Richard Bayer

Richard Bayer2019-09-16T14:56:40+00:00

Attorney at Law
Portland, ME
phone (207) 772-6565
fax (207) 773-5001
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ATTORNEY BIOGRAPHY

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.”

EDUCATION

University of Maine School of Law, Portland, Maine J.D.

University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI B.A.
Honors: With High Distinction
Major: English
Major: Philosophy

PUBLISHED WORKS

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

BAR ADMISSIONS

Maine, 1996

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