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David A. Lourie Esq.

David A. Lourie Esq.

Sole Practitioner
Location:
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Phone:
207-799-4922
Fax:
207-221-1688
Email:

EDUCATION: FOREST HILLS HIGH SCHOOL, NEW YORK (1964); QUEENS COLLEGE CUNY (1968); LEEDS UNIVERSITY YORKSHIRE, UK (1970); BOSTON COLLEGE LAW SCHOOL (1974)

Private practice, Westbrook, Portland, and Cape Elizabeth, Maine (1991-Present), concentrating in municipal and land use law; contracts, civil rights and civil liberties; litigation in all courts and state administrative agencies.  Corporation Counsel of the City of Portland, Maine (1976 to 1990.)  Chief legal advisor to all City officials, Boards and Commissions; administrative head of the City’s Legal Department.

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE IN MAINE, MASSACHUSETTS, U.S. DISTRICT COURT FOR MAINE; FIRST CIRCUIT; AND UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT

Areas of Practice

  • 30% Zoning, Subdivision, Boundary disputes, and other land use disputes
  • 20% Property tax abatement and eminent domain takings
  • 30% Administrative appeals to Maine Courts under Rule 80B or 80C
  • 20% Civil rights, civil liberties and other litigation

Litigation Percentage

  • 40% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Maine, 1974
  • Massachusetts, 1975
  • U.S. District Court District of Maine, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 2002
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1987

Education

  • Boston College Law School, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. - May, 1974
  • Queens College of the City University of New York, Flushing, New York
    • B.A. cum laude - 1968
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: History

Representative Clients

  • Towns of Baldwin and Parsonsfield, Maine
  • Portland Shellfish
  • Cumberland Farms
  • Palace Playland

References

  • Key Bank of Maine
  • Fleet Bank of Maine

Honors and Awards

  • Maine Civil Liberties Union Award for Service, 2002 - Present
  • NAACP Martin Luther King Service Award, 2001 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Maine State Bar Association, Member, 1974 - Present
  • Cumberland Bar Association, Member, 1978 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • City of Portland, Maine, Corporation Counsel, 1980 - 1990
  • City of Portland, Main , Deputy Corporation Counsel, 1976 - 1980

Pro Bono Activities

  • American Civil Liberties Union of Maine Legal Panel and Cooperating Attorney, 1990 - Present
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People - Chair of Legal Redress Cttee., 1994 - Present

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189 Spurwink Avenue
Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107
Phone: 207-799-4922
Fax: 207-221-1688
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