Attorney at Law
phone (207) 772-6565
fax (207) 773-5001
Richard D. Bayer’s practice encompasses the representation of individuals and entities in workers’ compensation litigation and appeals, Longshore & Harborworkers’ Compensation Act litigation, administrative appeals, and other civil matters.
Mr. Bayer received a bachelor of arts degree with High Distinction from the University of Rhode Island in 1990, and is a 1996 graduate of the University of Maine School of Law. Prior to entering the private practice of law with Robinson, Kriger & McCallum, he held positions as a Staff Attorney in the Portland office of the Social Security Administration (Office of Hearings and Appeals), and as an attorney at Maine’s largest workers’ compensation insurance carrier, where he represented employers and insurers in workers’ compensation disputes throughout Maine.
He frequently speaks to insurance carriers and employer groups on current and evolving issues impacting Maine workers’ compensation law. He is admitted to the Maine bar and the bar of the United States District Court – District of Maine, and is a member of the Maine State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.
For 2020, Mr. Bayer is listed in the 26th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in “Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers.”
University of Maine School of Law, Portland, Maine J.D.
University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI B.A.
Honors: With High Distinction
Planned Changes to the Medicare Administration Appeals System: Moving Toward a Better Framework for A.L.J. Appeals, ABA The Health Lawyer, Vol. 12, No. 5, 2000
Maine State Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project, Volunteer
PAST EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS
Maine Employers’ Mutual Insurance Company, Attorney, 2000 – 2004
United States Social Security Administration, Staff Attorney, 1997 – 2000