Dan Rose


207.253.0537 Phone

207.772.3627 Fax

Assistant: Chena Immel

Practice Areas


  • Boston College Law School, J.D., 1989

  • Hamilton College, B.A., 1984

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Maine
  • New Hampshire
  • Little River Band of Ottawa Indians Tribal Court
  • Snoqualmie Tribal Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maine
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire


  • Maine State Bar Association
  • The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
  • Maine Council of School Board Attorneys
  • Maine State Bar Association Labor & Employment Section
  • American Bar Association Employer-Employee Relations Committee
  • American Bar Foundation

Community/Public Service

  • State of Maine, Civil Service Review Panel (Appointed (March 2015) )

Dan Rose is Drummond Woodsum’s Practice Group Leader for Labor and Employment. His practice focuses on the representation of private and public entities and Indian Tribes in employment and labor matters on a national level, including compliance with discrimination laws, wrongful discharge, wage/hour issues, workers’ compensation discrimination, litigation and negotiations. He is active in representing employers before various federal and state agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board, the Maine Human Rights Commission, the Unemployment Compensation Commission, and the Maine Labor Relations Board, as well as in arbitration and employment litigation in both federal and state courts. Dan has consistently been recognized by national and regional publications which rate labor and employment lawyers including Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, and New England Super Lawyers. He is an elected Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, the highest recognition by colleagues of sustained outstanding performance in the field of labor and employment law.

In addition to representing private sector employers and Indian tribes nationally, Dan represents school districts and other public entities throughout the State of Maine and New Hampshire on a full range of legal matters.

Dan is editor of “Litigating the Employment Tort Case,” published by the American Bar Association.

Dan presents on employment topics nationally and provides seminars for individual clients. He is a co-author of Maine School Law (Fourth Edition 2012) and Significant Cases in Maine School Law (Second Edition), and has served as an instructor for school law courses offered by the University of New England and the University of Southern Maine.

While in law school, Dan served as an editor of the Boston College Law Review and authored an article on compulsory education and parental rights. After graduation, he served as law clerk to then Chief Judge Gene Carter, U.S. District Court, District of Maine.


  •  Labor Law – Management, Lawyer of the Year, Portland, ME (Awarded by Best Lawyers) 2012, 2016, 2018
  •  New England Super Lawyers, Employment & Labor, Schools & Education 2007-2018
  •  Best Lawyers USA
  •  Chambers USA, Maine, Labor & Employment
  •  Martindale Hubbell, AV Preeminent