Attorneys: Brendan R. O'Rourke

Bar Admissions

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

Northeastern University, B.A., magna cum laude
University of Maine School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
Maine Supreme Judicial Court
New England Super Lawyers, 2018-2023
Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
American Bar Association
Maine State Bar Association
New Hampshire Bar Association
Tri-State Defense Lawyers Association, Maine Vice President
Portland Society for Architecture, Board Member
Construction Lawyers Society of America, Associate Fellow
American Counsel of Engineering Companies of Maine

Brendan practices in the areas of  professional liability, civil rights and municipal liability and property and casualty defense. Brendan has defended design professionals, contractors, and subcontractors in construction disputes in both state and federal court. He also serves as defense counsel to healthcare professionals throughout Maine, in both malpractice actions and claims brought against them pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. In addition to defending clients in their professional capacities, Brendan also represents individuals and businesses against property and casualty claims.

Prior to private practice, Brendan completed a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Joseph M. Jabar, Associate Justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.

Brendan, a native of Massachusetts, graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, earning his B.S., magna cum laude, from its College of Criminal Justice, as well as a minor in Business Administration from its School of Business. While attending Northeastern, Brendan worked as a legal assistant in the litigation departments of two Boston-area law firms.

Brendan earned his J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law, magna cum laude. During law school, Brendan assisted first-year law students as a teaching assistant and then as a legal writing instructor. He also served as the Executive Editor for the Ocean and Coastal Law Journal and as a student attorney for the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic.


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