Melissa Hewey is is a member of the Trial Services Group, focusing her practice on insurance defense, school law, higher education law, employment matters, and general commercial litigation.
She appears regularly before state and federal courts in Maine and New Hampshire as well as administrative agencies such as the Maine Human Rights Commission and New Hampshire Department of Labor. Melissa provides training to public and private entities throughout Maine and New Hampshire on a wide range of topics including sexual harassment, affirmative action, diversity and investigation technologies.
Melissa has been elected as a Fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America's Trial Lawyer Honorary Society. She has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America for over ten years in the categories of Employment Law-Management, Education Law, Labor and Employment Litigation, Municipal Litigation and Commercial Litigation. In 2014, Melissa was named Maine's Education Lawyer of the Year and in 2012 she was named Maine’s Best Lawyer of the Year in the category of Employment Law-Management. Melissa has also been selected by New England Super Lawyers as one of the top 50 female lawyers and Benchmark Litigation has recognized Melissa as a Litigation Star in Maine as well as one of the Top 250 Women in Litigation nationwide. She has also been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition in the Labor and Employment Law category. In addition, she is listed in Chambers USA, an independent guide to the top lawyers in the U.S., under the categories of Employment Defense and Commercial Litigation. She is also the first woman in the State of Maine to be inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers.
We would like to hear from you, but please understand that we cannot represent you until we resolve conflicts of interest that may exist and agree to the terms of representation. Also, we cannot treat unsolicited information as confidential. Accordingly, please do not send us any information about any matter that may involve you until we send you a written confirmation that we represent you.
The best way for you to initiate a possible representation is to call us at either our Maine office (207-772-1941) or our New Hampshire office (603-433-3317). We will put you in touch with a lawyer suited to handle the general nature of your matter, and that lawyer will take you through our conflict of interest procedure. When you receive an engagement letter from that lawyer, you will be our client, and we may exchange information freely.
By clicking "continue", you agree that we may review any information you transmit to us. You recognize that transmission of such information is not solicited by us through this website, and does not initiate a prospective attorney client relationship, since, among other things, there is no reasonable basis to believe a confidential relationship may be formed by unsolicited email from a party we have not identified. Our review of your information transmitted in this manner, even if you submitted it in a good faith effort to retain us, and, further, even if it is designated as confidential, does not preclude us from representing another client directly adverse to you, even in a matter where that information could and will be used against you. All information submitted to Drummond Woodsum via this Website shall be deemed and remain the property of Drummond Woodsum, and Drummond Woodsum shall be free to use, for any purpose, any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in information a visitor provides to Drummond Woodsum through this Web site.
By emailing us, you agree that you have read and understand this notice.
Click "continue" above to continue or CANCEL if you do not agree. Thank you.