David R. Ordway

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David’s 35 years practicing law spans service to clients from real estate law, business organizations and corporate law, to municipal and administrative law. He is the former Staff Judge Advocate (chief legal officer) of the Maine National Guard, a former Chairman of the Maine Lottery Commission and former member of the Saco Conservation Commission. He also served on the Board of Editors of the Maine Law Review and is author of Comment, Attorneys and Subordination of Perjury, 26 Maine Law Review 297.

David has argued a number of significant cases before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. One of his most notable, a 1985 case in which he represented the plaintiff in a products liability case against the manufacturer and distributor of nail gun, resulted in a $9.7 million jury verdict. At the time, this verdict in the United States District Court was several times larger than the largest personal injury verdict ever returned by a Maine jury.


  • University of Maine School of Law, J.D. ,1975,
  • Editor, Maine Law Review, 1974-1975

Bar Admission

  • Maine Bar, 1975
  • US District Court, 1975
  • First Circuit Court of Appeals, 1986

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