David C. Pierson

Of Counsel

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

David Pierson is probably the only construction lawyer in Maine to have spent the first fifteen years of his career owning and running a successful construction business. His experience was gained in building projects like the Thomas Moser Cabinet Makers factory in Auburn and other commercial and industrial projects, as well as overseeing the construction of the Good Shepherd Foodbank’s 52,000 s.f. Auburn warehouse facility as head of its building committee. David has represented owners, architects, and builders in all aspects of construction from design to project completion, and when necessary, dispute resolution. All of this adds to his unique knowledge and insight on construction, contracting, general business and economic development that few can match.

A practicing attorney since 1993, Pierson has been named among the Best Lawyers in Maine by his peers in the area of construction law since 2007. He serves as corporate counsel to the Maine Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors and Homebuilders and Remodelers Association of Maine.

In addition to his work on construction matters, David has worked extensively with municipalities, non-profit development corporations and commercial developers on commercial and industrial economic development projects. David mediates construction and commercial disputes and has served as a mediator or as an arbitrator in numerous construction disputes. He also represents clients in land use matters, the prosecution and defense of land use enforcement actions and appeals of planning board and zoning board decisions to the Superior Court and Maine Supreme Judicial Court.

Representative Case: George BRACKETT et al. v. TOWN OF RANGELEY et al. 831 A.2d 422



Areas of Practice for David C. Pierson

Bar Admissions

State of Maine
U.S. District Court, District of Maine


University of Maine School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1993
Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research, M.A., 1976
Bates College, A.B., 1971

Memberships and Affiliations

Maine State Bar Association, Member
American Bar Association, Construction Industry Forum, Member
Androscoggin County Bar Association
Associated Builders and Contractors, Downeast Chapter, Corporate Counsel
Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Maine, Corporate Counsel
Auburn Business Development Corporation, Director & Past President
Maine Justice Foundation, Director & Past President
Good Shepherd Food-Bank, Former Board Chair


Listed by Best Lawyers in America, Construction Law
Martindale Hubbell Law Directory AV® Preeminent™