Charles J. Micoleau, Of Counsel

Charlie Micoleau oversaw the firm’s legislative and public affairs services. A former chief of staff to U.S. Senator Edmund S. Muskie in Washington, D.C., Charlie’s practice encompassed administrative and regulatory law, as well as public issues management. He served as chairman of The Public Affairs Group, the firm’s government relations affiliate serving in the state capitol, Augusta. He represented the firm in SCG Legal of which Curtis Thaxter is a founding member. Today there are 148 members in 82 countries and commercial centers.

During a leave from the firm from 1986 to 1988, Charlie served as Vice President of Communications and Government Affairs for The NutraSweet Company. In that capacity, he was responsible for overseeing corporate and regulatory affairs in the U.S. and Canada, as well as in Europe and Latin America.

Charlie is Chairman of the Board of Visitors of the University of Maine’s Muskie School of Public Service. He has served as President of the Maine Center for Innovation in Biotechnology and loan review committees of the Maine Technology Institute, a state supported technology investment entity. He is a past president of the Maine Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, the state’s largest environmental organization.

Charlie was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 2022 in the field of Energy Law.


  • J.D.,—George Washington University
  • M.A., International Finance—Johns Hopkins University
  • B.A., Government—Bowdoin College

Bar Admissions and Memberships

  • Maine
  • Washington, D.C.
  • U.S. District Courts for the Districts of Maine and Massachusetts
  • American Bar Association
  • Maine State Bar Association