William B. Devoe

Shareholder & Chair, Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group

Bangor Office
80 Exchange Street
Bangor, Maine 04401
Phone: 207-992-4336
Fax: 207-942-3040

Bill Devoe maintains a busy general litigation practice, including environmental, real estate, probate, utilities, trusts and estates, commercial, maritime, insurance defense, professional liability, municipal, electrical, water, eminent domain, and family law litigation.

He actively engages in all types of dispute resolution proceedings throughout the State of Maine and in other parts of the country, including court proceedings, arbitration, mediation, and proceedings before state and local regulatory and licensing boards. He has served as a mediator, arbitrator, and court-appointed Rule 53 referee.

Prior to Eaton Peabody, Bill served as law clerk to Justices David G. Roberts and Louis Scolnik of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. He also served as editor-in-chief of the Transnational Law Journal, Suffolk University Law School.

Areas of Practice for William B. Devoe

Bar Admissions

State of Maine
U.S. District Court, District of Maine
U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit
U.S. Claims Court


Suffolk University Law School, cum laude, 1983
University of Chicago, M.A., 1978
Alfred University, B.A., with honors, 1975

Memberships and Affiliations

Maine Bar Foundation, Fellow
Maine Bar Foundation, former Board Member
Bangor Museum and Center for History, former Board Member
Hampden Academy Mock Trial Team, former Attorney Coach
Town of Hampden Zoning Board of Appeals, former Member and Chair
Windover Art Center Board of Directors, former Member and Treasurer
Maine Bar Rules Task Force, past Chair
Maine Supreme Court Rules of Evidence Committee, past Member
Maine Court Reform Task Force, past Chair
Town of Orrington Zoning Board of Appeals, past Member, past Chair
Bangor Council of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, past Member, past President
Pine Tree Legal Assistance, Inc., Board Member, past President
MPBN Community Advisory Board, Former Member
Federal/State Justice Action Group, Former Member
Charlotte White Center, Former Board Member
Foreclosure Diversion Commission, former Member
Town of Orono Zoning Board of Appeals, current Member and Chair