David J. Marchese joined Drummond & Drummond, LLP in January 2017. David initially practiced law as an Assistant Attorney General, before starting Marchese Injury Law, P.A. in 1991 on the premise that injured clients need a skilled, dedicated attorney and an empowering, supportive legal team on their side. His clients do not become “victims”, but instead receive the help they need to win the compensation and respect they deserve. He believes that clients must be heard and understood, as the first step in leading them successfully through the legal and insurance system.
He provides legal representation for individuals who have been harmed through the intentional or negligent acts of others. Practice areas include vehicle-related accidents, slip-and-falls, professional malpractice, product liability claims, wrongful death cases, worker’s compensation, Social Security Disability and other personal-injury areas of the law.

Using a savvy and disciplined approach, David identifies the unique strategies that work for each client. With persistent and strong advocacy, a smart application of the law, clients get advice to help them heal, as well as to regain control over their lives. Having lived in several other states, Dave calls Maine home and believes it is the greatest place to live and raise a family. He is active with many outdoor pursuits, including road cycling, fat bike riding, hiking, backpacking, snow shoeing, Alpine and Nordic skiing, swimming, gardening, as well as recreational sailing and power boating.

In his spare time, he loves to cook for friends and family, carrying on long-standing traditions such as a weekly “family dinner”. He dedicates significant time each year to volunteerism, including spending many hours annually managing volunteers and infrastructure at the all-women’s Tri for a Cure, Maine’s largest one-day fundraising event that benefits the Maine Cancer Foundation. Come join the fun and see how great it feels to volunteer!

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
  • Malpractice
  • Product Liability
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Social Security Disability


David J. Marchese has practiced in the Portland area for over 25 years and in Maine for over 30 years. David initially practiced law as an Assistant Attorney General, prior to 25 years of private practice operating Marchese Injury Law, P.A. from 1991 through 2016.


  • Hobart College, B.A. Economics (1980)
  • University of New Hampshire School of Law, J.D. (1986)

Bar Admissions

  • Maine
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maine

Professional Memberships

  • Maine State Bar Association
  • Cumberland Bar Association
  • Maine Trial Lawyers Association
  • National Association of Personal Injury Lawyers