The Worker Advocate Program provides legal representation without cost to injured workers pursuing claims before the Workers’ Compensation Board. In order for an injured worker to qualify to receive assistance, the injury must have occurred on or after January 1, 1993; the worker must have participated in the Board’s troubleshooter program; the worker must not have informally resolved the dispute; and finally, the worker must not have retained private legal counsel.

Traditional legal representation is the core of the program. The Advocate staff has broad responsibilities to injured workers, which include: attending mediations and hearings; conducting negotiations; acting as an information resource; advocating for and assisting workers to obtain rehabilitation, return to work and employment security services; and communicating with insurers, employers and health care providers on behalf of the injured worker.

Advocates can be reached at the following locations:

Augusta Central Office (Mailing Address)
27 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0071

Augusta (Physical Address - shipments via UPS, FedEx, etx.)
442 Civic Center Drive, Suite 100 Map It
Augusta, ME 04330-8572
1-888-801-9087
(207) 287-3751

Shawn Walsh, Esq. - Senior Staff Attorney

Augusta (Mailing Address)
71 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0071

Augusta (Physical Address - shipments via UPS, FedEx, etx.)
442 Civic Center Drive, Suite 200 Map It
Augusta, ME 04330-8572
1-888-645-2266
(207) 287-2266

Kathleen Cassidy, Esq.
Christopher Cotnoir, Esq.
Brian Yeager, Esq.

Bangor
396 Griffin Road, Suite 105 Map It
Bangor, ME 04401
1-888-594-4556
(207) 941-4556

Sandra Osterby
Benjamin Cirrinone, Esq.

Caribou
One Vaughn Place
43 Hatch Drive, Suite 140 Map It
Caribou, ME 04736
1-888-257-7892
(207) 492-7892

Chelsea Marcous, Esq.

Lewiston
36 Mollison Way Map It
Lewiston, ME 04240-5811
1-888-828-5460
(207) 753-7703

Larry Brann
Charlotte Beatty, Esq.

Portland
1037 Forest Avenue, Suite 11 Map It
Portland, ME 04101
1-888-258-0853
(207) 822-0853

Margaret Bratten, Esq.
Rose Miller
Nigel Stevens, Esq.