TMF Attorneys

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H. Ilse Teeters-Trumpy, Attorney Print

Ilse Teeters-Trumpy

Ilse Teeters-Trumpy's practice is focused in the areas of civil litigation, personal injury, family law and criminal defense.  She has represented family law clients in a variety of mediations, hearings and trials, in cases involving complex custody and property disputes, DHHS and criminal investigations, as well as cases involving tax, bankruptcy and business valuation issues.  Ilse is also a registered Guardian ad Litem.  She has represented clients in a variety of civil and criminal matters, including car accidents, slip and falls, OUI and other traffic offenses, domestic violence offenses, as well as protection from abuse and protection from harassment matters.

Before joining Taylor, McCormack & Frame, LLC, Ilse worked for a law firm in Augusta, Maine, where she gained substantial trial experience in a variety of civil and criminal matters.  She served as a law clerk for the Hon. Donald G. Alexander of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. During her clerkship, she had the opportunity to assist Justice Alexander in editing Maine Appellate Practice. Ilse is a 2006 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Maine School of Law, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Maine Law Review, was a student attorney with the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic, and interned with the Portland District Court as a Bernstein Fellow. Ilse is a 2000 magna cum laude graduate of Connecticut College where she received degrees in Government and French. After graduating from college, she continued her studies at the Ecole Normale Superior in Paris, France. Ilse worked for two years as a legal assistant in a busy litigation law firm in downtown Boston before attending law school.

Ilse is on the board of the Maine Law School Alumni Association and is the Vice-Chair of the Family Law Section of the Maine Bar Association.  She is also a member of Propel, a young professional association in the greater Portland area, and regularly volunteers with SailMaine, a community boating organization.

Ilse enjoys sailing, running, skiing, hiking and mountain biking in her free time.  Ilse is originally from Annapolis, Maryland, where her grandfather and great-grandfather were wooden boat builders. As a result of her studies abroad, Ilse is also proficient in French.

André Duchette, Attorney Print

Andre G. Duchette

André G. Duchette is a Maine native and concentrates his practice in the areas of residential and commercial transactions, land use disputes, business law, landlord / tenant disputes, wills, trusts and probate matters, and civil litigation.  Mr. Duchette is admitted to practice in both Maine and Federal Courts.  Before joining Taylor, McCormack & Frame, LLC, Mr. Duchette worked for a law firm in Lewiston, Maine, where he successfully represented commercial landlords in a variety of matters, handled both simple and complex probate matters including will contests, and handled a variety of collection matters for various companies.  Mr. Duchette regularly speaks at Collection Law Seminars and landlord conferences.  Mr. Duchette also served as advisory counsel to Maine Senate President  during the end of the 123rd Legislative Session.

Mr. Duchette obtained his B.A. in Psychology from Middlebury College and earned his law degree from the University of Maine School of Law, where he served as President of the Student Bar Association.  Before law school, Mr. Duchette worked as a crisis counselor in Portland, Maine and worked extensively with children and adults with mental and physical disabilities.

Mr. Duchette is a Member of The Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices.  Mr. Duchette is on the Board of Directors for Pathways, Inc. in Auburn, Maine.  He serves on the Steering Committee of Realize Maine, and volunteers for Maine Handicapped Skiing.

Mr. Duchette resides in Brunswick, Maine with his wife Nicole and two daughters, Madelyn and Eleanor.  He enjoys skiing, golfing, backpacking, and playing the guitar.

Gregg R. Frame, Attorney Print

Gregg Frame

Gregg Frame is a founding member of Taylor, McCormack & Frame, LLC, focusing his practice in the area of labor and employment law, business development, civil litigation, and mediation. Mr. Frame is admitted to the Maine and New Hampshire Bars, as well as being admitted to the United States District Court in Maine and New Hampshire and the First Circuit Court of Appeals.  Mr. Frame also serves as a Mediator, both in the context of litigation and private disputes.

Mr. Frame serves as counselor to public and private entities on issues ranging from hiring and termination procedures to complex employment litigation to compliance with the numerous employment laws and regulations to extensive experience orchestrating union campaigns on behalf of management and in negotiating initial and successor collective bargaining agreements. Mr. Frame has appeared before the Maine Labor Relations Board and the Maine Human Rights Commission on behalf of his clients, as well as in state and federal courts in Maine and New Hampshire and the First Circuit. Mr. Frame has been named Maine's only Rising Star in Employment Litigation by New England Super Lawyers magazine.  Mr. Frame assists corporate entities in the start-up phase, as well as representing individuals and corporations in dealing with complex corporate issues, from mergers and acquisitions to shareholder disputes. Mr. Frame has extensive litigation experience, representing employers, landowners, contractors and other individuals and entities in state and federal court, and before regulatory bodies, as well as representing individuals in divorce proceedings.  Mr. Frame’s practice also involves extensive representation of homeowners and condominium associations and landlords.

Mr. Frame graduated from Waterville High School, Phillips Exeter Academy, and obtained a B.A. in History from Dartmouth College, where he was a four-year starter, captain, and All-Ivy League basketball player. He graduated cum laude from the University of Maine School of Law, where he was a research editor of the Maine Law Review, and a legal writing and research instructor. Mr. Frame was twice awarded the Justice Glassman Scholarship for academic achievement while in law school.

Prior to earning his J.D., Mr. Frame spent five years as a teacher and coach, and also worked as an intern at The White House. Mr. Frame is a Fellow of The American Bar Foundation.  Mr. Frame was inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame as a Scholar-Athlete, is a Member of the Board of Directors of the Maine Sports Hall of Fame, and is a Founding Member and President of The Cape Basketball Association.  Mr. Frame is an appointee of the Fort Williams Advisory Commission.  Mr. Frame lives in Cape Elizabeth with his wife, Jill, and children, Lillian and Jake.

Adam S. Taylor, Attorney Print

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Mr. Taylor, a founding member of Taylor, McCormack & Frame, LLC, practices in a variety of areas and assists businesses state-wide. Mr. Taylor advises and represents employers in all areas of labor and employment and corporate law. He has successfully defended businesses, large and small, in both state and federal courts and frequently appears before federal and state administrative agencies. Serving as corporate counsel to dozens of businesses, Mr. Taylor has facilitated successful start-ups, mergers and corporate acquisitions. Mr. Taylor also has an active practice in the area of labor relations under the National Labor Relations Act, representing management before the National Labor Relations Board and throughout the country. He counsels employers on remaining union-free and represents employers in all aspects of unfair labor practice proceedings. He also represents management at the bargaining table in labor contract negotiations and arbitrations.

Mr. Taylor works closely with all levels of management on cost containment and legal compliance through proactive human resource policy administration and risk management. He has represented employers in a wide variety of industries, including the construction, paper, retail, food service, health care and direct marketing industries. He serves as counsel to the Associated Builders and Contractors of Maine and is a member of the American Bar Association.

Mr. Taylor received his undergraduate degree from Bowdoin College, magna cum laude, also participating in undergraduate courses of study at Cornell University and the University of Queensland (Australia). Mr. Taylor received his Juris Doctor from the University of Richmond School of Law, cum laude, while serving as an editor on the University of Richmond Law Review.

Mr. Taylor lives in Falmouth, Maine with his wife and four children. He enjoys the Maine coast with his family, boating, fly-fishing, and golfing.

James "Allie" McCormack, Attorney Print

James "Allie" McCormack

James "Allie" McCormack is a founding member of Taylor, McCormack & Frame where he focuses his practice on representing management in the area of labor and employment law. Since 1986, Allie has provided advice and counsel to employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including risk reduction strategies involving employee relations, employment policies, and employment related litigation. He has successfully represented employers before state and federal agencies, including OSHA, the Maine Human Rights Commission, the Maine Workers Compensation Board, the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Maine Unemployment Commission. Allie has also represented employers in arbitration proceedings involving disputes relating to collective bargaining agreements. In addition, Allie has represented clients in litigation in both state and federal courts, including numerous appeals to the Maine Law Court. He has been involved as the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) since 1997 as a guardian ad litem in child protection proceedings. Allie is also an Editor of the Maine Business & Employment Law newsletter. Allie received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College in 1978. After teaching in the security treatment unit at the Maine Youth Center in South Portland for five years, he attended law school and received his law degree from the University of Maine School of Law in 1986.

Allie lives in Freeport with his wife Sharon, and they have three children: Casey, Albert and Jaimee. Allie has a commercial lobster license and enjoys playing the guitar and gardening.


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