Professor Don Zillman co-authors Maine Tort Law

Professor Don ZillmanThe 2018 edition of Maine Tort Law, co-authored by Professor Donald Zillman, was released in late December. The book is published by LexisNexis and is considered the definitive reference guide for civil litigators statewide.

Professor Zillman is one of three principal authors for the 2018 edition. The other co- authors are Jack Simmons and Robert Furbish, who are both attorneys at Berman & Simmons. Alicia Curtis and Esther Yoo, also of Berman & Simmons, and Brook Kolarich, a 3L at Maine Law, played key roles in the 2018 edition of Maine Tort Law, making critical research, writing, and editing contributions.

This new edition marks the 25th anniversary of Maine Tort Law as an essential resource for attorneys, summarizing the legal requirements of tort causes of action recognized in Maine courts. The book is frequently cited by the courts of Maine, including the Supreme Judicial Court, the Superior Court, and the Federal District Court. The common law and statutory requirements for each cause of action are examined, and the law of other states is referenced where Maine law is lacking or where useful comparisons can be made. The authors discuss the principles underlying tort damages, as well as tort liability.

Professor Don Zillman specializes in energy law, military law, and tort law. He has written over 50 law review articles and been the author or editor on 15 books in those areas. At Maine Law, Zillman has taught property, constitutional law, torts, environmental law, energy law, military law, and legal writing. In his career he served as an Army Judge Advocate officer, Dean of the University of Maine School of Law, and President of the University of Maine at Presque Isle. He is the current President of the Portland Rotary Club.