John Bonneau Awarded Maine State Bar Association Life Member Award

Norman, Hanson & DeTroy is pleased to announce that John V. Bonneau was recognized last month by the Maine State Bar Association and presented with the Life Member Award.  The Maine State Bar Association’s Life Member Award expresses its appreciation to Attorney Bonneau whose 50 years of faithful and meritorious service to the Bar have… Read more »

David Goldman Wins Major Land Use Case

The Law Court upended practitioners’ expectations regarding how local municipal land use officials are expected to act in the face of a property rights dispute between neighbors in its decision in Tomasino v. Town of Casco that a recent Maine Bar Journal article referred to as “arguably the most significant land use decision of 2020.”… Read more »

Stay Up-To-Date with Emerging Legal Issues

The coronavirus pandemic may have changed how we do business, but it is has not reduced the need for up-to-date information on legal trends and decisions issued by the state and federal courts.  To provide clients with fast and concise information on a variety of legal topics, Norman, Hanson & DeTroy is rolling out Maine… Read more »

John McGough Joins NHD as a Non-Attorney Labor & Employment Consultant

Norman Hanson & DeTroy LLC is pleased to announce that John G. McGough has joined the firm as the newest member of the Labor & Employment Law Practice Group as a non-attorney Labor & Employment Consultant. McGough served approximately 25 years in a variety of senior federal, state, and local public sector positions with responsibility… Read more »

Bystander Liability Clarified by Maine Supreme Court

BY:  Jonathan W. Brogan, Esq. Recently the Maine Supreme Court made a significant decision regarding bystander claims of negligent infliction of emotional distress.  Coward v. Gagne and Sons Concrete Blocks, Inc., 2020 ME 112 (9/17/2020). The longstanding test in Maine was decided in a case called Culbert v. Sampson Supermarket which stated that there would… Read more »

New Attorney Announcement – Nicole Sawyer and Christine Johnson

This past year Norman Hanson & DeTroy welcomed two new attorneys to the firm. Nicole Sawyer Nicole is a Maine native who has historically served the people of Maine before joining Norman, Hanson & DeTroy. She attended the University of Maine at Farmington before ultimately graduating from the University of Maine at Augusta. She was… Read more »


Mark Lavoie represented the Maine Chapter of the American College of Trial Lawyers at its annual meeting, held in La Qunita, California and scored third place with his group in the organization’s golf tournament. Robert Cummins was recently nominated by Governor Mills and approved by the State Legislature to serve as a commissioner on the… Read more »

Health Law Update

By Christopher C. Taintor, Esq. “The Sooner the Better” Is Not Enough to Prove Causation The Maine Supreme Judicial Court, sitting as the Law Court, recently decided Holmes v. Eastern Maine Medical Center, 2019 ME 84, 208 A.3d 792.  In Holmes, the Court affirmed judgments in favor of three defendants: Eastern Maine Medical Center (EMMC),… Read more »

NHD Represents “Friends of the Court” in Supreme Court Super PAC Challenge

Russ Pierce and Chris Taintor have recently entered an appearance in the United States Supreme Court, on behalf of a group of law professors and researchers, who are Amici Curiae (“Friends of the Court”) supporting a group of Congressional Petitioners asking the Supreme Court to review a seminal decision of the D.C. Circuit involving campaign… Read more »

Judicial and Legislative Developments in Maine Employment Law

BY:  Devin W. Deane, Esq. The last several months have seen a great deal of activity in the field of employment law.  In a series of decisions, the Maine Supreme Judicial Court and the United States District Court for the District of Maine have more clearly defined the limits on liability under the Maine Whistleblowers… Read more »