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Joseph G. Talbot


Joseph Talbot is a shareholder of Perkins Thompson and a member of the firm’s litigation and employment practice groups. Joe’s litigation practice focuses mostly on construction, employment and commercial disputes, although he has experience handling cases of all types. As a litigator, Joe regularly appears in both state and federal court on behalf of his clients. Joe provides his clients with practical, common-sense advice coupled with aggressive advocacy, all in an effort to efficiently resolve their disputes. In 2017, Joe was once again selected as a New England Rising Star by Super Lawyers in construction litigation.

Beyond his litigation practice, Joe also regularly advises clients on wide variety of employment matters, including wage and hour laws, termination and discrimination issues, privacy issues, and general policy questions. Joe has also published articles with Mainebiz on employment law issues.

Lastly, Joe also regularly advises clients on data security and privacy issues. Joe enjoys staying engaged with the emerging and evolving intersection of technology and law.

Away from the office, Joe resides in Windham, Maine with his wife and two daughters. Joe is a member of the Windham Youth Soccer Association Board of Directors as well as a USSF certified licensed coach for Windham’s Travel Soccer Program.


University of Maine School of Law
J.D., summa cum laude | 2011

University of Southern Maine
B.A., magna cum laude | 1999

Bar / Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Maine | 2011
  • Maine | 2011
  • Massachusetts | 2011


Publications / Seminars


  • Maine State Bar Association
  • Maine Trial Lawyers Association
  • Cumberland Bar Association

Service / Achievements

  • Following graduation Joe Talbot received the Alumni Association Award presented annually to a graduating law student who is determined by the faculty to be an outstanding member of the graduating class.
  • In 2016, Joe was selected as a New England Rising Star by Super Lawyers in construction litigation and employment litigation.


When he is away from the office, Joe enjoys coaching his daughters’ youth soccer teams, running, skiing, snowboarding and hanging out with his family.