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Scott Maker
Scott Maker

Practitioner Mediator

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Scott Maker

After a career as a successful trial attorney and senior legal executive, I know that there are usually better ways to resolve disputes than through litigation, and I have spent over 30 years honing the skills and insights that create the foundation to help parties do so. I have always been a successful problem solver, and have a demonstrated ability to understand complex problems, opposing viewpoints, and party dynamics. I bring a practical, results-oriented approach to every mediation, and while I know that not every dispute will or should settle, I also know that in most instances, an agreed upon outcome is the best outcome for everyone concerned, and I work hard to help the parties accomplish this.

Based on my experience, I have been certified as a mediator by the American Arbitration Association and the American Health Law Association.

I began my career as a regulatory attorney in Washington DC; I later returned to my home state of Maine and was for several years a trial attorney at Pierce Atwood, Maine’s largest firm, where I handled a wide variety of civil litigation. Following that, I was an attorney at a Fortune 500 company where I held a number of business and legal positions, including Deputy General Counsel overseeing the company’s litigation, employment, public policy, claims and insurance matters.

Throughout my career, I have been a member and a leader in numerous professional organizations, including the American Bar Association, the Defense Research Institute, the Financial Services Roundtable, and the Volunteer Lawyer’s Project.

I have also been involved in a number of non-profits, including most recently serving on the Board of The YMCA of Southern Maine (Chair), The Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine (Executive Committee) and The Mitchell Institute.

ADR Experience

My practice includes a focus on all aspects of employee benefits litigation, including ERISA and non-ERISA life, health, disability and accident matters.


As a mediator, I am guided by a number of important lessons I have garnered over my career: listening is often more helpful than talking; establishing trust is a critical component in almost every conflict resolution; clear and transparent communications greatly enhance the opportunity for resolution; understanding the law is important, but generally not as important as understanding people; and the financial, emotional, and productivity costs of trial rarely justify the stress of an uncertain outcome.

I work hard to understand complex problems, opposing viewpoints, and party dynamics, and bring a practical, results-oriented approach to every mediation, providing disputing parties the best opportunity to resolve their differences.


University of California, Los Angeles, JD; Brown University, BA

Areas Of Practice

  • Accidents
  • ADA
  • Adult Family
  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Elder
  • Employment
  • Foreclosure
  • General
  • Government
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Labor - Management
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Online Civil
  • Online Mediation
  • Online Workplace
  • Organizational
  • Partnership
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Public Policy
  • Railroad
  • Social Security
  • Trademark

Additional Services

  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Mediator-Arbitrator



Fees and Provisos

$500/hour for preparation and mediation, with an eight hour minimum for each case.

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

Professional Associations

  • AAA - American Arbitration Assoc.
  • MAM - Maine Assoc. of Mediators