Gerald F. Petruccelli

Firm: Petruccelli, Martin & Haddow, LLP
Location: Portland - ME

  • Two Monument Square #900
    Portland, ME 04101
  • Tel : (207) 775-0200
  • Fax : (207) 775-2360

Attorney Gerald F. Petruccelli began his career as a professor at the University of Toledo College of Law and then the University of Maine Law School. He began doing appellate work during his teaching days, assisting lawyers in Portland firms. He has long been a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. Jerry left full-time teaching to practice but continued to teach as an adjunct professor. His course offerings have included Civil Procedure, Evidence, Contracts, Commercial Law, Bankruptcy, Torts, Constitutional Law, Remedies, Copyrights, and The Legal Process. In 2022, he taught Civil Procedure at Boston College Law School.

His practice includes many years of diverse experience in civil trials and appeals in state and federal courts and several Maine administrative agencies. He is an experienced mediator and arbitrator and has served as an expert witness in professional liability matters. He has long been listed in Best Lawyers in American in multiple categories as well as Chambers USA Guide, Benchmark, and Super Lawyers and has a Preeminent AV Rating from LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell.

Jerry and several other lawyers at the Firm have briefed and argued a wide range of appeals. A list of reported decisions may be found on the website at

Jerry formerly chaired the Grievance Commission of the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar and the Cape Elizabeth Zoning Board of Appeals. He is an Honorary Life Director and Past President of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maine. In 2014, he received the National Service to Youth Award from the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. He has also served on the Boards of Pine Tree Legal Assistance, Maine Equal Justice, and the Maine Justice Foundation.

Admitted to Practice

  • Maine
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maine
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Practice Areas

  • Administrative Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appeals
  • Business Litigation
  • Construction Law & Litigation
  • Contract and Commercial Law
  • Corporate Law and Business Organization
  • Environmental Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability



  • American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, Fellow
  • Maine State Bar Association
  • Maine Trial Lawyers Association
  • Cumberland Bar Association
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maine, Honorary Life Director and Former President

Awards and Recognition

  • Benchmark
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Chambers USA
  • LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, Preeminent AV Rating
  • New England Super Lawyers
  • Premier Appellate Lawyers

Petruccelli, Martin & Haddow, LLP

Petruccelli, Martin & Haddow, LLP, one of Maine’s premier law firms, has been providing successful, aggressive, and innovative legal representation in a wide variety of matters for over 40 years in Portland, Maine.

Founded as a general practice firm in 1980, we have been effectively representing and advocating for individual, corporate, and small business clients in matters ranging from complex litigation to estate planning, and from personal injury to land use regulation. We are experienced trial and appellate lawyers in the federal and state courts. We also regularly represent clients in administrative forums and advise clients with regard to business formation and governance, contract drafting and interpretation, real estate transactions, employment law, and environmental issues.