Administrative & Government Affairs

With more than forty years of experience in the State House, Doyle & Nelson is Maine’s foremost public policy and government relations law firm. Working with both sides of the aisle, we have advocated to governors, legislators, and officials of every executive branch agency. Along the way, we have developed a comprehensive knowledge of the workings of Maine Government and a deep network of contacts.

We have provided education, strategic guidance, and advocacy services to foreign governments, Fortune 500 companies, municipalities, trade associations, for-profit and non-profit businesses, as well as individuals concerned about state laws, regulations, and policies.

In recent years, the firm has advocated for:

  • Mental health and substance abuse providers
  • Hospitals and other health care providers
  • Utilities and energy companies
  • Solid waste policy concerns
  • Environmental issues
  • Fisheries and coastal law
  • Financial institutions
  • Business concerns
  • Victims of domestic violence
  • Senior housing and service providers

We pride ourselves on our intimate knowledge of the political process; our ability to read the political winds and accurately forecast outcomes; to identify and access the real decision-makers; and, most importantly, to pursue our clients’ causes with the unassailable credibility that gets results.

Many assume that a public policy advocate’s most important tool is access to decision-makers. Access is important, but an advocate’s most valuable commodity is credibility. We will never jeopardize our reputation or that of our clients by simply saying anything we need to gain any advantage. Everyone in state government knows our word can be relied upon.

We also seek to support and empower our clients to be directly engaged with government officials along with us so that they can contribute their own first-hand knowledge of the issues.