Brody applies his passion for pragmatic problem-solving and experience working in government at the state and federal levels to assist clients with complex regulatory compliance issues and help them achieve their legislative policy goals.

Brody received his J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law. While in law school, Brody gained experience interning in numerous offices across state government, including the Office of the Maine Attorney General and the Office of Governor Janet T. Mills. During his last year of law school, Brody clerked in the Office of General Counsel at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and with a large Maine firm where he focused on energy policy and compliance issues.

Brody has been and remains very active in Maine Democratic politics and spent time prior to law school working in Congresswoman Chellie Pingree’s Portland, Maine and Washington, DC offices. Additionally, Brody has advised and worked on campaigns at the local, state, and national levels, including campaigns for the Legislature, Congress, governor, and president. Brody currently serves as a member of the Juvenile Justice Advisory Group (JJAG), which advises the Governor and the Legislature on juvenile justice policy issues. He was appointed to that role by Governor Janet T. Mills.

When not working, Brody enjoys traveling, hiking with his dog, Finley, visiting one of Portland’s many restaurants, and staying politically engaged.

In addition to Brody's main services and industries, he also focuses on the following unique area:

  • Municipal Law
  • Substance Use Disorder Treatment



  • University of Maine School of Law  (J.D.)
    • Articles Editor, Ocean and Coastal Law Journal
    • Vice President, Student Bar Association
    • Student Attorney and Roger A. Putnam Fellow, Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic
  • University of Maine  (B.A., magna cum laude)
    • Political Science
    • Pi Sigma Alpha

Public Service

  • Governor Appointed Member, Juvenile Justice Advisory Group (2023-present)
  • Board Member, PROPEL Portland (2023-present)
  • Board Member, University of Maine Alumni Chapter of Southern Maine (2020-present)
  • Mentor, Portland High School Mentoring Program (2019-2021)
  • President, statewide political organization (2016-2019)

Bar Admissions

  • Maine
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Massachusetts


  • Maine State Bar Association
  • Federal Communications Bar Association

Firm Highlights


Verrill Partner Jim Cohen Speaks to Groups Across Maine About Pine Tree Power

For nearly two years, Verrill partner Jim Cohen , who has been practicing energy and utilities law for more than three decades, has been traveling throughout the State of Maine to speak with numerous...


PFAS Regulatory Update: Dates You Need to Know

Public Comment on the Federal Proposed Drinking Water Standards for Six PFAS Compounds On March 29, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”), published in the Federal Register its proposed national drinking water standards...


Maine PUC Asked to Fix “Leapfrogging” Problem Triggered by 2022 Changes to Maine’s Generator Interconnection Rule

The Maine Public Utilities Commission is currently considering whether to commence a formal emergency rulemaking process to amend Chapter 324 of its rules governing generator interconnections. The purpose of the rulemaking would be to...


Maine PUC Amends Small Generator Interconnection Procedures Rules (Chapter 324)

On November 3, 2023, the Maine Public Utilities Commission (the “Commission”) issued an Order adopting amendments to its Small Generator Interconnection Procedures Rule (Chapter 324). Background. Chapter 324 was last amended on December 21...


Maine Voters Reject “Pine Tree Power” Proposal

Last Tuesday, by a margin of 70% to 30%, Maine voters rejected Question 3, the highest profile issue on the Maine ballot this year. Question 3 was placed on the ballot earlier this year...


Georgetown Broadband LLC Secures Utility Pole Attachment Authorization for Community Broadband Project

On February 17, 2023, Georgetown Broadband LLC (GBLLC) became the latest community broadband entity to receive pole attachment authorization from the Maine Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to deploy a fiber broadband network. GBLLC began...


Crisis emerges in Maine over safe disposal of biosolids from wastewater treatment plants

Maine wastewater treatment plants are currently facing intense challenges concerning disposal of their sewage sludge , also called “biosolids.” This is a fast-moving issue getting significant coverage in the media and substantial attention from...


Carolyn Gilbert Nominated to Maine PUC

On March 28, Governor Janet Mills nominated Carolyn “Carrie” Gilbert to serve a six-year term on the Maine Public Utilities Commission. For the past 15 years, Gilbert has worked at Daymark Energy Advisors where...


Verrill's Jim Cohen To Speak on Past and Future of Maine’s Electric Grid at 2023 Winter Bar Conference

Verrill partner Jim Cohen will be presenting at the Maine State Bar Association’s Winter Bar Conference 2023, on Friday, January 27, in Portland. Cohen’s presentation, The Past and Future of Maine’s Electric Grid...


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Proposes National Drinking Water Standard for Six PFAS Compounds

On March 14, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) announced a proposed National Primary Drinking Water Regulation (NPDWR) for six per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (“PFAS”). PFAS are a category of manufactured chemicals that...

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