Alfred C. Frawley

Senior Counsel

Portland Office
100 Middle Street
P.O. Box 15235
Portland, Maine 04112-5235
Phone: 207-274-5266
Fax: 207-274-5286

Alfred C. Frawley III has over 40 years of experience in a wide range of legal fields. His concentration is in privacy law, intellectual property and technology law.

Fred is one of Maine’s most experienced attorneys in privacy, technology and intellectual property. Fred is an active member of the International Trade Association (INTA) and has served for several years on its Trademark Reporter Editorial Board.

Fred has extensive experience serving international and national businesses and is recognized for his ability to analyze, negotiate and resolve complex legal problems before litigation becomes necessary. He has been recognized for years as a leading Intellectual Property litigator by Chambers USA®, as well as for his IP work in Best Lawyers in America®, and is a frequent speaker on trademark and technology issues. In recognition of his legal skills and professionalism, Fred has received an AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating in the distinguished legal directory, Martindale-Hubbell®.

In addition, Fred practiced with the Washington, D.C., law firm of Howrey & Simon, where he focused on complex antitrust and trade regulation cases, and also at the firm of Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth in Washington, where he represented broadcast media clients in a wide range of Federal Communications Commission issues. Since 1982 he has practiced in Maine as a partner at both Brann & Isaacson, in Lewiston and Preti Flaherty. He has appeared in Federal and State courts throughout the United States.

A native of Bangor, Fred received his bachelor’s degree cum laude from Dartmouth College and his law degree cum laude from the University of Maine School of Law. He also earned a Master’s of Law in Taxation (LLM) from the Georgetown University Law Center.

A resident of Cumberland, Fred is a founder, board member and past president of the Foundation for Faces of Children, which supports research and education at Children’s Hospital in Boston. Fred has served on the Board of Directors of the McLaughlin Foundation, South Paris, Maine, and Maine Preservation, Yarmouth, Maine and as Board President of the Regional Transportation Program in Portland, Maine. Fred currently serves as Board Chair at 317 Main Community Center in Yarmouth, Maine. Fred also serves as a volunteer and program host at WMPG-FM, Southern Maine’s community radio station.

Areas of Practice for Alfred C. Frawley

Bar Admissions

State of Maine and District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Tax Court


Dartmouth College, B.A., cum laude
University of Maine School of Law, J.D., cum laude
Georgetown University Law Center, L.L.M. (Taxation)

CIPM, Certified Information Privacy Manager

Memberships and Affiliations

317 Main Community Center, Board Chair
Regional Transportation Program, Former Board President
Foundation for Faces of Children, Founder, Board Member and Past President
McLaughlin Foundation, Board of Directors, Past Member
Maine Preservation, Board of Directors, Past Member


Listed in Best Lawyers in America®, Intellectual Property Recognized by Chambers USA®, Intellectual Property, Litigation