Roy T. Pierce

Roy T Pierce - Maine Attorney at Law

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Roy brings a high caliber of experience and legal expertise to Jensen Baird’s Litigation Practice Group. Also President of the firm, he is committed to helping clients achieve desirable results with his skillful representation and direct communication style.  Listed in Best Lawyers in America for the past several years in the area of Commercial Litigation, Roy represents individuals and businesses in commercial litigation cases in Maine, Massachusetts, and beyond.  He has established a varied practice with extensive experience litigating business tort, breach of contract, trade secrets, copyright infringement, products liability, real estate, land use, and tax disputes. In addition, he maintains an active appellate practice and has argued more than two dozen appeals before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court and the First Circuit Court of Appeals. In every case, Roy’s focus is helping people navigate to an acceptable outcome in a time frame that meets their needs, and at an affordable cost.  

“I like to get good results for people and I like to win.  I understand that when clients come to me, they’re in a bad situation. My goal is to help them find the best way forward. I’m never going to tell you something just because you want to hear it.  You’re paying me to tell you what you need to know.  We can make the best decisions from there.”

Following law school, Roy clerked for the Honorable David G. Roberts, Associate Justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. Prior to joining Jensen Baird, he practiced with two other Southern Maine firms where he litigated and tried a wide range of commercial, business, and state tax cases throughout the country. He has also lectured on multistate tax issues.

Roy and his wife live in Freeport, where they also raised their two daughters. He has been actively involved in youth soccer having served as a coach and member of the Board of Directors of the Freeport United Soccer Club. He has twice completed the Mount Washington Auto Road Bicycle Hillclimb, considered by many to be the toughest hill climb in the world.

EDUCATION

  • American International College, B.A., summa cum laude
  • University of Maine, J.D., cum laude

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

  • State of Maine
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • United States District Court for the District of Maine
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • United States Tax Court

MEMBER

  • American Bar Association
  • Maine State Bar Association
  • Cumberland County Bar Association
  • Past Member, Town of Freeport Board of Assessment Review
  • Past Member, Freeport United Soccer Club Board of Directors
  • Past Member, University of Maine School of Law Alumni Association Board of Directors (2008-2011)

HONORS

  • The Best Lawyers in America© for Commercial Litigation, Real Estate Litigation and Appellate Practice
  • New England Super Lawyers for Civil Litigation, Appellate (2015-2017, 2019-2020)

Notable Cases

  • Edward Atkinson, Trustee, Bayberry Cove Children’s Land Trust v. Town of Steuben, et al., Docket No. CV-16-25 (Superior Court, Washington County, December 19, 2019)
    (favorable jury verdict in favor of the Town finding the value of property taken by eminent domain to be less than 2% of that claimed by the property owner)
  • Chadwick BaRoss, Inc. v. City of Westbrook, 2016 ME 62, 137 A.3d 1020
    (affirming summary judgment obtained by City upholding its denial of claimed personal property tax exemption)
  • Sutton v. Sunday River Skiway Corp., MEM-12-120
    (affirming defense verdict in multi-million dollar personal injury case)
  • Bennett v. Beaver Ridge Wind, LLC, MEM-09-83
    (affirming validity of municipal permit for construction of wind generation facility)
  • LePage v. Bath Iron Works Corp., 2006 ME 130, 909 A.2d 629
    (affirming summary judgment entered in favor of employer on employee’s disability discrimination and whistleblower claims)
  • Morison v. Wilson Lake Country Club, 2005 ME 71, 874 A.2d 885
    (affirming trial court judgment invalidating corporation’s transfer of shares of its treasury stock in corporate control dispute)