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Why Choose Eastern Maine Law
Experienced Trial LawyerJohn Gause has been a trial lawyer for nearly 25 years. Before opening Eastern Maine Law, he was a partner in a leading statewide trial law firm and the lawyer for the Maine Human Rights Commission. He has successfully tried many employment discrimination, civil rights, and personal injury cases to juries.
Statewide ReputationJohn Gause has a record of success that has earned him a statewide reputation. Most clients find their way to Eastern Maine Law after being referred by other lawyers around the state. They do so because they are confident that John will handle your case skillfully and thoughtfully.
Personal AttentionJohn Gause will be your lawyer at Eastern Maine Law. He personally represents each client here. John opened this firm to be able to handle your case himself so that it receives the attention it deserves. Others may be involved, but he will not assign your case to someone else.
Former Counsel for the Maine Human Rights CommissionJohn Gause was the Commission Counsel at the Maine Human Rights Commission for eight years. He represented the Commission in court in discrimination cases, drafted laws and regulations, and was responsible for all legal activity of the Commission.
People should succeed in the workplace based on merit. Yet sometimes they are denied equal opportunities because of prejudice or stereotypes that have nothing to do with their ability. Other times something beyond their control—such as a disability—requires a minor adjustment to level the playing field.About Employment Discrimination
Our constitutional rights prevent the government from abusing its power. The government is there to serve us. Our civil rights ensure that our government does not keep us from speaking our minds freely or treat us unequally or cruelly. Other civil rights laws forbid discrimination by housing providers and places of public accommodation.About Civil Rights
Sometimes accidents are unavoidable. But we owe a duty of care to avoid injuring others. The law provides a remedy if you are injured from someone else’s carelessness. You have the right to reimbursement for your medical expenses, your lost wages, and for the physical pain from your injuries.About Personal Injury