Michael J. Donlan
Firm: Verrill Dana LLP
Address: One Portland Square
Portland, ME 4112
University: University of Massachusetts, Boston, B.A., 1981, Suffolk University Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1987
Admitted: 1987, Massachusetts; 1999, U.S. Court of Appeals (First Circuit); 1992, U.S. District Court for the District of Maine; 1989, Maine
Biography: Mike focuses his practice on general litigation with an emphasis on family law, personal injury litigation and real estate and business disputes. Mike is admitted in Maine and Massachusetts, where he worked as a Law Clerk to the Justices of the Massachusetts Superior Court. Mike has handled a wide variety of cases in the Maine trial courts and before the Maine Supreme Court. Mike has also handled cases in the U.S. District Court in Portland and before the First Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston. He is a member of the Maine State Bar Association and the York County Bar Association. Mike resides in Portland, Maine and is a member of the Salvation Army Advisory Board.Clerkships•Massachusetts Superior Court HonorsListed in The Best Lawyers in America under Litigation - Real Estate News November 7, 2014 Verrill Dana Attorneys Honored for Pro Bono Service Press Releases Tawny L. Alvarez, Janet V. Britton, Braden M. Clement, Roger A. Clement, Jr., Seth S. Coburn, Michael J. Donlan, Jonathan M. Dunitz, Katie M. Gray, Colin W. Hay, Nathaniel R. Hull, Nora Lawrence Schmitt, Christopher S. Lockman, Andreea S. Richard, Melanie H. Stevens, Rachel M. Wertheimer, Karen Frink Wolf Experience Collection of Debt and Enforcement of a Personal Guaranty Assisted distributor of construction materials in a large business dispute involving the collection of a large unpaid debt and enforcement of a personal guaranty. Divorce: Alimony and Child Support We litigated a divorce action after a husband abandoned his family and moved out of state. The case involved parental rights and responsibilities, contact issues, substantial alimony and child support, and attorney's fees. Divorce: Asset Liquidation We assisted a client in a contentious divorce action involving substantial assets, complex business valuation issues, alimony and child support. Divorce: Protected Personal Injury Settlement We represented a client in a divorce action where the most significant asset was the proceeds from a large personal injury settlement the husband received during the marriage. Settlement was reached where personal injury award was protected from claims of former spouse. Domestic Partner: Partition Action We litigated a partition action brought by a former domestic partner. The client counterclaimed for partition, emotional distress and assault and battery, and ultimately resolved the case by buying the Plaintiff's interest in the property. Embezzlement and Conversion We represented a client in a significant embezzlement and conversion case in which over $500, 000 was stolen over a period of several years by the company bookkeeper. Our attorneys achieved a large judgment for our client against the bookkeeper. Personal Injury: Construction Company, Subcontractor, Apartment Owner We represented a family in a personal injury action where the chimney of the building where they lived crashed through the ceiling while a construction crew was making repairs to the roof. Tenant/Subtenant Dispute We represented a large corporate tenant against claims by the owner of the property for significant damage caused by a subtenant.