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Law Offices of David A. Lourie - Cape Elizabeth, ME

189 Spurwink Avenue Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107

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Updated: 06/25/2019

Cape Elizabeth Zoning and Land Use Law Firm


I specialize in cases involving municipal and State action, but I also frequently represent clients in other areas, excluding only criminal law, domestic relations, and bankruptcy.

About Law Offices of David A. Lourie

Previous Law Firm Name

  • Desmond & Cooper, P.A.

Practice Areas

  • Zoning and Land Use Law 30%
  • Property Tax Abatement and Eminent Domain Takings 20%
  • Administrative Appeals to Maine Courts Under Rule 80B or 80C 30%
  • Civil rights, Civil Liberties and Other Litigation 20%


  • 40%


  • Maine Civil Liberties Union 2002 Justice Louis Scolnick Award for Exceptional Work in Furthering the Cause of Civil Liberties , 2002
  • NAACP Portland Branch 2001 Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award, 2001

Pro Bono Activities

  • American Civil Liberties Union of Maine Legal Panel and Cooperating Attorney
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People - Chair of Legal Redress Committee

Representative Clients

  • JER, Inc
  • VIP Plaza Inc
  • Royal River Natural Foods
  • Town of Baldwin, Maine
  • Town of Parsonsfield, Maine




Offers Free Initial Consultation

Office Information


189 Spurwink Avenue Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107

Office Hours

By Appointment


  • 207-221-1688

Other Offices

Law Offices of David A. Lourie 189 Spurwink Avenue Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107 - 9604 207-799-4922

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