Cyrus is a dedicated, hands-on problem-solver who meets his client’s needs and guides them to successful outcomes in a wide range of civil litigation and professional liability matters.

As a member of Verrill’s litigation group, Cyrus uses his research and writing skills and his background in politics to provide thoughtful, methodical, and pragmatic representation to a variety of clients, from large corporations to individuals, tailoring his approach to meet the case and client’s needs. Cyrus advocates for clients in state and federal court, from pre-trial through appellate stages, as well as before state commissions, boards, and panels.

During law school, Cyrus was a student attorney for the Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office and Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic, and a judicial expert to the Honorable Kermit V. Lipez of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. He also served as a teaching assistant for the Legal Research & Writing Program and tutored first-year law students. Cyrus was also the Head Case Note & Comment Editor of the Maine Law Review and competed on Maine Law’s Trial Competition and Moot Court Teams. After graduating magna cum laude from the University of Maine School of Law, Cyrus clerked for the Honorable Thomas E. Humphrey of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, where he continued to hone his research and writing skills in an appellate setting.

Prior to law school, Cyrus was an aide to United States Senator Susan M. Collins in Washington D.C., where he worked on a variety of legislative matters including health care, agriculture, and nutrition policy, and managed the office’s administrative operations. Cyrus maintains a strong interest in the legislative and regulatory fields.

Cyrus now lives in Portland with his family and two dogs, where he enjoys hosting backyard barbeques, visiting Maine’s famed breweries, and hiking and exploring Maine’s natural beauty with his kids.



  • University of Maine School of Law  (J.D., magna cum laude)
    • Head Case Note & Comment Editor - Maine Law Review
  • Franklin & Marshall College  (B.A.)

Bar Admissions

  • Maine


  • Maine State Bar Association
  • Tri-State Defense Lawyers Association


  • Best Brief, Craven Moot Court Competition
  • Faculty Significant Achievement Award


  • Maine Supreme Judicial Court, Justice Humphrey

Court and Other Admissions

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

Firm Highlights


Successful Representation of Insurer before U.S. District Court for the District of Maine

Verrill successfully represented an insurer before the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine in an insurance coverage matter alleging that the insurer improperly denied a defense and indemnification to a landlord under...


Corporate Transparency Act regulations will go into effect soon and will affect almost all startup companies

On August 18, the Maine Venture Fund published an article by Verrill Partner Gregory Fryer, “Corporate Transparency Act regulations will go into effect soon and will affect almost all startup companies.” In the article...


How AI Can Alter Skill Contests

AI could very well be today’s “Modern Prometheus” in the world of skill contests. Earlier this year, the AI-generated photograph “The Electrician” was a finalist in the World Photograph Organization’s Sony World Photograph Awards...


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...


82 Verrill Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers® 2024, Including 10 Named Lawyers of the Year


Five Recommended Practices for ERISA Retirement Plan Administrative Fiduciaries

Verrill’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group is often asked about “best practices” for benefit plan administration and whether we can provide any resources to help plan sponsors and fiduciaries improve compliance with the...


Gratitude for Anya Endsley


Retiree Medical Coverage: Just Get the COBRA Waiver

The interaction between employer-provided retiree medical coverage and COBRA [1] is complex. Many employers incorrectly assume they do not have to offer COBRA at retirement if they offer a retiree medical plan or a...


Annual Update: The Legal Year in Review

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Conducting Workplace Investigations

Join Verrill’s Erik Peters and Elizabeth Johnston on Wednesday, October 18, for Conducting Workplace Investigations. When and why should you open an investigation? Who is the best person to conduct it? Should you handle...

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