Biography

As part of Brett's dynamic approach to each case, he applies his legal research and writing skills, together with his ingenuity, to identify and advocate the strongest positions for clients.

Brett's practice areas include insurance coverage, product liability, complex commercial litigation, premises liability, and personal injury. He was involved in the successful defense of a products liability case in federal court in the District of Massachusetts that resulted in a defense verdict, and in the successful defense to an appeal to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court in a professional malpractice action, which resulted in an affirmation of an entry of summary judgment in favor of the defendant.

Brett and his wife, Julie, have two children and live in Portland, Maine. Brett enjoys running, reading, and skiing, and is an avid baseball fan.

Services/Industries

Education

  • Boston University School of Law  (J.D.)
  • Middlebury College  (B.A., cum laude)

Public Service

  • Board Member, Cleaves Law Library

Bar Admissions

  • Maine

Memberships

  • Maine State Bar Association
  • Cumberland County Bar Association

Clerkships

  • Maine Supreme Judicial Court, Hon. Jon D. Levy

Court and Other Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maine

Firm Highlights

Event

Annual Update: Part 1 - 2022 Legal Year in Review (2nd Session)

Blog

IRS Guidance Expands Access to ACA Premium Tax Credit, Allows Cafeteria Plan Sponsors to Permit Employees to Revoke Family Coverage Mid-year

Final Regulations under Section 36B of the Internal Revenue Code On October 11, 2022, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Final Regulations under Code Section 36B relating to eligibility for the Affordable Care Act’s...

Publication/Podcast

The PHE is Ending: Do You Know Where Your Waivers Are?

While the pandemic is not over, the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) is expected to expire soon, which means that a number of operational, safety, and billing standards that were waived at the beginning...

Matter

Advised Fortune 500 Company on Group Health and Welfare Benefit Plans

We were engaged by a Fortune 500 manufacturing company to provide legal and compliance services regarding its group health and welfare benefit plans. During the course of our representation, we have advised the company...

Event

Annual Update: Part 1 - 2022 Legal Year in Review (1st Session)

Matter

Elections and Constitutional Law: Successfully Challenged Certification of Initiative Petition

In a victory for consumers and the ride-hailing public, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently barred the Secretary of State from placing on the November ballot initiative petitions proposed by companies such as Uber...

News

Verrill Welcomes Associates Brody Haverly-Johndro, Maye Emlein, Victoria Larson, Chris Petronio, Abby Plummer, and Alexander Read

Publication/Podcast

Maine PUC Clarifies Ability of Level 2 Projects to “Leapfrog” Level 4 Projects in Interconnection Queue

After months of uncertainty over the issue of whether Level 2 renewable energy projects can “leapfrog” Level 4 projects in the queue, the Maine PUC clarified one of the ambiguities. Specifically, in response to...

Blog

New IRS Determination Letter Program for 403(b) and 401(a) Plans

On November 7, 2022, the IRS issued Revenue Procedure 2022-40 , which allows certain tax-exempt employers (such as schools, charities, and churches) to apply for IRS determination letters on their individually designed section 403(b...

News

Ruth Mattson quoted in Law360 article regarding new Massachusetts surtax

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