GERALD F. PETRUCCELLI is admitted to practice in the State Courts of Maine and Massachusetts, the United States District Court for the District of Maine, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and in the United States Supreme Court.
He is a graduate of Boston College and Boston College Law School, where he was admitted to the Order of the Coif and served as Uniform Commercial Code Editor for the Law Review.
Mr. Petruccelli taught for many years at the University of Maine School of Law (Professor of Law, 1968-1975; Lecturer, 1975-1979; Adjunct Professor, 1979-2015). His course offerings included Civil Procedure, Evidence, Contracts, Commercial Law, Bankruptcy, Torts, Constitutional Law, Copyrights, and The Legal Process.
He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, and is listed in Best Lawyers in America in several categories, including: Appellate Practice; Arbitration; Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Litigation–Construction; Litigation–Mergers & Acquisitions; Litigation–Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy); Mediation; and Personal Injury Litigation and Personal Injury Litigation–Defendants. He is also listed in Chambers USA Client Guide of America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. He has served as a member, vice-chair and chair of the Grievance Commission of the Board of Overseers of the Bar, and as a member of the United States District Court Civil Justice Advisory Committee, the Maine Bar Foundation Board of Directors, the Maine Criminal Law Revision Commission, and the Maine Criminal Law Advisory Commission. He is a member of the Cumberland Bar Association, the Maine State Bar Association, and the Maine Trial Lawyers Association. He is also an Honorary Life Director and Past President of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maine. In 2014 he received the National Service to Youth Award from the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.