In Memory of C. Donald Briggs, III

Briggs & Wholey, LLC
477 Commercial Street
Rockport, ME 04856-4455
(207) 596-1099

In Memory of C. Donald Briggs, III

Mr. Briggs received his undergraduate degree from Holy Cross College and his law degree from Suffolk University Law School, with honors, where he was the managing editor of the Suffolk Transnational Law Review. In addition to the state and federal courts in Maine, Don is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts in Massachusetts, including the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Don began practicing in mid-coast Maine in 1988 after working for nine years in personal injury law firms in Boston and Worcester. Don has handled thousands of cases in his career. He specializes in helping victims of car accidents, medical malpractice, and other personal injury negligence cases. He is a board certified Civil Trial Advocate.

Mr. Briggs is the Past President of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association and a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. He is the past editor of Maine Verdicts and has been recognized as an Advocate by the National College of Trial Advocacy. He is a member of the AAJ Professional Negligence Section and the AAJ Medical Negligence Information Exchange Group. Mr. Briggs is President of the Knox County Bar Association. New England Super Lawyers magazine recently named Mr. Briggs as one of the top attorneys in the state of Maine. Only 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are named by Super Lawyers.

Mr. Briggs lives in Camden with his two sons, Will and Bailey. His son Will currently attends Saint Michael's College in Colchester, Vermont.

Areas of Practice

Personal Injury

Automobile Accidents

Wrongful Death

Slip and Fall

Unsafe Premises

Medical Malpractice

Birth Injuries

Construction Site Accidents

Aviation Accidents

Brain Injuries

Dog Bites

Products Liability

Railroad Accidents

Professional Malpractice

Catastrophic Injuries

Business Disputes



Certified Civil Trial Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy

Bar Admissions:

Maine, 1989

U.S. District Court District of Maine, 1989

Massachusetts, 1979

U.S. District Court District of Massachusetts, 1980

U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1980


Suffolk University Law School, Boston, Massachusetts, 1979 J.D.

Honors: Cum Laude

Honors: Class Rank: 9 out of 302

Honors: Dean's List: 1976-1977, 1977-1978, 1978-1979

Honors: American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in the Study of Equity

Law Journal: Managing editor, Suffolk Transnational Law Journal

College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts, 1976 A.B.

Honors: Class Rank: 137 out of 600

Honors: Dean's List: 1972-1973, 1973-1974, 1974-1975

Honors: Phi Alpha Theta (History Honor Society)

Major: History

Representative Cases:

Irish v. Gimbel, 2000 ME 2, 743 A.2d 736 (Me. 2000)

Irish v. Gimbel, 1997 ME 50, 691 A.2d 664 (Me. 1997)

Simon v. Navon, 71 F.3d 9 (1st Cir. 1995)

Sullivan v. Johnson, 628 A.2d 653 (Me. 1993)

Fowler v. Boise Cascade, 948 F.2d 49 (1st Cir. 1991)

Professional Associations and Memberships:

American Association for Justice

AAJ Professional Negligence Section

AAJ Medical Negligence Information Exchange Group

AAJ State Delegate

Maine Trial Lawyers Association

Board of Governors of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association

Maine State Bar Association

Knox County Bar Association

Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Superior Court Committee on Rules of Procedure for Medical

Malpractice Screening Panels

National College of Advocacy, Advocate

Maine Verdicts, past editor

Maine State Board of Bar Examiners

National Association of Personal Injury Lawyers

Litigation Advisory Board

Academy of Trial Advocacy

Academy of Catastrophic Injury Attorneys

Pine Tree Legal Assistance, Board of Directors

President Knox County Bar Association

Past President Maine Trial Lawyers Association

Pro Bono Activities:

Maine Volunteer Lawyers Project

Attorney Advisor to Camden Hills Regional High School Mock Trial Team

Fifth Grade Mock Trial Program

Local Coordinator for People's Law School