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.
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