Drummond Woodsum Attorneys at Law

Portland, ME        207.772.1941
Portsmouth, NH        603.433.3317
Manchester, NH        603.716.2895
Lebanon, NH        603.448.2221


May 27, 2016

Drummond Woodsum is proud to announce that Chambers USA has recognized it as one of the top law firms in Maine in the field of Litigation: General Commercial.

Chambers USA ranks the top lawyers in 185 jurisdictions around the world, providing independent rankings and editorial commentary. The rankings are based on interviews with thousands of in-house counsel to determine which law firms they use and how they rate them for their legal ability and service.

Here is what Chambers – and firm clients and contacts – had to say about Drummond Woodsum:

What the team is known for Respected practice with a strong bench of litigators, well versed at both trial and appellate level. Particularly highly regarded for its expertise in contentious matters affecting colleges and universities, and also sought after for its strengths in antitrust and construction-related cases. Also acclaimed for its white-collar and insurance defense work.

Work highlights Represented supporters of an independent candidate for the post of governor in their challenge of the local election laws regarding funding for different categories of candidate. An injunction was successfully granted and subsequent policy amendment was made.

Successfully acted on behalf of Spring Mountain Capital and others, defending claims alleging breach of fiduciary duty and securities fraud, following the fallout from the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme.

Notable practitioners

Jerrol Crouter has wide-ranging experience in a variety of litigation and arbitration matters. He is particularly noted for his expertise in construction disputes and is also highly regarded for his representation of colleges and universities in a broad array of contentious matters.

"Very good lawyer" George Dilworth is recognized for his adept counsel in commercial litigation and white-collar defense cases, and is well versed in trade secret disputes. Dilworth regularly appears on behalf of clients at trial and appellate level in both state and federal courts.

Melissa Hewey is highly esteemed for her expertise in insurance defense cases, and also comes recommended for her work in contentious employment and higher educational matters.

James Kilbreth is highlighted for his strengths in antitrust, insurance coverage, environmental and energy-related disputes. He represents a fine choice of counsel for class action suits.

Significant clients Bowdoin College, Maine Water Company, Trident Insurance Services, Machias Savings Bank, Maine Turnpike Authority.

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