John C. Sheldon

Maine Dispute Resolution
Portland, Maine 04101


Areas Of Arbitration

Child Custody
Personal Injury
Real Estate
Same Sex Disputes


Introduction to Dispute Resolution in Maine


If you are involved in litigation or in a dispute in Maine that may lead to court, I can help you resolve it promptly, efficiently, and at a minimum expense. To do this I combine my fourteen years of experience as a judge of the Maine state courts with an extensive background as a trial attorney and as a student of the law.


Review my professional background, including my varied experiences as a judge in Maine state courts, as a litigator in private practice and in a prosecutor's office, and as a Visiting Scholar at the Harvard Law School.

Consider the variety of cases I have resolved through my Dispute Resolution Service.

Read about how I resolve disputes.

Review my fees and my fee agreement.

Read some of my publications and judicial decisions.

Find out where my office is; when I am available; how to contact me.


If you ask me to mediate your case, I will meet with you and the other party or parties, learn about the facts and issues, and try to work out an agreement. I prefer mediating cases to all other methods of dispute resolution because the parties remain in charge of the outcome-they decide how to resolve it. That means they don't surrender control of the case to anyone else.  

John C. Sheldon                

Maine Dispute Resolution                

88 Starlight Way    

Westbrook, ME 04092                

Office 207-591-5365                

Cell 207-712-9585

Email [email protected]