Joseph L. Cahoon, Jr.
Tel: (207) 774-7474
Fax: (207) 774-1343
465 Congress Ave., 9th Floor
Portland, Maine 04101


Joseph L. Cahoon, Jr.     


Joe is a results-focused litigator that joined our team in 2010.  His primary areas of concentration include transportation litigation, construction claims, insurance defense, insurance coverage, and real estate litigation.  Joe is a shareholder in our firm.

During his time at RWLB, Joe has worked hard to find creative and cost-sensitive solutions for the issues that his clients face.  Though Joe thoroughly enjoys trial work, he also believes that clients are best served by attorneys who approach difficult issues with pragmatism and consideration.  As his clients would attest, Joe does not adhere to a one-size-fits-all approach to litigation.

Joe received his bachelor’s degree from Penn State University and his law degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.  During law school, Joe worked as a research assistant for Professor Andrew Leipold.  He also served as a clerk for the Honorable Holly Clemons of the Champaign County Court and as a legal intern in the home office of Navistar International Corporation, the manufacturer of International brand trucks and buses.

Joe was born and raised in a suburb of Boston, Massachusetts.  Prior to attending law school, he worked in roles at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and at the home office of the T.J.X. Companies, Inc., which is the parent company of the T.J. Maxx and Marshalls department stores.  One of Joe’s proudest achievements is the completion of a thru-hike of the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail during the summer and autumn of 2000.

Joe moved from Illinois to Maine in 2009 so that he could be closer to his family.  Joe now lives in Cape Elizabeth.  In his spare time, Joe enjoys hiking, music, and spending time with his wife and young children.  Joe particularly enjoys sharing his love of the Maine and New Hampshire mountains with his kids.


University of Illinois College of Law (cum laude) J.D.

Penn State University


Maine State Bar Association

Tri-State Defense Lawyers Association

Bar Admissions 


United States District Court, Maine, including Bankruptcy