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Richard D. Bayer


Attorney Richard D. Bayer has more than 20 years of experience in the litigation of Maine workers' compensation disputes at all levels, including the Maine WCB Appellate Division and the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, throughout the State of Maine. His practice has also included administrative appeals and other civil matters involving injuries and disability.

He worked as a Staff Attorney with the Social Security Appeals office (Office of Disability Hearings and Review) in the late 1990s, as an in-house attorney at Maine's largest workers' compensation carrier in the early 2000s, and then as an partner at Robinson, Kriger and McCallum, Maine's largest workers' compensation defense firm.

Attorney Bayer is a member of the American Bar Association, the Maine State Bar Association, the Cumberland Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyers' Association (AILA). He is a volunteer attorney with the Immigration Lawyers Advocacy Project (ILAP) and with Portland Adult Education English for Speakers of Other Languages.

For 2020, Attorney Bayer is listed in the 26th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in workers' compensation law.

In 2021, Richard was the recipient of the "Pro Bono Attorney of the Year" award, presented by the Maine Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project, Maine's state-wide immigrant legal services organization.


  • University of Maine School of Law, Portland, Maine
    • J.D.
  • University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
    • B.A.
    • Honors: With High Distinction
    • Major: English
    • Major: Philosophy

Bar Admission

  • Maine, 1996

Practice Areas

  • Workers' Compensation
  • Administrative Appeals
  • Civil Matters

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Maine State Bar Association, Member
  • Cumberland Bar Association, Member
  • American Immigration Lawyers’ Association (AILA), Member

Past Positions

  • Maine Employers' Mutual Insurance Company, Attorney, 2000 to 2004
  • United States Social Security Administration, Staff Attorney, 1997 to 2000
  • Robinson, Kriger and McCallum, Partner
  • Social Security Appeals office (Office of Disability Hearings and Review), Staff Attorney

Representative Cases

  • Dudley v. Burns and Roe, 784 A.2d 511, 2001 ME 161, 2001, Maine, 2001492590
  • Cowpertwaite v. M.E.R. Assessment, 799 A.2d 1216, 2002 ME 106, 2002, Maine, 2002424828
  • Spear v. Town of Wells, 2007 ME 54, 2007, Maine
  • Standring v. Town of Skowhegan, 2005 ME 51, 2005, Maine

Published Works

  • Planned Changes to the Medicare Administration Appeals System: Moving Toward a Better Framework for A.L.J. Appeals, ABA The Health Lawyer, Vol. 12, No. 5, 2000

Pro bono Activities

  • Immigration Lawyers Advocacy Project (ILAP), volunteer attorney
  • Portland Adult Education English for Speakers of Other Languages, volunteer attorney


  • Listed in the 26th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, workers’ compensation law