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 (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
(207) 287-2266

Kathleen Cassidy, Esq.
Christopher Cotnoir, Esq.
Anne Daugherity, Esq.

106 Hogan Road, Suite 1
Bangor, ME 04401
(207) 941-4556

Sandra Osterby
Benjamin Cirrinone, Esq.

One Vaughn Place
43 Hatch Drive, Suite 140
Caribou, ME 04736
(207) 492-7892

John Inglis, Esq.

36 Mollison Way
Lewiston, ME 04240-5811
(207) 753-7703

Larry Brann
Charlotte Beatty, Esq.

1037 Forest Avenue, Suite 11
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 822-0853

Margaret Bratten, Esq.
Nigel Stevens, Esq.
Beatrice Turner
Shawn Walsh, Esq.