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: 2020 Election and State House Update

(Current as of 11/4/20 at 2:30 PM EST) Presidential Maine is one of two states in the country that splits its electoral votes. As in 2016, this turned Maine’s more rural 2nd Congressional District...

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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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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: Legislative Leadership Election Update

The Senate Democratic Caucus met on November 5 th and, as expected, re-elected their current leadership team. Thus Senate President Troy Jackson (D-Aroostook), Senate Majority Leader Nate Libby (D-Androscoggin), and Senate Majority Assistant Leader...

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Legislative Alert: Governor Janet Mills Updates the Keep Maine Healthy Program

Last month, Governor Mills made a number of adjustments to the state’s Keep Maine Healthy Program, allowing for greater capacity for indoor dining, establishing opening dates for indoor service at bars and tasting rooms...

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Governor Janet Mills Releases Maine Supplemental and Biennial Budgets

Governor Mills released both the Supplemental and the Biennial Budgets today. The Revenue Forecasting Committee has estimated a $650 million revenue shortfall in 2021 – 2023 combined. In his presentation to the Appropriations Committee...

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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...

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Legislative Alert: Maine Legislators receive their upcoming committee assignments

As was promised by Senate President Troy Jackson, the presiding officers of the Maine Senate and House announced committee assignments for the recently sworn in 130th Legislature this afternoon. This is roughly a week...

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Legislative Alert: House Democratic and Senate Republican Leadership Elections

Senate Republicans held their leadership votes on Tuesday, November 10 th . As expected, Senator Jeff Timberlake was elected as Republican Leader. Both Senator Matt Pouliot and Senator Trey Stewart ran to be the...

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Legislative Alert: First Week of the Legislative Session Update

The 130 th Maine State Legislature convened on Wednesday, December 2 nd to be sworn-in, to elect the Speaker and the Senate President, and to elect Maine’s Constitutional Officers. Due to the COVID-19 epidemic...