Leonard W. "Len" Langer

Leonard W. "Len" Langer

Thompson Bowie & Hatch LLC

Recognized since 2007

Portland, Maine

Practice Areas

Admiralty and Maritime Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Admiralty and Maritime Law
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I graduated from Colgate University in 1973, and went to work in a boatyard building 25-30 foot sailboats for two years. After graduating from the University of Maine School of Law in 1978, I served as a law clerk to Chief Justice Vincent L. McKusick and Associate Justice Charles A. Pomeroy of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. I practiced at the Portland, Maine firm of Thompson, McNaboe, Ashley & Bull, from 1979-1994, where I specialized in Admiralty and Maritime law matters. In 1994, I left to help form the firm Tompkins, Clough, Hirshon & Langer, P.A., where I was a shareholder from 1994-2010, and where I continued my practice in the Admiralty and Maritime law field. In October, 2010, I joined Thompson Bowie & Hatch LLC, where I continue to practice Admiralty & Maritime law. I have served in a number of civil organizations, including the Yarmouth Planning Board (Yarmouth, Maine), and on the boards of various non-profit organizations. I currently serve as chairman of the United States District Court Local Rules Advisory Committee.


  • 415 Congress Street, Fifth Floor
    P.O. Box 4630
    Portland, ME 04112-4630


  • English


  • University of Maine, J.D., graduated 1978
  • Colgate University, BA, graduated 1973

Bar Admissions

  • Maine, U.S. District Court for the District of Maine
  • Maine, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First and Third Circuit
  • Maine, U.S. Supreme Court
  • Maine, Maine State Bar Association


  • District of Maine Local Rules Advisory Committee - Chairman
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States - member

State Clerkships

  • Maine - Supreme Court

Thompson Bowie & Hatch LLC
Headquarters: Portland, Maine

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Admiralty and Maritime Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Admiralty and Maritime Law, Portland-ME (2012)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Admiralty and Maritime Law

Special Focus

  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Casualty
  • Charter Parties
  • Collision
  • Contract
  • Fires
  • Limitation of Liability
  • Litigation
  • Marine Insurance
  • Personal Injury

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