Academy Member Inducted 2024

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Jonathan W. Brogan, Mediator, Portland, Maine.

Jonathan W. Brogan

Norman, Hanson, DeTroy
Two Canal Plaza
P.O. Box 4600
Portland, ME 04112
Tel: 207.774.7000
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Recognized to Maine Chapter for Mediation Other ADR Services: Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master), Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Fact Finding, Insurance Umpire
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  • Practice Commenced2000
  • # of MEDS (as of 19/6/24)150
  • # of ARBS (as of 19/6/24)3
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Jonathan Brogan has been a trial attorney for more than 35 years and concentrates his practice in the trial of complex cases in personal injury, product liability, medical malpractice and commercial matters.  Jonathan is chair of the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group and a member of its Management Committee. He has tried more than 250 cases to verdict and appeared before the Maine Supreme Court, First Circuit and Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals more than 40 times.  He has extensive experience in the courtroom and before many administrative, governmental and corporate tribunals.  Jonathan is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, considered by most to be the highest honor a trial lawyer can receive from his peers.

Several of the cases Jonathan litigated have resulted in rulings that have directed the course of Maine law including Durepo v. Fishman (1989); Spickler v. Greenberg (1994); Taylor v. Lapomarada (1997); Houde v. Millett (2001); Davis v. R.C. Paving (2011); Harris v. Woodlands (2013); and Plante v. Long (2017).

Jonathan’s diverse litigation practice includes facilitating alternative dispute resolution. Jonathan has acted as a mediator or arbitrator in numerous cases involving business and personal injury issues, and has participated in more than 1,500 mediations or arbitrations.

Jonathan has achieved Martindale Hubbell highest peer review rating (A-V), and has been named by his fellow lawyers as one of the Best Lawyers in America and a New England Super Lawyer. He is a Fellow of the International Society of Barristers, a global honorary for trial lawyers, a Fellow in Litigation Counsel of America and has been named a “Litigation Star” by Benchmark Litigation. Also, he is listed in Chambers & Partners Guide to Top Lawyers in the USA.  Best Lawyers named Jonathan “Lawyer of the Year” for Portland for his work in Personal Injury – Defense (2015, 2018, 2021) and Medical Malpractice – Defense (2017).  He speaks and writes frequently on trials and trial practice.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Civil Rights
  • Commercial/Business
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • Employment
  • Health Care
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Homes
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Public Policy
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sports
  • Torts
  • Transportation
  • Wrongful Death


  • University of Maine Law School, J.D., 1985
  • University of San Diego, B.A., magna cum laude, 1982

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Gignoux Inn of Court , Member
  • Board of Governors, Purpoodock Club , President
  • Cheverus High School , Board of Trustees
  • Maine State Bar Association, Member
  • Cumberland County Bar Association, Member
  • International Association of Defense Counsel, State Chair
  • Maine Supreme Judicial Committee on the Rules of Evidence, Member

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