John K. Hamer
John Hamer practices primarily in the areas of municipal and administrative law, labor and employment law, workers’ compensation, and appeals. John advises clients, both individuals and public sector, on a wide variety of matters such as employment, land use and zoning (including litigation), real estate taxation, and municipal procedures and appeals. John also represents municipal clients in labor negotiations, arbitrations, and before the Maine Labor Relations Board. John represents employers in workers’ compensation matters, including appeals to the Appellate Division and Law Court.
Prior to joining Rudman Winchell, John served for more than eight years as Assistant City Solicitor for the City of Bangor, during which time he authored “Municipal Regulation of Nude Dancing” in 2007 and “Handicap Discrimination, Zoning, & the Federal Fair Housing Act” in 1998, both of which were published in the Maine Bar Journal.
John is a graduate of McGill University and the Vermont Law School. He also holds a Master of Studies in Environmental Law. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter, and is a past president of the Downtown Bangor Partnership.
John lives in Winterport with his wife and daughter and their St. Bernard. In his off time, John enjoys travel and acting in community theatre.