Eric J. Wycoff

Eric Wycoff is a partner in Pierce Atwood's Litigation Practice Group. He successfully represents companies and individuals involving commercial disputes, probate litigation matters, environmental matters, and bankruptcy matters. Eric enjoys working closely with his clients to obtain positive results in the most practical and efficient way. He regularly appears on behalf of clients before federal and state trial courts in Maine and the District of Columbia, federal and state appellate courts, and arbitrators. Before coming to Pierce Atwood in 2004, Eric was a litigation associate in the Washington, D.C. office of a large multinational law firm. There his practice involved litigating commercial disputes and challenges to agency action before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. Eric also served as Judicial Law Clerk to the late Justice Jerry L. Larson of the Iowa Supreme Court.


Honors & Distinctions
  • Listed The Best Lawyers in America® for Commercial Litigation, 2013-present
Professional Activities
  • Member, Maine State Civil Rules Committee (appointed by Maine Supreme Judicial Court)
  • Member, Executive Committee of Civil Process Improvement Stakeholders Working Group (appointed by Maine Supreme Judicial Court) 
  • Member, Maine State Bar Association
  • Member, Cumberland County Bar Association
  • Member, Iowa State Bar Association
  • Member, District of Columbia Bar Association
Civic Activities
  • Chair, Pastoral Council for Portland Peninsula and Island Parishes, 2017-present
  • Member, Finance Council for Portland Peninsula and Island Parishes, 2017-present
  • Member, Diocesan Finance Council, 2018-present
  • Chair, Pastoral Planning Committee for Portland Peninsula and Island Parishes, 2016-2017
  • Board of Trustees, Catholic Foundation of Maine, 2011-2018
  • Board of Directors, The Presence Radio Network, 2010-2016
  • Co-chair, Red Mass Committee for the Jurisdiction of Maine, 2009-2011

Practice Areas

Representative Experience
  • As lead trial counsel, successfully defended owner and operator of limestone quarry against claims for alleged damage from dust, noise, and vibrations from quarry and manufacturing operations
  • Lead appellate counsel and lead trial counsel for banking client in connection with obtaining verdict for secured transaction collection effort and defeating multiple appellate challenges
  • Trial counsel defending debt settlement firm and its principal against Unfair Trade Practices claim prosecuted by Maine attorney general
  • Lead counsel to supplier of building materials in collection efforts against non-paying building contractors, including obtaining mechanic's liens
  • Lead counsel to large mortgage companies defending against counterclaims brought by homeowners in foreclosure matters
  • Counsel for nuclear power companies in spent nuclear fuel litigation brought against the United States Department of Energy