Biography

Chris is one of Maine's foremost attorneys in the area of medical liability defense. He assists Maine hospitals and other health care providers on medical staff, credentialing and employment-related issues, with a focus on complex medical staff privileging and antitrust matters. His practice also includes products liability defense and complex litigation. He has handled to verdict over one hundred major jury and non-jury trials involving medical liability, antitrust, medical staff disputes, employment discrimination and products liability cases, throughout Northern New England. He has been involved in more than thirty major litigations and oral arguments to the Maine Supreme Court and First Circuit Court of Appeals.

Professional Activities

  • Maine State Bar Association
    • Liaison Coordinator
    • Medical Malpractice Litigation Steering Committee, a group of leading plaintiffs and defense practitioners which liaises with the Superior Court and Supreme Court on matters of judicial and public interest regarding malpractice litigation.
  • Maine Liability Demonstration Project Oversight Committee
    • Legal Member

Honors & Recognition

  • Listed in Woodward-White's The Best Lawyers in America
  • Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
  • Listed in New England Super Lawyers

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Board Member of Day One, a statewide agency dealing with adolescent substance abuse
  • Board Member, Woodfords Family Services

Presentations

  • Chris frequently lectures to professional legal and medical groups.

Firm Highlights

Publication

Contractor's Guide to Mitigating Risks in the AIA A201-2017 General Conditions

The AIA A201-2017 is generally a well-understood contract document and is used in a significant number of construction projects each year. While this standard contract covers most risks, there are a number of areas...

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Maine Workers' Comp Alert: WCB Transition to In-Person Hearings Likely to Occur No Sooner Than August 2020; Section 312 IME’s Have Resumed

A conference with Maine Workers' Compensation Board Executive Director John Rohde was held last week to discuss the transition to in-person hearings at the WCB. The WCB Subcommittees also met to discuss recent developments...

Publication

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...

News

Preti Flaherty Attorney William Saturley Named Among America’s Top 100 “Bet-the-Company Litigators” for 2020

Preti Flaherty is proud to announce that attorney William Saturley has been selected for inclusion on the list of America’s Top 100 “Bet-the-Company Litigators” for 2020. America’s Top 100 recognizes the most qualified and...

News

Eighteen Preti Flaherty Attorneys Selected as Chambers USA Leaders in Their Field

Eighteen Preti Flaherty attorneys and five practice groups have been selected for inclusion in the 2020 Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business , the highly regarded directory of leading attorneys and...

Press Coverage

Officer-involved Shootings Video - Maine Behind the Curve on Public Access to Information

More than three months after officers were involved in a fatal shooting of a Minot, Maine, resident, the Androscoggin County Sheriff's Office and the Office of the Attorney General continue to deny requests to...

Press Coverage

As More States Release COVID-19 Cases by Town, Maine Says It Could Take 6 Months

As more states continue to release information on the number and distribution of coronavirus cases, officials from Maine's public health agency claim that making tallies available to the public under the state's Freedom of...

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Preti Flaherty COVID-19 Resources

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Preti Flaherty's attorneys have maintained a constant stream of the most up-to-date information and resources for our clients, business partners, and others struggling to navigate these complex...

News

ACTIONS. NOW. FOR CHANGE.

Our country and our communities are suffering and in turmoil due to the racial injustices that have occurred for centuries and are still happening all around us today. It is difficult to comprehend and...

Press Coverage

Maine drops residency requirement for recreational marijuana businesses

Since Mainers voted to pass the Maine Marijuana Legalization Act in 2016, lawmakers have been wrestling with how to regulate sales. Last week, recreational marijuana businesses in Maine cleared a major hurdle to operation...