Senator Peter Mills

Peter MillsPeter Mills was born in Farmington, Maine. After graduating with honors from Harvard College, Mr. Mills served in the Navy for five years and spent three tours in Vietnam. He returned to Maine to attend Maine Law School where he was an editor of the Maine Law Review and graduated second in his class in 1973. For the next nine years he tried major civil cases throughout Maine for a large Portland law firm.

In 1982 he joined Carl Wright in Skowhegan, where he now focuses on resolving a wide range of legal disputes, including personal injury, divorce and workers’ compensation claims. He has particular expertise in real estate and construction contract matters. He represents architects and engineers throughout the State of Maine on matters relating to the safe design of buildings and other structures.

Mr. Mills was president of the Maine Trial Lawyers from 1992 to 1994. In 1992 he was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers, making Mills, Shay, Lexier & Talbot the smallest law firm in Maine having two members in that prestigious organization. He served on the Maine Civil Rules Committee and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Task Force. In 1996 Senator Mills was honored as the outstanding alumnus of Maine Law School.

Mr. Mills was elected to the Maine State Senate seven times where he represented most of Somerset County. He also served in the Maine House of Representatives for one term. He has chaired the State Legislature’s Judiciary Committee and has been a member of the Tax, Labor, Judiciary, Appropriations, Insurance, Education and Human Services Committees. His extensive writings on public policy may be found at

The Senator serves on the boards of The Maine Childrens’ Growth Council and The Coalition for Excellence in Education. He is one of the founders of the Somerset Economic Development Corporation and a founding member of FirstPark.

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Mills, Shay, Lexier & Talbot Areas of Practice

Automobile and Motorcycle Accidents Personal Injury Cases
Wrongful Death Cases Divorce and Custody Disputes
Drug Offenses and All Criminal Matters Parental Rights
Elder Law and Probate / Estate Planning Construction Contracts
Discrimination Claims Workers’ Compensation
Drunk Driving Real Estate
Social Security Disability Malpractice Cases

Contact Info

Map Skowhegan OfficePhone: 207.474.3324
Fax: 207.474.3609
PO Box 9
263 Water Street
Skowhegan, ME
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