Curtis Thaxter

One Canal Plaza, Suite 1000, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-9000

John Paul Erler, Attorney

Jack Erler represents and lobbies for youth camps across a wide range of concerns. Jack also works with businesses, quasi-public and non-profit entities to solve complex legal problems in corporate, commercial, property taxation, environmental and land use matters. He provides alternative dispute resolution services to individuals, businesses, insurers, governmental and non-profit entities; helping them find fair and legally sound resolutions to disputes.

Jack is a member of the American Camp Association (ACA) and ACA New England. He is the recipient of the ACA New England Community Honor Recognition and the Maine Halsey Gulick Award. Jack has served on the Board of Governors of the Maine Alternative Dispute Resolution Professionals (MADRP), now Maine Association of Mediators (MAM). He is a member of the New England Section of the Association for Conflict Resolution. He has chaired the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section and the Natural Resources & Environmental Law Section of the Maine State Bar Association. He has served on the Board and as the President of the Board of Directors of the Sacopee Valley Health Center.

Contact Info

  • 207.774.9000, ext. 258

Practice Areas

  • General Business, Corporate and Finance
  • Government Affairs and Public Policy
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Litigation and Administrative Law
  • Real Estate


  • Advanced Mediation Training—Harvard University
  • J.D., cum laude—University of Connecticut Law School
  • B.A., Psychology—Grinnell College

Bar Admissions and Memberships

  • Maine
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maine
  • American Bar Association
  • Maine State Bar Association
  • Cumberland County Bar Association
  • Maine Association of Mediators
  • Association of Conflict Resolution, NE Section