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William J. Kelleher, Chair
Mr. Kelleher is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross and the U.C.L.A. School of Law. He is admitted to practice before the courts of Maine, the United States District Court for the District of Maine, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Kelleher began his legal career as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Maine where he defended the State in civil rights litigation and represented many State departments and agencies, including the Maine Human Rights Commission. Since 1982 Mr. Kelleher has concentrated his practice in the area of insurance defense. Mr. Kelleher has broad, litigation honed expertise in virtually all areas of civil litigation including automobile casualty, premises liability, construction disputes, personal injury, commercial liability, and statutory liabilities including timber trespass and animal injury cases.
Richard A. Nass
Mr. Nass sat as a member of the Joint Standing committee on Taxation for 6 years during his 16 years of Legislative service. Now retired, Mr. Nass served as a business broker for 9 years, arranging the purchase and sale of a number of business entities. Prior to that, he served as an Executive Director of statewide trade associations in New Hampshire, focusing on Realtors and Motor Transport industries. Mr. Nass’s civic involvement, beyond his Legislative service, includes 5 terms on the Acton School Board, 4 terms on the Planning Board, being a Volunteer Firefighter for over 30 years, and a charter member of the Acton/Shapleigh Lions Club, among others.
Edwin A. Heisler
Mr. Heisler is a graduate of Tufts University and the George Washington Law School. While in law school, Mr. Heisler received distinction as a member of the Law Review and Order of the Coif. Before settling in Maine Mr. Heisler practiced law in Washington, D.C., concentrating his practice in tax and estate planning. Currently, Mr. Heisler is a director of the law firm Troubh Heisler with a major part of his practice being estate planning and federal tax appeals. In addition, Mr. Heisler’s practice includes probate administration and litigation, business organizations and tax planning. Mr. Heisler is a member of the Maine Bar Association (past Board member), American Bar Association, and the Maine Estate Planning Council (past President). He is also past President of the Portland Country Club, past President of Goodwill Industries of Maine, and is active in other civic and charitable organizations.