David S. Abramson

David S. Abramson: Attorney with Verrill Dana LLP
  • Counsel at Verrill Dana LLP (132 Attorneys)
  • One Portland Square, P.O. Box 586, Portland, ME 04112-0586
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  • David specializes in the litigation of complex domestic relations cases. He has successfully prosecuted, defended and counseled his clients in both Maine state and federal courts in family law matters involving the equitable distribution of real estate and personal property interests, retirement and pension assets, and the valuation of business interests. David has also litigated contested custody cases including international child abduction cases litigated in federal court under the Hague Convention in the U.S. District Court and U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. In addition to being well-respected as a family law practitioner David is a certified player agent with Major League Baseball Players Association.
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Biography

For almost 30 years, David has specialized in the litigation of complex domestic relations cases. He has successfully prosecuted, defended and counseled his clients in both Maine and Massachusetts state and federal courts in family law matters involving the equitable distribution of real estate and personal property interests, retirement and pension assets, and the valuation of business interests including cases involving the valuation of professional sports franchises, campgrounds, construction companies, software companies, and other business entities. David has also litigated contested custody cases, including international child abduction under the Hague Convention in the U.S. District Court and U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

In addition to being well-respected as a family law practitioner, David is a Certified Player Agent with the Major League Baseball Players Association. David is instrumental in developing marketing opportunities for his players with Reebok, Nike, Rawlings, Wilson, Mizuno, Topps, Phiten USA, Dovetail Bats, Louisville Slugger, Old Hickory Bats, and other companies that share a common vision of success. He also offers pre-draft advice to amateur high school and collegiate baseball players anticipating a career in professional baseball. For those athletes who are draft eligible, he advises his clients with a statewide, regional and national statistical analysis in order to enhance a player’s position in the draft and subsequent negotiations with the player's professional ball club. David delivers full-service representation to professional athletes with aggressive advocacy and experienced advice.

David is Westbrook High School’s Varsity Hitting Coach, and was an assistant coach in the inaugural season of the Greater Northeast Collegiate Baseball League. In the past, David has been active in local Little League, American Legion Baseball, and Maine Lightning Baseball as a manager and coach. When not traveling to see his players during the baseball season, David can be seen with his family at Hadlock Field as one of the original season ticket holders for the Portland Sea Dogs.

Honors

AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2014 Portland, Maine Sports Law
Lawyer of the Year
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America under Family Law, Sports Law (Since 2007)

Public Service

City of South Portland Board of Education: (1996-1999), (Chair 1998-1999)
Corporator, Saco and Biddeford Savings Institution
Board of Directors, American Red Cross, York County Chapter (1995-1997)
Selection Committee for Appointment of Case Management Officers, Family Division of the Maine District Court (1998) and
Family Law Magistrates (2016), Family Division of the Maine District Court
Maine Bar Association, Fee Arbitration Commission (2001-2002)
Advisory Committee to Maine Supreme Judicial Court on the Rules of Professional Responsibility (2001-present)
Domestic Relations Advisory Committee, Family Division of the Maine District Court (2002-present)
Overseers of the Bar, Grievance Commission Panel Member (2003-present; Chair, Panel E)
Adjunct Professor, Sports Law: A Managerial Approach (2009), University
of Southern Maine
Maine Justice Foundation (2003-2010)
Advisory Committee, Family Division of the Maine District Court

Highlights

David is a very experienced divorce attorney. He doesn’t get shaken and stands his ground. He knows when to negotiate and when not.

AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018.

Experience

International Child Abduction Remedies Act
Our attorneys represented a father whose wife refused to allow their two children to return to their home in Cyprus.

News

August 15, 2013

Six Verrill Dana Attorneys Selected as Lawyers of the Year
Press Releases
David S. Abramson, Charles P. Bacall, Gregory S. Fryer, James G. Goggin, Mark K. Googins, William S. Harwood

February 11, 2013

Verrill Dana Attorney Negotiates Contract for Former Red Sox Pitcher Okajima
Press Releases
David S. Abramson

April 6, 2009

Verrill Dana Congratulates Chris Jakubauskas, Seattle's Newest Mariner
Press Releases
David S. Abramson

Publications

February 24, 2016

A Practical Guide to Divorce in Maine
Published Works
David Abramson, Jonathan Dunitz, and Karen Wolf

Maine Bar Foundation
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Fellow)
Certified Player Agent, Major League Baseball Players Association

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Litigation & Trial
  • Sports
  • Family Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(207) 253-4632  Phone
www.verrilldana.com/dabramson
University Attended:
University of Maine at Orono, B.A., high distinction, 1985
Law School Attended:
Pace University, J.D., 1988; University of Houston, ABA Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute, 1993
Year of First admission:
1988
Admission:
1988, U.S. District Court for the District of Maine; 1988, Maine; 2015, Massachusetts; 2010, U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
Memberships:

Memberships

Maine State Bar Association, Family Law Section (Chair 2003-04, Vice Chair,
2002-03; Secretary, 2001-02)
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Fellow)
American Academy of Certified Financial Litigators (Maine Founding Member/Advisory Board)
Certified Player Agent, Major League Baseball Players Association

ISLN:
909559357

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