Jens-Peter W. Bergen, Esq. is a member of Southern Maine’s entrepreneurial breed of lawyers. A sole practitioner, he provides personalized litigation and trial services to the community and to out-of-state entities and individuals who need aggressive, cost-effective representation throughout Southern Maine, primarily in York and Cumberland Counties.
Born in Kirksville, Missouri, in 1958, Jens spent his youth in the coastal town of Kennebunk. Kennebunk’s shipbuilding and seafaring heritage and a youth spent sailing the rockbound Downeast coast attracted Jens to the sea, which led to his matriculation at and graduation from Maine Maritime Academy (B.S., 1980). Jens achieved the rank of U.S. Merchant Marine, Third Mate, 1980.
After graduating from the Maine Maritime Academy, Jens sailed three years in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and the Mediterranean, Aegean and Black Seas aboard petro-chemical tankers, commercial fishing trawlers and other ocean going vessels as able Seaman and Third Mate. Later, he taught Physics and other science and mathematics courses, and coached soccer, at Cheverus High School, a private Jesuit school for boys located in Portland.
Still later, Jens matriculated at the University of Maine School of Law (J.D. 1988), and was admitted to the Maine Bar in 1988, and the U.S. District Court, District of Maine in 1990. He has since represented individual and corporate clients in the District and Superior Courts throughout Southern Maine and on numerous occasions before the Maine Supreme Court. He has also represented clients before the United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for Maine and New Hampshire, and the Massachusetts Superior Court, pro hac vice.
Jens is a member of the York County and Maine State Bar Associations and the Maine Trial Lawyers Association.
Jens and his wife, Gui Yun, who is of Chinese heritage, reside in Kennebunk; it is Gui who is responsible for the stunning gardening gracing the office property. They are members of the Arundel Yacht Club in Kennebunkport, and parishioners at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in neighboring Biddeford, Maine. Jens has three adult children. Jens’ recreational interests include sailing, mountain and ice-climbing and men’s league soccer.