Emily A. Bloch

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Attorney Profile

Emily Bloch joined Norman, Hanson & DeTroy, LLC in 1997 after practicing at another Portland law firm for seven and a half years. As a member of the professional litigation practice group, she concentrates her practice representing the interests of health care providers statewide before state licensure boards and against medical negligence claims. Her clients include insureds of Maine’s leading medical malpractice insurer as well as the country’s leading provider of professional liability insurance to oral and maxillofacial surgeons. She also provides general advice to health care providers.

Prior to beginning practice, Emily served as Law Clerk to Judge Albert W. Coffrin, Chief Judge for the United States District Court, District of Vermont. Emily is admitted to practice before the state and federal courts in Maine as well as before the United States Supreme Court.

Emily has argued cases before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court that have been significant in the course of Maine law including the following:

Despres v. Moyer, 2003 ME 41, 827 A.2d 61.

Clifford A. Dumont et al. v. Fleet Bank of Maine and Michael S. Haenn, 760 A.2d 1049 (Me. 2000).

Camps Newfound/Owatonna Corp. v. Town of Harrison, et al., 1998 ME 20, 705 A.2d 1109; 655 A.2d 876 (Me. 1995); 520 U.S. 564 (1997).

Tri-State Rubbish, Inc., et al. v. Waste Management, Inc., et al., 838 F. Supp. 17 (1993); 998 F.2d 1073 (1st Cir. 1993).

Emily was the 2003 recipient of the Carolyn Dube Glassman Award, named in honor of the first woman to serve on the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. The award is presented annually by the Maine State Bar Association to a woman who is a member of the Maine Bar and who has worked to remove barriers and advance women in the profession, has educated people on the status of women in the profession or who has acted as a role model for other women attorneys.

Emily is also a current member of the Maine State Bar Association’s Judicial Evaluation Committee.

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Affiliations

Admitted to Practice

  • State of Maine
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maine
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Member, Past and Present

  • Women’s Law Section, Maine State Bar Association, Co-Chair
  • Women’s Law Section, Maine State Bar Association, Awards Committee
  • Cumberland County Bar Association, Member
  • Gignoux Inns of Court, Member
  • Maine Businesses for Social Responsibility, Board of Directors

Selected, Reported Cases

  • Despres v. Moyer, 2003 ME 41, 827 A.2d 61.
  • Clifford A. Dumont et al. v. Fleet Bank of Maine and Michael S. Haenn,
    760 A.2d 1049 (Me. 2000).
  • Camps Newfound/Owatonna Corp. v. Town of Harrison, et al., 1998 ME 20, 705
    A.2d 1109; 655 A.2d 876 (Me. 1995); 520 U.S. 564 (1997).
  • Tri-State Rubbish, Inc., et al. v. Waste Management, Inc., et al., 838 F. Supp. 17 (1993);
    998 F.2d 1073 (1st Cir. 1993).

Awards, Merits & Honors

  • Specially mentioned as a “Key Individual” by Chambers & Partners for 2013

Designations