David S. Abramson

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T: (207) 253-4632
  • Pace University School of Law (J.D., 1988)
  • University of Maine (B.A., 1985), high distinction

Highlights

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"David is a very experienced divorce attorney. He doesn’t get shaken and stands his ground. He knows when to negotiate and when not."
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AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
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Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2019.

Biography

For almost 30 years, David has specialized in the litigation of complex domestic relations cases. He has successfully prosecuted, defended and counseled his clients in both Maine and Massachusetts state and federal courts in family law matters involving the equitable distribution of real estate and personal property interests, retirement and pension assets, and the valuation of business interests including cases involving the valuation of professional sports franchises, campgrounds, construction companies, software companies, and other business entities. David has also litigated contested custody cases, including international child abduction under the Hague Convention in the U.S. District Court and U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

In addition to being well-respected as a family law practitioner, David is a Certified Player Agent with the Major League Baseball Players Association. David is instrumental in developing marketing opportunities for his players with Reebok, Nike, Rawlings, Wilson, Mizuno, Topps, Phiten USA, Dovetail Bats, Louisville Slugger, Old Hickory Bats, and other companies that share a common vision of success. He also offers pre-draft advice to amateur high school and collegiate baseball players anticipating a career in professional baseball. For those athletes who are draft eligible, he advises his clients with a statewide, regional and national statistical analysis in order to enhance a player’s position in the draft and subsequent negotiations with the player's professional ball club. David delivers full-service representation to professional athletes with aggressive advocacy and experienced advice.

David is Westbrook High School’s Varsity Hitting Coach, and was an assistant coach in the inaugural season of the Greater Northeast Collegiate Baseball League. In the past, David has been active in local Little League, American Legion Baseball, and Maine Lightning Baseball as a manager and coach. When not traveling to see his players during the baseball season, David can be seen with his family at Hadlock Field as one of the original season ticket holders for the Portland Sea Dogs.

Public Service

City of South Portland Board of Education: (1996-1999), (Chair 1998-1999)
Corporator, Saco and Biddeford Savings Institution
Board of Directors, American Red Cross, York County Chapter (1995-1997)
Selection Committee for Appointment of Case Management Officers, Family Division of the Maine District Court (1998) and
Family Law Magistrates (2016), Family Division of the Maine District Court 
Maine Bar Association, Fee Arbitration Commission (2001-2002)
Advisory Committee to Maine Supreme Judicial Court on the Rules of Professional Responsibility (2001-present)
Domestic Relations Advisory Committee, Family Division of the Maine District Court (2002-present)
Overseers of the Bar, Grievance Commission Panel Member (2003-present; Chair, Panel E)
Adjunct Professor, Sports Law: A Managerial Approach (2009), University
    of Southern Maine
Maine Justice Foundation (2003-2010)
Advisory Committee, Family Division of the Maine District Court

Memberships

Maine State Bar Association, Family Law Section (Chair 2003-04, Vice Chair, 
    2002-03; Secretary, 2001-02)
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Fellow)
American Academy of Certified Financial Litigators (Maine Founding Member/Advisory Board)
Certified Player Agent, Major League Baseball Players Association

Education

  • Pace University School of Law (J.D., 1988)
  • University of Maine (B.A., 1985), high distinction

Bar Admissions

  • Maine, 1988
  • Massachusetts, 2015

Court and Other Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maine, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 2010

Honors

AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
Recognized by Best Lawyers® as the 2014 Portland, Maine Sports Law 
    Lawyer of the Year
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© under Family Law, Sports Law (Since 2007)