Jerrol A. Crouter


207.253.0512 Direct
207.772.3627 Fax

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

Assistant: Lisa Labonte


  • George Washington University, J.D., 1983
  • Colby College, B.A., 1978


  • Maine
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maine
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit


  • New England Legal Foundation
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • Maine Trial Lawyers Association
  • Litigation Section of the Maine State Bar Association
  • Maine State Bar Association


  • Maine Concussion Management Institute
    Board Member
  • Maine's Campaign for Justice
    Past Campaign Chair
  • Maine Equal Justice Project, a non-profit organization providing legal services to the indigent
    Treasurer and Past President
  • University of Maine School of Law
    Former Adjunct Professor

Jerry Crouter is a member of the Trial Services Group. He has four primary practice areas: civil litigation, alternative dispute resolution, higher education, and public utility regulation. He has 30 years' experience as a civil trial attorney in both federal and state courts, including employment, commercial and construction litigation. He has extensive experience as a mediator and arbitrator in commercial, construction, employment, real estate, probate, family law, malpractice and complex personal injury cases. His practice concentration also includes representation of colleges and universities on a wide-range of higher education law issues, including student discipline, faculty and staff employment, and tenure cases. He regularly appears on behalf of public utilities and interested parties in water, electric, and gas proceedings before the Maine Public Utilities Commission.

Jerry concentrates his trial practice on commercial, employment and construction cases. He has tried jury and jury-waived cases, including employment discrimination, antitrust, commercial torts, construction disputes, contract disputes, and patent infringement.

Listed in Best Lawyers in America in the categories of Commercial Litigation, Construction Litigation, Labor and Employment Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation, Jerry has also been named by Best Lawyers as Maine's 2010 "Lawyer of the Year" in the category of Alternative Dispute Resolution, the first year the award was given. In addition, Jerry is listed in the Chambers USA Guide of America's Leading Lawyers for Business and Commercial Litigation, and Benchmark Litigation 2013 has recognized Jerry as a Maine Litigation Star. He has served as an adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Maine School of Law, where he taught Trial Practice.


  • NB Power before Maine Public Utilities Commission on EMERA-Maine’s petition for approval of transmission line
  • The Maine Water Company on application for approval of conservation easement to Coastal Mountains Land Trust.
  • Thayer Corporation v. M.S.A.D. No. 61
  • Barr v. Dyke and Bangor Savings Bank
  • Maine School Administrative Dist. No. 37 v. Pineo
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  • Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year, Portland, ME (Awarded by Best Lawyers) (2017)
  • Litigation - Construction Lawyer of the Year, Portland, ME (Awarded by Best Lawyers) (2016)
  • Arbitration Lawyer of the Year, Portland, ME (Awarded by Best Lawyers) (2015)
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment Lawyer of the Year, Portland, ME (Awarded by Best Lawyers) (2015)
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year, Portland, ME (Awarded by Best Lawyers) (2010)
  • New England Super Lawyers, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Construction Litigation, Schools & Education (2007-2016)
  • Best Lawyers USA
    • Arbitration (2011-2016)
    • Litigation - Construction (2011-2016)
    • Litigation - Labor and Employment (2011-2016)
    • Mediation (2011-2016)
    • Bet-the-Company Litigation (2010-2016)
    • Commercial Litigation (2007-2016)
  • Benchmark Litigation, Local Litigation Star - Construction, General Commercial, Product Liability (2013-2017)
  • Chambers USA, Maine, Litigation: General Commercial
  • Martindale Hubbell, AV Preeminent


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