Eastern Maine Law represents current and former tenants or homebuyers in housing discrimination claims. Unlawful housing discrimination includes harassment, eviction, refusal to rent or sell, and other adverse treatment based on:

  • Physical or mental disability, including service animals
  • Sex
  • Familial status
  • Sexual orientation
  • Gender identity
  • Receipt of a protection from abuse order
  • Race or color
  • Religion
  • Ancestry
  • National origin
  • Receipt of public assistance

We can resolve cases early, or they may go through the Maine Human Rights Commission or court. Sometimes cases go all the way to trial, but that is up to you. Eastern Maine Law is ready and willing to go to trial when necessary.

The courtroom is not something to be feared or avoided. A trial is an opportunity for a case to be heard. A calm, tenacious advocate, John Gause embraces each opportunity to bring a client’s case to trial.

A successful outcome is where the client walks away feeling as though their rights were vindicated and they were fairly compensated for the wrong they suffered. John’s goal is to achieve the best possible outcome for each client.

Almost all of the cases we handle are on a contingency-fee. That means that the attorney’s fee comes out of the recovery in your case instead of charging you upfront. If there is no recovery in a contingency-fee case, you do not owe us anything.