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Benjamin N. Donahue

Location: Portland, Maine

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 207-775-4255

Fax: 207-775-4229

Ben represents individuals injured by the wrongful acts of others or taken advantage of by corporations, insurance companies, or the government.  Before 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.

As a trial lawyer at Hallett Whipple Weyrens, Ben helps his clients get justice in the way that best serves their needs—whether that means trying their case before a jury or negotiating a successful settlement.  Ben has been selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star every year since 2016, recognized by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, and named a Fellow by the Litigation Counsel of America.  He recently lead a team of attorneys and clients to a $14 million class-action settlement in the case of Veilleux et al. v. Electricity Maine et al. after nearly four years of litigation against a group of retail electricity companies.

• Personal injury
• Civil rights
• Class actions
• Insurance coverage/bad faith litigation
• Products liability

• Maine
• U.S. District Court District of Maine
• U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
• U.S. Supreme Court

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  • 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...