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Attorneys: Sarah Yantakosol Gayer

Associate
Bar Admissions
State of Maine
U.S. District Court for the District of Maine
Education
Bowdoin College, B.A., cum laude
University of Maine School of Law, J.D.
Designations
Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished, 2016
New England Super Lawyers, Rising Stars 2014-2018
Memberships
American Bar Association, Current Chair of TIPS Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee
Maine State Bar Association
Cumberland County Bar Association
Maine Trial Lawyers Association
The Propeller Club
Maritime Law Association of the United States
Gignoux Inn of Court
Tri-State Defense Lawyers Association
Women's International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA)
Notable Reported Decisions
Middlesex Mut. Assur. Co. v. Me. Sch. Admin Dist. No. 43, 2011 ME 95, 26 A.3d 846
About:
Sarah practices in the areas of admiralty and maritime law and professional liability. Her admiralty experience includes matters involving vessel arrest, maritime liens, tugboats and pilots, marina claims, Jones Act and unseaworthiness claims, pleasure and personal watercraft liability, Coast Guard investigations, marine construction, subrogation, vessel construction contracts and claims, and marine insurance. Her professional liability practice focuses on legal malpractice defense and disciplinary claims.

Sarah currently serves as Chair to the American Bar Association (ABA) Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee and previously served as a vice-chair to the committee. She was a contributing author for "Recent Developments in Admiralty and Maritime Law", ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal, Vol. 51, Issue 2 (2016), Vol. 50, Issue 2, Vol. 49, Issue 1 (2013) and Vol. 48, Issue 1 (2012). She has been a featured speaker at various continuing legal education programs including the Federal Bar Association and the American Bar Association TIPS Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee's Admiralty Law Symposium and the Maine State Bar Association's Legal Year in Review: Ethics & Professional Responsibility.

Sarah is a Maine native and graduated from Bowdoin College with a B.A. in Government and Legal Studies and Russian. While attending Bowdoin, she was a Sarah and James Bowdoin Scholar, studied Russian at the Nevsky Institute of Language and Culture in St. Petersburg, Russia, and studied Government and Legal Studies in London, United Kingdom.

Sarah earned her J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law, where she volunteered as a Student Attorney at the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic. She resides in Cape Elizabeth with her husband and children. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys traveling, boating, and exploring the Maine coast.

Contact

T: 207.774.2500
F: 207.774.3591
E: sgayer@thompsonbowie.com
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