Biography

Bruce practices in a variety of areas having significant impact on Maine business policies and issues. He represents businesses statewide and across northern New England. Among the clients he serves are automobile dealerships, heavy-construction equipment dealers, insurance companies, self insurers and state and national trade associations.

Practice Focus Industries

  • Automobile / Regulatory
  • Insurance / Regulatory

Professional Activities

  • Member, National Association of Dealer Counsel
  • Appellate Judge, Penobscot Indian Nation Appellate Trial Court
  • Member, Judicial Screening Panel for US District Court, District of Maine
  • Member, Maine State and American Bar Associations
  • Member, Maine Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, State Government Affairs Council
  • Former Member, Judicial Selection Committee for Governor John Baldacci
  • Former Member, The Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Maine State Bar Association

Honors & Recognition

  • Listed in Woodward/White's Best Lawyers in America
    • 2020 Lawyer of the Year, Administrative/Regulatory Law

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Board Member, The Maine Children's Trust
  • Member, August First
  • Member, Board of Directors, Maine Children's Trust
  • Former Member, The East-West Highway Study Commission in Maine

Firm Highlights

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Legislative Alert: Legislative Racial Impact Statements Coming Soon

In the session that ended in June, the Legislature passed a bill to create a Subcommittee to Implement a Racial Impact Statement Process Pilot .  This is a subcommittee of the Legislative Council and...

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End of Session Update

The Second Regular Session of the 130th Maine State Legislature finally adjourned Sine Die, or “without day”, on Monday, May 9. Lawmakers voted on the 5 vetoes sent to them by Governor Mills, and...

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Maine Legislative Update: Second Session of the 130th Legislature

Unexpected losses Sadly, we learned of the passing of two legislators in the past few days. It was announced on Friday, January 28th, that longtime Democratic legislator and current House member, Representative John Tuttle...

News

46 Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected by Peers for Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2023, Including 6 “Lawyers of the Year”

Forty-six Preti Flaherty attorneys have been named to Best Lawyers in America 2023, including three “Ones to Watch” and six “Lawyer of the Year” recipients. Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America is considered a...

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November 2022 Election Update

Maine State House Most of us who are obsessed with electoral politics expected a tight Gubernatorial race and, if not changes in control of the House or Senate, much closer margins between the majority...

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Portland Referenda and Legislative Leadership Update

In addition to all the state and national legislative races that were (mostly) decided by Wednesday morning, there were also 13 referendum questions on the Portland municipal ballot and one in Bar Harbor of...

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Legislative Alert: Convening of the 2nd Regular Session of the 130th Legislature

The Second Regular Session of the 130 th Legislature will convene next Wednesday, January 5 th at 10 a.m. This is intended to be an in-person session of both the House and Senate with...

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Primary Round-Up

Primary Round-Up As you are probably aware, primary elections in Maine took place on Tuesday, June 14, and there were a handful that could be significant to the general election outcome in November. Congressional...