Biography

Marie represents clients in all phases of litigation, including administrative hearings, arbitration, trial, dispositive motion practice, mediation, and before the medical malpractice screening panel.

Marie serves clients in both Maine and Massachusetts and has worked on behalf of clients throughout New England. Marie's practice areas include construction litigation, professional liability defense, probate litigation, and other complex litigation matters. Whatever the subject matter, Marie learns the ins and outs of her client's circumstances and needs and works with the client toward the appropriate resolution. Marie brings her knowledge as a trained mediator to her advocacy work on behalf of clients.

Marie and her husband reside in Portland with their daughter and son.

Services/Industries

Education

  • Boston College Law School  (J.D.)
    • Writer & Editor, Uniform Commercial Code Reporter-Digest
  • Bates College  (B.A.)
  • University of Southern Maine  (Certificate Program in Mediation)

Public Service

  • Member, Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project Pro Bono Panel
  • Board Member and Secretary, Foundation for Portland Public Schools

Bar Admissions

  • Maine
  • Massachusetts

Memberships

  • Maine State Bar Association: Member, Board of Governors, New Lawyers Section (2013-2017)

Honors

  • Received Katahdin Counsel Recognition for pro bono efforts (2015-2016)
  • Listed in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch under Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Construction, and Professional Malpractice Law
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in New England Super Lawyers© under General Litigation

To learn more about third-party ratings and rankings, and the selection processes used for inclusion, click here.

Court and Other Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maine
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

Firm Highlights

Blog

What You Need to Know Before Opening Your Outdoor Tasting Room

Matter

Attorney/Judicial Misconduct: Defense against Legal Malpractice Claim

In Brooks v. Lemieux , 2017 ME 55, Maine’s Law Court upheld the award of summary judgment in favor of Verrill Dana’s client in a legal malpractice case arising from the dismissal by the...

Matter

Elections and Constitutional Law: Constitutionality of Ranked Choice Voting

Verrill Dana represented the League of Women Voters in two proceedings before the Maine Supreme Court relating to the constitutionality of Maine’s voter-approved ranked choice voting law. The first proceeding, Opinion of the Justices...

News

Litigation Attorney Represents Maine Energy Company

On August 14, Bangor Daily News published an article covering the Georges River Energy, LLC v. KMW Energy, LLC that litigation attorney Rob Ruesch is representing the plaintiff in. Georges River Energy is claiming...

Blog

What will COVID-19 Liability Litigation Look Like for Consumer Facing Businesses?

The short answer is, no one knows right now because the issues arising from COVID-19 are extraordinarily rare and distinguishable from more typical claims against retail, restaurants, and similar consumer facing businesses. For example...

News

Nearly 80 Verrill Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers® 2021, Including a Dozen Named Lawyers of the Year

(August 24, 2020) – Nearly 80 Verrill attorneys were recognized as "Best Lawyers" by Best Lawyers® 2021 , including 12 attorneys named “Lawyer of the Year,” a distinguished recognition for only a single lawyer...

Publication/Podcast

Webinar Materials: COVID-19 and Maine Construction Contractors: A Roundtable Video Conference on Legal, Financial, and Tax Developments

On April 8, attorneys from Verrill's Construction Law and Employment & Labor Groups teamed up with accounting professionals from Albin Randall & Bennett and the Associated General Contractors of Maine to offer insights into...

Publication/Podcast

Massachusetts COVID-19 Essential Services as they Relate to the Construction Industry

On March 23, 2020, Governor Baker issued “an emergency order requiring all businesses and organizations that do not provide ‘COVID-19 Essential Services’ to close their physical workplaces and facilities to workers, customers and the...