Upon joining the firm in 2005 Wheatley was appointed a Director. A veteran litigator with extensive experience in a variety of civil and criminal cases, he operated his own practice in Portland for the previous ten years. Prior to that he was a Partner at Perkins, Thompson, Hinckley & Keddy of Portland, where he practiced for 16 years. He received his early training at the New York firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore and was an associate at Ropes & Gray of Boston for over five years. In addition to litigation, Wheatley works on matters involving corporation and banking law, on which he has frequently consulted in the past.
Mr. Wheatley was born in Puebla, Mexico on April 17, 1948
Admitted in Massachusetts and U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 1974
U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 1975
Maine and U.S. District Court, District of Maine, 1979
U.S. Supreme Court, 1982.
Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina (A.B., 1970)
Columbia University School of Law, New York, New York (J.D., 1973).
Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha.
Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.
Staff, 1971-1972 and Editor
1972-1973, Columbia Law Review.
Cumberland County, Hancock County, Maine State Bar Association