Careers

Attorneys

Verrill is acutely aware that success as a firm depends upon having talented, motivated, and dedicated professionals in every position who are committed to client service. We pride ourselves on providing a working environment that is collegial, collaborative, and respectful.

Lateral Hires

Verrill provides an excellent platform on which experienced lawyers can continue to build their practices successfully. We have the resources, the infrastructure, and a collegial team approach to client service that allow laterals to continue to provide world-class service to existing clients while continuing to grow professionally and personally.

Our attorneys are fortunate to practice in some of the most desirable locations in the United States. The firm is able to offer our attorneys not only interesting legal work with first-tier clients, but also a quality of life that is rare among law firms of our size.

Associates

We have long recognized that Verrill's success is dependent on our ability to find and retain the very best people. A supportive community and sensitive employment policies and benefits programs help ensure that our attorneys achieve "life success" in addition to a rewarding and challenging legal career.

Verrill's Associate Development Committee serves as a connection between associates and management and is tasked with supporting the firm's integration, development, and retention of highly competent and productive lawyers. In addition, the Committee oversees the Mentoring and Peer Contact Programs and assists in the formal training of associates.

Our Associate Mentoring Program matches each associate with an experienced partner who provides guidance and support. All new associates are also paired with a more senior associate, who serves as a Peer Contact and can provide a sounding board and personal insights regarding the firm. Having a peer contact is invaluable in addressing concerns that associates often have regarding professional and personal fulfillment.

In addition to a competitive salary and a full range of employee benefits, we offer the following programs to help with a diverse array of needs to achieve work/life balance.

  • Flexible work schedules, including reduced-hour arrangements
  • Paid time off
  • Domestic partner benefits
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Paid family leave, including maternity and paternity

Firm Highlights

Publication/Podcast

WEBINAR: Home Care Companies - Wage and Hour Differences/Electronic Visit Verification

For this webinar, Verrill's employment and labor attorney Tawny Alvarez and MassPay's HR Generalist Amanda Bridge discuss serious implications associated with wage and hour differences and electronic visit verification (EVV) for the home care...

Blog

Five Employment Law Traps For CFOs Tasked with HR Oversight

Overseeing human resources -- a hat that many CFOs wear -- may mean having to make crucial decisions about hiring and policy, performance management and discipline, and employee terminations. Such decisions may affect HR...

News

Verrill Welcomes Patent Attorney Dean Phelps

(November 13, 2019) – Verrill is pleased to welcome patent attorney Dean Phelps to the firm’s Boston office. Dean is the fifth patent attorney to join Verrill in the past nine months as the...

Blog

Identifying and Handling a Hostile Work Environment

Employee claims of “hostile work environments” continue to make news both in Maine and on a national level, putting potentially embarrassing and damaging workplace and employee interpersonal issues into the public eye. But when...

Matter

Helping Non-Depository Trust Companies Do Business in Other States

Verrill has helped to form more non-depository trust companies in Maine than any other law firm. We have also helped our trust clients when they look to expand their business into other states. In...

Blog

DOL Proposes New Electronic Disclosure Rules for Retirement Plans

News

Verrill Attorney Elected Secretary of National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network Executive Board

(November 13, 2019) – Verrill attorney Elizabeth Connellan Smith was recently elected secretary of the National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network (NWCDN). Smith has been a member of the NWCDN since 2006, and was first...

Publication/Podcast

Building a Respectful and Inclusive Workplace

Event

Maine Rural Water Association's 39th Annual Technical Conference and Tradeshow

Employment and labor attorney Tawny Alvarez and Jim Cohen will be presenting at the Maine Rural Water Association's 39th Annual Technical two-day conference on December 10-20, 2019. The event will focus on offering educational...

Matter

Establishment of Non-Depository Trust for National Company

Verrill served as special counsel to a national firm in the chartering and licensing of a Maine non-depository trust company as the client’s wholly-owned subsidiary. Non-depository trust companies are highly regulated, and the matter...