Firm: The Bennett Law Firm, P.A.
Address: 121 Middle Street, Suite 300
Portland, ME 4101
University: Harvard University, A.B., cum laude, 1982; Boston University, M.B.A., 1986, Boston University, J.D., cum laude, 1985
Admitted: 1985, Texas (inactive); 1986, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1987, Maine and U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; 1992, U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit; 1993, U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. District Court, District of Maine; U.S. Distric
Biography: Recipient - Edward F. Hennessey Distinguished Scholar (1985 - 1st in class of 425 law students); Paul Liacos Scholar (1984); John Harvard Scholarship (1981); Harvard Scholarship (1980 & 1982). 2012 AV® Preeminent Attorney Rating in Labor & Employment Law; The Nation's Top 100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys; Primerus International Society of Lawyers;Bar Fellowship: College of Labor and Employment Lawyers; Fellow, American Bar Foundation, State of Maine Chair; Best Lawyers in America; Chambers USA; Boston University School of Law Silver Shingle Award for Service to the Profession; Fellow, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section Foundation; ABA TIPS Public Service Honor Roll; A-V Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell; Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers; New England Super Lawyers; Super Lawyers National Business Edition; Who's Who (Various Publications). Faculty, University of Southern Maine Department of Continuing Education for Business, Personnel Law, 1989-2009; Employee and Labor Relations, 1995-2009; Faculty, American Institute of Banking, Portland and Kennebunk, Maine, Personnel Law, 1990; Guest Lecturer, Hotel and Hospitality Industry, Southern Maine Technical College, Personnel Law, 1993-1998. Guest Lecturer, University Maine School of Law, Employment Litigation, 1995. Author - "A Strategic Approach to Employment Cases in the Courtroom" in "Inside the Minds: Courtroom Strategies", Aspatore Books, 2008; "Adding Real Value for the Client" in "Inside the Minds: Domestic and International Litigation Strategies: Leading Lawyers on Trial Preparation, Risk Assessment, and Best Practices for Prosecution and Defense", Aspatore Books, 2007; "Defamation Claims Arising Out of the Employment Relationship," 33 Tort and Insurance Law Journal 857 (1998); "Mediating or Arbitrating an Employment Discrimination Claim," Employment Discrimination Litigation: Developments and Strategies, American Bar Association, 2000; "Supreme Court Defines Employer's Liability for Sexual Harassment," TortSource, 1998; "Direct Examination of the Defendant," The Practical Litigator, ALI-ABA, 1999; "Direct Examination of the Defendant in a Wrongful Discharge Action," Litigating the Employment Tort Case: A Guide for Plaintiff and Defense Attorneys, American Bar Association, 1995. Memberships: American Bar Association · ABA Standing Committee on Judicial Independence, 2006— · ABA Standing Committee on Federal Judicial Improvements, ex officio 2011— · Justice Center Coordinating Council, Member 2011— · Task Force on Leadership Diversity Initiative, Member 2006— - Chair, 2009-2010 · Member, ABA Task Force on Federal Agency Preemption of State Tort Laws, 2009-2010 · ABA TIPS, Member, 2008— · American Board of Trial Advocates Roundtable, Member 2007— · Chair, Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section, 2007-2008 - (one of 75 to hold this post in the history of the ABA) · Chair Elect, Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section, 2006-2007 · Executive/Administrative Committee, Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section, 2003-2009 · Vice-Chair, Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section, 2005-2006 · Section Officers' Conference, Member, 2003—; Executive Committee, 2004-2005 · Council Member, Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section, 2000-2009 · Chair, Long Range Planning Committee, Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section, 2005-2006; Member, 2010-2011 · Secretary, Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section, 2003-2005 · Fall Meeting Arrangements Chair, 2004-2005 · Scholarship Board, Member, 2001-2002 · Committee on Employment Law & Litigation, Chair, 1993-1995, Chair Elect, 1992-1993, Vice Chair, 1989-1992 and 1995— · Public Relations Committee, Chair, 1995-1997, Member & Chair-Elect, 1994-1995 · Membership Committee, Chair, 1998-2000, Member & Chair Elect, 1997-1998 · Family Life Committee, Chair, 1997-1999 · Task Force on Strategic Alliances, Member at various times · Task Force on Law Student Involvement, Member at various times · Communications Coordinating Group, Member at various times · Financial Committee, Member at various times, including currently · Electronic Media Coordinating Group, Member in past · Member, Labor Law and Law Practice Management Sections Maine State Bar Association Massachusetts Bar Association New Hampshire Bar Association State Bar of Texas (inactive) Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, Maine State Chair, 2010— Fair Courts Advisory Committee, 2011— The International Society of Primerus Law Firms Director, 2000-2007 Regional Vice-President, 2000-2005 Charter Member, 1998— Boston University School of Law Board of Visitors, 2003— Alumni Association President, 2002-2003 President-Elect, 2001-2002 Vice-President, 2000-2001 Treasurer, 1999-2000 Executive Committee, 1997— The Association of Trial Lawyers of America Member, 1983-1996 Young Lawyers Advisory Committee, 1991-1996 Employment Rights Section Executive Committee, 1993-1996 Million Dollar Advocates Forum