Joshua Randlett is the chair of the firm’s litigation practice group. He is a member of the firm’s employment and labor law group. Josh focuses his practice on advising and representing businesses in employment and personnel-related matters.
Josh’s work includes pro-active components meant to help companies avoid problems, like providing personnel and HR advice, drafting and revising handbooks, and preparing contracts. A large part of his practice includes employment litigation related to discrimination and retaliation claims, non-competition agreements, and wage disputes. He regularly practices in state and federal court, as well as before the Maine Human Rights Commission.
In addition to his employment-related work, Josh maintains an active general civil litigation and personal injury practice. He has handled numerous cases involving wrongful death, catastrophic personal injury, premises liability, product liability, and contractual business disputes. Josh has worked with businesses ranging from local start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.
Josh serves on the Advisory Committee for the Maine Rules of Civil Procedure. He served as a member of the Civil Process Improvement Stakeholders Working Group commissioned by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, which was tasked with studying and providing input on proposed changes to the Maine Rules of Civil Procedure.
Josh has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by New England Super Lawyers magazine every year since 2015. In his free time, Josh enjoys spending time with his wife, daughters, and two dogs. You can find Josh playing golf in the summer and attempting to learn how to ski during the winter months.
James Blanchard, et al. v. Town of Bar Harbor, 2019 ME 168, — A.3d — (2019) – successfully defended the Town of Bar Harbor in a lawsuit brought by a number of oceanfront property owners who sought to challenge the validity of an amendment to the Town’s Zoning Ordinance.
Darling’s Auto Mall v. General Motors, LLC, 2016 ME 48, 135 A.3d 819 (2016) – successfully represented an automobile manufacturer, at trial and on appeal, against a local franchisee’s claims that the manufacturer violated Maine’s Business Practices Between Motor Vehicle Manufacturers, Distributors and Dealers Act.
McCue v. The City of Bangor, 2015 WL 6848539 (D. Me. 2015) – obtained full summary judgment on the part of the City of Bangor, and significant partial summary judgment on the part of six of the City’s police officers, on a plaintiff’s Section 1983 civil rights claim for excessive force and wrongful death.
Baber v. Dunlap, 376 F.Supp. 3d 125 (D. Me. 2018) – was part of a dynamic team that represented a group of plaintiffs in a case of the first impression, challenging the constitutionality of Maine’s ranked-choice voting act in the context of a federal congressional election.
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Memberships and Affiliations
United States District Local Rules Advisory Committee.
Board of Directors, Penobscot County Bar Association
Maine State Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Maine Trial Lawyers Association
John Waldo Ballou American Inn of Court
Human Resources Association of Eastern Maine
U.S. District Court for the District of Maine, 2012
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 2015
University of Maine School of Law
Portland, Maine, 2010
Honors: Magna cum laude
University of Maine
Orono, Maine, 2007
B.S., Secondary Education (with a concentration in Social Studies)
Minor: Political Science
Honors: Magna cum laude