Benjamin W. Dexter, Attorney

Ben Dexter practices in a variety of fields of law, including employment and healthcare, land use and zoning, real estate, and commercial and corporate law. Ben also has experience in civil and appellate litigation and a special interest in alternative dispute resolution. By focusing on a client’s goals and interests, he helps clients craft solutions to complex issues and resolve matters effectively and economically. Prior to joining Curtis Thaxter as an associate in 2017, Ben clerked for Justice Joseph M. Jabar of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, where he absorbed invaluable insights from the State of Maine’s foremost legal experts.

Ben graduated magna cum laude from University of Maine School of Law in 2016, where he received the Health Law Award and served as the Head Case Note and Comment Editor for the Maine Law Review. Ben also completed an externship with Judge Kermit Lipez at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and internships with the Maine Attorney General’s Office and the Supreme Court of Vermont. When not in the office or at court, he can be found playing and coaching rugby for the Portland Rugby Football Club or on the ski slopes.

Practice Areas

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Employment
  • General Business, Corporate and Finance
  • Healthcare
  • Litigation and Administrative Law
  • Real Estate


  • J.D., magna cum laude—University of Maine School of Law—2016
  • B.A., Classical Studies—Bard College—2008

Bar Admissions and Memberships

  • State of Maine
  • Maine State Bar Association
  • Cumberland County Bar Association
  • Federal District Court for the District of Maine


Mayhew v. Hickox: Balancing Maine’s Public Health with Personal Liberties During the Ebola ‘Crisis,’” 68 Me. L. Rev. 263 (2016).