Merrill's Wharf 254 Commercial Street
Portland, ME 04101
(207) 791-1100
(207) 791-1350

While Pierce Atwood is now a regional multiservice law firm of 150 lawyers with offices throughout New England and in Washington D.C., our historic headquarters is in Portland, Maine, where we offer a full array of legal services to our clients, including environmental law, business law, energy law, real estate law, and more. We are proud of our roots, but just as proud of the foundation they have provided us in building a firm with practices and practitioners that are nationally and internationally recognized. 

We are very excited to be located in a historic building on Merrill's Wharf that was built circa 1840. The project to rehabilitate our offices was truly unique and has revitalized not only a proud old building, but a portion of the Portland waterfront as well. We hope you will come to visit us soon.

Pierce Atwood was a founding member and is a continuing supporter of the Frank M. Coffin Family Law Fellowship, which funds three full-time attorneys who provide a full range of family law services for low-income individuals. Our attorneys and staff also serve on or advise numerous non-profit, civic, and school boards, such as the Maine Bar Foundation and Pine Tree Legal Assistance, and provide services to a host of non-profit and charitable organizations, such as the Animal Welfare Society and the Augusta Food Bank.

Pierce Atwood proudly supports The McKusick Diversity Fellowship, a program at University of Maine Law School that provides tuition and other support to students from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds. The firm offers McKusick Fellows the opportunity for a paid internship at the firm.

We hold an annual campaign to support the United Way of Greater Portland. For each of the past ten years, we have contributed more than $60,000. We also support the United Way Loaned Executive program with an annual sponsorship pledge and have been one of the top 25 company donors in Portland for the past five years.

We provide funding to the Gulf of Maine Research Institute that has helped make field trips to the GMRI facility possible for students at the Chebeague Island School and the Lakes Region Middle School.

Please visit our pro bono and community services pages to learn more about Pierce Atwood's charitable activities.

Our address: 254 Commercial Street, Merrill's Wharf, Portland, Maine 04101

Directions from the North

  • Follow I-95 S to the exit for I-295 S (signs for ME-9/ME-126/Gardiner/Brunswick)
  • From I-295 S take exit 8 for ME-26 S/Washington Avenue  (0.2 mi)
  • Take a slight right onto ME-26/Washington Avenue  (0.6 mi)
  • Turn right onto Congress Street  (0.3 mi)
  • Turn left onto Franklin Street/US-1 Alt N  (0.3 mi)
  • Take the 3rd right onto Commercial Street/US-1 Alt N  (0.4 mi)
  • Our office is on the left

Directions from the South

  • Follow I-95 N to Exit 44 for I-295 N toward South Portland/Downtown Portland 
  • From I-295 N take Exit 4 toward Portland/Waterfront (1.3 miles)
  • Turn right onto US-1Al/W Commercial Street  (1.6 miles)
  • Continue on Commercial Street. Our office is on the right.


During business hours, there are ten parking spots marked “PA Visitor” available for our guests near the main entrance of the building. If none of those are available, please consider the following options:

  • Fore Street Garage, 427 Fore Street.
  • Fisherman’s Wharf, 202 Commercial Street
  • On-street metered parking along Commercial Street