David A. Soley heads the Real Estate Litigation Group at the law firm of Bernstein Shur in Portland, Maine. In his more than twenty-five years of experience as a trial lawyer in both Maine and Washington, D.C., Mr. Soley has handled many hundreds of trials, contested hearings, and depositions. He regularly represents entrepreneurs, property owners, developers, title insurance companies, real estate brokers, and financial institutions in disputes over boundaries, titles, easements, access to properties, warranties, purchase and sale agreements, leases, and other real estate issues.
Mr. Soley is AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell. In 2006, he received the Award of Excellence from the ABA's Litigation Section. He is currently a leader in the ABA Section on Litigation and has served as the Chair of its Advanced Planning Committee, Trial Practice Committee, and Business Torts Committee. He is also the editor of the ABA's Business Torts Handbook, and regularly gives seminars on real estate litigation and other trial issues throughout the United States.
Mr. Soley graduated with honors from Bates College in 1980. He also graduated from the Emory School of Law in 1984, and served as the Notes and Comments Editor of the Emory Law Journal. He is admitted to practice in the States of Maine, Georgia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court, and the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the First, District of Columbia, and Federal Circuits. When he is not practicing law, Mr. Soley exhibits his passion for real estate by developing commercial properties in the Greater Portland, Maine area. With his brothers, he is currently the owner of more than a dozen office and retail projects. He is the son, grandson, and great grandson of real estate entrepreneurs.
Mr. Soley lives with his family on the coast of Freeport, Maine, where he has served two terms as the Chair of the Freeport Town Council.