David Ordway

​In his more than forty years practicing law, David has served clients in the courtroom and in the boardroom. In the courtroom, he has litigated cases ranging from boundary disputes and quiet title actions to personal injury cases. One of his more notable court cases was a 1985 products liability claim brought against the manufacturer and distributor of a nail gun which resulted in a $9.7 million jury verdict. At the time, this verdict was several times larger than the largest personal injury verdict ever returned by a Maine jury.

In the boardroom, David has organized hundreds of corporations and limited liability companies and advised clients on all sorts of business matters including business sales, acquisitions and mergers, residential subdivisions, condominiums, commercial real estate development, commercial and residential leases, and an assortment of business-related matters. For a number of years, he owned and operated one of the largest resort campgrounds in the State of Maine, and as a result, brings hands-on experience to the business advice he shares with clients.

Admissions & Education


  • Maine Bar, 1975
    – US District Court, 1975
    – First Circuit Court of Appeals, 1986


  • ​University of Maine School of Law, J.D. ,1975,
    – Associations – Editor, Maine Law Review, 1974-1975