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Modern Maine Lobbying.
Focused Attention.


Resolve Government Relations is a next-generation Maine lobbying firm. It was built from the ground up to embrace team work, technology, and modern lobbying techniques. Our style is defined by highly attentive representation, integrity, relentless determination, and adaptability. With over twenty years in Maine politics, our reputation was earned by delivering results through focused attention. Clients often tell us that they forget that we have other clients and that we are their trusted advisor. We aim to maintain that trust every day as we represent clients at all levels of state and local Maine government. 


We advocate on behalf of our clients throughout the legislative process.  Whether responding to legislation or proposing something new, we have honed our craft representing a wide array of clients. We ensure their perspectives are heard and their interests are advanced.


The implementation of legislation through rulemaking and agency action presents another forum for challenges and opportunities. Clients turn to us to represent them during formal rulemaking and any time they need to work closely with department staff.

Public Affairs

Building coalitions among interested stakeholders and community groups is, in many cases, essential in developing a successful lobbying strategy. We help clients build these relationships and networks throughout Maine. 


We assist clients in opening new market opportunities.  This may be through an RFP process, or simply getting connected with the right people to discuss a product or service. 

Our People

J. Andrew Cashman

Becky Morrell

Andy is the Founder of Resolve Government Relations.

He represents a wide range of clients at every level of Maine government including the Maine Legislature, the executive branch, state agencies, and municipalities. His practice focuses on general business regulation and improving the regulatory climate for businesses.

He represents a multinational brewery, a multinational education publisher and test assessment provider, large statewide trade associations, national medical companies, national technology companies, and many others. Active in Maine politics for over two decades, Andy has strong relationships with key decision makers at the State House and all levels of Maine government.

Prior to founding Resolve Government Relations, Andy was a senior partner at Preti Flaherty, a regional law firm in New England, and practiced in the Government Affairs group there for over twelve years.

Before law school, Andy worked for Governor John Baldacci as the Director of Boards and Commissions within the Office of the Governor. In this role, he was the primary advisor to Governor John Baldacci on thousands of appointments to hundreds of state boards and commissions. Andy also worked closely with members of the Maine House and Senate on hundreds of gubernatorial appointments requiring legislative confirmation.

Since 2019, he has consistently been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Government Relations Practice. Andy was named a New England Trailblazer in Government Affairs by Connecticut Law Tribune, 2019. Andy was also recognized in Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in Lobbying from 2016-2020. He is a graduate of the State Government Affairs Council Professional Certificate Program.

Andy is admitted to practice law in Maine; Massachusetts; the U.S District Court for the District of Maine; the U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit; and the United States Supreme Court.

He is a graduate of the University of Maine School of Law (J.D.) and Bowdoin College (A.B.).

Andy is a member of the Maine Development Foundation, Leadership Maine, Allagash Class; served on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland; and the Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber, Government Liaison Committee.

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Becky is the Executive Administrator at Resolve Government Relations.

Prior to joining Resolve Government Relations, Becky was the Office Manager and Associate Lobbyist for the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine (SAM) and the SAM-Institute for Legislative Action in Augusta, Maine.

While at SAM, she managed a staff of five while also overseeing major fundraisers and the state’s largest annual sportsman trade show.

Prior to working at the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine, Becky worked as a Committee Clerk for both the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife and Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committees.

She is a graduate of Champlain College, Degree of Associate in Science in paralegal studies.

Becky served on the Board of Directors for the Maine Operation Game Thief.

Our Clients


Maine Association of REALTORS®

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