I have been an attorney in the states of Maine and New Hampshire since 1988. My practice involves civil litigation — including construction and business law disputes — probate law, divorce, criminal defense, trusts and estates, corporations, limited liability companies and preparing deeds, easements, and contracts.
I have tried between 20-25 civil and criminal jury trials since 1988. I have tried hundreds of civil, divorce, criminal and other cases before judges in Maine and New Hampshire, and several in Massachusetts where I was admitted pro hac vice. I have authored several articles, one on zoning and another on the Maine Civil Rights Act, and have spoken at seminars on divorce law and evidence. I have previously served in the State of Maine as a guardian ad litem representing children in divorce proceedings.
I was born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, but was raised in Columbia, Maine, in Washington County, where I attended Narraguagus High School, raked blueberries every August and washed dishes at a local restaurant. I graduated from high school in 1981, college at the University of Maine in Orono with degrees in political science and philosophy in 1985, and law school at the University of Maine School of Law in 1988. While I resided in Kittery, Maine I served about fourteen years on the Kittery Zoning Board of Appeals, most of the time as chairman, and also served on the Kittery Recreation Committee. I am married to the lovely Abby Cohen and reside with her in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. I have three children, Derek, Andrew and Jessica, and one step-daughter, Michaela. In my spare time I like to work out, travel and hike.