Georgetown University Law Center /
University of Maine School of Law

J.D. | 1980

Princeton University
M.P.A. | 1974

Wellesley College
B.A. | 1972


  • Maine | 1980
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maine | 1980


Peggy McGehee is of counsel to Perkins Thompson.  Ms. McGehee handles land use and environmental permitting, litigates boundary and easement disputes, and negotiates real estate contracts. Her clients include energy companies, utility and manufacturing companies, citizen associations, developers, individual applicants, hotels and motels, and educational institutions. Ms. McGehee is AV Peer Review Rated for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability by Martindale-Hubbell, and has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© since 2012 in the practice area of Real Estate Law.

Prior to joining the firm, she was law clerk to the Hon. Edward T. Gignoux, Chief Justice, U.S.D.C., D. Maine.

Ms. McGehee and her husband, Maine Supreme Court Justice Andrew M. Horton, have three daughters and one son.


Publications / Seminars

  • Co-Author with Justice Andrew Marcus Horton, Maine Civil Remedies, 4th ed. (Tower Publishing 2006)
  • Presenter, Seminar on The Development Approval Process in Maine
  • Presenter, Maine State Bar Association Seminar on How to Get a Land Use Permit


Member, Cumberland County and Maine State Bar Associations.

Ms. McGehee has served as President of the Maine Bar Foundation Board of Directors; as a Member of the Board of Visitors for the University of Maine School of Law and Co-Chair of its Planning Committee; as Co-Chair of the Judicial Non-Adversarial Forum Sub-Committee; and as Barrister, Gignoux Inn of Court. She is a Fellow of the Maine Bar Foundation.

Service / Achievements

Ms. McGehee is past recipient of the YWCA Women of Achievement Award, and Volunteer Award from Pine Tree Legal Assistance. She served as a Member of the Falmouth Charter Commission; the Falmouth/MSAD #51 School Consolidation Committee; the Falmouth Town Council; the Falmouth School Board; and was Chair of the Falmouth Diversity in Housing Committee and Ordinance Committees. Ms. McGehee was Organizer of a Regional Property Tax Relief Forum; and was a Member of the Board of Directors of the Maine Council of Churches; President and Investment Trustee Chair, Woodfords Congregational Church in Portland; Trustee and Member of Advisory Board, MaineWatch; Member of the Board of Directors of Breakwater School; Chair of the Maine World Affairs Council Board of Directors; and Incorporator, Greater Portland Habitat for Humanity.

Ms. McGehee has served on the Falmouth Congregational Church UCC Pastoral Search Committee, the Falmouth Congregational Church UCC Council of Ministries, and the Town of Falmouth’s Senior Services Advisory Committee, and is Chair of the 5-Church Community Supper Committee that raises the annual budget funding for the Falmouth Food Pantry.