Margaret Coughlin LePage - Pierce Atwood LLP

Margaret Coughlin LePage

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2003

Margaret C. LePage, partner at Pierce Atwood LLP, works on a wide range of workplace disputes and legal risks in connection with hiring, discipline and discharge, discrimination and harassment complaints, family medical leave requests, wage payment disputes and a wide variety of other employment issues. Meg's clients include healthcare and educational institutions, financial services companies, insurance companies, manufacturers, social service agencies, summer youth camps, and hospitality and recreation facilities. With extensive experience in both employment litigation and advice and counsel work, Meg provides employers with sound, practical and timely advice coupled with efficient and effective advocacy in state and federal courts and administrative agencies. She also regularly presents workplace training programs for employers on a variety of issues, including unlawful harassment and discrimination, workplace diversity, performance management, accommodating disabilities, attendance and leave management and individual and group terminations.

Dartmouth CollegeAB 1980University of Michigan Law SchoolJ.D. 1983

Case History

Recent Experience

Obtained favorable arbitrator's award, affirmed on appeal, regarding wage dispute over bonuses, commissions and vacation pay for terminated company president.

Obtained summary judgment, affirmed on appeal, in housing discrimination case challenging landlords' rights not to participate in HUD Section 8 low income housing program.

Obtained judgment on behalf of employer in leading "caregiver" sex discrimination case in federal district court.

Obtained favorable federal district court jury verdict for employer in ADA retaliation case.

Obtained dismissal of an unfair labor practice charge against employer for discipline of employee for derogatory postings on Facebook.

Represented fast food restaurant chain in investigation by Department of Justice of pattern and practice immigration status discrimination.

Advised Board of Directors of closely held company on termination and buyout of founder and CEO


Office Location

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

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2015 Lawyer of the Year in Education Law of the Portland-ME Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Employment Law - Management of the Portland-ME Metro Area2011 Lawyer of the Year in Labor and Employment Law of the Portland-ME Metro Area
Margaret Coughlin LePage has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!Margaret Coughlin LePage has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!Margaret Coughlin LePage has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2011!

Practice Areas

Education Law
Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management

Other Information

Gender: Female