John Gause formed Eastern Maine Law to handle discrimination, civil rights, and tort cases on behalf of individuals. John has been a lawyer for over twenty years. For eight, he was the Commission Counsel at the Maine Human Rights Commission, the state agency that enforces Maines anti-discrimination law. In that role, he represented the Commission in court in discrimination cases, drafted laws and regulations, and was responsible for all legal activity of the Commission. Previously, he had been a partner at a leading statewide trial law firm where he successfully tried many employment discrimination, personal injury, and civil rights cases to juries. He also worked as a staff attorney and team leader for the nonprofit Disability Rights Center in Augusta.