Durward W. Parkinson
Durward Parkinson’s practice areas include: real estate and zoning, alternative dispute resolution, commercial litigation, municipal and land use law. Durward has represented municipalities, real estate developers and neighborhood groups in several high profile litigation matters.
He is the editor of a training manual for governmental officials on land use regulations and has lectured extensively on this subject. Durward also provides training for municipal boards on their legal responsibilities. He has argued over 20 cases before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court including the widely published Wells Beach case.
In addition to his civil law practice, Durward is a trained and experienced mediator. He works on a fixed fee or hourly basis with no charge for travel time. He has completed basic and advanced mediation training with Mediation Works Incorporated, Boston, MA and training offered by the ABA Section on Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Durward’s alternative dispute resolution practice includes: mediation, arbitration and early neutral evaluation. His mediation also includes “deal making mediation” where the parties work towards finalizing a business transaction. He is a CADRES rostered mediator under Rule 16 and for early neutral evaluation.
Durward is also available for meeting facilitation for corporations, non profits and other groups.
Durward is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating for attorneys based upon the confidential opinions of the bar and judiciary. Durward is also listed in Best Lawyers in America and New England Super Lawyers.
Throughout his career, Durward has served in leadership roles in charitable organizations around the state.
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