Kenneth M. Curtis, Of Counsel

A former two-term Governor of Maine and United States Ambassador to Canada, Ken Curtis is the founding member of Curtis Thaxter and is now Of Counsel to the firm. Governor Curtis has represented clients in energy matters, start-up businesses and international law, particularly Canadian-American law. He worked with Maine, New England, Canadian and other North American companies on regional and inter-governmental affairs. His international practice also included work relating to France, Japan and the Republic of China.

Governor Curtis’ other leadership positions include President of the Maine Maritime Academy from 1986 to 1994, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee from 1977 to 1978, Chairman of the New England Governors’ Conference from 1969 to 1970 and Chairman of the Environmental Task Force of the National Governors’ Conference in the early 1970’s. He has served on a number of boards and commissions, including the Board of Directors of KeyCorp, Bowater Incorporated, New England Telephone Co., and the Alberta Northeast Gas Limited Advisory Board.


  • J.D.,—University of Maine Law School
  • B.S.,—Maine Maritime Academy
  • Honorary Degrees from a variety of American and Canadian Institutions

Bar Admissions and Memberships

  • Maine