Howard Reben Bio
Meet Your Legal Team
General Counsel to the Professional Association of Nurse Travelers
by Adrienne Hansen, Attorney at Law, Reben, Benjamin & March
The Law Firm of Reben, Benjamin & March is honored that, after a nationwide search, the Board of Directors voted unanimously to offer Howard the position of General Counsel to the Professional Association of Nurse Travelers. The firm’s practice is grounded on the principle that there is no greater compliment than to be entrusted with the responsibility of representing workers. We are all excited about this new challenge and will strive to provide the highest quality of legal services to the Association’s members.
Howard Reben has been a lawyer specializing in civil rights, employment, labor, and personal injury law for 38 years. During that time, he has developed a reputation for being a passionate and effective advocate for employee rights. Howard has litigated employment cases in federal and state courts both in Maine and other jurisdictions, vindicating clients who have been devastated by employment discrimination, retaliation, wrongful denial of benefits, work related injuries, and non-work related claims. Howard is known for his ability to quickly analyze employment contract issues for medical professionals. He frequently testifies before the Maine Legislature and also advocates for workers in the United States Congress.
Howard received his law degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1969 where he was selected to be a member of the Law Review. He currently serves as the Vice-President of the Maine Employment Lawyers Association, and has been a speaker for the National Employment Lawyers Association – the foremost organization dedicated exclusively to the advancement of employee rights. He is often asked to serve as an arbitrator or mediator. Howard has also taught law at the University of Maine School of Law, and has taught continuing legal education forums on employment law, workers’ compensation, and negotiation. He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America each year from 1990 through 2006.
Reben, Benjamin & March is proud to serve as General Counsel to Local 340 of the International Brotherhood of the Teamsters, Local 114 of the International Association of Theatrical Stagehand Employees, Biddeford Fire Department Union, Portland Symphony Orchestra Union, and the Security Guards Union at Bath Iron Works. We are also regularly retained by other unions such as the Maine Education Association and other unions to handle complex litigation. Our total client base exceeds thirty thousand workers. All together, the five attorneys at Reben, Benjamin & March bring over 100 years of employment and labor law experience to the service of its clients.
Our national network of attorneys means that we are ready to be Association members’ first stop for all legal services. We look forward to working with you in your mission to provide support for travelers everywhere.
On a personal note, Howard is a tennis pro, amateur photographer, and avid table tennis player. He and his wife Susan live in Raymond, Maine, where they enjoy entertaining guests with Susan’s gourmet cooking and taking advantage of Maine’s outdoor opportunities.