Thompson Bowie & Hatch LLC is very pleased to announce that Hillary Bouchard, Twain Braden and Brendan O'Rourke have become partners in the firm. Hillary maintains a broad-based litigation practice, with a focus on commercial litigation, professional liability and insurance coverage matters. In addition to representing individuals, professionals, businesses and insurance companies in both state and federal court, she regularly counsels clients with regard to the navigation of complex, and often multi-dimensional, insurance questions.
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.
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 in a variety of other tort-based claims.