We are pleased and proud to announce that our colleague and friend Attorney Katherine Gatti Rooks has been appointed to serve as an Administrative Law Judge by the Workers’ Compensation Board for the State of Maine. Judge Gatti Rooks will be presiding in formal hearings from the Workers’ Compensation Board’s Lewiston Regional Office once her transition from our offices has been completed.  The State of Maine is fortunate to have the skills and talents Kate will bring to the bench.  

Charlie March

Attorney at Law
Founder and Principal

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Charlie March

Attorney at Law
Founder and Principal

Charles March has been practicing workers compensation, employment disability, and injury law throughout Maine for thirty years. He now represents injured contractors from war-support employers, defense base injuries, worldwide. His clients have suffered severe injuries that often terminate their careers in the workplace. His specialty is helping workers transition their lives, first with disability benefits and then with career assistance. Most of Injured Workers’ Legal Center’s clients are highly skilled employees who are threatened with a permanent loss of employment or earning capacity because of injuries and an employer- insurer denial of benefits. 

His team fights for top recoveries in court or through settlements for people with complex medical issues causing disability such as severe spine injuries, shoulder and arm injuries, traumatic head injuries, psychiatric syndromes, PTSD, shoulder and leg injuries, pulmonary, and other serious illness or injury. His clients include teamsters and delivery drivers, defense base contractors, shipbuilders, longshore and harbor workers, construction trades, nurses and other medical professionals and all other workers with work injuries or other disabling conditions. Charlie practices nationwide to advocate for contractors injured in foreign countries under the Defense Base Act who are now living throughout the U.S. and in foreign countries. He has forced the largest companies and insurers to follow the law and compensate injured employees through a federal or state court or agency orders.

He and his team appear before the U.S. Department of Labor, Social Security Administration, Maine Workers’ Compensation Board, and all State and Federal courts. He works collaboratively with other attorneys specializing in all aspects of the law throughout the United States, particularly on work injuries, disability and insurance claim denials. He is proficient in Spanish and has served as a union business agent and then employment attorney for forty-five years.

 Bar Admissions

  • Maine, 1985
  • U.S. District Court District of Maine, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 1986

Areas of Practice

  • Longshore and Defense-Base Act (DBA) Workers Compensation
  • Personal Injury
  • Motor Vehicle and Truck Accidents
  • Insurance Benefits + ERISA

Education

University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Detroit, Michigan

  • J.D. cum laude
  • Law Review: Journal of Urban Law, 1983 – 1985

Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts

  • B.A. cum laude

Honors and Awards

  • National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • Nation’s Top 100 Injured Workers’ Attorneys, Workers’ Injury Law Group

Professional Associations

  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Maine Employment Lawyers Association
  • Workers Injury Law and Advocacy Group (WILG)
  • Maine Bar Association
  • Maine Labor Group on Health

Representative Clients

  • Truck drivers and Teamsters Union Local 340
  • Overseas Linguists
  • Heavy Equipment Operators
  • Security and Special Operations Personnel
  • Logistics Personnel
  • Longshore and other Defense Base Workers
  • Migrant Farmworkers
  • American Diabetes Association

Published Works

  • Overseas Employment Injuries: A Role For Maine Lawyers
  • The Right to Know: Does OSHA’s Toxic Hazard Communication Rule Preempt State Statutes Requiring Public Disclosure of Workplace Toxics?, Note, 62 U. Det. J. Urb. L. 463, 1984

Pro Bono Activities

  • Volunteer Lawyers Project