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

News

Verrill Again Honored for Commitment to Pro Bono Service

(February 19, 2020) – Verrill is honored to receive the 2020 Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) Firm Pro Bono Achievement Award, presented by VLP during the Maine State Bar Association Annual Business Meeting &...

Event

Northeastern University RISE Expo

Verrill is sponsoring Northeastern University's RISE Expo on April 9, 2020. Our attorneys, Rob Hover, Dean Phelps, Lin Hymel, Beverly Hjorth, and John Powell, will attend and judge student's work, as well as interview...

Matter

Maine's First Private Natural Gas Pipeline

Assisted a large pulp mill secure legislation to authorize building a private natural gas pipeline that tapped into the Maritimes interstate pipeline to lower the mill's energy costs. To meet the client's schedule, we...

News

Verrill-law.com Earns Gold in the 2020 AVA Digital Awards Competition

Matter

T&D Utility Ownership of Generation

Verrill represented Emera in a lengthy case addressing the extent to which the Maine Restructuring Act prevents affiliates of a Maine T&D utility from acquiring ownership of generation facilities. In 2011, Emera sought approval...

Publication/Podcast

2020 Estate Planning Update

SECURE ACT What you need to know : The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act went into effect on January 1, 2020. The most significant provisions of the SECURE Act involve...

Publication/Podcast

Two Proposed Rules Aim to Increase Organ Donation in the U.S.

Blog

SECURE Act: Change to RMD Trigger Age Should Trigger Your Attention Now

As summarized in our January 7 Client Advisory , the SECURE Act includes many changes that affect the design and administration of retirement plans. One of those changes is the increase to the trigger...

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. Stay tuned...

Blog

Supreme Court – Updates for 2020

We are barely two months into the new year and already there are significant updates to the 2020 Supreme Court Preview included in our December 2019 Client Advisory (available here ). Below are updates...