Maye uses a thoughtful, passionate, and holistic approach to assist clients in navigating complex environmental and regulatory issues.

Maye supports Partners in providing comprehensive, methodical, and tailored legal services to clients in all areas of environment law including project permitting; regulatory compliance and enforcement under the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, CERCLA, and FIFRA; environmental litigation, and emerging environmental issues, including PFAS. Prior to becoming a lawyer Maye received a Master’s in Public Health and uses this background to inform her approach to providing comprehensive legal services. She considers both the big picture and small details and is unafraid to delve into science and data to better understand client needs.

During law school, Maye worked as a Student Attorney at the Refugee and Human Rights Clinic representing clients in asylum and naturalization matters. Maye also served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Maine Law Review overseeing the production and publication of two volumes of the Journal. After graduating from law school Maye clerked for the Honorable John A. Woodcock, Jr. of the United States District Court for the District of Maine where she honed her legal research and writing skills and gained valuable insight into the various stages of civil and criminal litigation in a wide variety of legal matters.

Maye lives in Portland with her husband and three cats. She is an avid reader, baker, gardener, and knitter. When she’s not working, she can be found reading the latest installment of her favorite mystery series, experimenting with a new recipe, or exploring the Maine coast.



  • University of Maine School of Law  (J.D., summa cum laude)
    • Editor-in-Chief, Maine Law Review
    • Teaching Assistant, Legal Writing
    • Wernick Prize for Legal Writing
    • Edward S. Godfrey Leadership Award
    • ALI CLE Scholarship and Leadership Award
  • Boston University School of Public Health  (M.P.H.)
    • Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health
  • Wheaton College  (B.A., magna cum laude)
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Public Service

  • Board Member, Maine Public Health Association

Bar Admissions

  • Maine


  • Maine State Bar Association


  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maine, Hon. John A. Woodcock, Jr.

Court and Other Admissions

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

Firm Highlights


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Maine PUC to Kick Off Review of Grid Plan to Assist Clean Energy Transition

Last month, the Maine Public Utilities Commission initiated a proceeding to identify the priorities to be addressed in an electric grid plan that will assist Maine in the “cost-effective transition to a clean, affordable...


Maine Legislature Poised to Make Significant Changes to Maine’s PFAS in Products Law

Verrill’s Mat Todaro and Maye Emlein recently authored an article for Law360 regarding proposed changes to Maine’s PFAS in Products Law. To read the article in its entirety, please click here .


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...

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