John J. Aromando - Pierce Atwood LLP

John J. Aromando

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007
Phone: 207-791-1302

John Aromando, a litigation partner with more than 30 years of diverse trial practice experience, currently focuses on the defense of businesses in complex commercial litigation. John represents clients from a range of industries including financial services, energy, pulp and paper, manufacturing, insurance, and professional services. He has defended clients in a number of class action lawsuits, in Maine and in several other states. He has tried cases in both state and federal court, and argued appeals before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court and the First Circuit Court of Appeals

John also appears on behalf of clients in arbitrations and contested administrative proceedings.  He has been involved in several significant lawsuits arising from the residential mortgage foreclosure crisis, and was called upon to defend a large law firm sued by a former client for legal malpractice. He has represented both defendants and plaintiffs in a wide variety of civil lawsuits. John also counsels owners, contractors, and sureties concerning construction contracts, bonding and insurance, and represents them with respect to claims.

University of Massachusetts AmherstBS 1981Boston College Law SchoolJ.D. 1984
Defense Research InstituteMaine State Bar AssociationCumberland County Bar Association

Case History

Recent Experience
  • Representation of national mortgage lenders and servicers in defense of various claims brought on behalf of borrowers, including defense of class actions in Maine state and federal court
  • Representation of national mortgage lender and servicer concerning an investigation by the Maine Attorney General
  • Representation of national and community banks concerning both consumer and commercial claims
  • Defense of large law firm in a legal malpractice action brought by a former client of the firm arising from advice with respect to a private offering of securities
  • Defense of health insurance companies in national subscriber class actions brought in Maine, Louisiana, North Carolina, and South Carolina   
  • Defense of health insurance companies in provider lawsuits, including class action in Maine state court
  • Defense of national manufacturer of electrical receptacles in class action in Maine state court, including successful opposition to motion to certify class  
  • Defense of investment advisers in claims alleging imprudent investment decisions or management, including FINRA arbitration
  • Defense of gas additive manufacturer in class action in Maine state court, including successful opposition to motion to certify class
  • Successful trial of claims against hydro generator arising from a dispute over timberland easements valued at $8.1 million
  • Representation of municipal client on successful defense of claims challenging multimillion dollar tax increment financing

Client Comments

"Time and again John Aromando has taken on some of the most complex cases and helped guide us to a satisfactory result. He is very bright but never comes across as obtuse or aloof. John is reliable and responsive. There's never a need to track him down for an answer."

-John Marr
Maine Employers Mutual Insurance Co

"John is efficient and knows his stuff. Regardless of the size of the case, he pays attention to it and works for a good outcome for his client."

-Mark Freeman
Senior Counsel

Office Location

Merrill's Wharf
254 Commercial Street
Portland, ME 04101
United States

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation (Civil Litigation, Class Actions, Commercial Disputes, Complex Litigation, Construction, Defendants, Environmental, Health Care, Surety)

Other Information

Gender: Male