Gerald F. Petruccelli


(207) 253-6411 | (207) 775-2360

Two Monument Square, Suite 900
Portland, Me 04101

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Attorney Petruccelli has many years of 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 formerly chaired the Grievance Commission of the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar and the Cape Elizabeth Zoning Board of Appeals. 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 also taught for many years at the University of Maine School of Law (Professor of Law, 1968-1975; Lecturer, 1975-1979; Adjunct Professor, 1979-2021). His course offerings have included Civil Procedure, Evidence, Contracts, Commercial Law, Bankruptcy, Torts, Constitutional Law, Remedies, Copyrights, and The Legal Process. In 2022-23, he is teaching Civil Procedure and Remedies at Boston College Law School.

Jerry 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 Maine Justice Foundation.

Admitted to Practice

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


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

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

Peer Review


Premier Appellate Lawyer