Shiloh Theberge


Shiloh practices in numerous areas of labor and employment law, including employment discrimination and harassment, family and medical leave laws, disability accommodations under the ADA and state law, whistleblowing and retaliation, wrongful discharge and wage and hour laws.

Having spent almost ten years representing employers in administrative proceedings and court in New England and the Mid-Atlantic, and counseling employers on various employment-related issues (particularly in the areas of leaves and accommodations), Shiloh provides employers with practical advice on how to handle complex personnel issues and litigation—all while maintaining a positive, empathetic attitude geared towards resolving issues in a way that benefits everyone involved. Her ability to handle a multitude of extremely sensitive personnel issues, all in a practical, business-like way allows her to find not only the best solutions for the company, but in the most efficient and positive way possible.

Shiloh enjoys the constantly-changing nature of employment laws and developing and strengthening long-term relationships with clients who can count on her to help keep them out of court and, when litigation does occur, aggressively represent their interests in court.

But that’s not all. Shiloh is also very experienced in:

  • Drafting and updating employment-related policies for employers
  • Assisting clients draft and update employee handbooks and state supplements in line with ever-changing employment laws
  • Working with employers to comply with the growing number of state and local paid sick leave laws throughout the U.S.
  • Drug testing policies and guidance
  • Settlement negotiation and mediation
  • General commercial litigation matters, including corporate governance disputes and investigations and federal securities litigation
  • Construction, contract and real estate disputes

In her former life, Shiloh was:

  • An associate and of counsel at two local Portland law firms, including Littler, the largest law firm in the world devoted solely to representing management in labor and employment law matters
  • A litigation associate at Saul Ewing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • A legal assistant at Skadden

When Shiloh isn’t working , she is…

Driving her two grade-school boys to every sport imaginable and the orthodontist, hiking and enjoying Maine’s stunning fall foliage, practicing power yoga, reading Agatha Christie novels, trying all varieties of food and wine and of course, watching New England Patriots football with her Dad and three younger brothers.

Bernstein Shur

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Bernstein Shur Sawyer & Nelson is a New England-based law firm that advises clients from across the U.S. and around the world. Our 100+ award-winning attorneys and professionals practice in more than 20 critical areas and a variety of industries. Bernstein Shur was also named as one of the 2018 Best Places to Work in Maine.

While we’re proud of our roots, accolades, and wide-ranging expertise, it’s not only our substance that sets us apart; it’s also our approach. We relish simplifying the complex. We believe that sophisticated doesn’t have to mean stuffy, and we’re not just accessible—we’re approachable. We fight hard for our clients, but calm persistence and collaboration are often our weapons of choice. Most importantly, we believe that being mindful of our clients’ bottom lines is ultimately better for our own. Over the past century, these values have become the essence of Bernstein Shur. And they produce better results—and better experiences—for our clients.


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