Jerrol A. Crouter


Drummond Woodsum
84 Marginal Way, Suite 600
Portland, ME 04101-2480
United States

Tel: 207.253.0512


Jerry Crouter is a member of the Trial Services Group. He has 30 years’ experience as a civil trial attorney in both federal and state courts, including construction litigation, employment and commercial law. He has extensive experience as a mediator and arbitrator in construction, commercial, employment, real estate, probate, family law, malpractice and complex personal injury cases. His practice concentration also includes representation of colleges and universities on a wide-range of higher education law issues, including student discipline, faculty and staff employment, and tenure cases. He regularly appears on behalf of public utilities and interested parties in water, electric, and gas proceedings before the Maine Public Utilities Commission.

Jerry concentrates his trial practice on commercial, employment and construction cases. He has tried jury and jury-waived cases, including employment discrimination, antitrust, commercial torts, construction disputes, contract disputes, and patent infringement.

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. In addition, Jerry is listed in the Chambers USA Guide of America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and Commercial Litigation, and Benchmark Litigation 2013 has 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.

Founded in 1965, with offices in Portland, Maine, and Portsmouth, Lebanon, and Manchester, New Hampshire, Drummond Woodsum is known as a premier New England law firm with a national reach. Our attorneys and consultants provide a full spectrum of legal and consulting services for our clients throughout the United States. Our clients range from some of the nation’s largest corporations to small start-up companies, financial institutions, Indian nations and tribal enterprises, municipalities, school districts, and individuals. No matter the size of the client, we take great pride in delivering superior legal and consulting services in a timely and cost-efficient manner. Learn more about Drummond Woodsum’s areas of expertise.

The main goal at Drummond Woodsum is to provide our clients with services that address their immediate legal needs while taking into account their long-term goals and objectives. We never forget that every client is unique; effective legal solutions are never one size fits all. By drawing upon the expertise of our attorneys and consultants within a range of service groups, we can efficiently and creatively respond to the unique needs of every single client. Our team-based approach means that clients are served by small groups of highly specialized attorneys and consultants.

Drummond Woodsum is organized into business, public sector and trial service groups and specialty subgroups dedicated to individual practice areas so that we can efficiently meet our clients’ needs. When a client’s legal needs require the expertise of several practice areas, we form a coordinated team with the appropriate mix of attorneys and specialists from each group to create the perfect fit for the client. This attention to organization ensures a thorough, detailed approach and a better overall experience for our clients.