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, 2015-2020 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)
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.