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Pierce Atwood LLP

James R. Erwin

Portland, USA USA Guide 2021 Ranked in 1 departments
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James Erwin leads the labor and employment department at Pierce Atwood. He enjoys an excellent reputation for his broad practice, which includes advising on workers' compensation, whistle-blower, discrimination and immigration matters.
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Jim Erwin leads Pierce Atwood's Employment Group. He has extensive state and federal litigation experience in a wide range of substantive areas at the trial, appellate, administrative and arbitration levels. His practice involves the defense at agencies and in court of all types of employment claims, including sex, race, religious and national origin discrimination; sexual and racial harassment; disability discrimination under the ADA; FMLA; retaliation and whistleblower claims; restrictive covenant and trade secrets enforcement; wage-hour claims and class actions; defamation; and labor arbitrations. Jim counsels employers on a wide range of workplace issues, conducts training sessions on harassment and other workplace issues, and performs investigations for employers. He also advocates for employers before the Maine State Legislature and administrative agencies on important issues of public policy.

Career

Before joining Pierce Atwood Jim served for five years as an Assistant Attorney General for Maine (1978-83). He is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

Professional Memberships

Chair, Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce Board, American Bar Association Litigation Section, Labor Relations Committee; Chair, Board of Trustees, University of Maine System.

Publications

ABA Model Jury Instructions, Chapter on Equal Pay Act.

Personal

J.D., Boston University School of Law; A.B. (cum laude, High Distinction), Dartmouth College.

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James R. Erwin

Pierce Atwood LLP

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