Attorneys: Leonard W. Langer

Of Counsel
Bar Admissions

State of Maine
U.S. District Court for the District of Maine
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First and Third Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court


Colgate University, B.A., cum laude
University of Maine School of Law, J.D., cum laude

Maine Supreme Court

Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished, 2015-2023
The Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year Admiralty & Maritime Law, 2012
The Best Lawyers in America, 2016-2023
New England Super Lawyers, 2008-2023
Chambers USA, 2016


American Bar Association
Maine State Bar Association
Maritime Law Association of the United States
Propeller Club
Tri-State Defense Lawyers Association

Notable Reported Decisions

Johnson v. Pride, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 35907 (D. Me. March 16, 2012)
Littlefield v. Acadia Ins. Co., 392 F.3d 1 (1st Cir. 2004)
Whitman v. Miles, 387 F.3d 68, 2005 AMC 120 (1st Cir. 2004)


Len specializes in admiralty and maritime law. His expertise in the field ranges from counseling clients on vessel construction contracts to litigating complex maritime disputes in state and federal court. Len has extensive experience in admiralty litigation and in providing day-to-day advice to meet the specific needs of maritime clients. This includes representing ship owners, ferry owners, tug and tow operators, maritime pilots, cruise lines, surveyors, vessel manufacturers and dealerships, marine construction companies, marine underwriters, boatyards and marinas in all aspects of maritime law.

Len attended the University of Maine School of Law. After graduation from law school he served as a law clerk to Chief Justice Vincent L. McKusick and Associate Justice Charles A. Pomeroy of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. Prior to joining Thompon, Bowie & Hatch LLC he was a partner at Thompson, McNaboe, Ashley & Bull from 1979-1994 and a shareholder at Tompkins, Clough, Hirshon & Langer, P.A. from 1994-2010.

Len has served as a member of the Yarmouth Planning Board, and on the board of various non-profit organizations. He formerly served as chairman of the United States District Court Local Rules Advisory Committee.

Len has been recognized for his work as an admiralty and maritime attorney in Super Lawyers of New England, The Best Lawyers in America, and Chambers, USA. 


T: 207-774-2500
F: 207-774-3591