Rebecca Gray Klotzle, Attorney

Rebecca Klotzle works with businesses, individuals, and non-profit entities to help them solve the legal issues they face, including corporate, commercial, environmental, intellectual property, and land use matters.  She also represents youth camps in Maine and counsels them on a wide range of complex problems unique to them.  Rebecca has a strong focus on labor and employment law, and advises clients on a broad range of issues, including wage and hour issues, sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination, compliance with the ADA and FMLA, hiring, employee discipline, and termination, and drafting employment agreements and policies.  Prior to becoming an attorney, Rebecca helped manage a small business selling retail wine, beer, and liquor in Bar Harbor and serving as wholesale distributor for bars and restaurants so she has a specialized first-hand knowledge of the laws and challenges involved in Maine’s beverage industry.

In addition, Rebecca chairs the firm’s litigation department and she handles both civil and appellate litigation in state and federal courts.  Among other matters, Rebecca represents Maine clients in boundary and land use disputes, probate litigation, tort claims, employment cases, and contractual and commercial disputes.  She has worked for U.S. and international clients on a broad range of litigation matters, including complex commercial disputes, securities and corporate law matters, trademark and intellectual property licensing litigation, and contractual disputes arising from corporate mergers and acquisitions.

Rebecca maintains a pro bono practice and has represented clients in matters involving immigration, family law, and labor trafficking.  In 2015, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice awarded her its Civil Rights Pro Bono Recognition Award.  Rebecca currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project (ILAP).

Prior to joining the firm, Rebecca practiced as an associate attorney at a leading law firm in Boston, and she served as a law clerk for United States District Judge John A. Woodcock.

Rebecca now lives in New Gloucester where she sits on the town’s Planning Board, Comprehensive Plan Update Committee, and Parks and Recreation Committee.  She shares an old farmhouse, barn, and fields and trees with her spouse and their dog Fozzie.

 

Practice Areas

  • Employment
  • General Business, Corporate and Finance
  • Litigation and Administrative Law

Education

  • J.D., cum laude—Cornell Law School
  • B.A., magna cum laude, African & Afro-American Studies—Brandeis University
  • Senior Notes Editor—Cornell Law Review

Bar Admissions and Memberships

  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maine
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Maine State Bar Association
  • American Camp Association (ACA) and ACA New England