Brent A. Singer, Attorney at Law, Rudman Winchell

Brent A. Singer

Senior Counsel


In his 26 years of practice, Brent A. Singer, Attorney at Law, has assisted or taken the lead in over 100 employment cases dealing with ERISA employee benefits or allegations by former or current employees of civil rights violations under Title VII, the ADA, the ADEA, and the Maine Human Rights Act. Brent was the principal author of the petition for writ of certiorari and briefs before the United States Supreme Court in the first case that the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear interpreting the ADA.

He has advised clients regularly on issues concerning the termination, or potential termination, of employees. He drafts and reviews employment contracts on behalf of both employers and professional employees. He has advised both employers and employees on the enforceability and effect of non-compete agreements.

Brent has worked extensively through the years with nonprofit organizations, assisting them in developing bylaws, complying with employee benefits laws and regulations, and advising them on federal income tax and state property and sales tax exemption issues.

In his corporate practice, Brent regularly assists buyers and sellers in corporate transactions. He reviews and comments on all types of loan documents and security arrangements on behalf of
commercial borrowers. Brent also assists clients in forming corporations and limited liability companies and the preparation of organizational and governing documents for such businesses.

Brent has written numerous briefs for cases pending before the Maine Supreme Court and the First Circuit Court of Appeals in his appellate practice. He has appeared many times before those courts. He has also drafted and argued many summary judgment and other dispositive motions in both Maine and federal courts.

Representative cases where Brent A. Singer, Attorney at Law, was principally responsible for briefing and oral argument, where indicated, include:

Sample Cases

Bragdon v. Abbott, 118 S. Ct. 2196 (1998)
Voisine v. Berube, 2011 ME 137 (2011) (oral argument)
Hearts With Haiti, Inc. v. Kendrick, 856 F.3d 1 (1st Cir 2017)(Oral argument)
Pastula v. Lane Construction Corp., 2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 74199 (D. Me. 2006)
City of Bangor v. Penobscot County, 2005 ME 35 (2005) (oral argument)
Beaver Plant Operations, Inc. v. Herman, 223 F.3d 25 (1st Cir. 2000) (oral argument)
Jordan v. Hawker Dayton, 62 F.3d 29 (1st Cir. 1995) (oral argument)


Ballesteros v. Bangor Hydro-Electric Co., 497 F. Supp.2d 1 (D. Me. 2007)
Ballesteros v. Bangor Hydro-Electric Co., 463 F. Supp.2d 97 (D. Me. 2006)
Sidou v. UnumProvident Corp., 245 F. Supp.2d 207 (D. Me. 2003)
Harvey v. Machigonne Benefits Administrators, 122 F. Supp.2d 179 (D. Me. 2000)
McGlaughlin v. Reynolds, 886 F. Supp. 902 (1995)

For nearly 10 years, Brent served on the Board of Directors of the Housing Foundation, which has its principal offices in Orono, Maine. The Housing Foundation owns and manages approximately 600 residential, affordable housing units in several cities and towns, including Orono. Brent also served in the past on the Board of Assessment Appeals for the Town of Orono.

Brent was born in Denver, Colorado. He earned a B.A. with distinction, an M.A., and a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Before entering law school, he was an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Maine.

Brent is a graduate of Harvard Law School, cum laude. He was a member of Harvard’s 1991 Ames Moot Court championship team. He served as Law Clerk to Justice George E. Lohr of the Colorado Supreme Court before joining Rudman Winchell. Brent works out regularly at the New Balance Student Recreation Center on the University of Maine campus and is an avid golfer.

Brent A. Singer's areas of practice:

Memberships and Affiliations

2010 and 2011 Chambers USA Guide Leading Individual


Nara Leavitt

Bar Admissions

Maine, 1993
U.S. District Court, District of Maine, 1993
U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit, 1995
U.S. Supreme Court, 1997


Harvard Law School
Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1992
J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
Honors: cum laude

University of Colorado
Boulder, Colorado, 1987
Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy

University of Colorado
Boulder, Colorado, 1985
M.A., Master of Arts in Philosophy
Major: Philosophy

University of Colorado
Boulder, Colorado, 1982
B.A., Bachelor of Arts
Honors: with distinction
Major: Philosophy