Biographical Information

Vincent Lee McKusick is an attorney and former Chief Justice of Maine. He is currently serving in the role of Of Counsel at the firm Pierce Atwood in Portland, Maine.

McKusick began practicing law with Pierce Atwood in 1952. For twenty-five years-until he was appointed by Governor Longley as Maine’s Chief Justice-Vincent engaged in general practice with the firm.

Prior to joining Pierce Atwood in 1952, Vincent served successively as law clerk to Chief Judge Learned Hand of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and to Justice Felix Frankfurter  of the United States Supreme Court. During 1943-46, he served in the U.S. Army, in part in Los Alamos, New Mexico -- participating in the Manhattan Project.

McKusick received his A.B. degree from Bates College (1943), his S.B. and S.M. from MIT (1947), and his LL.B. from Harvard Law School (1950), where he served as President of the Harvard Law Review. He holds honorary degrees from: Colby College (LL.D., 1976); Nasson College (LL.D., 1978); University of Southern Maine (L.H.D., 1978); Bates College (LL.D., 1979); Bowdoin College (LL.D., 1979); Thomas College (L.H.D., 1981); and Suffolk University (LL.D., 1983).