After graduating from Harvard Law School in 1962 and serving four years as a Lieutenant (Law Specialist) in the Navy, Hugh MacMahon joined the Portland, Maine law firm now named Drummond Woodsum & MacMahon. During his many years of practice with the firm, he concentrated in employment law and education law.
Among other professional activities, he has served as a member of the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar and Chair of its Professional Ethics Commission. He has also taught courses, Civil Procedure and Professional Responsibility, as a lecturer at the University of Maine School of Law.
Now retired from active practice, Mr. MacMahon remains affiliated with the firm in an “of counsel” capacity. He is the author of the book, “Progress, Stability, and the Struggle for Equality – A Ramble Through The Early Years of Maine Law 1820 – 1920,” published in 2009, and the book, "A brief History of the Nathan and Henry B. Cleaves Law Library on the Occasion of its 200th Anniversary in the Year 2011."
Hugh MacMahon currently teaches Maine Legal History (Law 768).