Fordham University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2008
Wesleyan University, B.A., 1999
Bar & Court Admissions
- New York
- First Circuit Court of Appeals
- U.S. District Court, District of Maine
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
- Ginoux Inn of Court
- Maine State Bar Association
Michael Buescher is a member of Drummond Woodsum’s Employment and Labor practice group. He works closely with employers of all sizes tackling difficult situations including compliance with discrimination laws, wrongful discharge, restrictive covenants, wage/hour issues, discipline, and litigation and negotiations. Michael advises employers on compliance with state and federal employment laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Maine Human Rights Act, and the Whistleblowers’ Protection Act. He is active in representing employers before various federal and state agencies, including the EEOC, 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.
Michael grew up in Camden and taught music in Maine and New York before attending law school. Michael is a 2008 graduate of Fordham University School of Law, where he was the Writing & Research Editor for the Fordham Law Review. Michael clerked for the Honorable Judge Loretta A. Preska in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York before returning to Maine.
- Katahdin Counsel, Honoring Pro Bono Legal Services in Maine