Dick Spencer specializes in complex problems which require effective advocacy at the local and state levels and before administrative agencies, the state courts and the Legislature. He is among the State’s experts in such diverse areas as land conservation, land use, municipal law, and public finance. Dick’s approach to problems is intuitive and creative. He thrives on finding the answers to difficult and complex problems.
Dick is listed in Best Lawyers in America, a guide to leading lawyers in the country, in the categories of Education Law and Public Finance law.
He served for four years as House Chairman of the Judiciary Committee of the Maine Legislature and has been actively involved in Maine’s non-profit sector.
Harvard College, B.A., cum laude (1966)
Columbia Law School, J.D., Harlan Fiske Scholar (1969)
Maine Charitable Mechanic Association Board Member
International Senior Lawyers Project, Mining and Environmental Project in Mongolia
Cushings Island Association President
Maine Audubon Society Past President
Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Public Policy Committee Chair
Portland Trails Co-Founder
Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust Co-Founder
Judiciary Committee of the Maine Legislature Chairman
Saco River Corridor Legislation Principal author