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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Maine Legislative Alert: Lodging reservations may begin immediately for June 1st stays

Some good news was announced during today’s daily COVID-19 daily briefing regarding Maine’s lodging establishments. Commissioner Heather Johnson announced that, effective immediately, Maine lodging facilities can begin accepting future reservations for stays beginning June...

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Legislative Alert: Governor Janet Mills' Stage 4 Announcement

Governor Janet Mills announced Tuesday afternoon that Maine will enter Stage 4 of its four-stage Restarting Maine’s Economy Plan on October 13, 2020. Stage 4 will allow for increased indoor capacity during the winter...

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Legislative Alert: Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee Meeting Report

The Maine State Legislature’s Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee met on Friday, June 5 th to continue to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on Maine’s economy. The agenda included childcare issues, a report from...

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Legislative Alert: Economic Recovery Grant Program Update

On Thursday, August 20, 2020, Governor Janet Mills announced the launch of the newly established Maine Economic Recovery Grant Program – a state-based approach to help support struggling Maine businesses and nonprofit organizations that...

News

48 Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected by Peers for Inclusion in Best Lawyers in America 2021, Including 4 “Lawyers of the Year”

Forty-eight Preti Flaherty attorneys have been named to Best Lawyers in America 2021, including four recognized on the inaugural “Ones to Watch” list for attorneys earlier in their careers and four “Lawyer of the...

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Legislative Alert: Governor’s Economic Recovery Committee Update

The Governor’s Economic Recovery Committee met on Friday June 26 th to hear reports from the Chairs of all six subcommittees. In the reporting on Friday the biggest monetary ask was from the Infrastructure...

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Maine Legislative Alert: Reopening and Other Updates

The Legislative Practice Group at Preti Flaherty hopes you are all staying healthy, safe, and sane. We are continuing to interface with Governor Mills, her staff, and relevant of members of her administration on...