Gerard P. Conley Jr.

Gerard P. Conley Jr.

Partner and Founding Member
Portland, Maine

Jerry Conley is the oldest of twelve children and a lifelong resident of Portland, Maine. He is a graduate of Cheverus High School, Saint Anselm College (summa cum laude), and the University of Maine School of Law.
Jerry worked as an Assistant Attorney General from 1980-1982 representing the State of Maine in child abuse cases. He served Governor Joe Brennan as general counsel in the Governor's Office of Employee Relations from 1982-1984. He was a member of Governor Brennan's Parole Board from 1984-1986.

Jerry was elected to the Maine House of Representatives from 1986-1990. He was also elected to the Maine State Senate from 1990-1994. During his years representing the City of Portland in the Maine Legislature, Jerry served as Senate Chair of the Judiciary Committee and as a member of the Judiciary, Labor, and Human Services Committees. Jerry also served as a member of Governor John Baldacci's Judicial Selection Committee from 2006-2010.

In 1984, Jerry became a partner and founding member of Cloutier, Conley & Duffett, P.A. He specializes in criminal defense, personal injury, and public employee disability cases. He is married and lives with his wife, Mary Cahill, and their three children, Patrick, Connor and Kieran, in Portland.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1984

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Public Employee Disability Cases

Litigation Percentage

  • 20% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Massachusetts, 1979
  • U.S. District Court District of Maine, 1980


  • University of Maine School of Law, Portland, Maine - 1979
  • St. Anselm College, Manchester, New Hampshire
    • B.A. summa cum laude

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Judiciary Committee, Maine Legislature, Senate Chair
  • Judiciary, Labor, and Human Services Committees, Maine Legislature, Member
  • Governor John Baldacci’s Judicial Selection Committee, Member, 2006 - 2010

Past Employment Positions

  • State of Maine, Assistant Attorney General, 1980 - 1982
  • Governor Joe Brennan, Governor’s Office of Employee Relations, General Counsel, 1982 - 1984
  • Governor Brennan’s Parole Board, Member, 1984 - 1986
  • Maine House of Representatives, 1986 - 1990
  • Maine State Senate, 1990 - 1994