Drummond Woodsum Attorneys at Law

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



WILLIAM L. PLOUFFE

Of Counsel PDF 



207.772.1941 Phone
207.772.3627 Fax

Email




PRACTICE AREAS

Environmental & Natural Resources
Government Relations & Campaigns
Land Use & Conservation

EDUCATION

University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1974

Holy Cross College, B.A., 1969


BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

Maine
First Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court, District of Maine
U.S. Supreme Court

MEMBERSHIPS

Maine State Bar Association


COMMUNITY/PUBLIC SERVICE

Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust
  President


Appalachian Trail Conservancy Board of Directors
  Vice Chair


Maine Task Force on Lead Poisoning Liability and Insurance
  Member, appointed by Governor Angus King


Maine Municipal and Rural Electrification Cooperative Agency
  Member, appointed by Governor Joseph Brennan


Commission to Examine Problems of Tort Litigation and Liability Insurance in Maine
  Member, appointed by Governor Joseph Brennan


Maine Environmental Health Advisory Committee
  Advisory Committee


Environmental and Technical Advisory Committee of the Maine Alliance
  Member


Town of Freeport Coastal Planning Commission
  Chair


Town of Freeport Coastal Waters Commission
  Vice Chair


Appalachian Mountain Club
  Vice President




PRACTICE AREAS

Environmental & Natural Resources
Government Relations & Campaigns
Land Use & Conservation

EDUCATION

University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1974

Holy Cross College, B.A., 1969


BAR & COURT ADMISSIONS

Maine
First Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court, District of Maine
U.S. Supreme Court

MEMBERSHIPS

Maine State Bar Association


COMMUNITY/PUBLIC SERVICE

Maine Appalachian Trail Land Trust
  President


Appalachian Trail Conservancy Board of Directors
  Vice Chair


Maine Task Force on Lead Poisoning Liability and Insurance
  Member, appointed by Governor Angus King


Maine Municipal and Rural Electrification Cooperative Agency
  Member, appointed by Governor Joseph Brennan


Commission to Examine Problems of Tort Litigation and Liability Insurance in Maine
  Member, appointed by Governor Joseph Brennan


Maine Environmental Health Advisory Committee
  Advisory Committee


Environmental and Technical Advisory Committee of the Maine Alliance
  Member


Town of Freeport Coastal Planning Commission
  Chair


Town of Freeport Coastal Waters Commission
  Vice Chair


Appalachian Mountain Club
  Vice President




Bill Plouffe has 30 years of Maine land use, environmental and municipal law practice experience. Since joining Drummond Woodsum in 1984, he has represented commercial, private and municipal interests before federal and State natural resource agencies and has provided counsel to clients in permitting, enforcement and transactional contexts. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America in the categories of Land Use and Zoning Law, Land Use and Zoning Litigation, Municipal Litigation, and Municipal Law. Best Lawyers has selected Bill as Maine's 2014 Municipal "Lawyer of the Year" and as Municipal Litigation "Lawyer of the Year" for 2013. Best Lawyers is a well-respected publication listing attorneys who have been selected by their peers and clients as being among the top lawyers in the U.S. in their various fields.

Bill also serves as the town attorney for several Maine municipalities and has served as special counsel for towns and cities throughout the State. In addition to providing representation on zoning and land use enforcement, elections, finance, personnel and other issues often confronted by municipalities, he has also been involved in complex specialized areas of municipal law such as tax increment financing arrangements, multi-million dollar tax abatement requests litigated before the State Board of Property Tax Review and the courts, solid waste flow control ordinances, contract zoning, impact fee ordinances, human rights ordinances, development moratoria and large scale open space acquisitions.

AWARDS

  • Land Use and Zoning Law Lawyer of the Year, Portland, ME (Awarded by Best Lawyers) 2016-2018
  • Municipal Law Lawyer of the Year, Portland, ME (Awarded by Best Lawyers)
  • New England Super Lawyers, Land Use/Zoning 2007-2017
  • Litigation - Municipal Lawyer of the Year, Portland, ME (Awarded by Best Lawyers)
  • Best Lawyers USA
  • Chambers USA, Maine, Environment
  • Martindale Hubbell, AV Preeminent
Bill Plouffe has 30 years of Maine land use, environmental and municipal law practice experience. Since joining Drummond Woodsum in 1984, he has represented commercial, private and municipal interests before federal and State natural resource agencies and has provided counsel to clients in permitting, enforcement and transactional contexts. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America in the categories of Land Use and Zoning Law, Land Use and Zoning Litigation, Municipal Litigation, and Municipal Law. Best Lawyers has selected Bill as Maine's 2014 Municipal "Lawyer of the Year" and as Municipal Litigation "Lawyer of the Year" for 2013. Best Lawyers is a well-respected publication listing attorneys who have been selected by their peers and clients as being among the top lawyers in the U.S. in their various fields.

Bill also serves as the town attorney for several Maine municipalities and has served as special counsel for towns and cities throughout the State. In addition to providing representation on zoning and land use enforcement, elections, finance, personnel and other issues often confronted by municipalities, he has also been involved in complex specialized areas of municipal law such as tax increment financing arrangements, multi-million dollar tax abatement requests litigated before the State Board of Property Tax Review and the courts, solid waste flow control ordinances, contract zoning, impact fee ordinances, human rights ordinances, development moratoria and large scale open space acquisitions.

AWARDS

  • Land Use and Zoning Law Lawyer of the Year, Portland, ME (Awarded by Best Lawyers) 2016-2018
  • Municipal Law Lawyer of the Year, Portland, ME (Awarded by Best Lawyers)
  • New England Super Lawyers, Land Use/Zoning 2007-2017
  • Litigation - Municipal Lawyer of the Year, Portland, ME (Awarded by Best Lawyers)
  • Best Lawyers USA
    • Litigation - Land Use and Zoning (2011-2018)
    • Litigation - Municipal (2011-2018)
    • Land Use and Zoning Law (2007-2018)
    • Municipal Law (2007-2018)
  • Chambers USA, Maine, Environment
  • Martindale Hubbell, AV Preeminent
NEWS

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

Attorney Bill Plouffe Delivers Opening Remarks at Valuing the Aesthetics of Nature Symposium
August 15, 2017

Art and Land Conservation Symposium to Explore the Role of Artists in American Land Conservation
May 17, 2017


ARTICLES

Recent Court Rulings of Interest to Schools
Winter 2013

NEWS

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

Attorney Bill Plouffe Delivers Opening Remarks at Valuing the Aesthetics of Nature Symposium
August 15, 2017

Art and Land Conservation Symposium to Explore the Role of Artists in American Land Conservation
May 17, 2017


ARTICLES

Recent Court Rulings of Interest to Schools
Winter 2013




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