Ralph graduated magna cum laude with honors in political science from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey (1973), and received his J.D. from Columbia School of Law (1976), where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and articles editor of the Journal of Environmental Law. Ralph has been practicing law in York County for over 30 years, joining Woodman Edmands Danylik & Austin in 1998. He has served as President of the York County Bar Association, the Maine State Bar Association, and the New England Bar Association. He also served on the Executive Council of the National Conference of Bar Presidents, and as President of the Maine Bar Foundation. Currently Ralph is the Maine State Delegate to the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates. For the Town of Kennebunk, Ralph has served on numerous boards and committees including chair of its Planning Board, Downtown Revitalization Committee, and Budget Board, as well as a member of its Comprehensive Plan Committee and Recycling Committee. Currently Ralph serves as chair of the Charter Commission. His other community involvements include service on the board of the Portland Symphony Orchestra and former chair of Central Board at South Congregational Church in Kennebunkport. He was a founding board member of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Maine, where he also served as board chair. Ralph has extensive experience in real estate transactions (both residential and commercial), corporate law, condominium law, and zoning and planning matters. He especially enjoys using this experience in representing and advising small business owners.
Areas of Practice:
Business Organizations and Transactions
Zoning / Planning / Land Use / Environmental Law