Alfred C. Frawley IV

Paula D. Silsby

Paula Silsby served as the United States Attorney for the District of Maine from 2001 to 2008.  Prior to her appointment as United States Attorney, she served as an Assistant United States Attorney handling both civil and criminal cases, including stints as Senior Litigation Counsel and Chief of the office’s Criminal Division.  As a government attorney, Paula lectured within the United States Department of Justice on the topics of workplace harassment and discrimination and served as an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) investigator.  

Paula is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and the University of Maine School of Law and served as a law clerk to Justice Harry P. Glassman in the Maine Superior Court.  She is a Director of Gorham Savings Bank, a Trustee of the Maine Community College System, a Member of University of Maine School of Law Foundation Board, a Member of the Margaret Chase Smith Foundation Board and a Member of Maine Early Learning Investment Group.  She has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Maine School of Law and a trial practice instructor at Harvard Law School.  Paula is admitted to the practice of law in the federal and state courts of Maine.  With her association to the Firm, Paula rejoins former colleague Jay P. McCloskey, her predecessor as United States Attorney for Maine. 

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