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Jerrol A. Crouter, Mediator & Arbitrator, Portland, Maine.

Jerrol A. Crouter

Drummond Woodsum
84 Marginal Way
Suite 600
Portland, ME 04101
Tel: (207) 771-9241
Fax: (207) 772-3627
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Recognized to Maine Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: Early Neutral Evaluation, Fact Finding, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial Judge
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  • Practice Commenced2000
  • # of MEDS (as of 14/7/24)2100
  • # of ARBS (as of 14/7/24)50
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Jerry Crouter is a civil trial lawyer with extensive experience as a mediator and arbitrator in commercial, construction, employment, real estate, malpractice, personal injury, and probate cases.  Jerry has mediated more than 1000 cases, both complex, large and small, with settlement ranges from the thousands to the millions. 

Listed in Best Lawyers in America in the categories of Commercial Litigation, Construction Litigation, Labor and Employment Litigation, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation, Jerry has also been named by Best Lawyers as Maine's 2010 "Lawyer of the Year" in the category of Alternative Dispute Resolution, the first year the award was given, as Maine’s Arbitration Lawyer of the Year in 2015, and as Maine's Mediation Lawyer of the Year in 2019. 

In addition, Jerry is listed in the Chambers USA Guide of America's Leading Lawyers for Business and Commercial Litigation, and in 2013 Benchmark Litigation recognized Jerry as a Maine Litigation Star. He has served as an adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Maine School of Law, where he taught Trial Practice.

Case Experience

  • ADA Disability
  • Banking & Finance
  • Bankruptcy/Creditors
  • Business Dissolution
  • Commercial/Business
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Discrimination
  • Divorce (High Asset)
  • Education
  • Elder Abuse
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Pensions
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Real Estate
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trademarks/Patents
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Utilities
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death


  • George Washington University, J.D., 1983
  • Colby College, B.A., 1978

Memberships & Affiliations

  • National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • Maine Trial Lawyers Association
  • Maine State Bar Association
  • Maine Justice Foundation

Rates Information

  • $425 per hour
  • No cancellation fee
  • 2 hour minimum charge for half day mediations 
  • 4 hour minimum charge for full day mediations

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