Michael L. Buescher


207.253.0510 Direct
207.772.3627 Fax


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

Assistant: Lisa Labonte


  • Fordham University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2008
  • Wesleyan University, B.A., 1999


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


  • Gignoux Inn of Court
  • Maine State Bar Association

Michael Buescher is a litigator and member of Drummond Woodsum’s School Law and Employment & Labor Groups. He joined the firm in 2012 after working as a litigation associate at Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP in New York City.

Michael’s practice covers the entire spectrum of school law, employment matters, general commercial litigation, insurance defense and white collar litigation. He has extensive experience representing and counseling schools on all matters affecting the school environment and the classroom. In addition Michael works closely with employers tackling difficult situations including discrimination, harassment and disability claims, restrictive covenants, wage and hour issues, and termination and severance practices.

Michael is a 2008 graduate of Fordham University School of Law, where he was the Writing & Research Editor for the Fordham Law Review. Michael clerked for the Honorable Judge Loretta A. Preska in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Before attending law school, Michael taught music in Maine and New York.


  • Katahdin Counsel, Honoring Pro Bono Legal Services in Maine (2014)