorney Discipline
Maritime Law
Mediation & Arbitration
School & Education

EDUCATION

Geroge Washington School of Law, J.D., 1983

Colby College, B.A., 1978


BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

Maine
U.S. court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. District Court, District of Maine

MEMBERSHIPS

National Association of College and University Attorneys

New England Legal Foundation

Maine Trial Lawyers Association

Litigation Section of the Maine State Bar Association
Chair


Maine State Bar Association


COMMUNITY/PUBLIC SERVICE

Maine Concussion Management Institute
  Board Member


Maine's Campaign for Justice
  Past Campaign Chair


Maine Equal Justice Project, a non-profit organization providing legal services to the indigent
  Treasurer and Past President


University of Maine School of Law
  Former Adjunct Professor




Jerry Crouter is a member of the Trial Services Group. He has four primary practice areas: civil litigation, alternative dispute resolution, higher education, and public utility regulation. He has 30 years' experience as a civil trial attorney in both federal and state courts, including employment, commercial and construction litigation. He has extensive experience as a mediator and arbitrator in commercial, construction, employment, real estate, probate, family law, malpractice and complex personal injury cases. His practice concentration also includes representation of colleges and universities on a wide-range of higher education law issues, including student discipline, faculty and staff employment, and tenure cases. He regularly appears on behalf of public utilities and interested parties in water, electric, and gas proceedings before the Maine Public Utilities Commission.

Jerry concentrates his trial practice on commercial, employment and construction cases. He has tried jury and jury-waived cases, including employment discrimination, antitrust, commercial torts, construction disputes, contract disputes, and patent infringement.

Listed in Best Lawyers in America in the categories of Commercial Litigation, Construction Litigation, Labor and Employment Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation, Jerry has also been named by Best Lawyers as Maine's 2010 "Lawyer of the Year" in the category of Alternative Dispute Resolution, the first year the award was given. In addition, Jerry is listed in the Chambers USA Guide of America's Leading Lawyers for Business and Commercial Litigation, and Benchmark Litigation 2013 has recognized Jerry as a Maine Litigation Star. He has served as an adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Maine School of Law, where he taught Trial Practice.
 
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REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS & MATTERS

  • NB Power before Maine Public Utilities Commission on EMERA-Maine's petition for approval of transmission line

  • The Maine Water Company on application for approval of conservation easement to Coastal Mountains Land Trust

  • Thayer Corporation v. M.S.A.D. No. 61

  • Barr v. Dyke and Bangor Savings Bank

  • Maine School Administrative Dist. No. 37 v. Pineo

  • AWARDS

    • Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year, Portland, ME (Awarded by Best Lawyers)
    • Litigation - Construction Lawyer of the Year, Portland, ME (Awarded by Best Lawyers) 2016, 2018
    • Arbitration Lawyer of the Year, Portland, ME (Awarded by Best Lawyers)
    • Litigation - Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year, Portland, ME (Awarded by Best Lawyers)
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year, Portland, ME (Awarded by Best Lawyers)
    • New England Super Lawyers, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Construction Litigation, Schools & Education 2007-2017
    • Best Lawyers USA
    • Benchmark Litigation, Local Litigation Star - Construction, General Commercial, Product Liability 2013-2017
    • Chambers USA, Maine, Litigation: General Commercial
    • Martindale Hubbell, AV Preeminent
    Jerry Crouter is a member of the Trial Services Group. He has four primary practice areas: civil litigation, alternative dispute resolution, higher education, and public utility regulation. He has 30 years' experience as a civil trial attorney in both federal and state courts, including employment, commercial and construction litigation. He has extensive experience as a mediator and arbitrator in commercial, construction, employment, real estate, probate, family law, malpractice and complex personal injury cases. His practice concentration also includes representation of colleges and universities on a wide-range of higher education law issues, including student discipline, faculty and staff employment, and tenure cases. He regularly appears on behalf of public utilities and interested parties in water, electric, and gas proceedings before the Maine Public Utilities Commission.

    Jerry concentrates his trial practice on commercial, employment and construction cases. He has tried jury and jury-waived cases, including employment discrimination, antitrust, commercial torts, construction disputes, contract disputes, and patent infringement.

    Listed in Best Lawyers in America in the categories of Commercial Litigation, Construction Litigation, Labor and Employment Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation, Jerry has also been named by Best Lawyers as Maine's 2010 "Lawyer of the Year" in the category of Alternative Dispute Resolution, the first year the award was given. In addition, Jerry is listed in the Chambers USA Guide of America's Leading Lawyers for Business and Commercial Litigation, and Benchmark Litigation 2013 has recognized Jerry as a Maine Litigation Star. He has served as an adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Maine School of Law, where he taught Trial Practice.
     
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    REPRESENTATIVE CLIENTS & MATTERS

  • NB Power before Maine Public Utilities Commission on EMERA-Maine's petition for approval of transmission line

  • The Maine Water Company on application for approval of conservation easement to Coastal Mountains Land Trust

  • Thayer Corporation v. M.S.A.D. No. 61

  • Barr v. Dyke and Bangor Savings Bank

  • Maine School Administrative Dist. No. 37 v. Pineo


  • AWARDS

    • Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year, Portland, ME (Awarded by Best Lawyers)
    • Litigation - Construction Lawyer of the Year, Portland, ME (Awarded by Best Lawyers) 2016, 2018
    • Arbitration Lawyer of the Year, Portland, ME (Awarded by Best Lawyers)
    • Litigation - Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year, Portland, ME (Awarded by Best Lawyers)
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year, Portland, ME (Awarded by Best Lawyers)
    • New England Super Lawyers, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Construction Litigation, Schools & Education 2007-2017
    • Best Lawyers USA
      • Arbitration (2011-2018)
      • Litigation - Construction (2011-2018)
      • Litigation - Labor and
      • Employment (2011-2018)
      • Mediation (2011-2018)
      • Bet-the-Company Litigation (2010-2018)
      • Commercial Litigation (2007-2018)
    • Benchmark Litigation, Local Litigation Star - Construction, General Commercial, Product Liability 2013-2017
    • Chambers USA, Maine, Litigation: General Commercial
    • Martindale Hubbell, AV Preeminent
    NEWS

    Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 33 Drummond Woodsum Attorneys
    August 16, 2018

    Six Drummond Woodsum Attorneys Named 2018 Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America
    May 7, 2018

    Thirty Nine Drummond Woodsum Attorneys Are Ranked in the 2017 New England Super Lawyers List
    November 1, 2017

    Title IX Alert
    September 26, 2017


    ARTICLES

    Sexual Assault on College and University Campuses
    May 7, 2014

    PRESENTATIONS

    Lawyer Trust Accounts
    December 2, 2013


    NEWS

    Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 33 Drummond Woodsum Attorneys
    August 16, 2018

    Six Drummond Woodsum Attorneys Named 2018 Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America
    May 7, 2018

    Thirty Nine Drummond Woodsum Attorneys Are Ranked in the 2017 New England Super Lawyers List
    November 1, 2017

    Title IX Alert
    September 26, 2017


    ARTICLES

    Sexual Assault on College and University Campuses
    May 7, 2014

    PRESENTATIONS

    Lawyer Trust Accounts
    December 2, 2013





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