Rebecca H. Farnum - Thompson Bowie & Hatch LLC

Rebecca H. Farnum

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007

Becky joined the firm in 1980 and became a partner in 1982. Her statewide practice specializes in construction litigation and professional liability defense for design professionals, health care facilities and practitioners, and attorneys. She represents her clients in federal and state courts, in both jury and non-jury cases, before arbitration, regulatory and administrative panels, and mediations. In addition to providing legal representation to professionals when sued, she continuously provides pre-claim legal guidance, risk management and contract review services to her clients.

Prior to joining the firm of Thompson Bowie & Hatch LLC Becky spent three years as a trial attorney with the Maine Department of Transportation and appeared before state and federal administrative bodies. Becky continues to represent the Maine Department of Transportation in eminent domain and other transportation and construction litigation.

Currently, Becky is a member of the Maine State Bar Association (Past President), Cumberland Bar Association (Past President), American Bar Association, Defense Research Institute, and the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry (Steering Committee for Division One 2000-2004). Becky is a frequent guest speaker at many continuing educational programs for design professionals, dentists, health care providers and attorneys.

Colby CollegeBA 1973University of MaineJ.D. 1977

Case History

Dyer v. Maine Dep’t of Trans. — 2008 ME 106, 951 A.2d 821
Blanchard v. Maine Dep’t of Trans. — 2002 ME 96, 798 A.2d 1119
Brown v. Ferrara — 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 61750 (D. Me. June 7, 2011)

Office Location

Three Canal Plaza, Second Floor
P.O. Box 4630
Portland, ME 04112-4630
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Litigation - Construction of the Portland-ME Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Construction Law of the Portland-ME Metro Area
Rebecca H. Farnum has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Rebecca H. Farnum has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!

Practice Areas

Construction Law (Arbitration and Mediation, Architects and Engineers, Construction Disputes, Contract Review and Negotiation, Government Contracts)
Litigation - Construction

Other Information

Gender: Female