Louise K. Thomas - Pierce Atwood LLP

Louise K. Thomas

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006

Louise K. Thomas, a partner in the Litigation practice group, combines more than 30 years of experience in all varieties of litigation with her extensive expertise in insurance law and contract disputes. In her work from northern Maine to southern California, Louise has represented Fortune 500 companies, the state of California, closely held corporations and individuals from all walks of life. As a result of her depth of her experience, Louise is especially well-equipped to help clients navigate the insurance process and the legal system, both before and during litigation, in order to achieve their goals creatively and economically.


University of MaineJ.D.
Maine Insurance Practice SectionMaine Trial LawyersMaine Women's Law Section – Women Helping Women

Case History

Recent Experience

Successful recovery of insurance proceeds for businesses suffering catastrophic loss ranging from fires to contamination of food products

Convinced Directors and Officers liability insurers to finance a $30+ million settlement of class action securities fraud claims against Fortune 500 company

Risk assessment and negotiation of insurance policies, especially D&O coverage, for publicly held corporations

Lead attorney in the state of California's audit of the $43 billion of long-term power contracts, and resulting successful renegotiation and litigation of those contracts as well as recovery of refunds  

Through tort and insurance analysis obtained an additional $1 million in insurance coverage to resolve a multiple fatality personal injury claims prior to suit

Through insurance analysis obtained $500,000 of uninsured motorist coverage for wrongful death case without suit

Mediation and arbitration both privately and as AAA arbitrator

Client Comments

"Louise is particularly talented at identifying and developing themes, be it an appellate brief, discovery plan, or litigation. A lawyer who has a clear head for the big picture, learns the details, and is a tireless advocate."

Office Location

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

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Insurance Law of the Portland-ME Metro Area
Louise K. Thomas has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!

Practice Areas

Energy Law
Insurance Law

Other Information

Gender: Female