Attorneys: Twain Braden

Bar Admissions

State of Maine
State of New Hampshire
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
U.S. District Court for the District of Maine
U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire
U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit


Hobart College, B.A.
Charleston School of Law, cum laude
University of Aberdeen, Scotland
Sea Education Association


New England Super Lawyers, 2015-2022
Adjunct Professor of Maritime & Admiralty Law, Charleston School of Law, Charleston, SC.


Maine State Bar Association
New Hampshire State Bar Association
American Bar Association
Maritime Law Association of the United States, Salvage Committee
Maine Marine Trades Association
Propeller Club (Portland)
Tri-State Defense Lawyers Association


Twain's practice focuses on maritime and admiralty litigation including, vessel collisions, Jones Act coverage, salvage, charter disputes, maritime liens and insurance coverage. Twain's clients appreciate the decades of personal experience Twain has on the water when evaluating the most complex of maritime issues. In addition, Twain's partnership with local maritime businesses enhances legal compliance today to build  effective long term strategies for tomorrow. 

Twain is a graduate of the Charleston School of Law, cum laude, in Charleston, S.C., where he was a founding member of the school's Maritime Law Institute. 

Prior to his legal career Twain served as Managing Editor of Ocean Navigator and Maritime Casualties Editor of Professional Mariner. In 2002, he co-founded Portland Schooner Co. by bringing the 1924 wooden schooner Bagheera from San Francisco to Portland for a daysail and charter business. He maintains a current captain's license.

Twain is the author of three books: In Peril (with co-author Skip Strong); Ghosts of the Pioneers; and The Complete Guide to Sailing & Seamanship. He serves on the Board of Govenors of the Portland Chapter of the Propeller Club of the United States and the Casco Bay Lines Board of Directors. Twain lives on Peaks Island with his wife and their four children.


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Kimberly Cyr