Attorneys: Dale L. Gavin

Areas of Practice
Workers' Compensation
Bar Admissions
State of Maine
State of New Hampshire
State of Massachusetts
U.S. District Court for the District of Maine
Colby College, B.A., magna cum laude
Stanford University, M.A.
University of Maine School of Law, J.D.
Maine Supreme Judicial Court

Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished, 2015-2023

  • Maine State Bar Association
  • New Hampshire Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
    Tri-State Defense Lawyers Association
Notable Reported Decisions
Ricci v. Mercy Hosp., 2002 ME 173, 812 A.2d 250.

Dale specializes in workers' compensation defense and employment law. Her expertise in the field encompasses counselling clients on all aspects of pending worker’s compensation claims, litigating disputed claims before the administrative law judges of the Maine Worker’s Compensation Board in locations across the State, and handling appeals of claims both at the Workers’ Compensation Board’s Appellate Division and at the Maine Supreme Court. In the course of her practice, Dale has represented Employers and Insurers on hundreds of claims, providing guidance on adjusting worker’s compensation claims, helping insurers and employers navigate the intricacies of the Maine workers’ compensation system, and successfully defending against non-compensable or fraudulent claims.

Dale graduated from Colby College, earned her Master’s Degree in Classics from Stanford University, and taught for two years at a Quaker boarding school before attending law school at the University of Maine School of Law. While at Maine Law, Dale was an editor of the Maine Law Review.

Following graduation from law school, she served for a year as law clerk to the Honorable Caroline Glassman and Elmer Violette of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. She then spent six years at the Maine Public Utilities Commission as a staff attorney/hearing officer and in 1990 joined the house counsel office for OneBeacon Insurance Company, where she handled the defense of hundreds of workers’ compensation cases.


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