Daniel J. Rose


207.253.0537 Direct
207.772.3627 Fax


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

Assistant: Chena Immel


  • Boston College Law School, J.D., 1989
  • Hamilton College, B.A., 1984


  • Maine
  • New Hampshire
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maine
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Tribal Court
  • Snoqualmie Tribal Court


  • Maine State Bar Association
  • The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • American Bar Association Employer-Employee Relations Committee
  • Maine State Bar Association Labor & Employment Section
  • Maine Council of School Board Attorneys
  • New Hampshire Bar Association


  • State of Maine, Civil Service Review Panel
    Appointed (March 2015)

Dan Rose is Drummond Woodsum’s Practice Group Leader for Labor and Employment. His practice focuses on the representation of private and public entities and Indian Tribes in employment and labor matters on a national level, including compliance with discrimination laws, wrongful discharge, wage/hour issues, workers' compensation discrimination, litigation and negotiations. He is active in representing employers before various federal and state agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board, the Maine Human Rights Commission, the Unemployment Compensation Commission, and the Maine Labor Relations Board, as well as in arbitration and employment litigation in both federal and state courts. Dan has consistently been recognized by national and regional publications which rate labor and employment lawyers including Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, and New England Super Lawyers. He is an elected Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, the highest recognition by colleagues of sustained outstanding performance in the field of labor and employment law.

In addition to representing private sector employers and Indian tribes nationally, Dan represents school districts and other public entities throughout the State of Maine and New Hampshire on a full range of legal matters.

Dan is editor of "Litigating the Employment Tort Case," published by the American Bar Association.

Dan presents on employment topics nationally and provides seminars for individual clients. He is a co-author of Maine School Law (Fourth Edition 2012) and Significant Cases in Maine School Law (Second Edition), and has served as an instructor for school law courses offered by the University of New England and the University of Southern Maine.

While in law school, Dan served as an editor of the Boston College Law Review and authored an article on compulsory education and parental rights. After graduation, he served as law clerk to then Chief Judge Gene Carter, U.S. District Court, District of Maine.


  • Labor Law - Management Lawyer of the Year, Portland, ME (Awarded by Best Lawyers) (2016 and 2012)
  • New England Super Lawyers, Employment & Labor, Schools & Education (2007-2016)
  • Best Lawyers USA
    • Education Law (2013-2016)
    • Employment Law – Management (2011-2016)
    • Labor Law – Management (2011-2016)
  • Chambers USA, Maine, Labor & Employment
  • Martindale Hubbell, AV Preeminent


  • Editor, "Litigating the Employment Tort Case," American Bar Association
  • Co-Author, Maine School Law, 4th Edition (2012)
  • Co-Author, Significant Cases in Maine School Law (2nd Edition)


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