Michael A. Nelson
A.B. (with Honors), Hamilton College
M.A.T., Harvard University
J.D., George Washington University Law School
Michael Nelson graduated from Hamilton College (1969) and received his law degree from George Washington University Law School (with honors, 1975) where he was elected Order of the Coif. He has been selected for inclusion in the latest editions of The Best Lawyers in America for commercial litigation, ethics and professional responsibility law, and legal malpractice law and New England Super Lawyers for business litigation, professional liability defense, and antitrust litigation. Mike previously chaired the Maine Supreme Judicial Court's Advisory Committee on the Rules of Professional Responsibility, and currently is Adjunct Professor of Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics at the University of Maine School of Law.
Mike has a very active federal court practice. His significant cases have included a $3,000,000 jury verdict in a defamation case; a defense jury verdict on behalf of General Motors Acceptance Corporation in a lender liability case; a $1,700,000 jury verdict for a local waste-to-energy facility in a design/construction case; a multi-million dollar settlement for a consortium of Maine municipalities in a breach of contract case; and a major monopolization case in the telecommunications industry that settled after a one month jury trial.
Mike and his wife, Lucretia, live in a solar home in the Capisic area of Portland.