Biography

Roger, a former Senior Partner, serves as the firm's Special Counsel on ethics matters. Roger has been with Verrill since 1958. His active practice focused on general litigation, public utilities, and legal ethics. He served as an Assistant Attorney General of the state of Maine from 1951 to 1958.

Services/Industries

Education

  • Boston University School of Law  (LL.B.)

Public Service

  • Director, Development Committee, Cleaves Law Library; President (1999-2000)
  • Member, Board of Visitors of the University of Maine School of Law
  • Fellow, Maine Justice Foundation
  • Fellow, Maine State Bar Association
  • Fellow, American Bar Association
  • Former Secretary-Treasurer, Gignoux Inn of Court
  • Former Member, Maine Justice Action Group
  • Former Director and Treasurer, Maine Bar Foundation
  • Former President, Maine Equal Justice Project
  • Former Chair, Judicial Ethics Committee of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court

Bar Admissions

  • Maine

Memberships

  • Member, Cumberland County Bar Association
  • Secretary-Treasurer, Portland Senior Lawyers Association
  • Member, Executive Committee of the Boston University Law School Alumni Association

Honors

  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recipient, Howard H. Dana Jr. Award (2004)
  • Muskie Access to Justice Award, The Muskie Fund for Legal Service (2008)

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Court and Other Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maine, 1952
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 1956
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1974

Firm Highlights

Publication/Podcast

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Invalidated: Does Your Company Have a Plan B?

On Thursday, July 16, 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) invalidated the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield (“Privacy Shield”) in Data Protection Commissioner v. Facebook Ireland and Maximillian Schrems (Case C-311/18...

News

Verrill Partner Joins Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission, Family Law Committee

Matter

2017 Emera Distribution Rate Case

Verrill represented Emera in its 2017 distribution rate case before the Maine PUC, which included: defeating Staff's proposed reduction to allowed return on equity for "management inefficiency;" approval of new expenditures, such as an...

Blog

A Chronology of COVID-19 Relief for ERISA Plans

This chronology traces the major ongoing relief provided by legislation, regulatory action, and other agency guidance to assist ERISA plan participants, fiduciaries, and sponsors during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic through August 10, 2020. Superseded...

Publication/Podcast

PPP: How is Maine Faring?

Originally enacted on March 27, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) offers loan support and (potentially) loan forgiveness to qualifying small businesses – generally defined as those with not more than 500 employees. According to...

News

Verrill’s Wide-Ranging Private Wealth Law Practice Recognized in 2020 Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide

(July 20, 2020) – Verrill attorneys Michael Fay, Kurt Klebe, Mary McQuillen, and Jacqueline Rider were recognized in the Chambers High Net Worth 2020 Guide , Chambers and Partners' fifth edition of the publication...

Event

Seeking Forgiveness: Planning Your PPP Forgiveness Application

The Maine State Chamber of Commerce is hosting a webinar where employment and labor attorney Benjamin Ford and business law attorney Greg Fryer will present on the PPP forgiveness applications. They will discuss how...

Blog

This Week's Show: Cause Marketing and Employee Engagement

On Saturday, August 8, Tawny interviewed Rob Laplaca, Partner in Verrill's Litigation & Trial group and Chair of the Promotions group, for this segment of HR Power Hour. For this episode, Rob and Tawny...

Matter

Management Audit

Verrill represented Emera in its 2016 distribution rate case before the Maine PUC. The case involved issues relating to significant new capital investments, including Emera's new customer information system and a controversial substation investment...

Event

2020 OHRP Exploratory Workshop

Health care attorney Emily Fogler will be presenting at the 2020 OHRP Exploratory Workshop in the third session, discussing sharing responsibilities and protecting participants - redefining roles in the single IRB era. For more...