Max I. Brooks


  • Dartmouth College; magna cum laude
  • Boston University School of Law; magna cum laude
  • clerked for Chief Judge of the Maine federal court, Nancy Torresen of the District of Maine
  • CLEA 2013 Outstanding Clinical Student Award

Max I. Brooks specializes in employment discrimination, civil rights, wage theft, labor law, and complex civil litigation. Max has represented numerous workers in disputes with their employers, including sex, race, age, and disability discrimination cases, claims under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and Maine’s minimum labor standards laws, and union arbitrations. In 2016, Max successfully argued before Maine’s Supreme Judicial Court in Scamman v. Shaw’s Supermarkets, Inc. for a group of laid-off grocery clerks, resulting in stronger protection against “disparate impact” age discrimination in Maine than under federal law. During law school, Max defended indigent clients in Massachusetts’s criminal courts, earning the Clinical Legal Education Association’s 2013 Outstanding Clinical Student Award. Max also served as a judicial intern to Justice Warren Silver of Maine’s Supreme Judicial Court (now retired) and a research assistant to Professor Kenneth Simons, a leading scholar in tort law and legal philosophy. Max graduated magna cum laude from both Boston University School of Law and Dartmouth College. Before law school, Max worked as a journalist and a teacher in Chicago. Max is admitted to practice in Maine, Massachusetts, and before the federal District Court in Maine.