Gene R. Libby has a rich history of litigation experience over the last 30 years. He has tried over 100 civil and criminal jury cases to verdict. His practice focuses on a wide variety of civil and criminal litigation representing individuals and small businesses, including divorce, real estate disputes, small business litigation, elder law, personal injury, professional negligence and criminal defense. He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 2003 and named a New England Super Lawyer by his peers. In 2012, he was named one of the top 100 Maine trial lawyers by the American Trial Lawyers Association. He is rated by his peers AV® Preeminent (5 of 5), the highest rating available from Martindale-Hubbell, the country’s oldest and most respected legal directory.
Timothy J. O’Brien’s practice areas include Employment, Sports Law and Litigation. For more than 25 years, he has litigated a wide variety of labor and employment issues including wrongful termination claims, discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims, wage claims, and disputes involving covenants not to compete and has counseled clients on health, safety, wage, employee relations, and labor law issues. He also has significant national experience on sports law issues ranging from Title IX to rules compliance on behalf of colleges and universities. A resident of Kennebunk, Mr. O’Brien is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the New England School of Law.
Gail Kingsley Wolfahrt has concentrated her practice in the areas of estate planning, estate administration and taxation for 22 years. She represents clients in Maine and Massachusetts. She is a resident of Kennebunk. Ms. Wolfahrt received her BS in Business Administration from the University of Connecticut and her law degree from Boston College Law School (J. D. cum laude). She earned an advanced law degree (LL. M. in Taxation) at Boston University Law School. Ms. Wolfahrt is a frequent lecturer on the subjects of Estate Planning and Estate Taxation.
Brian L. Champion Mr. Champion represents companies regarding employment matters, such as employment contracts, severance agreements, ADEA, ADA, FMLA, Title VII discrimination, sexual harassment, wage and hour, OSHA and breach of contract cases. He counsels management regarding day to day employment law matters, and provides coaching and training for management on issues such as: hiring, firing, promotions, reductions in force, discrimination, progressive dicipline and terminations. He has a national practice with a concentration of clients in New England, and has appeared before administrative agencies, Human Rights Commissions, and the EEOC, across the country. Mr. Champion has over 25 years of litigation experience and is admitted in the state and federal courts of Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and the District of Columbia. He is also admitted to the First Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. He received his B.A. with Honors from the University of Maine, and earned his J.D. from the University of New Hampshire School of Law. Mr. Champion is a veteran of the USAF.
Tyler J. Smith practices in the areas of civil litigation, criminal law, and family law. He recently served as the law clerk to Maine Superior Court Justices Marden, Mills, Murphy and Nivison. Mr. Smith was a first place team member at the Regent University National Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition in 2008 and 2009; and, he was the winner of the 2008 Esther Clark Moot Court Competition. He is a member of the Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
The named partners at Libby O’Brien Kingsley & Champion all have large firm experience from law firms in Boston, New York and Portland, Maine. We have lawyers with judicial clerkship experience in both federal court and a state’s highest appellate court. At Libby O’Brien Kingsley & Champion, clients benefit from large law firm legal experience, with small firm personal attention.
In addition to successfully launching and growing their firm, all three founding partners have given significant time to local community organizations. Gene Libby is involved in numerous community and professional organizations, including board member and founder of Mary’s Walk, which in 2010, its 12th year, exceeded 1.4 million dollars in donations, and now serves as the President of the Maine Cancer Foundation. Timothy O’Brien currently serves on the boards of directors of the United Way of York County (Chair), and the Education Foundation of the Kennebunks and Arundel, and is a former member of the KBIA Youth Program. Gail Wolfahrt is a member of the Board of Directors of Avesta Housing of Portland, Maine, a Corporator of Kennebunk Savings Bank and is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Wellesley Cooperative Bank. Brian Champion is a current member of the Board of Directors Kennebunk Land Trust, a former member of the Board of Trustees of the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Maine Chapter, and an organizer of the MS Regatta/ Harborfest. Libby O’Brien Kingsley & Champion, LLC is a member of the Kennebunk-Kennebunkport Chamber of Commerce, the Kennebunkport Historical Society and is a major sponsor of Mary’s Walk.