Jeff is a determined advocate and hard-nosed problem solver. He has cultivated extensive skills in several areas of civil litigation, including:

  • Business and commercial litigation
  • Product liability
  • Insurance coverage
  • Construction law, dispute resolution, and litigation
  • Professional liability and medical malpractice
  • General liability insurance defense
  • Labor and employment litigation
  • Trademark registration; trademark and copyright litigation

Jeff serves as counsel for a wide variety of clients in many different capacities across numerous industries. He represents clients ranging from large national companies to individuals. He has tried cases in state court, federal district court, and before federal administrative tribunals. Jeff has practical sensibilities and a keen mind for strategy, and always maintains thoughtful focus on his client's best interests, bottom line, and case resolution goals. In addition to his litigation expertise, Jeff also represents businesses and individuals in various non-litigation contexts, including contracts, general business advice, and other matters, and provides outside general counsel services for a number of businesses in Maine and beyond.

Jeff has held leadership positions in legal professional organizations on a statewide, regional, and national basis. In 2020, he was inducted as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America. He has been selected by his colleagues as a Super Lawyer Rising Star every year since 2012. He constantly seeks to use innovative strategies, from technology to social psychology, to improve his own practice and the experience, lives, and work of his clients.

During his tenure at Boston University School of Law, Jeff Served as an Executive Editor for the Review of Banking and Financial Law, and worked at the Washington D.C. administrative headquarters of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) in the Office of General Counsel assisting the litigation group in preparing for hearings and depositions in FINRA member disputes.

Jeff was born and raised in Littleton, Colorado. He currently resides with his wife and two children in Scarborough, Maine, where cooking, travel, and staying active fill his non-lawyer time.



  • Boston University School of Law  (J.D.)
    • Executive Editor, Review of Banking and Financial Law
  • Johns Hopkins University  (B.A., With Honors)
    • Recipient, Johns Hopkins University Student Excellence Award for Leadership and Service

Public Service

  • Former Board Member, Board of Directors of Regional Transportation Program, Inc.

Bar Admissions

  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Texas


  • Maine President, Tri-State Defense Lawyers Association
  • Maine State Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute


  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers© as a Rising Star (2012-2022)

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Court and Other Admissions

  • United States District Court for the District of Maine
  • United States Court of Appeals First Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Firm Highlights


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...


Maine HR Convention: Workshop C: What Every Plan Sponsor Needs to Know-Your Fiduciary Duties in 2023

Join Verrill's Christopher S. Lockman at the 2023 Maine HR Convention where he will be presenting Workshop C: What Every Plan Sponsor Needs to Know-Your Fiduciary Duties in 2023 . This workshop will review...


Maine HR Convention: Workshop A: Out of Sight, Out of Mind-Legal Implications of Proximity Bias

Join Verrill's Tawny L. Alvarez at the 2023 Maine HR Convention where she will be presenting Workshop A:Out of Sight, Out of Mind-Legal Implications of Proximity Bias. Proximity bias can raise discrimination issues for...


Litigation Update: Jack Daniels V. Bad Spaniels. Is It Parody or Is It Trademark Infringement?

This week the U.S. Supreme Court will hear argument in the case, Jack Daniel’s Properties Inc. v. VIP Products LLC, U.S. Doc. No. 22-148, to decide the question: Can we do that? It’s been...


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...


David Lazarus Quoted in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Article Regarding Cryptocurrency Whistleblowing.


Telehealth compliance after the public health emergency

Verrill attorneys David G. Lazarus and Alicia M. Siani recently published an article in Compliance Cosmos titled, “Telehealth compliance after the public health emergency.” In it they discuss how COVID-19 impacted telehealth usage for...


HR Power Hour with Sabine Gedeon


Verrill's Norman Belanger and Betts Gorsky Featured in Mainebiz Article


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...

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