My career as a full-time environmental lawyer began in 1977 when I was recruited by members of the Maine Attorney General's Office to be Maine's first full-time environmental prosecutor as an Assistant Attorney General. Over the next twelve and a half years in the Maine AG's Office, I became Deputy Attorney General and the Chief of the Natural Resources Division. I prosecuted (directly or as supervisor) virtually all of the State's enforcement matters in all areas of environmental law during my time in that office. I also was involved heavily in agency administrative matters and with the Legislature on legislation affecting the environment. I left the Maine AG's Office in 1990 to become a partner at Pierce Atwood where I practiced environmental law for the next 25 years. I retired in 2015. My wife and I have lived in Yarmouth, Maine since 1975. We have 2 sons (one in Alexandria, VA and one in Yarmouth, ME), a daughter (in Portland, OR) and 6 grandsons. My wife and I love to travel and be active outside; our travel has suffered during the pandemic but we are fortunate to live in an area where we can be outside for walks and biking. I spend time on town committees and on non-profit statewide boards and committees. I also spend time on my avocation of collecting and researching Maine postal history.
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Amherst College (cum laude 1968),University of Michigan Law School (1975)
State of Maine
United States District Court, Maine United States Court of Appeals, First Circuit United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit United States Supreme Court
Maine Environmental and Land Use Statutes Deskbook Editor and Contributor 1990-2015