EDWARD R. BENJAMIN, JR. JOINS DRUMMOND WOODSUM AS A SHAREHOLDER IN THE LITIGATION AND MUNICIPAL LAW PRACTICE GROUPS
Drummond Woodsum announced today that Edward R. Benjamin, Jr. has joined the firm as a shareholder, effective January 5, 2015. Benjamin, who was formerly a partner at Thompson Bowie LLP, will practice in Drummond Woodsum's Litigation and Municipal Law Practice Groups.
"Ed is a highly experienced and successful trial and appellate attorney who will complement our growing litigation and municipal practice and help train the next generation of leading Maine litigators. We are thrilled to have him on board," said Benjamin E. Marcus, Drummond Woodsum's Managing Director.
Ed defends public officials, municipalities and other public employers when they are sued for damages in connection with their duties, including especially the defense of public safety officers sued under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. His practice also includes the defense of claims brought against public officials and municipalities under other federal laws including the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VII (employment cases, including sexual harassment claims), and Title IX (claims against schools, including student sexual harassment and/or violence claims).
"Drummond Woodsum's impressive depth of expertise, regional capabilities and competitive pricing structure make it a very attractive solution for my clients, who are looking for high-level legal counsel at reasonable rates," said Ed Benjamin. "Drummond Woodsum has carved out a unique position as a successful midsize firm offering a full complement of legal services while maintaining its entrepreneurial spirit. I look forward to working in this unique environment and joining this highly respected team."
Ed has appeared as a featured speaker at the annual meetings of both the Maine Town and City Manager's Association and the Maine Chiefs of Police. He has been honored with the Civilian Recognition Award by the Maine Association of Police in recognition of his years spent defending police officers sued for actions taken in the performance of their duties. In addition, Ed has published numerous articles and has been a featured speaker at the Annual Convention of the Maine Municipal Association.