David S. Sherman, Jr.


207.253.0519 Direct
207.772.3627 Fax


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

Assistant: Deb McKenney


  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1988
  • University of Texas, B.A., 1984


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


  • Maine State Bar Association
  • Gignoux Inn of Court
  • Cumberland Bar Association


  • Maine's Campaign for Justice
    2015 Campaign Chair
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Portland
    Board Member and Volunteer (1995 - present)
  • Cape Elizabeth Education Foundation
    Board Member and Advisor (2003 - 2013)
  • ecomaine
    Board Member (2011-2013)
  • Cape Elizabeth Town Council
    Member (2008-present); Chair (2011-2012)
  • Town of Cape Elizabeth Planning Board
    Member (2000-2006), including two years as Chair

David Sherman is the Practice Group Leader for Drummond Woodsum’s Trial Services Group.  David has 20 years of experience as a civil trial attorney in federal, state and bankruptcy courts. He concentrates his trial practice on commercial and business disputes, real estate disputes, and probate and estate-related litigation. He also represents homeowners’ associations both in litigation and with respect to general corporate and governance matters.

David is listed in Best Lawyers in America, a guide to the leading lawyers in the country, in the categories of Bankruptcy/Creditor-Debtor Rights Law and Litigation-Real Estate.

In addition, David has represented a variety of businesses, headquartered in Maine and throughout the country. These clients include national and state banks, credit unions, insurance carriers, and paper companies, as well as smaller businesses located in Maine. David has also represented condominium and homeowners’ associations, as well as individuals involved in business disputes or trust-related matters. In 2014, David authored a chapter on Interrogatories in the MCLE publication "A Practical Guide to Discovery and Depositions in Maine."


  • Magda v. Wausau-Mosinee Paper Corp.
  • In re Estate of Lipin
  • ALC Development Corp. v. Walker
  • Beaulieu v. Maine Medical Center
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  • Litigation-Real Estate Lawyer of the Year, Portland, ME (Awarded by Best Lawyers) (2017)
  • Best Lawyers USA
    • Commercial Litigation (2013-2016)
    • Litigation - Real Estate (2013-2016)
    • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law (2011-2016)
  • New England Super Lawyers, General Litigation, Business Litigation, Estate & Trust Litigation (2013-2016)
  • Martindale Hubbell, AV Preeminent
  • Katahdin Counsel, Honoring Pro Bono Legal Services in Maine (2012)


  • Author, "Interrogatories" A Practical Guide to Discovery and Depositions in Maine (MCLE 2014)