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David G. Webbert

David G. Webbert

Johnson Webbert & Young LLP
  • Employment Law, Civil Rights, Appeals & Appellate ...
  • Maine, Maryland
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David G. Webbert specializes in employment, civil rights, and complex litigation. He graduated magna cum laude from both Yale College in 1982 and Harvard Law School in 1985, where he was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. David clerked for Judge Kenneth W. Starr of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and practiced for 5 years with a leading litigation firm in D.C. He has been listed three times as one of only five Maine lawyers on Super Lawyers list of the Top 100 lawyers in New England. David is also listed in The Best Lawyers in America and is President of the Maine Employment Lawyers Association. The Chambers USA guide to leading lawyers has listed David as the top attorney for employees in Maine, describing him as “in a league of his own” for “pure courtroom horsepower” and commending his legal strategy skills: “If there is a hook to hang his case on, he will find it.” He is an elected Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, the highest recognition by colleagues of sustained outstanding performance in the field of labor and employment law.

Practice Areas
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Civil Rights
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Consumer Law
Class Action, Lemon Law
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Gov & Administrative Law
Administrative Law, Election Law, Government Contracts, Government Finance, Legislative & Government Affairs
Legal Malpractice
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
    VISA and MC
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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1st Circuit
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D.C. Circuit
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Chair, Trial Practice
Johnson Webbert & Young LLP
Maine Employment Lawyers Association
- Current
Leading organization in Maine for lawyers who specialize in representing employees and protecting their civil rights
Law Clerk
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Judge Kenneth W. Starr
Harvard Law School
J.D. (1985)
Honors: graduated magna cum laude; editor of Harvard Law Review, 1983-1985
Activities: Publication:Note, A Proposal to Reform Criminal Forfeiture Under RICO and CCE, 97 Harv. L. Rev. 1929 (1984)
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Yale University
B.A. | History Major
Honors: graduated magna cum laude
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One of Only 5 Maine lawyers Among Top 100 Lawyers in New England
Super Lawyers for New England
Third Time On Top 100 List
Listed among labor and employment lawyers
The Best Lawyers in America,
2003 to Present
for Attorney Legal Services on Behalf of Maine Citizens with Disabilities
Disability Rights Center of Maine
Top Attorney for Employees in Maine
Chambers USA Guide to Leading Business Lawyers
Justice Louis Scolnik Award in Recognition of Exceptional Work in Furthering the Cause of Civil Liberties
The Maine Civil Liberties Union
Professional Associations
Disability Rights Center of Maine
- Current
Activities: Member of Board of Directors, 2004 to Present
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American Law Institute
Elected Member
- Current
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Local Rules Committee for the United States District Court for the District of Maine
- Current
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The John Waldo Ballou Inns of Court, Bangor, ME
Member at Master Level
- Current
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National Employment Lawyers Association
Affiliate Head
- Current
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Maine Civil Liberties Union
Legal Panel Member
- Current
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Maine State Bar  # 007334
- Current
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Maine Trial Lawyers Association
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Maine Bar Journal
Member of Editorial Committee
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Articles & Publications
Civil Rights and Civil Liberties at the U.S. Supreme Court
Maine State Bar Association Summer Meeting, Sunday River, ME,
Disability and Reasonable Accommodation Issues
Maine Human Rights Compliance Seminar, Maine Human Rights Commission, Portland, ME
The ADA Restoration Act and the Proper Scope of Civil Rights Protections for Individuals with Disabilities
Society for Human Resource Management Maine State Council, Governmental Affairs Conference, Augusta, ME
Free Speech Limits on Permit Requirements for Parades and Marches
Meeting of the Regional Organization of Municipal Attorneys, Portland, ME
Recent Developments in Employment Law
Maine State Bar Association Conference on Employment Law, Augusta, ME
In Defense of Whitney
Maine Bar Journal
Interview: A Conversation with George Z. Singal
Maine Bar Journal
Book Review of Archibald Cox: Conscience of a Nation
Maine Bar Journal
Representing ClientsBefore the Maine Human Rights Commission
Maine Lawyers Review
Websites & Blogs
Johnson Webbert and Young
Johnson Webbert & Garvan LLP
Contact & Map
Johnson & Webbert, L.L.P.
160 Capitol Street
P.O. Box 79
Augusta, ME 04332
Telephone: (207) 623-5110
Fax: (207) 622-4160