Sean Flaherty graduated cum laude from the University of Maine School of Law and was honored with the prestigious “Best Advocate” award at the 2018 Northeast Finals of the National Trial Competition. After earning degrees in Political Science and History from The George Washington University, he began his career working for the American Association for Justice.  Returning to his home state from Washington, D.C., Flaherty was elected to represent Scarborough in the Maine House of Representatives when he was just 23 years old.  In 2019, the Maine Law Review published “Conserving a Vision: Acadia, Katahdin and the Pathway from Private Hands to Park Lands,” co-authored with Professor Anthony Moffa; a research project that was inspired by hiking in Katahdin with his beagle named Acadia. A former All-American swimmer, his record in the 2.4-mile Peaks-to-Portland Swim race has been unbeaten since 2001.  Flaherty has been appointed to a third term on Scarborough’s Park and Conservation Land Board and is a member of the Maine Bar Association, Maine Trial Lawyers Association, and the National Association of Subrogation Professionals.