Roger A. Putnam
Firm:
Verrill Dana LLP
Phone:(207) 253-4626
Address: One Portland Square
Portland, ME 4112

Membership: MembershipsAmerican, Maine State, and Cumberland County Bar Associationsfellow, Maine Bar FoundationSecretary-Treasurer Portland Senior Lawyers AssociationMember, Executive Committee of the Boston University Law School Alumni Association
University: University of New Hampshire, Boston University, LL.B., 1951
Admitted: 1951, Maine; 1974, U.S. Supreme Court; 1956, U.S. Court of Appeals (First Circuit); 1952, U.S. District Court for the District of Maine
Biography: Roger A. Putnam, a former Senior Partner, serves as the firm's Special Counsel on ethics matters. Mr. Putnam has been with Verrill Dana 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. Roger attended the University of New Hampshire in 1942-43, and left to serve in the United States Army. After his discharge in 1946, he returned to the University of New Hampshire and he later attended Boston University School of Law, from which he received his LL.B. in 1951. Mr. Putnam is a fellow of the American Bar and Maine State Bar Associations, and has served on the Board of Directors of the Maine Bar Foundation. In 2004, Mr. Putnam received the Maine Bar Foundation's Howard H. Dana, Jr. Award. He is a member of the Cumberland Bar Association and currently serves as Secretary for the Portland Senior Lawyers Association. He has served as President of the Maine Equal Justice Project. Additionally, Roger has served as a member of the Maine Justice Action Group. He has served on the Board of Cleaves Law Library, with one term as its President, and continues to serve on its Development Committee. Roger is a former Secretary-Treasurer of the Gignoux Inn of Court. He is a member of the Board of Visitors of the University of Maine School of Law, and continues on the Executive Committee of the Boston University School of Law Alumni Association. Mr. Putnam formerly chaired the Maine Judicial Ethics Committee, appointed by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. Public ServiceFormer Director and Treasurer, Maine Bar Foundation Director, Cleaves Law Library, President 1999-2000 Former President, Maine Equal Justice Project Former Chair, Judicial Ethics Committee of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court HonorsAV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell Recipient, Howard H. Dana, Jr. Award Muskie Access to Justice Award, The Muskie Fund for Legal Service (2008) Highlights AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell News May 1, 2014 Verrill Dana Recognizes Attorney Roger Putnam with Award Named in His HonorPress Releases Roger A. Putnam March 11, 2013 Verrill Dana Celebrates Roger Putnam's 55 Year AnniversaryPress Releases Roger A. Putnam June 19, 2012 University of Maine School of Law Fellowship Honors Local Legal LegendPress Releases Roger A. PutnamBar Fellowship: of the American Bar and Maine State Bar Associations, and has served on the Board of Directors of the Maine Bar Foundation.In 2004, Mr. Putnam received the Maine Bar Foundation's Howard H. Dana, Jr. Award.He is a member of the Cumberland Bar Association and currently serves as Secretary for the Portland Senior Lawyers Association. He has served as President of the Maine Equal Justice Project. Additionally, Roger has served as a member of the Maine Justice Action Group. He has served on the Board of Cleaves Law Library, with one term as its President, and continues to serve on its Development Committee. Roger is a former Secretary-Treasurer of the Gignoux Inn of Court.He is a member of the Board of Visitors of the University of Maine School of Law, and continues on the Executive Committee of the Boston University School of Law Alumni Association. Mr. Putnamformerly chaired the Maine Judicial Ethics Committee, appointed by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.Public ServiceFormer Director and Treasurer, Maine Bar Foundation Director, Cleaves Law Library, President 1999-2000 Former President, Maine Equal Justice Project Former Chair, Judicial Ethics Committee of the Maine Supreme Judicial CourtHonorsAV Rated by Martindale-HubbellRecipient, Howard H. Dana, Jr. AwardMuskie Access to Justice Award, The Muskie Fund for Legal Service (2008).comNewsMarch 11, 2013 Verrill Dana Celebrates Roger Putnam's 55 Year AnniversaryPress ReleasesRoger A. PutnamJune 19, 2012 University of Maine School of Law Fellowship Honors Local Legal LegendPress ReleasesRoger A. Putnam