A. Robert Ruesch - Verrill Dana LLP

A. Robert Ruesch

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2003

Robert Ruesch is Chair of the firm's Litigation & Trial Department and Co-Chair of the Construction Law Group. Rob maintains an active practice in state and federal courts in Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Rob has particular skill in complex contract, business, environmental and insurance disputes. Rob also focuses on construction, design and surety law where he counsels his clients through all aspects of the construction process, including contract negotiation, procurement, bid protests, claims management and avoidance as well as dispute resolution. Rob’s practice also includes personal injury and premises liability disputes.

Rob excels at presenting complex claims and defenses in mediation, arbitration and court. He has achieved significant victories for his clients in each forum (details regarding Rob's cases can be seen on his Experience page). Rob has also mediated and arbitrated in numerous contract, real estate and construction disputes. In addition to his accomplishments in the area of claims and disputes, Rob's construction practice also focuses on helping our clients avoid claims through effective contract strategies, risk allocation and negotiation. Rob’s recent projects can be viewed on his Experience page.

Rob lives in Portland with his wife and two teenage daughters. In addition to his family time, Rob is an avid runner and golfer. Rob has completed four marathons and eight half-marathons.

University of Massachusetts AmherstBA 1986University of MaineJ.D. 1990
Maine State Bar AssociationCumberland County Bar AssociationConstruction Financial Management AssociationAssociated Constructors of MaineAmerican Bar Association Forum on Construction Industry, Fidelity and Surety Law Practice Section

Office Location

One Portland Square
P.O. Box 586
Portland, ME 04112-0586
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Construction Law of the Portland-ME Metro Area2012 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Construction of the Portland-ME Metro Area
A. Robert Ruesch has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!A. Robert Ruesch has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Construction Law (Arbitration and Mediation, Architects and Engineers, Cogeneration, Commercial Development, Construction Disputes, Contractors, Government Contracts, Insurance, Insurance Coverage, International, Residential Development, Surety)
Litigation - Construction

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