Mark A. Bower


Mark finds it rewarding to work together with clients to help them achieve their goals. A member of the firm’s Government Services practice group, he joined Jensen Baird, in part, because of its long-standing client relationships. Mark represents public and private clients in various aspects of land use, zoning, property tax, environmental and energy matters—including trial and appellate work—and also has experience in the area of municipal solid waste, representing the two publicly owned and operated waste-to-energy facilities in Maine. In addition, Mark currently serves as general counsel to the firm, advising its attorneys on ethical issues. From counseling elected and appointed municipal boards, to drafting ordinances and policies, to defending a municipality’s decisions in court, Mark brings value to clients with his honesty and forceful advocacy. 

“I see myself as a resource and partner for my clients. I can lay out a plan for them.  It takes some of the anxiety away from the problem when they know that we have a path forward together.”

Mark received his law degree from the University of Maine School of Law where he was Articles Editor of the Maine Law Review, and represented low-income clients at the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic. After law school, Mark completed a one-year clerkship with the Honorable John A. Woodcock, Jr., U.S. District Court for the District of Maine.

Mark and his wife reside in Portland with their two sons and Lab mix. He has previously served on the City of Portland Zoning Board of Appeals.


  • Tufts University, B.A
  • University of Maine School of Law, J.D


  • State of Maine
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maine


  • Maine State Bar Association
  • Cumberland Bar Association
  • Member, Board of Directors, Portland Little League
  • Past Member, City of Portland Zoning Board of Appeals


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