Biography

Having served for many years as the firm's Managing Partner and as Chair of its Litigation Group, Jon focuses his practice on litigation and arbitration. He is well known and respected in the New England legal community, is listed in Woodward-White's The Best Lawyers in America for his work in Commercial Litigation and First Amendment Law, as well as in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for Litigation: General Commercial. He is also AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is recognized in New England Super Lawyers.

Previous Legal Experience
Invited to serve as the first law clerk to the Honorable Edward S. Godfrey of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Maine Bar Association
  • Cumberland County Bar Association
  • Diversity Law Institute
  • Barrister, Order of Juris, Order of Certus, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Trial Law Institute

Honors & Recognition

  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America
  • Listed in Woodward-White's The Best Lawyers in America for his work in Commercial Litigation and First Amendment Law
  • Listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business for Litigation: General Commercial
  • Recognized in New England Super Lawyers
  • Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Mercy Health System of Maine, Board of Directors
  • Mercy Hospital, Board of Trustees
  • Media Law Resource Center, Advisory Counsel Committee
  • Portland Diocese Annual Stewardship Campaign
  • Portland Public Library, Board of Trustees

Firm Highlights

Publication

What Are My Options If My H-1B Registration Was Not Selected?

The H-1B nonimmigrant visa category allows employers to sponsor foreign nationals performing work in a “specialty occupation.” This typically requires an offer of employment in a job requiring at least a U.S. bachelor’s degree...

Publication

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...

News

Preti Flaherty Files Human Trafficking and Forced Labor Lawsuit Against Church of Scientology

Preti Flaherty attorneys Greg Hansel, Shana Solomon, and Ellie Quinby filed a human trafficking and forced labor lawsuit against the Church of Scientology on behalf of three plaintiffs claiming decades of forced labor, intimidation, coercion...

News

Racial Justice Fund Seeks Applications for Second Round of Grants

The Maine Justice Foundation is pleased to announce the second round of grants from the Racial Justice Fund. The Foundation will accept applications for grants of up to $10,000 from June 1-15, 2022. The...

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Changes Affecting Employment Authorization for L-2, E, and H-4 Dependent Spouses

On November 12, 2021, USCIS announced that L-2 and E dependent spouses are no longer required to apply for an EAD to work in the United States. Instead, L-2 and E dependent spouses are...

Press Coverage

Court Orders State Police to Reveal More Details About Misconduct by Troopers

Previously concealed records of trooper misconduct by the Maine State Police must be provided in response to public records requests by the press, according to a ruling by Judge William R. Anderson of Penobscot Superior...

Publication

How Does the Collapse of Roe v. Wade Impact Employer Health Plans?

On June 24, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned its prior decisions in  Roe v. Wade  and  Planned Parenthood v. Casey , which held that the U.S. Constitution prohibits states from banning abortion or...

Press Coverage

Five Major Norwegian Salmon Companies Agree to $85 Million Settlement in Antitrust Case

Preti Flaherty announced today that a Miami federal Court has granted preliminary approval to an $85 million settlement agreement in an antitrust case involving alleged price fixing of farmed salmon sold in the United...

Press Coverage

Maine State Police Announces Restructuring After 3 Weeks of Declining to Share Details

On June 10, the Maine State Police announced plans to reorganize troop deployment and delegation of manpower in line with revised law enforcement priorities. The announcement follows several weeks of secretive posturing and a lack...

News

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

Sixteen Preti Flaherty attorneys and six practice groups have been selected for inclusion in the 2022 Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business , the highly regarded directory of leading attorneys and...