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Benjamin N. Donahue

Location: Portland, Maine

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 207-775-4255

Fax: 207-775-4229

Ben represents individuals accused of crimes, injured by the wrongful acts of others, or otherwise taken advantage of by corporations, insurance companies, or the government.  Prior to joining Hallett Whipple Weyrens, he worked in the litigation department of a major Portland law firm and as a law clerk for Justice Andrew M. Mead of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.  Ben attended the University of Maine School of Law where he served as the executive editor of the Maine Law Review and as a judicial intern to Judge Kermit V. Lipez of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Defense
  • Employment Discrimination and Whistle Blower Claims
  • Insurance Coverage/Bad Faith Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Civil Rights

Bar Admissions

  • Maine
  • U.S. District Court District of Maine
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit


  • University of Maine School of Law, Portland, Maine
    • J.D. magna cum laude - 2013
  • University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado
    • B.A. - 2010
    • Major: Economics

Published Works

  • McGarvey v. Whittredge: Continued Uncertainty in Maine's Intertidal Zone, 64 Me. L. Rev. 593 (2012).

Honors and Awards

  • Executive Editor, Maine Law Review
  • Edward T. Gignoux Award for Appellate Advocacy
  • Outstanding Brief Award Duberstein Moot Court Competition

Past Employment Positions

  • Norman, Hanson & DeTroy, Litigation Associate, 2014 - 2016
  • The Honorable Andrew M. Mead, Maine Supreme Judicial Court, Law Clerk, 2013 - 2014
  • The Honorable Kermit V. Lipez, United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, Judicial Extern
  • The Honorable Andrew M. Horton, Maine Business and Consumer Court, Judicial Extern

Recent Blog Posts


  • Confident, Calm & Determined

    I hired Ben to help me navigate my divorce. During an extremely difficult and confusing time in my life, Ben was attentive, paid close attention to detail, and worked with me strongly to fully advocate for what I wanted and needed. He truly looked out for my best interests and represented me in a...
  • Albert Recommends Benjamin N. Donahue

    I called Ben Donahue when a family member got into some legal trouble over a misunderstanding. Due to the circumstances my family member was not allowed to live in their own house. Ben listened to the case and very quickly got it resolved so that my family member was able to move back home. Ben's...