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Cliff is a highly-respected and experienced trial and appellate lawyer. In over 20 years of practice, he has handled scores of matters of all sizes and complexity, with claims at issue from five figures to eight. He has tried cases to judgment in every level of Maine's trial courts, has argued appeals in the Law Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and has briefed matters to the U.S. Supreme Court. He also tried cases to award or decision in arbitrations and in front of state and federal regulatory agencies. And he advises corporate leadership to help them understand and approve legal strategy in cases of substantial import. For 2015, he was selected by Best Lawyers as "Lawyer of the Year" for Bet-the-Company Litigation in the Portland region.  

Before he became a lawyer, Cliff earned a Ph.D. in Theology and taught religion at the college level. He regularly advises lawyers on issues of professional ethics and duties, sits on the Advisory Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct and was a member of the Task Force that undertook the first wholesale revision of Maine’s attorney ethics rules in three decades.

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