Roberta L. de Araujo

Chair, Public Employee & Labor Groups

  • Brown University; magna cum laude
  • University of Chicago Law School
  • experienced mediator and neutral
  • lifelong labor union advocate
Roberta L. de Araujo,  specializes in representing employees and unions in employment, civil rights and union matters. Before joining the Firm, she served for nine years as General Counsel and two years as staff attorney for the Maine State Employees Association, where she represented the union and its private and public sector members in arbitration and administrative hearings and related court proceedings. Roberta also has many years of experience in Maine as a mediator, arbitrator, fact-finder, and hearing officer handling labor and employment issues, including unemployment appeals and appeals before the Maine Public Employees Retirement System. In addition, she practiced for three years with a Washington, D.C. law firm representing employees and unions in retirement law matters. Roberta graduated from the University of Chicago Law School, and magna cum laude from Brown University.

Roberta has served two terms on the Board of Governors of the Maine State Bar Association and has twice served as a co-chair of the Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section. She is the daughter of Brazilian immigrants and was raised speaking Portuguese at home. Roberta lives in Portland with her husband, and they have two grown children.